Avoid Pest Infestation With These Home Care Tips
1. Termite Control
Homeowners need to constantly be on the lookout for any signs of termite infestation. Small holes in the wood, sagging doors or floors, insect wings and small mud-like tubes found along foundations are just some of the more obvious signs of termite activity. It is important to schedule annual visits with our highly trained inspectors to ensure that no infestation goes undiscovered or untreated.
2. Ants and Cockroaches
Like all other living things, ants and cockroaches are always looking for food and water for survival. Kitchen and bathroom sanitation is the best control method to prevent these insects from thriving within those areas. By eliminating their food source, the insects will bypass your home in favor of another. It is also important to seal all opening in your home which can serve as entryways.
3. Fleas and Ticks
Flea and tick infestations can be prevented by implementing a regimented control program for your pet. We recommend consulting with your local veterinarian for the different control methods available However, fleas and ticks are parasites, and may still be introduced into your home by unwanted pests such as birds, rats, or other stray animals. Be sure to treat your pets and home for fleas and ticks on a regular basis.
The best way to control mice and rats is to make it impossible for them to enter your home. That may be difficult with mice because they can squeeze through a tiny opening of just 3/8-inch wide. Be sure to check any openings around utility lines that enter your home, including water or drain pipes, electrical wires, and around AC units. Broken windows and unscreened dryer vents also provide for popular rodent entryways.