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Insider’s Tips About Pest Control During The Cold Months

Insider’s Tips About Pest Control During The Cold Months

As temperatures drop, most homeowners abandon their pest control efforts with the highly noticeable absence of flying insects. However, you must keep in mind that the absence of mosquitoes, flies, and bees, doesn’t mean there won’t be any pests at all during winter. Also, it is not completely true that all animals – including pests – are in hibernation mode in the cold months. Some are still on the lookout for warmth and sources of food and water. And they might just find your house a great prospect if you fail to continue your pest control Myrtle Beach routine. Which pests can you expect during winter? According to industry experts, the most common pests often seen during winter are mice, cockroaches, and spiders. These pests are found sneaking and crawling underfoot looking for the most convenient hiding place where they will wait for the cold months to pass. And for them to survive, they need a place that offers warmth and an immediate source of food and water. Aside from the inconvenience they bring, the primary reason why you need to hire a professional pest control specialist is that of the dangers the products and the pests bring. Mice and other rodents are known to carry harmful diseases which they can transfer easily to humans by walking on their food. Spiders could bite, which can be poisonous depending on the species. Cockroaches, on the other hand, could carry various bacteria and microorganisms that can trigger asthma and allergy attacks. To help you ensure that these pests will not get inside your home, here are some pest control tips from the...

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...
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...
Weather Conditions and How It Affects Pests at Home

Weather Conditions and How It Affects Pests at Home

Did you know that varying weather conditions affect pests at home? To discourage pests from your house as well as safeguard it from invasion, it is important to recognize the parasite patterns that vary with each period to know the proper pest control measures. How Weather Conditions Affect Pests 1. Winter In the winter, several pests will search for a sanctuary. Some insects will certainly hibernate to stay clear of the cold weather as well as conserve their energy. Other insects ride out the winter months underground or in the water. Bees and wasps also discover homes in trees and logs while ants most likely to their nesting sites. These insects can endure cold weather by clearing up in a location that is secure from the chilly temperatures. Bugs such as mice and rats can not deal with the winter season, as well, and might find haven within your home. To make certain that you have effective home pest control, it’s wise to call your local pest control company. 2. Fall When the temperature levels get cooler, insects and also other bugs will certainly begin to prepare for the upcoming winter months. Numerous insects will certainly choose a warm house as a sanctuary. You may discover a circulation of ladybugs and spiders in your home. Insects that are larger will look for a point of entry right into your residence. It is best to make certain that all fractures, holes, as well as voids,  are effectively sealed to keep pests outside. Appropriate pest control can decrease the chances of pests entering your house at this time of the year....
Easy Organic Pest Control For Ants And Dust Mites

Easy Organic Pest Control For Ants And Dust Mites

Because pests just keeps coming back to your home no matter how much you clean and sanitize every home, many homeowners want to learn organic pest control methods so they can safely get rid of these pests without putting their health at risk. The most common pests that homeowners face are ants and dust mites. And it seems that whatever type of cleaning you do, they still find ways to infest your home. To help you get rid of these pests safely and easily, here are some tips from a Myrtle Beach pest control expert. Organic pest control for dust mites Although dust mites are not really that harmful to people, they can be highly dangerous to individuals suffering from asthma. Their effects can be lethal if not treated immediately. And the reason why these pests are difficult to get rid of is because they lurk almost everywhere around the house – clothing, furniture, beds, bookshelves and carpets. To eliminate or control dust mite infestation, you will need to forgo using humidifiers. Remember that dust mites easily grow and develop in areas with sufficient warmth and humidity. Using a humidifier, thus, makes your home more ideal for the growth and development of dust mites. In addition to these pest control methods, here are other things that you should to keep away dust mites: Regularly vacuum carpets, pillows and mattresses. Do this once a week for best results. Wash beddings using water that has high temperature, at least 55 degrees Celsius or higher. Remove stuffed toys, books and rugs from the rooms of household members suffering from asthma. Use laminated...