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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...
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...
Pest Control and Termites

Pest Control and Termites

The basics of pest control include learning about the specific kind of pest you are going to be dealing with. And the deadliest pest that could invade residential and corporate properties is termites. What makes these pests deadly is their ability to silently eat away at your home’s foundations and walls. You or any member of your household won’t be able to easily notice their presence, especially if you don’t know what signs to look for. Oftentimes, they have already eaten through half the beams in your basement before you even realize you’re cohabitating with them. This is why it is very important to learn everything that you can about termites. This will not only help you implement effective pest control, but will also help you better protect your house from termite infestation. Here are some basic facts and information you need to know about termites. Termites do not generally thrive underground Contrary to common belief, not all termite species live underground. Although it is common for them to settle underground and create shafts and tunnels all the way up to the surface as their mode of transportation, there are a couple of termite species that live above ground. One such specie is the Conehead termite, which is often mistaken for ants because of their behavior. Termites can eat 24/7, non-stop, without ever feeling full It is common knowledge that termites eat all types of woods and wallpaper. What is not known to many, however, is the fact that termites can eat non-stop for 24 hours without ever feeling full. In fact, research has revealed that a termite colony...
Avoid Bedbugs When You Are On Vacation

Avoid Bedbugs When You Are On Vacation

We are in the peak of summer vacation season and the last thing that any traveler wants to think about is bedbugs, however, there are some beach accommodations that have a real problem with these pests and they can ruin anyone’s vacation.  According to the National Pest Management Assoc. almost 80% of all reporting pest control companies have treated for bedbugs in hotels in the past year, up from 67% in the previous year. How Can You Avoid Bedbugs While On Vacation? Look online before you set out on your vacation.  Take a look at the reviews of the vacation rentals where you are headed to see if there is any mention of bedbugs.  Another place to check is The Bedbug Registry. Inspect your room when you arrive.  Don’t think that because you have booked into a 5 Star hotel there won’t be a problem, even they are not exempt.  Take a good look around when you check-in.  You will want to inspect the mattress, box springs and other furniture in the room for any signs of bedbugs. Protect your luggage.  Be sure and pack extra garbage bags and use these to place your suitcase inside and then seal them while your bags are not in use.  Place them on a hard surface such as the floor of the bathroom or a counter top. Use extra precaution when you are traveling.  When you are ready to leave, place your luggage back into a container that you can seal.  This will protect your bags when traveling by air from other passenger’s bags that may be infested.  When traveling by car,...
Controlling Mosquitoes This Summer With Pest Control

Controlling Mosquitoes This Summer With Pest Control

Summertime and mosquitoes seem to go hand in hand. We’ve all had picnics and other outdoor events practically ruined by swarms of biting mosquitoes. They are relentless and can be a huge source of irritation during our summer activities. However, there are things you can do to cut down on mosquito population in your area, including making summer maintenance for these and other pests a regular part of your routine. Instead of spending lots of money on DIY fixes such as citronella candles, zappers, bug spray or swatters, consider using preventative pest control measures to eliminate mosquito population inside your house and outside around your property. Why Do I Need Pest Control For Mosquitoes? Mosquitoes have to have water in order to breed. They look for standing water in ditches, flowerpots, clogged gutters, birdbaths and even kiddie pools. Even an old tire lying around can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes if it collects rain water. Professional pest control can identify problem areas and control the swarms with higher grade chemicals that you will not have access to. They also know what is safe for your pets. What Can I Do To Control Mosquitoes? There are several steps you should take that will help tremendously with insect problems, including mosquitoes. Get rid of standing water as much as you can. If there are items that you cannot drain, then at least change the water often. Turn over flowerpots, buckets or other items that collect water. Trim areas that are overgrown, shady and moist. This will help prevent infestations. Don’t let them in your home! Keep windows and doors closed...