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Common Concerns About Termite Fumigation

Common Concerns About Termite Fumigation

Termite Fumigation – Key Facts If you are a homeowner and have heard the dreaded news that you are also the owners of a termite infestation, your first concern might be the chemicals used during a termite fumigation. After all, we don’t want the air our family breathes to be polluted with dangerous pesticides. However, you’ll be relieved to know that the chemicals used now are not harmful and it is rarely a problem to fumigate for termites. If they are not treated, termites can cause a large amount of damage in a fairly short period of time. Common Methods Of Termite Fumigation The most drastic measure used to treat a termite infestation is a substance called Vikane, a type of gas used while tenting the home. Basically, this means that your entire home has a special “tent” sealed around it and the Vikane gets pumped in while large fans circulate it around the air. The entire home is fumigated under the sealed tent structure for one day. On the second day when the tent is removed, the home will be left to dry out. You’ll be able to return to your home on the third day. You may have concerns when using termite fumigation treatment, but the gas does not stick to surfaces in your home, including furniture, and the minute amount of gas left in the air after drying out the house has been shown to be safe for us to breathe. If your pest control expert has recommended treating the inside of your home with chemicals for termite control, you may also be having fumigation concerns...
Winter Pest Control

Winter Pest Control

Is Winter Pest Control Necessary? The weather has become cooler even here in Myrtle Beach and as we start adding that sweatshirt or sweater to our outerwear, the insects and other pests such as rodents are also looking for a warm place to retreat.  That warm place is very often your home. Rodents, such as rats and mice, in particular are looking for a warm hiding place for their families.  They look for a place that is warm with plenty of food sources and that makes your home very inviting.  The biggest problem with rodents is the property damage they cause in the way of chewing electrical wires, tearing your insulation and contaminating your food. Many people think their house is pest-proof, however, a small mouse can squeeze through tiny spaces as small as a nickel.  This makes it easy for them to find their way into your home. Pest Control Tips For Keeping Your Home Rodent Free The first thing you will want to do is to seal any cracks or holes on the outside of your home.  Look for areas where utilities or other pipes enter your home.  This is one of the most common places where pests will enter your home.  Use a sealant such as expandable foam or steel wool to seal the area around the pipes. The next pest control tips is to check your screen vents in your crawl space and around your chimneys.  Make sure there are no holes where rodents have entered in the past.  If necessary replace these screens with a tight mesh screen. Install door sweeps or rubber seals...
Eliminating Fall Bugs

Eliminating Fall Bugs

Pest Control Myrtle Beach On Elemininating Fall Bugs Football games, a little more rain and somewhat cooler temperatures mark the arrival of fall season.  If you are like me, you welcome the cooler weather; however, bugs and rodents are looking for a warm place to hide for the winter.  One fall bug in particular can cause a problem and it is commonly referred to as the stink bug.  Your home is a great place for these creatures to find shelter and warmth from the coming cool weather. Stink bugs get their name from the overpowering odor they emit when they are stepped on or squashed.  Originally from Asia, these fall bugs were first introduced into the United States in the latter 1990s in eastern Pennsylvania (that’s right – a little over 10 years ago.)  These fall bugs have been migrating to other areas of the country and if you have not seen them in your area, you will soon. Once they move into your home, you will not notice them until they become active in spring when they will gather near windows and on walls seeking a way out.  This particular bug multiplies very quickly and that is why it is spreading to other states at a rapid pace.  According to research, female bugs can lay up to 240 eggs in one lifetime.  This makes it very difficult to control without seeking professional pest control help.  The best prevention for fall bugs such as the stink bug is to pest proof your home in the fall to prevent these smelly pests from invading your home. Myrtle Beach Pest Control...