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Pest Control Do’s and Don’ts For Winter Pests

Pest Control Do’s and Don’ts For Winter Pests

Pest control is different for every specific type of pest. Similarly, it should also be different with each season simply because you will most likely be facing different pests during the colder months. Winter simply means hibernation for animals and pests. While some animals can easily find shelter and warmth in the forest, some pests choose to seek these comforts inside homes. The primary reason is probably that food is instantly and easily available inside houses and there would be lots of hiding places where they can hibernate safely and comfortably. And if the family does not implement proper precautionary and preventive measures, detection is near impossible. Some of the common pests that are encountered in winter are mice, rats, raccoons, cockroaches, and spiders. Pest control varies with each specific type of pest. Below are some tips to help you effectively ward them off from your house and prevent winter infestation. Pest Control Tips in the Winter Seal any visible and hidden cracks, gaps, and even small openings on the outside of your homes, windows, walls, and doors. Use caulk and steel wool for sealing. If you store your summer and fall decorations, clothes, toys, and other seasonal gears inside boxes and containers, organize these boxes and containers on the shelves. Keep them off of the floor at all times to reduce potential hiding places for pests. Inspect your crawl spaces and basements and make sure there are no sources of moisture or damp areas. These damp and moist areas are common hiding places of pests. Vacuum the entire house frequently, most especially in the kitchen area where there are often crumbs...
Pest Control 101: Learn More About Winged Ants and Termites

Pest Control 101: Learn More About Winged Ants and Termites

According to Myrtle Beach pest control professionals, they have often received calls on termite infestation and when they arrive to the house, they realize the pests they are dealing with are winged ants. This is why many Myrtle Beach homeowners are indeed confused between these two common household pests. In this article, pest control professionals share information about winged ants and termites to help homeowners differentiate and easily identify them. Basic differences between winged ants and termites Pest control professionals say you can easily tell winged ants and termites apart by looking at three parts of their bodies. Waist – The waist of ants is nipped in while the waist of termites is straight. Antennae – The antennae of ants are bent while those of termites are straight. Wings – The wings of ants are composed of long front wings and short back wings. All four wings of termites have the same size. Basic pest control to prevent winged ants and termites from damaging your home These pests come out during springtime like all other types of household pests. They make their presence known to you and the rest of your family when they are swarming, which is when they are mating and looking for an area to live in. Listed below are some basic tips to ensure these pests will not be damaging your home. Pest control professionals advice on inspecting for signs of leaks on your roof, gutters, and outside pipes. These leaks become their water source. Make sure there are no leaks outside your house so they don’t have anywhere to drink in. Repair any leaks at once. Know what they are looking for in their new...
Natural Ways To Bug Proof Your Home

Natural Ways To Bug Proof Your Home

The American Mosquito Control Association, mosquitoes, and other flying insects are absolutely bothersome and could carry and transmit diseases harmful to humans. Flies and also insects spread out all sorts of illness, while stings bees and wasps could also cause a deadly allergic reaction to any individual. While it is tough to get rid of these insects outdoors, you absolutely do not desire them inside your home, do you? Now, what is the most effective pest control idea on how to get rid of them without having to use poisonous chemicals and insecticides? Do not worry because there are naturals pest control tips to get rid of these bugs from your home. Natural Ways To Get Rid of Bugs and Flying Insects  Installing screen doors Installing screen doors and windows are a great way to ward off mosquitoes from entering your home. If you do not currently have them, ask pest control professionals on how to install these screens and remind your youngsters to close doors whenever they go in or out of the house. However, be reminded that mosquitoes are small and can enter even in the smallest opening. Make sure to secure any kind of fractures or rotten timber in the frameworks of your windows and doors. Seal pipeline leaks as well, and also vents with great mesh display. Deal with voids in the roof line too, to shut off the type of place where wasps and bees prefer to nest. Most of these minor repairs can additionally improve your residence’s air conditioning and home heating performance. Keep your home and garden clean Make sure that your home and its close environments (deck, patio area, and also side lawn)are without any one of the “rewards” that...
Pesky Rodents are No Mickey Mouse

Pesky Rodents are No Mickey Mouse

If the pesky rodents that are unwelcome in your house were half as entertaining and adorable as Disney’s Mickey Mouse, then having them around your home might not be much of a problem.  Unfortunately, having pesky rodents running around your home and gnawing at your stuff is simply too annoying and could even be dangerous – think about your newest designer bag chewed up in one corner or your electrical wiring bared and prone to sparks that could start a fire.  When you have a rodent problem, you cannot simply shrug it off and ignore it.  You have to do something about it at the soonest possible time to prevent damage to your home and personal belongings.  There are professional pest control companies that can help you get rid of your rodent problem.  They are equipped with both the pest control knowledge and the expertise to help get rodents out of your home and keep them out for good. Why Use A Pest Control Company To Get Rid Of Rodents? It is not all the time that people consider consulting with a pest control Myrtle Beach professional.  Some people might not know that they have rodents in their home or they might believe that rodents simply cannot get into their home.  But, these pests can actually make their way into your home with the smallest of holes and spaces.  Especially during the colder winter months, these rodents search for places where they can stay warm and feed – homes are perfect as it presents a “buffet” of food for these rodents.  The best pest control tip to keep these rodents...
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...