Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do to prevent termite?
Termites enjoy moisture, so you will want to prevent moisture from accumulating at the foundation of your home. You can do this by sending water away from your home with well-maintained downspouts & gutters. Properly ventilate your crawl space. Make sure you keep all shrubs and vegetation trimmed to keep it from closing off your vents. You will also need to keep at least an 18 inch gap between soil & wood sections of your home. And of course you could also contact a Certified Pest Control Company to inspect your foundation for signs of termites routinely.
Can I control stinging insects such as ants, wasps & yellow jacket on my own?
Many types of stinging insects are social insects. They will sting to protect themselves and other members of their colony. These insects give off pheromones, this will cause other members of the colony to react as well, and this will create a dangerous situation for you and your family. So, you should contact a Certified Pest Control Company who is equipped to protect your home safely from these stinging insects.
What step can I take to protect my home against stinging insects?
Stinging insects will build their nest in crawlspaces, building corners, under gutters, attics and under patios or decks. It’s wise to seal all exterior cracks and crevices to prevent insects from entering your structure. Seal tightly all garbage cans and make sure to cover all food when outdoors. Try and avoid excessive use of fragrances outdoors, which can attract stinging insects.
Roof Rat & Rodent Prevention
To protect yourself from Roof rats and other rodents you must prevent them from entering your home as best you can by sealing up any holes or cracks larger than a quarter with silicone caulk. Make sure to keep all trees and shrubs trimmed away from your home and cut back limbs hanging over your roof. Make sure to give less accessibility to food sources. Do that by cleaning up any fallen fruit from trees in the yard and keep your garbage cans tightly covered. It is also a good idea to inspect your home regularly for signs of roof rats and rodent infestation by looking for rodent droppings, gnaw marks, etc. For assistance with controlling a roof rat or rodent issue you should contact a Certified Pest Control Company.
German Cockroach Prevention
How do you get rid of German cockroaches? For best results you should practice good sanitation. To prevent them from infesting your home, keep a very clean and tidy kitchen, vacuum often, seal all entrances around utility pipes and make sure to have proper ventilation in crawl space to avoid moisture buildup. If you find evidence of a cockroach infestation, contact a Certified Pest Control Company to inspect and treat for this problem.
Black Widow Spider Prevention
To avoid black widow spider bites by making sure to clear clutter in basements & garages to help eliminate hiding spots. When you can visibly see spiders webs use caution. You should wear heavy gloves when moving items that have been stored for a long time. And always shake out your shoes before putting them on. Outside, make sure to store firewood at least 20 feet from your home and at least 5 inches off the ground. If you think you have a spider infestation, contact a Certified Pest Control Company immediately. This will be the safest way to get rid of black widow spiders in your home.