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Organic Pest Control

 

Organic Pest ControlYou are probably well aware that the chemicals we put into the environment have a negative impact on our families, pets and the world in general. These chemicals can cause health problems, kills plants and vegetation, not to mention getting into our water system which causes even more problems. Our society is starting to see the importance of eating organic fruits, vegetables and meats and even taking organic pest control into consideration. Today there is an ever growing demand for chemical free products that can eliminate our pesky bugs and still remain organically safe. In Myrtle Beach we have long used pesticides that kill our common bugs, terminates and rodents. Today we can treat these problems and still remain healthy and the cost is the same as traditional solutions with organic pest control solutions.

 

 

Are There Termites In Winter?

Are There Termites In Winter?

Termites are extremely active during the warmer months of the year. But it seems like they disappear during wet and winter months, which makes people believe that they have stopped working, hibernated, or perhaps died under the wet soil or snow. Although they might appear like they are obvious answers to the question, they are actually far from the truth. Termites are active throughout the year, and yes, even during winter. Termites Although they appear like ants and called white ants in a few parts of the world, termites are actually not related to ants. As a matter of fact, they come from the same order as cockroaches. If you consider how they work, then you can compare them to bees, wasps, and ants. They divide their work among different castes and classes. Termites feed on wood, animal dung, leaf litter, and dead plants. Termites come in 3000 different species. They reside in colonies that can house a few hundred termites to more than a million in a few cases. They are intelligent and tend to be self-organized and decentralized within their hive. The colonies where they live in are built in an intricate and complex method. A regular colony has three kinds of termites, soldiers, nymphs, and workers. A colony can have more than one queen as well as reproductive members of both male and female sexes. Economically Significant Termites are known to be economically crucial in their interaction with humans because they are responsible for millions of dollars worth of structural damage annually. They are not confined to only one region and don’t have any specific temperature... read more
Does Organic Pest Control Work?

Does Organic Pest Control Work?

Due to the increasing awareness of our environment and the concerns regarding our natural resources, there has been an increasing push for toxic-free and safe organic pest control services that implement organic materials and emphasize protection for families. Initially, organic pest control started with toxic free chemicals used on crops and plants for healthier eating. It took some time for chemical-free pesticides to start being used by pest control companies in our homes. Organic Pest Control Uses Toxic-Free Pest Elimination Did you know that there is a toxic-free method of eliminating pests in your home such as cockroaches, termites, bed bugs, rodents and even mosquitoes in your yard. In Myrtle Beach, folks often doubt that an organic pest control can be effective in eliminate pests that are unique to our area. In the past, some organic solutions took longer than traditional methods and that was the cause for doubt. However, new organic products can be actually more effective than traditional pesticides without the toxic side effects. You will want to be informed about the products you choose to use – whether they are traditional or natural pest control. Regardless of how quickly an organic product will work, you need to realize that traditional pest control methods are toxic and therefore harmful to you and your family and pets. If you choose to do pest control Myrtle Beach yourself, read all instructions carefully and use the suggested precautions. Concerns about health issues and our environment have raised our consciousness about using chemical-free products not only in pest control but also in fertilizers and even in our medications. Many business and consumers alike... read more

Basic Pest Control For The Average Homeowner

There is no other place in the house where pest control is needed than in the kitchen and pantry. These areas are where you store and prepare your food and it is extremely important that you keep these areas clean and sanitized. It is also important that you keep these areas free of any disease-causing bacteria and germs that are likely to come from pests. Below is some helpful information on the common pests that lurk the kitchen and pantry. • Flies – Flies are more active during summer. They can easily multiply in numbers, especially if not properly controlled. They can also quickly spread harmful bacteria whether alone or in groups. In fact, according to many pest control experts, flies can easily transmit pathogens by simply landing on food. Some of the bacteria they transmit on food include salmonella and E. coli. These can cause shingles, tuberculosis and many other diseases. This is why it is not highly recommended for you to use and consume food contaminated by flies. Recent studies have revealed that flies are especially attracted to flour, cereal and beans. The best way of controlling flies is preventing them from getting inside the house. You can do this by keeping the house, particularly the kitchen and pantry clean and sanitized. Remember to keep your doors and windows closed. Repair them if necessary. If they do get inside the house, you can use fly traps or chemical based insecticides. Or you can always call AAA Pest Control for professional assistance. • Cockroaches – Similarly with flies, cockroaches can easily transmit diseases by crawling on food, on... read more
Do I Need Organic Pest Control During Colder Months?

Do I Need Organic Pest Control During Colder Months?

The weather has finally cooled off and colder weather is coming. Now is the time to think about organic pest control for winter. Believe it or not, insects and other pests can take up residence in your home for obvious reasons—they are looking for warmth. But they are certainly not a welcome sight, so let’s look at a few reasons they invade our homes during this time of the year and what we can do about it. Causes For Cold Weather Pests Just like people, insects look for somewhere warm to get out of the cold and their favorite place is indoors. They may also be looking for dry spots to build their nests. This means that if you have any cracks in your siding, doors that are open a lot, screens that are lose or any other lack of a tight seal around doors and windows, these pests have a perfect way in and you are vulnerable for an invasion of pests. A Few Common Reasons Pests Are Attracted To Your Home When It’s Cold Outside On south or west facing walls, insects tend to congregate. Sometimes by the thousands. Walls facing south or west are warmer from the sun and the cold-blooded pests love this. Stinkbugs, cluster flies and other insects are attracted to light colored paint surfaces. If you have a garden that’s planted near the foundation of your house, ground beetles are known to infest this area. Flowerbeds, basements that are damp and any other moist areas will attract millipedes. Roaches and ants don’t like cold and will seek the warmth of indoor areas. Insects... read more
3 Pest Control Tips To Remember When Holiday Decorating

3 Pest Control Tips To Remember When Holiday Decorating

As you are setting up your holiday decorations, you should not slack on your pest control routine. In fact, it is during this time that you should keep a keen eye on signs of pest infestation; especially when bringing a fresh tree from the outside and when opening that boxful of Christmas decorations that have been sitting up in your attic for months now. Winter pests may not always come from your yard. They can also come from the tree that you’ve recently cut and brought inside the house or from your dusty box of Christmas decorations. Thus, you will need to implement more careful pest control and management strategies. Below are some ideas. Inspect each live green before bringing inside the house If you are fond of using live greenery for your holiday decorations – wreaths, garlands, and your Christmas tree, you need to be careful in choosing your decorative pieces. Keep in mind that spiders, moths, and mites live in tree branches and other greenery. And you don’t want to bring them into your house where they might find it cozier and decide to spend the rest of their lives cohabitating with you and your family. To prevent this from happening, you will need to spend time meticulously inspecting each one of your live green decorations for any signs of pest infestation. If possible, shake them out to be sure nothing is hiding and clinging inside the branches. Unpack your box of decorations outside Your boxes of holiday decorations have most likely been stored in your attic for about a year. This gives pests enough time to... read more