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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...
Start Early With Your Winter Pest Control

Start Early With Your Winter Pest Control

Pest control in winter is much like the other seasons. Winter is a common season for pests to go into hibernation and seek shelter and warmth. Unfortunately, some pests’ idea of shelter and warmth is sharing your home. According to the National Pest Management Association, homeowners need to continue implementing preventive pest control measures throughout the season to ensure no pests will be disturbing them during the holidays. To help you with your winter pest control, here are some facts about common winter pests. German cockroaches These pests get inside your home by hitchhiking on grocery bags, boxes, and furniture. Anything that you bring to your house, especially those that you bought from second-hand sources, may contain German cockroaches. So you will need to very carefully inspect them before bringing them inside your home. With regards to grocery bags and boxes, you may opt to open them outside your home. What makes German cockroaches dangerous is their ability to easily spread bacteria, human pathogens, and allergens by contaminating your food. Also, it has been reported that they could also trigger an allergy attack and even aggravate asthma symptoms in children. The most effective method to eliminate this pest in your home is to always keep your kitchens and bathrooms clean and dry. Do not leave leftover food or spilled crumbs on the floor or kitchen counters overnight. And always dispose of your garbage properly and regularly. House mice These are the common mice that you often see scurrying around the house. They like to take shelter in dark and secluded areas of the house. So if you want to...
Myrtle Beach Pest Control Looking For Those Creepy Pests This Halloween

Myrtle Beach Pest Control Looking For Those Creepy Pests This Halloween

Will your kids be dressed up as ghosts, vampires or the latest goblin this Halloween?  Well, they will not be the only creepy thing lurking around our home and neighborhood.  Myrtle Beach Pest Control wants you to be aware that as the temperatures drop, creepy creatures like spiders, rodents, and cockroaches are looking for refuge in your home. The change in temperature will drive these pests indoors for water, shelter, and food.  I am sure that you have seen the rubber replicas of these pests as decorations during the Halloween holiday season, but you definitely don’t want the live versions haunting your house. A recent survey done by a national pest control company showed that 39% of the people taking the survey disliked these particular pests because of their creepiness.  In this same survey, 100% of the respondents listed cockroaches as the creepiest of them all.  The main reason given for their dislike is the fear of being attacked or bitten by these insects. With Halloween approaching, it is a good time for Myrtle Beach Pest Control to remind homeowners of the risks that are posed by these particular creatures and give you some tips to help reduce the activity around your residence. Like you, rodents find that leftover holiday treats make for a perfect evening snack.  Rodents carry several diseases that are spread through bites and their urine and feces according to the Center For Disease Control and Prevention.  Myrtle Beach Pest Control reminds you to clean up the leftovers and crumbs after your Halloween party to eliminate the lure for rodents inside your home.  Remember that kids...
Pest Control For The Winter Season

Pest Control For The Winter Season

During the winter season, some pests hide while others seek entry to homes nearby where they can stay warm and full. Before that happens, be sure to set in place the appropriate organic pest control measures for cooler season. According to the National Pest Management Association, homeowners must take the necessary precautions against the most common winter pests like racoons, rats, mice, spiders, and cockroaches. Below is a guide of what you should do to prevent an infestation during winter. Pest Control: Common Critters To Watch Out For House Mice In the U.S., the most encountered rodent is the house mouse. They usually create a home in the dark and secluded spots like the basements and the attics. A house mice could cause significant damage to your home as they chew through your drywall and wires, which could lead to electrical fire. House mice are likewise known to spread diseases like tapeworms and salmonella by contaminating food. So how can you prevent house mice from entering your home? Seal all holes and cracks on the outside of your house with steel wool and caulk. Make sure all areas are clear and there are no boxes on the floor since mice love to conceal themselves in clutter. Always check your house for signs like gnaw marks, droppings, as well as damaged food. German Cockroaches The German cockroaches is extremely common across the globe. These pest prefer to live in areas that are near moisture and food and that is why they love to stay in homes like yours. This kind of cockroach usually hitchhikes through boxes, bags, second hand appliances...