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Effective Pest Control Starts In Determining Their Hideouts

Effective Pest Control Starts In Determining Their Hideouts

Most experts will agree that the key to effective pest control is early detection. Whether or not you know what kind of pest you are dealing with, what’s important is that you find out where they are hiding inside your house, how they were able to get inside, and which areas of your house they most frequently visit. The most difficult pest to look for are wood-destroying insects, particularly the termites. You won’t know you cohabitate with them until you notice your foundations are getting weaker or until your floorboards start creaking. What’s worse is that, these insects are the best at hiding and they generate the worse and most expensive damage to your properties and the entire house as well. In fact, it often takes 3-8 years before you see signs of termite infestation, at which point, your house has already taken a lot of damage. To help you easily find where these common wood destroying insects hide, consider these tips. Termites One of the most common causes for pest control are termites. To find where they are hiding, you need to look for signs of infestation by tapping your wooden walls, foundations, door frames, floor boards, etc. Use the handle of a screw driver to tap on your walls and floorboards. If you hear a hollow sound, then you’ve got an infestation in that area. You can also consider poking the screwdriver in your walls. If it goes in easily, that area is most likely hollowed inside because of termite infestation. Another tip off that would tell you have termites at home is when you see discarded...
Pest Control Tips: How To Make Your House Less Appealing

Pest Control Tips: How To Make Your House Less Appealing

Making your house unattractive to mice, rodents, and other small animals is indeed an unusual pest control tip. But if you really think about it, it actually makes sense. Pests come to your house for a reason. They’re not there simply to annoy you or make fun of you. They found something they need to survive in your home and that is why they are staking claim and marking your home as their own. What do pests see in your home? Well, what do pests need to survive? They need food and shelter. And those are what they see and want in your home. It wouldn’t be a bad thing if these animals are cuddly and cute. Unfortunately, most of them are dirty, smelly, and even carry diseases which they could easily transmit to you and the rest of your family. Even though you make your house ultimately clean and sanitized at all times, these pests will still be able to find their way into your home. They are able to do this because you have what they need. So what you need to do is make your house less appealing to these pests by blocking their easy entrance and removing their sources of food. Blocking easy entrance for pest control Keep in mind that these pests are not only small in size. They are also able to squeeze their body to make it even much smaller to be able to enter your house. What you should do then is go outside your house and take a walk around it, looking for holes in your doors, windows, walls, and...
Where Do Bed Bugs Hide?

Where Do Bed Bugs Hide?

One of the most common problems that professional pest control services face is bed bug infestations. Contrary to what is commonly believed, bed bugs are not restricted to bedrooms only. In fact, according to professionals, bed bugs can be found almost everywhere inside the house. Bed bugs like your beds because it is where they can get uninhibited access to all the blood that they need to survive. Aside from that, they also need the carbon monoxide that we release as well as our body heat. And they can get all these by hiding in our beds. But keep in mind that they can appear anywhere, including places that you wouldn’t normally consider to be their hiding places. Where do professional pest control services find bed bugs aside from beds? Aside from the beds, these pests can also be found in the couch, desk and/or reading chairs, furniture with foams and/or mattresses, and behind picture frames or switch plates. Bed bugs love the couch as much as they love beds because this is another common furniture where people most often spend their time. Plus, the couch is the most common furniture, next to the bed, where people fall asleep. So naturally, this is where they would most likely hide if they’re not in your bed. Pest control professionals have often found evidence of bed bugs on desk and/or reading chairs so you may want to check there as well. No, it’s not a likely place for bed bugs to hid in but when you really think about it, some people – especially those who spend more time in front...
Pest Control During The Winter

Pest Control During The Winter

Winter isn’t typically known to be the time of year with lots of pest problems but there are a few that you still might have to contend with due to the colder temperatures driving them indoors. Our homes are heated and are a food source, which is all the reason these unwanted houseguests need to come on in. Here, we’ll list a few of the most common culprits. Common Winter Pests That Still Need Pest Control Cockroaches. Unfortunately, roaches thrive in every season of the year, and not only are they disgusting, but they thrive off of your pantry or food left out on your counters. The biggest thing you can do is make sure your kitchen stays clean and sanitized. Put leftover food away and don’t store things like bread on countertops. It’s better to refrigerate things you have questions about. Ants. These pesky little creatures are probably the most common pests in winter months. Odorous ants love protein and foods containing sugar. You can repel them by keeping your kitchen really clean, especially the floor. Remember to check the area where you store dog or cat food because these ants love to infest pet food! Carpenter Ants. Just like their name implies, these ants love to build their homes out of woodpiles, creating mounds of sawdust. They are very hard to get rid of, so you need the services of a pest control company to aid you and ensure that they are totally gone. Pantry Bugs. If you’ve ever seen tiny little bugs in your flour or other dry goods, then you’ve got an infestation of pantry...
Reasons You Still Need Pest Control In The Winter

Reasons You Still Need Pest Control In The Winter

The question I am often asked is why is it essential to carry out insect control services throughout cold weather when the bugs appear to have died off? The keyword in that expression is “seem,” due to the fact that your house is still in threat of being invaded by unwanted insects even during the coldest months of the year. In Myrtle Beach the coldest cold weather is normally limited to December, January, and February. Therefore if you are signed up for quarterly pest control services, you ought to have one thorough winter season service performed every year. Your winter service visit ought to achieve a number of crucial jobs. 1. Bugs that live inside the walls of your house are not impacted by the cold temperatures outdoors. Termites, cockroaches, carpenter ants, earwigs, and numerous other bugs can prosper inside your home as the weather is always enjoyable inside! Attics offer harborage to other insects as well, such as spiders and wasps, as they search for location to leave the cold. 2. Rodents can find their way into your home if all entry points are not sealed off. 3. If left unattended, spider webs and egg nests can build up and create even more problems when they attempt to re-infest your home. 4. Perform a precise examination of your home, inside and out, to make sure no insect related problems are present and to recognize any favorable conditions that might increase risk for future bug issues. 5. Treat entry points like windows, doors, and peep holes, to provide lasting defense and prepared your home for the introduction of insects...