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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...
Is Your Home Infected With Termites?

Is Your Home Infected With Termites?

Another pest that could infect your home – and probably cause more costly damage and repair – are termites. They can lurk behind your walls and beneath your floor boards without knowing about it. The best tool to protect your home against these harmful pests is to increase your knowledge about them and learn about how to identify the signs of their infestation. Spring is known to be the perfect swarming season for termites. As we are headed toward spring, it will help you to learn everything that you can about these pests. Most importantly, you will need to learn about the signs of their presence in your home as well as the risks that they bring. Pest Control: Signs and risks of Termites The most obvious risk Myrtle Beach termites can bring you is they can weaken the foundation of your home, especially if your home’s foundation is made from wood. Other areas of your home that are at risk of being damaged include your decks, crawlspaces, gutters, and mulch areas. It is also highly suggested that you keep an eye on any part of your home that has contact with soil. Spring is when you will most likely notice the signs of their presence in your home because this is the time when these pests swarm and, thus, become more obvious to the homeowners. So, as you welcome the spring season, it will help if you keep an eye on these signs: Damage to your wood furniture and wood parts of your home These pests eat wood from the inside out so it will not be easy...
Pest Control Tips To Help You Get Rid Of Cockroaches

Pest Control Tips To Help You Get Rid Of Cockroaches

Pest control and management for cockroaches should not always involve insecticides that have harmful toxins and chemicals. Many homeowners stay away from using these insecticides because of its harmful effects to small children and pets. This is why homeowners are continuously looking for natural methods to control and manage cockroach infestation. If you are among these homeowners, here are some of the natural ways on how you can control and eliminate cockroaches inside your home. Baking soda and sugar – Sugar is like poison to cockroaches. Add baking soda to it and the mixture becomes extremely lethal to them. You should know that cockroaches have very high acid content in their stomachs. This is why when they ingest the sugar and baking soda mixture, it often results to death. After mixing baking soda and sugar, be sure you place them in areas where you often see cockroaches lurking such as in your pantry and kitchen cabinets. Make your own non-toxic bait – If you want a cleaner bait for the cockroaches in your home, consider mixing baking soda with bacon grease, minced onions, sugar and flour. What you will end up is a dough-like mixture which will be easier to distribute and less messy. And because of its structure, it will not get easily swept or vacuumed. Boric acid – Many control experts recommend the use of boric acid as it has been proven effective to kill most insects and is not toxic. It is usually available in powder form that you can easily sprinkle in areas where you often see cockroaches. Boric acid kills cockroaches by killing them...
Most Common Pest Control Mistakes Homeowners Need To Avoid

Most Common Pest Control Mistakes Homeowners Need To Avoid

When you see a pest problem in your home, it will be hard to forget about the bugs and rodents that you may have seen. Any kind of pest infestation can make anyone go crazy. To lessen the possibility of having a pest infestation in your home, you need to avoid these pest control mistakes so you can rest easy in the fact that your house does not have any pest. Failure To Identify The Cause Of The Pest Infestation When you see spiders in your basement, what comes to your mind is to get rid of them right away. So, you spray the area with insecticides and think that the problem has been handled. But this might not be the case. Keep in mind that you have to find the source of the problem. Find out where they are coming from and how are they getting inside your house. If you see any openings in your home’s foundation, seams, doors, and windows, be sure to seal them right away. You may also set out a trap for the pest that you wish to trap. Failure To Identify The Kind of Pest Infestation Always remember that there are different kinds of bugs. You have to correctly identify the pest infestation that you are dealing with so you can buy the appropriate trap. If your stomach can handle it, you may also consider taking a photo and search for it on Google. If you are having problems with it, you can always get in touch with a reputable pest control Myrtle Beach company. Thinking That Spraying Ants Is Enough Discovering...
Is Organic Pest Control Better?

Is Organic Pest Control Better?

Did you know that about 45 million pounds of pesticides are used in gardens and homes each year? Given this, a lot of people look for organic pesticides to avoid harming the environment and putting their family’s health at risk. What you need to remember when it comes to determining whether a pest control method is healthy or not is based on how toxic it is and not on whether the source is man-made or organic. What Does Organic Pest Control Mean? A lot of people enjoy emphasizing that the earth is filled with carbon based life forms, a wide range of things are organic, because they are comprised of molecules with one carbon atom at the very least. However, when it comes to pest control, organic means using methods of control without any synthetic chemicals. Organic pest control involves the use of natural substances that range from salt, soap, vinegar to lime sulfur and pyrethrum. Is Organic Pest Control More Expensive? Although household goods, fabrics, meat, and produce that are known to be organic tend to be costlier, this doesn’t necessarily apply to pest control. There are a few organic pest control solutions that are expensive but you will also find others that are more affordable. According to an informal online survey of pest control sprays revealed that organic sprays cost about two to four times as much as traditional ones. But, home organic pest control treatments include a few affordable options. The cheapest one is boiling water and then followed by white vinegar. The price of the pest control Myrtle Beach is often compounded by how frequent...
Pest Control Tips When Buying A Home

Pest Control Tips When Buying A Home

There are only a few things that can exceed the excitement you feel when you buy a home. To make sure that the whole process goes as smooth as possible, you need to do certain things. Apart from the cosmetic updates that you would like to add to your new home, you also need to take into account any issues that may not be instantly noticeable. One good example is a termite infestation and that’s why home inspection by a pest control expert is crucial. Why Pest Inspection Is Crucial? Termites, which are commonly called silent destroyers because they are capable of voraciously chewing through flooring, wood, and even wallpaper without being noticed, lead to over $5 billion worth of property damage every year. Generally speaking, this is not included in the homeowner’s insurance. Before adding your signature on the dotted line, potential buyers must ask for a termite inspection, also called as a wood destroying organism inspection, by a pest control specialist to avoid dealing with expensive repairs once the deal is done. Although a regular home inspection evaluates the home’s physical structure from the roof down to the foundation, a termite new home inspection concentrates on finding indications of termite damage, and conditions that attract pests like moisture, crevices, and cracks. When finished, the pest control expert will provide a new home pest control report and offer a recommended course of action. When checking out a new house, pest control Myrtle Beach professionals suggest that you watch out for certain red flags that may indicate that a termite infestation is right in front of you. Mud tubes...