As the temperature rises, many homeowners are starting with their summer pest control routines. Summer is the time when people and animals come out of their hibernation to spend lots of time outdoors. And among them are the swarm of insects and pests that are not only out to enjoy the warm weather. They spend their time outdoors looking for new sources of food, water and shelter, which they often find inside your home. Summer pest control in Myrtle Beach is slightly different than standard pest control processes. The primary reason for this is the difference in pests that homeowners will have to ward off and prevent from coming into their homes. Every summer, there are different kinds of pests that could invade your home and cause you problems. The three most common pests are listed below along with some tips to help you prevent them from using your house as a source of food, water and shelter and to eliminate them from your house if they have already found their way inside. Ticks Ticks are tiny pests that feed on blood. And while they are most commonly found among animals – primarily dogs and cats – some tick species are also feed on human blood. What make these small creatures highly dangerous are the diseases that they transfer whenever feeding from one host to another. Among these diseases are Lyme disease and tularemia. Note, however, that not all species of ticks pass the same diseases. Here are some tips to prevent ticks from coming near your home and finding their way to attach to your pets and, worse,...
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 management 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 do pest control is because of the dangers they 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 specie. 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 National Pest Management Association. 1. Conduct a thorough...
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