Termites, Rodents, and Bugs Oh My!

With all these hot summer days, you wouldn't think this is the time to be worried about the cooler weather and protecting your home from termites.  But let me explain why getting started now makes the most sense for piece of mind and your pocket book.

When termites get to your home, they are literally designed to tear it apart, tiny piece by tiny piece.  This fall is it is critical for your home's safety that you get on a program to prevent these types of infestations.  Let me explain why. Fair warning.. this gets a little scary.

 Termites and ants are the home wreckers. They breach your home's defenses and build colonies in your walls. Those colonies feed and burrow into your wood, making vast pathways through support beams and framing. Many homeowners don't even see the destruction till it's too late, and they are looking at thousands of dollars of repairs--if they can repair at all.

Rodents get into your crawl spaces and walls and bite on wires, and snack on sheet rock. In this way, other than being an awful, shaggy, disease carrier, that creeps through your cubberds and pantry, they can also cause issues with your electric, telephone, web, and TV wiring. These are difficult to find issues covered up inside your attic or walls, and can cost a great deal to fix. On the off chance that you've at any point paid an electrician to do anything, you know they're not cheap.

Fall critters also bring infections and sickness. The cockroach loves microorganisms and rot. When he is finished dragging his gleaming dark colored body through the sewer pipe, he is all too happy to slither into your flour pack, or over into your silverware drawer. The bad part is, normally you don't know it. Your kids becomes sick with this season's flu virus, and you think it is just the season, unaware that the issue is being brought into your home by a fall intruder.

Creepy crawlies, wasps, insects, and ticks, love a decent warm place to spend winter. They get you while you're sleeping or while you're relaxing on the deck. They get you while you're comfortable on the sofa. Insect bites are worse in the fall, because there are more of them. Also to the bugs, your warm, secure home, looks like a great place to settle in for their long winter stay.

Then, there are a whole slew of pests that are just plain irritating, like: ladybugs, stink bugs, crickets, silverfish, centipedes, cluster flies, and more.

In the fall, bugs and rodents are looking for a place to hibernate or overwinter. And they can turn your happy home into a horror film. That's why fall pest control is so important. A pest professional can treat your yard, and set up devices that watch for harmful insects, like termites. They can stop many bugs before they even get to your home. Professionals have training on how to seal your house, and can spray the outside of your home, especially in hard to reach places, like the roof line and third story window frames.

You don't have to live in fear of bugs and rodents. Proper fall maintenance can keep your home and your family safe, and bug free. You have enough to worry about. Leave your bug worries to the professionals.

Prevent Pest Infestations Now!

Spring is almost here, which means many homeowners will indulge in spring cleaning in the next few weeks. During this time, we encourage homeowners to consider pest-proofing in and around the home.

Spring is the time, no matter how good or bad the winter, when people begin to notice an increase in pest infestations like ants, termites, flies and wasps or mosquitoes. The simplest way to minimize the possibility relevant to an infestation is prevention. Adding just a few quick and simple tasks along with the spring cleaning to-do list can work very well in keeping pests away from the home.

We recommend the next steps to prevent an infestation this spring:

  •     Eliminate sources of moisture or standing water at your house, including birdbaths also in clogged gutters.
  •     Seal cracks and holes along the foundation of the house including entry points for utilities and pipes.
  •     Screen windows and doors.
  •     Keep tree branches and other plants from touching the house .
  •     Store firewood at least 20 feet off of the home on a raised structure with concrete blocks.
  •     Inspect the skin of a home for nests built by stinging insects, which can be found in the eaves under roofs or under the vinyl lip.
  •     Keep kitchens clean by wiping down counters and also other food surfaces after meal prep.
  •     Take out the trash frequently and store it in a sealed container outdoors.
  •     Avoid leaving pets’ food dishes out for long periods of time.

If you suspect you have an infestation, contact us at  731.422.2643 so we can help you determine the best course of action by determining the species of the insects and recommend a program of treatment.

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."


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