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How To Pest Proof Your Home For Winter

How To Pest Proof Your Home For Winter

As winter draws near, you will notice that flying insects such as bees, flies, and mosquitoes. We link these pests with fall and summer, a nuisance to fully enjoying various outdoor activities, and likewise thankful for the colder weather as it brings relief from their bites and stings. But that does not mean that there will be no sign of any kind of pest all throughout the winter season. You need to know the best pest control tips to help keep winter pests at bay. While bees and mosquitoes fly overhead during the summer season, mice, cockroaches, and spiders can crawl under your foot throughout winter. These pests are looking for shelter and they consider your house as a cozy new place that they can also call their home. You have to take preventative measures to prevent these pests from coming inside your house because they can bring lots of danger inside your house. Rodents, for example, can carry diseases like Hantavirus and Salmonella. Spiders can cause serious side effects once you get bitten while cockroaches can trigger allergies and asthma. The NPMA or National Pest Management Association has offered some pest control tips that can be used by homeowners who are looking for ways to keep these little critters out. Seal holes and cracks on the outside of your house to prevent rodents from getting access to your home. Don’t forget to check places where pipes and utilities enter your home. Keep in mind that a mouse can squeeze itself into a hole that is as little as a dime. Change any lose weather stripping or mortar around...
Eliminating Cockroaches With Regular Pest Control

Eliminating Cockroaches With Regular Pest Control

No one likes to think about it, but the fact is that most of us have had to call in pest control for an infestation of cockroaches in our home at least once. Cockroaches love to live in dark, wet environments, yet they can go up to three months with no food and up to one month with no water! This makes them very stubborn and hard to get rid of, but not impossible. Following are some tips and facts about these pesky nuisances and how to control them. Cockroaches thrive in wet areas of your home like the kitchen sink, laundry room and even your bathroom. They also tend to come out in the dark or at night when you’re sleeping. That’s why you often see them scatter all over when you turn the kitchen light on in the middle of the night. They are also looking for food. How To Get Prepared For Pest Control Calling in a professional pest control company like AAA Pest Control  is the best way to handle a cockroach problem. They will most likely use a gel bait that the cockroach will eat and then take back to the colony, where all of them will soon die. These baits are placed in the damp areas of the home. The technician can also spray a white powder insecticide, but this can pose problems with kids who are exposed to it, so it’s not the best solution. Vacuum Them Up! If you vacuum up any dead roaches before your technician arrives, it will help in bringing the numbers down and ridding the entire house...
What Is The Most Effective Pest Control For Mosquitoes?

What Is The Most Effective Pest Control For Mosquitoes?

Summer will soon be upon us and with it those pesky mosquitoes. The primary goal of pest control for mosquitoes is to avoid them and prevent them from making your yard their breeding nest. These insects carry various kinds of diseases including the deadly ones such as West Nile and yellow fever. Although easy to kill individually, mosquitoes are persistent insects that will continue to find ways to survive and thrive. According to most professionals, the best and most effective mosquito control revolves around maintenance and protection. Maintenance control for mosquitoes Maintenance should be focused in getting rid of and preventing the accumulation off standing water in your yard. Always keep in mind that mosquitoes breed in water. There are species that breed even in small amounts of water so be sure you remove all standing water in your yard. Below are some pest control tips to ensure there is no place in your yard where mosquitoes can breed: Do not use yard decorations and accessories that can collect water after a light rain or when you water your plants or turn on the sprinkler. Always check your flower pots and beds at least every other day and remove any water accumulation. If you have a bird bath, make it a habit to clean it at least once a week, if not more frequently. If you have a decorative pond or pool in your yard, consider adding some mosquito-eating fish to prevent the mosquitoes from using this as a breeding ground. Protection pest control for mosquitoes Aside from properly maintaining your yard to eliminate the primary breeding ground of...
Elimininating Fall Bugs

Elimininating Fall Bugs

Football games, a little more rain and somewhat cooler temperatures mark the arrival of fall season.  If you are like me, you welcome the cooler weather; however, bugs and rodents are looking for a warm place to hide for the winter.  One fall bug in particular can cause a problem and it is commonly referred to as the stink bug.  Your home is a great place for these creatures to find shelter and warmth from the coming cool weather. Hiring a pest control company is an excellent option in getting rid of this tiny critters. Stink bugs get their name from the overpowering odor they emit when they are stepped on or squashed.  Originally from Asia, these fall bugs were first introduced into the United States in the latter 1990s in eastern Pennsylvania (that’s right – a little over 10 years ago.)  These fall bugs have been migrating to other areas of the country and if you have not seen them in your area, you will soon. Once they move into your home, you will not notice them until they become active in spring when they will gather near windows and on walls seeking a way out.  This particular bug multiplies very quickly and that is why it is spreading to other states at a rapid pace. According to research, female bugs can lay up to 240 eggs in one lifetime.  This makes it very difficult to control without seeking professional pest control help.  The best prevention for fall bugs such as the stink bug is to pest proof your home in the fall with the assistance of a...
How Can Humidity And Moisture Worsen Your Pest Problem At Home

How Can Humidity And Moisture Worsen Your Pest Problem At Home

Moisture, as well as humidity, provide the best settings for mosquitoes and pests to multiply. Wet and warm conditions are the favorite environments of pests like cockroaches, mosquitoes, crickets, earwigs, and so on to grow and survive. In warm weather conditions and with the boost in humidity following the rains, there is a good possibility that pests like mosquitoes will breed and infest a property. Each house has certain places that do not totally dry up and leave some level of moisture behind. There are some areas that have incorrect slopes where moisture have a tendency to accumulate. The rainy season also adds to the mosquito and pest issue in the house because it boosts the humidity level in the atmosphere. The rainwater accumulates and forms puddles in spots with the incorrect slope or in open containers and bins that may be lying around in your garden or yard, eventually creating water bodies that are stagnant. These are the best places where a pest infestation can begin since the majority of pests will lay their eggs and develop into larvae in these locations. They will then become adults in just a few days and spread the infestation immediately. Mosquitoes are commonly found breeding in trashcans, coolers, wet buckets, as well as recycling bins. These areas are usually neglected. Homeowners are asked to keep their recycling bins and trashcans dry by drilling some holes at the bottom so that the moisture will be drained immediately. Moisture can lead to humid setting, especially during the warmer months. Moist, humid, and hot weather are the primary reasons for pest infestations in gardens,...