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Why Organic Pest Control Is The Best Choice

Why Organic Pest Control Is The Best Choice

If you are living an eco-friendly lifestyle, why not include the use of organic pest control methods into your household routines? There are lots of benefits in using organic pesticides not only in your garden but also throughout your home. If you cannot get rid of the pests in your home and they just seem to keep coming back, try using natural pest control. Here are some of the great benefits that you can obtain from using organic pest control. Natural pest control does not harm or damage the environment Although pest control products available in the market today claim that they contain less or zero chlorofluorocarbon or CFC’s, you can never be too sure unless you use natural pest sprays. Remember that CFC’s are harmful organic compounds that can damage the ozone layer. Continued use of products that contain CFC’s – and the continued destruction of the ozone layer – will result in increasing the already large amounts of ultraviolet radiation in the atmosphere. Aside from being completely chemical free, these organic pest sprays do not contain CFC’s and any foul smelling chemical odor. Chemical-based pest control products also release other substances and compounds into the air, water, and soil that could harm and put other animals at risk. Natural pest control products, however, contain only organic substances that break down into their natural elements gradually, making sure they directly target the pests that you want to eliminate. Also, organic pest products are specifically developed not to release elements and substances that may harm the environment. Organic pest control products do not affect the soil’s natural structure Many...
Five Easy Pest Control Tips This Spring

Five Easy Pest Control Tips This Spring

Spring is already here and homeowners are getting ready to get their homes ready. This is also the time when they are trying to get rid of harmful pests. It may look like pest control in the spring can be a scary task, however, there are several ways to make this task easier. You must be aware that pests can enter your house from the exterior. These preventative procedures will ward off a bug invasion prior to it can end up being a visible issue inside the house. What To Do To Get Rid of Pests Avoid getting plants and mulch near your home Ensure all your plants and mulch is at least a few feet away from your house. This may seem easy to do, however, this little change could fend off centipedes, earwigs, rodents, pillbugs and lots of other pests that are drawn into flowers, leaves, and the wetness that mulch holds. Ensure that doors and window seals are tight enough Insects have the ability to quickly enter your home through even the tiniest areas and fractures, typically getting in a house through small spaces around plumbing pipelines, under window frames, by means of poorly sealed attics, and through numerous crawl areas. To guarantee bugs do not get inside your home, ensure to fix any ripped screens, and constantly change old weatherstripping for a better seal. If there are big holes or fractures, ensure to seal and caulk right away to avoid mice, spiders, and roaches from getting inside. Get rid of all sources of standing water Bugs such as flies, mosquitoes, and cockroaches are frequently drawn...
8 Important Things Pest Control Professionals Want You To Know

8 Important Things Pest Control Professionals Want You To Know

Pest control and management is indeed a serious responsibility for homeowners. Unfortunately, not every homeowner is aware of their responsibility to keep their homes clean, sanitized and free of pests. Most of the time, homeowners instantly call a pest control professional to let them handle their pest problem the minute they see a mouse or cockroach crawling through their floor. Basically, what homeowners should realize is that pest control is as much their responsibility as their local exterminator and pest control company. There are things that they need to do in order to prevent pests from coming to their house and breeding in one of their cabinets. It is important not only to keep their houses clean but to also implement pest prevention strategies to ensure you won’t be bothered by these harmful and dangerous pests. And to help you gain a better understanding of pest control, here are the top eight things that you should know according to pest management professionals. 1. Always alert your neighbors about your rodent problems. This is most especially true if you live in a condo or an apartment building. Keep in mind that rodents can find their way throughout the entire building. So it is highly recommended that you alert your neighbors and the building association so they can make the necessary precautions and preventive measures. Even if you have treated your rodent problem in your unit, you still need to inform them because once a rodent has infiltrated your unit, it would likely have found its way through other parts of the building as well. It would also best if your...
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...