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Insider’s Tips About Pest Control During The Cold Months

Insider’s Tips About Pest Control During The Cold Months

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 that 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 species. 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...
Why You Should Leave Pest Control To Professionals

Why You Should Leave Pest Control To Professionals

Although there are lots of pest control methods that you can do on your own, it is always best if you hire professionals and have them control and manage the pest infestation you are currently facing. This is especially true if you find that you do not know the pest you are dealing with or that if the infestation is frequently re-occurring despite all your efforts to get rid of them. Aside from freeing yourself from the stress and pressure of dealing with stubborn pests, here are other benefits that you can gain from hiring pest control professionals like AAA Pest Control: You will not have to spend a lot of time and money in testing which pesticides will work and which are safe to use for your family. You will not have to think about proper storage for the pesticides, which is critical especially if you have kids and pets at home. You will not have to figure out where the best and most effective place to use your pesticide in order to quickly get rid of the pests. You will not have to create a schedule for pest elimination that fits your daily and weekly routine. The great thing about hiring professional pest management companies is that they have the necessary expertise and skills gained from years of dealing with different kinds of pests to effectively and quickly eliminate the pests in your house. They also know about the most effective, most appropriate and safest pesticides and methods to use to eliminate pests, depending on the specific type of pest. After having identified the pests that are...
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...
The Importance Of Regular Pest Control

The Importance Of Regular Pest Control

No one likes to think about pest control. After all, who likes the idea of spiders, roaches or termites coming in and wreaking havoc in our homes? Many times, it has nothing to do with how clean you are or how much you sanitize your home. Pests just have a way of invading our personal space and coming where they aren’t welcome. You really cannot completely eradicate these pests without the help of regular maintenance from a pest control service. It takes specialized experiences and chemicals not available to the average person. Not to mention, it can be dangerous to deal with these pests on your own. But the biggest misunderstanding about trying to do control pests yourself is that even if you got them out of your immediate space, you have still failed to get where they breed and that’s where the infestation starts. Their nests must also be eradicated. What Should My Plan Be For Pest Control? It’s very dangerous to your family’s health to have mice, rats, roaches, spiders, or any number of other pests uncontrolled in or near your home. If they are not gotten rid of immediately, then they will multiply and become far more difficult to manage. Just like other creatures, they are often looking for warm places, so during the winter, we see them coming in our homes through the cracks around stoves, vents, etc. When it comes to termites, they can absolutely destroy your home, so it’s crucial that you get your property inspected regularly by a professional pest expert. There are different approaches to treatment for different pests, but they...
Pest Control and Termites

Pest Control and Termites

The basics of pest control include learning about the specific kind of pest you are going to be dealing with. And the deadliest pest that could invade residential and corporate properties is termites. What makes these pests deadly is their ability to silently eat away at your home’s foundations and walls. You or any member of your household won’t be able to easily notice their presence, especially if you don’t know what signs to look for. Oftentimes, they have already eaten through half the beams in your basement before you even realize you’re cohabitating with them. This is why it is very important to learn everything that you can about termites. This will not only help you implement effective pest control, but will also help you better protect your house from termite infestation. Here are some basic facts and information you need to know about termites. Termites do not generally thrive underground Contrary to common belief, not all termite species live underground. Although it is common for them to settle underground and create shafts and tunnels all the way up to the surface as their mode of transportation, there are a couple of termite species that live above ground. One such specie is the Conehead termite, which is often mistaken for ants because of their behavior. Termites can eat 24/7, non-stop, without ever feeling full It is common knowledge that termites eat all types of woods and wallpaper. What is not known to many, however, is the fact that termites can eat non-stop for 24 hours without ever feeling full. In fact, research has revealed that a termite colony...