When it comes to pest control, your biggest concern is likely preventing pests from getting inside your home. This is a valid worry, but it’s important to know that pests outside of your home can also cause a significant amount of damage. For example, pests hiding in your gutters can cause problems ranging from leaks to West Nile Virus. Here are five pests that are especially likely to be found lurking in your gutters:
We all hope that our homes are mouse-free. What’s often overlooked by homeowners though, is that having mice outdoors can be similarly dangerous and destructive. Having a mouse problem in your yard is a nuisance, of course, but it can lead to several problems. Not to mention, once winter comes around, mice will be looking for a warm place to call home and may invade your home. We encourage everyone to get an outdoor mouse inspection by a trained exterminator.
As a property owner, rodents can be the cause of serious damage. These devious little pests can cost you thousands of dollars in damages, spread diseases, and are generally just a nuisance. They can take over in no time, so it’s important to keep an eye open for any signs of rodent infestation.
There is arguably no worse nuisance than pests. Regardless of whether they are rodents, spiders, insects, reptiles, or something else, a pest infestation is an annoyance that everyone hates dealing with. It can be frustrating to think your house is clean and then have various pests constantly appearing.
As we head into fall, more and more pests are going to try and enter your home for the warmth it provides. A typical home has many entry points that can lead to an infestation worthy of calling pest control. For that reason, it is important that you keep an eye on the most common entry points for pests in your house and ensure they are sealed. Here are 10 of the most common points of entry for pests in the fall:
The process of removing ticks from your pets’ bellies, rears, and between their toes is disgusting and nerve-wracking. These hideous arachnids are both icky and potentially dangerous for your pets – and you, if they transfer from your pet’s body to yours. They often carry and can transfer potentially life-threatening diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease, among others. However, there are several relatively easy methods of tick prevention that are safe and effective when used correctly.
With spring comes warmer weather, and with warmer weather comes flowers, longer days, more time spent outdoors — and an incursion of all sorts of pests that you usually don’t have to worry about during the winter. While you’re out enjoying the spring weather, pests may be making their way onto your property and into your home. Below are a few of the pests to watch out for.
Ants are one of the most common pests in North America, so try not to feel too disheartened if you end up with a row of tiny pests making their way into your home. It doesn’t mean your home is dirty, it just means they managed to find a food source, no matter how small, somewhere inside. Thankfully there are some steps you can take to take care of your ant problem!
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While warmer winters can be a relief for many who dread the cold winter months, it can also be a boon for many pests too. Harsh winters are great for cutting down pest numbers, as the colder it gets the less likely hibernating nasties are able to survive and re-emerge come spring. However, milder winters mean that most hibernating bugs will survive, increasing the risk of infestation in warmer months.