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Easy Pest Control Routines You Can Do This Spring

Easy Pest Control Routines You Can Do This Spring

Proper and regular pest control has never been most important in any other time of the year than spring. This is when pests are coming out of their winter hibernation and are starting to gather food and water. This is also the time when some of them start to look for a new place to live in until the season changes. For this reason, the National Pest Management Association suggests including pest prevention in every homeowner’s cleaning routines for the spring season. Adding a few simple and easy tasks in your spring cleaning will result to living in a pest-free environment. Moreover, it helps eliminate all the issues associated with pest infestation – health problems, furniture and home damage, repair or replacement costs, and others. Here are some easy pest control routines you can do on a weekly basis as part of your spring cleaning routine. Look for easy and immediate access points – You can start your routine by checking outdoors and looking for easy and immediate access points. Pests are often able to create their own entrances to your homes if they can’t find any. So be sure to do this every week even though you have sealed and eliminated the gaps and openings you noticed before. Use silicon-based caulk or steel wool to seal gaps and openings – If you see any kind of gap or opening or even a small crack outside your home, you will have to seal it to ensure no pests will be able to enter. Silicon-based caulk is effective in completely sealing small cracks and crevices while steel wool effectively closes...
What Is The Most Effective Pest Control For Mosquitoes?

What Is The Most Effective Pest Control For Mosquitoes?

Summer will soon be upon us and with it those pesky mosquitoes. The primary goal of pest control for mosquitoes is to avoid them and prevent them from making your yard their breeding nest. These insects carry various kinds of diseases including the deadly ones such as West Nile and yellow fever. Although easy to kill individually, mosquitoes are persistent insects that will continue to find ways to survive and thrive. According to most professionals, the best and most effective pest control for mosquitoes revolves around maintenance and protection. Maintenance control for mosquitoes Maintenance should be focused in getting rid of and preventing the accumulation off standing water in your yard. Always keep in mind that mosquitoes breed in water. There are species that breed even in small amounts of water so be sure you remove all standing water in your yard. Below are some tips to ensure there is no place in your yard where mosquitoes can breed: Do not use yard decorations and accessories that can collect water after a light rain or when you water your plants or turn on the sprinkler. Always check your flower pots and beds at least every other day and remove any water accumulation. If you have a bird bath, make it a habit to clean it at least once a week, if not more frequently. If you have a decorative pond or pool in your yard, consider adding some mosquito-eating fish to prevent the mosquitoes from using this as a breeding ground. Protection pest control for mosquitoes Aside from properly maintaining your yard to eliminate the primary breeding ground of...
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...
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...