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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...
Controlling Mosquitoes This Summer With Pest Control

Controlling Mosquitoes This Summer With Pest Control

Summertime and mosquitoes seem to go hand in hand. We’ve all had picnics and other outdoor events practically ruined by swarms of biting mosquitoes. They are relentless and can be a huge source of irritation during our summer activities. However, there are things you can do to cut down on mosquito population in your area, including making summer maintenance for these and other pests a regular part of your routine. Instead of spending lots of money on DIY fixes such as citronella candles, zappers, bug spray or swatters, consider using preventative pest control measures to eliminate mosquito population inside your house and outside around your property. Why Do I Need Pest Control For Mosquitoes? Mosquitoes have to have water in order to breed. They look for standing water in ditches, flowerpots, clogged gutters, birdbaths and even kiddie pools. Even an old tire lying around can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes if it collects rain water. Professional pest control can identify problem areas and control the swarms with higher grade chemicals that you will not have access to. They also know what is safe for your pets. What Can I Do To Control Mosquitoes? There are several steps you should take that will help tremendously with insect problems, including mosquitoes. Get rid of standing water as much as you can. If there are items that you cannot drain, then at least change the water often. Turn over flowerpots, buckets or other items that collect water. Trim areas that are overgrown, shady and moist. This will help prevent infestations. Don’t let them in your home! Keep windows and doors closed...
Easy Pest Control Routines You Can Do This Spring

Easy Pest Control Routines You Can Do This Spring

Proper and regular pest control has never been most important in any other time of the year than spring. This is when pests are coming out of their winter hibernation and are starting to gather food and water. This is also the time when some of them start to look for a new place to live in until the season changes. For this reason, the National Pest Management Association suggests including pest prevention in every homeowner’s cleaning routines for the spring season. Adding a few simple and easy tasks in your spring cleaning will result to living in a pest-free environment. Moreover, it helps eliminate all the issues associated with pest infestation – health problems, furniture and home damage, repair or replacement costs, and others. Here are some easy pest control routines you can do on a weekly basis as part of your spring cleaning routine. Look for easy and immediate access points – You can start your routine by checking outdoors and looking for easy and immediate access points. Pests are often able to create their own entrances to your homes if they can’t find any. So be sure to do this every week even though you have sealed and eliminated the gaps and openings you noticed before. Use silicon-based caulk or steel wool to seal gaps and openings – If you see any kind of gap or opening or even a small crack outside your home, you will have to seal it to ensure no pests will be able to enter. Silicon-based caulk is effective in completely sealing small cracks and crevices while steel wool effectively closes...
What Is The Most Effective Pest Control For Mosquitoes?

What Is The Most Effective Pest Control For Mosquitoes?

Summer will soon be upon us and with it those pesky mosquitoes. The primary goal of pest control for mosquitoes is to avoid them and prevent them from making your yard their breeding nest. These insects carry various kinds of diseases including the deadly ones such as West Nile and yellow fever. Although easy to kill individually, mosquitoes are persistent insects that will continue to find ways to survive and thrive. According to most professionals, the best and most effective pest control for mosquitoes revolves around maintenance and protection. Maintenance control for mosquitoes Maintenance should be focused in getting rid of and preventing the accumulation off standing water in your yard. Always keep in mind that mosquitoes breed in water. There are species that breed even in small amounts of water so be sure you remove all standing water in your yard. Below are some tips to ensure there is no place in your yard where mosquitoes can breed: Do not use yard decorations and accessories that can collect water after a light rain or when you water your plants or turn on the sprinkler. Always check your flower pots and beds at least every other day and remove any water accumulation. If you have a bird bath, make it a habit to clean it at least once a week, if not more frequently. If you have a decorative pond or pool in your yard, consider adding some mosquito-eating fish to prevent the mosquitoes from using this as a breeding ground. Protection pest control for mosquitoes Aside from properly maintaining your yard to eliminate the primary breeding ground of...
Effective Pest Control Starts In Determining Their Hideouts

Effective Pest Control Starts In Determining Their Hideouts

Most experts will agree that the key to effective pest control is early detection. Whether or not you know what kind of pest you are dealing with, what’s important is that you find out where they are hiding inside your house, how they were able to get inside, and which areas of your house they most frequently visit. The most difficult pest to look for are wood-destroying insects, particularly the termites. You won’t know you cohabitate with them until you notice your foundations are getting weaker or until your floorboards start creaking. What’s worse is that, these insects are the best at hiding and they generate the worse and most expensive damage to your properties and the entire house as well. In fact, it often takes 3-8 years before you see signs of termite infestation, at which point, your house has already taken a lot of damage. To help you easily find where these common wood destroying insects hide, consider these tips. Termites One of the most common causes for pest control are termites. To find where they are hiding, you need to look for signs of infestation by tapping your wooden walls, foundations, door frames, floor boards, etc. Use the handle of a screw driver to tap on your walls and floorboards. If you hear a hollow sound, then you’ve got an infestation in that area. You can also consider poking the screwdriver in your walls. If it goes in easily, that area is most likely hollowed inside because of termite infestation. Another tip off that would tell you have termites at home is when you see discarded...