One of the important keys in ensuring effective pest control is proper insect identification. Keep in mind that not all insect and pests are harmful or pose a threat to your home and health. There are actually insects that serve an important purpose to the environment. These include the honey bees and bumblebees which help in the pollination process of crops and many flowers. These helpful insects do not pose a threat as they do no harm to people and their homes.
Unfortunately, many of the harmful insects look very much like the friendly ones. There are distinguishing characteristics but you would have to take a closer look in order to properly identify them.
Why is proper identification necessary in pest control?
It is important that you are able to properly identify an insect before making any move to remove or eliminate them. The reason for this is for you to be able to avoid accidentally hurting the good and friendly insects. Also, it helps if you know what to look for to properly tell what type of insect is lurking in your yard so you won’t mistakenly attempt to go near a harmful and dangerous insect.
There are some ways to tell these insects apart. Because they look very much alike, you can look at their size and where they build their nest to tell what specific type of insect you have on your yard. Also, they have different characteristics that will tell you what type of insect they are. For example, most harmful insects are very territorial with their nests. Some others will chase people for miles when they get excited or when they are antagonized.
Pest control tips to avoid harmful insects
Once you’ve properly identified what type of insect you are dealing with and have confirmed that you are indeed working with a harmful insect, you will have to call in an expert immediately. While waiting for the expert to come to your house, there are some things you can do to avoid getting in contact with these harmful insects.
Firstly, you’ll need to find out the primary reason why these insects are claiming your yard and for you to determine the best pest control Myrtle Beach method to eradicate them. Most likely, they have found a source of food, water, and shelter somewhere in your yard. You need to remove these sources so that the insects will move on to other places to thrive.
Here are some things you can do to remove the insects’ sources of food, water, and shelter in your home and yard.
• Make sure your outdoor patios are always clean and free from any leftover food and grease spills. This is most especially true after you using the patio to entertain friends and guests.
• After using your outdoor cooking area or grill, always leave them clean and sanitized. Don’t forget that insects get easily attracted to crumbs of food left outside. They most especially love the grease and grime on any surfaces in your cooking and grill area.
• Cover your garbage cans and recycling containers with tight lids. Make sure these lids will not be easily removed and that there are no gaps and holes where the insects can go through.
• Empty your garbage cans and recycling containers regularly to ensure they will not overspill and attract more insects.
If you are having difficulties identifying the insects in your yard, call AAA Pest Control for professional pest control assistance.
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