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Pest Control Do’s and Don’ts For Winter Pests

Pest Control Do’s and Don’ts For Winter Pests

Pest control is different for every specific type of pest. Similarly, it should also be different with each season simply because you will most likely be facing different pests during the colder months. Winter simply means hibernation for animals and pests. While some animals can easily find shelter and warmth in the forest, some pests choose to seek these comforts inside homes. The primary reason is probably that food is instantly and easily available inside houses and there would be lots of hiding places where they can hibernate safely and comfortably. And if the family does not implement proper precautionary and preventive measures, detection is near impossible. Some of the common pests that are encountered in winter are mice, rats, raccoons, cockroaches, and spiders. Pest control varies with each specific type of pest. Below are some tips to help you effectively ward them off from your house and prevent winter infestation. Pest Control Tips in the Winter Seal any visible and hidden cracks, gaps, and even small openings on the outside of your homes, windows, walls, and doors. Use caulk and steel wool for sealing. If you store your summer and fall decorations, clothes, toys, and other seasonal gears inside boxes and containers, organize these boxes and containers on the shelves. Keep them off of the floor at all times to reduce potential hiding places for pests. Inspect your crawl spaces and basements and make sure there are no sources of moisture or damp areas. These damp and moist areas are common hiding places of pests. Vacuum the entire house frequently, most especially in the kitchen area where there are often crumbs...
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...
Effective Pest Control Requires Proper Insect Identification

Effective Pest Control Requires Proper Insect Identification

One of the important keys in ensuring effective pest control is proper insect identification. Keep in mind that not all insect and pests are harmful or pose a threat to your home and health. There are actually insects that serve an important purpose to the environment. These include the honey bees and bumblebees which help in the pollination process of crops and many flowers. These helpful insects do not pose a threat as they do no harm to people and their homes. Unfortunately, many of the harmful insects look very much like the friendly ones. There are distinguishing characteristics but you would have to take a closer look in order to properly identify them. Why is proper identification necessary in pest control? It is important that you are able to properly identify an insect before making any move to remove or eliminate them. The reason for this is for you to be able to avoid accidentally hurting the good and friendly insects. Also, it helps if you know what to look for to properly tell what type of insect is lurking in your yard so you won’t mistakenly attempt to go near a harmful and dangerous insect. There are some ways to tell these insects apart. Because they look very much alike, you can look at their size and where they build their nest to tell what specific type of insect you have on your yard. Also, they have different characteristics that will tell you what type of insect they are. For example, most harmful insects are very territorial with their nests. Some others will chase people for miles...
What Happens If You Ignore The Need For Rodent Pest Control

What Happens If You Ignore The Need For Rodent Pest Control

At the first sign of rodents in your home, you need to immediately call in professional pest control. These critters will not stop invading your home if you don’t do something about them. They will not go away and move to another safe place to live when they see you holding a broom and swatting them or jumping on a chair and screaming at them. Most importantly, they barely stay in the same house without increasing their population. The only way to control their population and get rid of them is to call in professional assistance. Of course, you can always plan ahead and implement appropriate preventive measures to make sure these pests won’t invade your home. Once they’re already inside your home, there’s nothing else to do other than to have a professional exterminate them. It’s not only rodents If you think seeing rodents scurry through your home will happen only once or that ignoring them will make the situation less of a problem, you better think again. Keep in mind that if there is a mouse lurking around your property, the following kinds of pests will also be present in most cases. Carpet beetles – These pests live off of the food stowed away by rats and other rodents. When they learn about the secret food hiding places of the rodents, they will move on to where you hide your food. Fleas – Aside from feeding on your pets, fleas also feed on rodents. So if you don’t have a pet, but there are rats and rodents in your home, you’ll surely face a flea problem in...
Most Common Pest Control Mistakes Homeowners Need To Avoid

Most Common Pest Control Mistakes Homeowners Need To Avoid

When you see a pest problem in your home, it will be hard to forget about the bugs and rodents that you may have seen. Any kind of pest infestation can make anyone go crazy. To lessen the possibility of having a pest infestation in your home, you need to avoid these pest control mistakes so you can rest easy in the fact that your house does not have any pest. Failure To Identify The Cause Of The Pest Infestation When you see spiders in your basement, what comes to your mind is to get rid of them right away. So, you spray the area with insecticides and think that the problem has been handled. But this might not be the case. Keep in mind that you have to find the source of the problem. Find out where they are coming from and how are they getting inside your house. If you see any openings in your home’s foundation, seams, doors, and windows, be sure to seal them right away. You may also set out a trap for the pest that you wish to trap. Failure To Identify The Kind of Pest Infestation Always remember that there are different kinds of bugs. You have to correctly identify the pest infestation that you are dealing with so you can buy the appropriate trap. If your stomach can handle it, you may also consider taking a photo and search for it on Google. If you are having problems with it, you can always get in touch with a reputable pest control Myrtle Beach company. Thinking That Spraying Ants Is Enough Discovering...