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Pest Control Tips For Businesses

Pest Control Tips For Businesses

Pest control for commercial properties can save business owners lots of time and money, not to mention safeguard their reputation. With the growing popularity of social media reviews on almost all kinds of businesses these days, a post regarding the discovery of a pest on your property is a huge headache that all property managers would like to avoid. Use Door Sweeps In most cases, property managers think that pest come through unnoticeable cracks from the property foundation or walls. What they tend to forget is that doors are among the easiest entry points for pests, too. One affordable and effective method to prevent pests from getting inside your establishment is through door sweeps. They can stop rodents and insects from moving through small openings under the door. It minimizes the need to hire a Myrtle Beach pest control company. Service Floor Drains Regularly We like to think that the food waste that goes down our drain poses no threat because it just disappears without a problem. But the fact remains that residual food particles can produce an odor that can attract unwanted pests. You should make sure that your janitorial and maintenance team will service your floor drains, especially unused ones, on a regular basis. Choose The Right Plants, Flowers, and Trees We all know that landscaping can improve the aesthetics of your commercial building’s exterior. However, it can also increase your property’s chances of attracting pests. There are certain types of trees, flowers, and plants that can draw in various kinds of insects and wildlife. Be sure to ask your landscaping company to minimize or even avoid...
Tips For A Pest-Free Christmas Tree

Tips For A Pest-Free Christmas Tree

It is that time of the year when we bring a live tree inside our home, adorn it with beautiful lights and décor as we join in the festive spirit of Christmas. But we all know that a pine and fir tree can be home to a host of bugs like mites, mantids, aphids, and more. You would not want to bring these pesky little critters inside your home, right? Because of that, it is very important for you to make sure that your Christmas tree is pest free. The best method of pest control is always one that does not involve the use of sprays or chemicals. A lot of Christmas tree lots offer the utilization of mechanical tree shakers to get rid of egg clusters, nests, and most of the bugs that may be residing on the tree. You may also try to manually shake it vigorously. Fortunately, there are only a few kinds of bugs that actually reside in Christmas trees are harmful to humans. However, they can still be a nuisance. You can take out these insects by coating your Christmas tree with neem oil or Diatomaceous Earth. Meanwhile, if you are having problems with pest infestation inside your home, one that’s been around even before you brought in your Christmas tree, be sure to call a professional Myrtle Beach pest control company. Apart from pest-proofing your tree, you may also wish pet proof it. If you have dogs, make sure that they do not chew on your tree. Be sure to place ornaments at a height that they cannot reach. For cats, make sure...
Have A Pest Free Christmas

Have A Pest Free Christmas

Some pests are seasonal. Mosquitoes and wasps love the summer season while rats and mice love winter. In some places, these little critters are present all year round. Because of this, pest control is essential in any household or commercial establishment. Always remember that preventing pest problems is a lot easier compared to solving a problem with a full blown pest infestation. During the Christmas season, properties start to have rat or mouse problems. These pests look for food and shelter, which your property gladly provides. If you do not address this problem early on, you will end up with a garage or house that’s filled with pesky critters and you will find it hard to get rid of them. Rats and mice will munch on your electric wires, woodwork, packaging, food, clothes and many more. Apart from that they give off at least 70 droppings every day and urinates frequently, which can contaminate your food and lead to food poisoning. Rats can also spread various kinds of diseases from their dirty surroundings. Furthermore, both black and brown rats breed rapidly and they become capable of reproducing in just around three months. Each reproducing female can make between three to twelve litters of up to eight young in a year. Meanwhile, brown rats go underground or in any soft material to make their nest. While your home can still be their target in terms of their food source, it is more likely that they will make a home near your house like a shed or garage. The best thing that you can do is to stop them from getting...
DIY Pest Control Methods That May Result In Dangerous Consequences

DIY Pest Control Methods That May Result In Dangerous Consequences

The inconvenience and damage brought on by pest infestations could make people wish to get rid of these pests with prejudice. When faced with a decision of whether you should do it yourself or hire a pest control company, most homeowners opt for the former. They hesitate because of the cost of the specialized and professional assistance, especially when they could clearly see what they could do with the financial savings. Sad to say that aside from a few fortunate ones, homeowners wind up totally wasting their cash on inefficient DIY pest control methods, and eventually need to work with a pest control company to eliminate their problem. Poison One common pest removal product is poison, which is considered as the easiest method to eliminate these unwanted pests. There are many mistakes that can be committed by an amateur, who is not proficient at using this strategy. The first error is purchasing and applying the poison without examining the kind of pest infestation that they have at home. The poison is usually applied right away with just one quick look at the instructions. The outcomes are distressing. The poison might have been selected inappropriately, leaving behind pests that were supposed to be eliminated unharmed. Their exposure to the toxic substance might cause it to be passed on to other areas such as exposed food, water sources, and kid’s toys. This could consequently put those living in the house at risk of poisoning. However, when the poison worked well, pests will die in locations that are difficult to reach. The rotting flesh will give off a noxious scent. The air...
4 Misconceptions About Hiring A Pest Control Company

4 Misconceptions About Hiring A Pest Control Company

There are several companies offering pest control services these days. But just like all the other professional services that we hire, we need to make sure that we choose only the best and reputable service providers. In line with that, we’ve listed four misconceptions about hiring pest control company. Knowing all these will help you keep your home pest-free. Misconception #1: You need to wait a long time before you can hire a professional to take care of your pest problems. This is not true. Pests rapidly increase in numbers and when you see one then there are probably a lot more in hiding. A lot of pests produce egg sacks containing several eggs. For example, the cockroach will lay an egg sack containing about 30 baby cockroaches, which can start to reproduce even if they are only two weeks old. A pest infested building will become much more infested if you continue to ignore the issue. Over-the-counter pesticides and sprays may be able to help in a bit, but they will never be enough. The more time you wait to get help, the pests will continue to multiply and become harder to eliminate. Misconception #2: You only hire a pest control service to remove visible infestations. This is also not true. As you already know by now, for each pest you see, there are many of those that are in hiding. In case you have one particular kind of pest inside your house then it’s probable that your house has turned into a breeding ground for other kinds of pests. And in addition, those pests create nurseries and colonies...