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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...
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...