When the temperatures start dropping and the snow starts following, many homeowners breathe a sigh of relief, thinking they get a few months off of worrying about the annoying and sometimes destructive pests that plague the warmer months. However, it might shock you to learn that some insects are just as active throughout the winter as they are the rest of the year. Read on to learn about which insects you should be concerned about through the winter.
While most ants are merely annoying, carpenter ants are much more than that. This breed of ant has a habit of nesting inside of wood, chewing through it to make smooth tunnels. While they’re busy creating their home, they’re also putting a lot of work into damaging yours. If you suspect you may have a carpenter ant infestation, read on to learn about three signs you should be looking for.
We always hear that “rats carry diseases,” but without anything more specific, it’s easy to write that off as an old wive’s tale. After all, most diseases can’t travel between species anyway, right? Not quite. Below are five diseases carried by rodents that can be passed on to humans — five very good reasons to utilize pest control services to prevent disease transmission.
No one wants pests in their home, but the unfortunate reality is that it is something most people have to deal with at some point in their lives. Learning the signs of an infestation is important, as it can help you catch the pests early and ensure you are able to take care of the problem before the population explodes right under your nose. Below are five of some of the most common indoor pests, and how a pest control professional can help you prevent and eradicate them.
When you see pests infiltrating your home, it can be tempting to want to take matters into your own hands. After all, they came into your property, possibly causing damage, and at the very least causing some distress. However, it is wise to let the professionals handle cleaning up your pest problem, as trying to do it yourself can have a number of drawbacks, and may end up with you calling for help in the end after all.
Most people have heard of the brown recluse, but could you identify one if you found it in your home, or would you know what to do if one bit you? In this post, we take the time to familiarize you with this dangerous pest, so you can understand how to avoid them and how to respond if you happen across one.
Pest control is something nearly everyone will need at some point in their lives, whether it’s for a mouse that has taken up residence in their garage or a larger problem like bed bugs in your hospitality business. When that time comes, almost everyone pauses to think “can’t I do this myself?” It’s possible that you could take care of your infestation on your own, but it’s much more likely that you’ll encounter one of the following complications.
Beg bugs are one of the most difficult pests to get rid of, so keeping them out of your home should be a top priority. Below are some of the most common sources of bed bug infestations, so you can know where to keep an extra eye out for these tiny pests.
Restaurants thrive on their reputation — for good food, good service, and perhaps most importantly, cleanliness. Not much will give a restaurant a bad reputation faster than a sanitation problem, and pests are, as far as the general public is concerned, a big indicator of a problem. Unfortunately, even if you do everything right and follow all sanitation guidelines, there’s no guarantee that a pest will not be able to find their way in occasionally. If a customer happens to see an insect or rodent, how you respond to the complaint may make all the difference in how the incident READ MORE »