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Eliminating Cockroaches With Regular Pest Control

Eliminating Cockroaches With Regular Pest Control

No one likes to think about it, but the fact is that most of us have had to call in pest control for an infestation of cockroaches in our home at least once. Cockroaches love to live in dark, wet environments, yet they can go up to three months with no food and up to one month with no water! This makes them very stubborn and hard to get rid of, but not impossible. Following are some tips and facts about these pesky nuisances and how to control them. Cockroaches thrive in wet areas of your home like the kitchen sink, laundry room and even your bathroom. They also tend to come out in the dark or at night when you’re sleeping. That’s why you often see them scatter all over when you turn the kitchen light on in the middle of the night. They are also looking for food. How To Get Prepared For Pest Control Calling in a professional pest control company like AAA Pest Control  is the best way to handle a cockroach problem. They will most likely use a gel bait that the cockroach will eat and then take back to the colony, where all of them will soon die. These baits are placed in the damp areas of the home. The technician can also spray a white powder insecticide, but this can pose problems with kids who are exposed to it, so it’s not the best solution. Vacuum Them Up! If you vacuum up any dead roaches before your technician arrives, it will help in bringing the numbers down and ridding the entire house...
Are There Termites In Winter?

Are There Termites In Winter?

Termites are extremely active during the warmer months of the year. But it seems like they disappear during wet and winter months, which makes people believe that they have stopped working, hibernated, or perhaps died under the wet soil or snow. Although they might appear like they are obvious answers to the question, they are actually far from the truth. Termites are active throughout the year, and yes, even during winter. Termites Although they appear like ants and called white ants in a few parts of the world, termites are actually not related to ants. As a matter of fact, they come from the same order as cockroaches. If you consider how they work, then you can compare them to bees, wasps, and ants. They divide their work among different castes and classes. Termites feed on wood, animal dung, leaf litter, and dead plants. Termites come in 3000 different species. They reside in colonies that can house a few hundred termites to more than a million in a few cases. They are intelligent and tend to be self-organized and decentralized within their hive. The colonies where they live in are built in an intricate and complex method. A regular colony has three kinds of termites, soldiers, nymphs, and workers. A colony can have more than one queen as well as reproductive members of both male and female sexes. Economically Significant Termites are known to be economically crucial in their interaction with humans because they are responsible for millions of dollars worth of structural damage annually. They are not confined to only one region and don’t have any specific temperature...
Do I Need Organic Pest Control During Colder Months?

Do I Need Organic Pest Control During Colder Months?

The weather has finally cooled off and colder weather is coming. Now is the time to think about organic pest control for winter. Believe it or not, insects and other pests can take up residence in your home for obvious reasons—they are looking for warmth. But they are certainly not a welcome sight, so let’s look at a few reasons they invade our homes during this time of the year and what we can do about it. Causes For Cold Weather Pests Just like people, insects look for somewhere warm to get out of the cold and their favorite place is indoors. They may also be looking for dry spots to build their nests. This means that if you have any cracks in your siding, doors that are open a lot, screens that are lose or any other lack of a tight seal around doors and windows, these pests have a perfect way in and you are vulnerable for an invasion of pests. A Few Common Reasons Pests Are Attracted To Your Home When It’s Cold Outside On south or west facing walls, insects tend to congregate. Sometimes by the thousands. Walls facing south or west are warmer from the sun and the cold-blooded pests love this. Stinkbugs, cluster flies and other insects are attracted to light colored paint surfaces. If you have a garden that’s planted near the foundation of your house, ground beetles are known to infest this area. Flowerbeds, basements that are damp and any other moist areas will attract millipedes. Roaches and ants don’t like cold and will seek the warmth of indoor areas. Insects...
3 Pest Control Tips To Remember When Holiday Decorating

3 Pest Control Tips To Remember When Holiday Decorating

As you are setting up your holiday decorations, you should not slack on your pest control routine. In fact, it is during this time that you should keep a keen eye on signs of pest infestation; especially when bringing a fresh tree from the outside and when opening that boxful of Christmas decorations that have been sitting up in your attic for months now. Winter pests may not always come from your yard. They can also come from the tree that you’ve recently cut and brought inside the house or from your dusty box of Christmas decorations. Thus, you will need to implement more careful pest control and management strategies. Below are some ideas. Inspect each live green before bringing inside the house If you are fond of using live greenery for your holiday decorations – wreaths, garlands, and your Christmas tree, you need to be careful in choosing your decorative pieces. Keep in mind that spiders, moths, and mites live in tree branches and other greenery. And you don’t want to bring them into your house where they might find it cozier and decide to spend the rest of their lives cohabitating with you and your family. To prevent this from happening, you will need to spend time meticulously inspecting each one of your live green decorations for any signs of pest infestation. If possible, shake them out to be sure nothing is hiding and clinging inside the branches. Unpack your box of decorations outside Your boxes of holiday decorations have most likely been stored in your attic for about a year. This gives pests enough time to...
Start Early With Your Winter Pest Control

Start Early With Your Winter Pest Control

Pest control in winter is much like the other seasons. Winter is a common season for pests to go into hibernation and seek shelter and warmth. Unfortunately, some pests’ idea of shelter and warmth is sharing your home. According to the National Pest Management Association, homeowners need to continue implementing preventive pest control measures throughout the season to ensure no pests will be disturbing them during the holidays. To help you with your winter pest control, here are some facts about common winter pests. German cockroaches These pests get inside your home by hitchhiking on grocery bags, boxes, and furniture. Anything that you bring to your house, especially those that you bought from second-hand sources, may contain German cockroaches. So you will need to very carefully inspect them before bringing them inside your home. With regards to grocery bags and boxes, you may opt to open them outside your home. What makes German cockroaches dangerous is their ability to easily spread bacteria, human pathogens, and allergens by contaminating your food. Also, it has been reported that they could also trigger an allergy attack and even aggravate asthma symptoms in children. The most effective method to eliminate this pest in your home is to always keep your kitchens and bathrooms clean and dry. Do not leave leftover food or spilled crumbs on the floor or kitchen counters overnight. And always dispose of your garbage properly and regularly. House mice These are the common mice that you often see scurrying around the house. They like to take shelter in dark and secluded areas of the house. So if you want to...