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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...
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...
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...