A “pest,” as the name suggests, is a menace to our homes and come in a variety of types. From ants to rats, the different types of pests require specific treatments to eradicate them. Pest control is the process of identifying and eradicating pests from your house and garden using a variety of measures. Especially in the winter months, it’s helpful to know a little about how to protect your home from these annoying invaders. Luckily, we’re here to share with you some commonly found pests and methods to deal with them.
Types of Pests and Prevention Tips.
Ants are the most familiar pests found in our house and garden. Ants quickly reach places where food items are misplaced. While certainly a nuisance, they aren’t particularly difficult to deal with. There are sprays and poison traps that can be utilized, as well as other conventional methods. Keeping your house clean and sealed from the outside will do wonders in preventing you from seeing these tiny home invaders.
Borers (such as termites) are mostly found in timber and cause damages to wooden structures and furniture. These are a real threat to floorings made of timber and timber products. Trees and shrubs of low vigor or in a weakened state of health are especially susceptible to borer attack. Prevention is the key in controlling wood-boring insect pests. Grow only trees and shrubs that are adapted to the area and site, and select resistant varieties. Keep plants healthy and vigorous through proper planting, mulching, watering, fertilizing, pruning, and winter protection practices. Protect trees from injuries to roots and trunks. Remove dead limbs or trees promptly to avoid infestations. Remove bark from felled trees if stored for firewood.
Silverfish are small, wingless insects that live in your rooftops, storage rooms, bookshelves and similar platforms. These move frequently throughout your house causing damages for paper materials, fabrics, silk and synthetic clothes. Practicing prevention will help greatly in dealing this menace. Keep your plumbing in good order so as not to create a damp environment. Silverfish like places where they can live in safety. This means that they will hide in places that are damp, messy, have several good hiding places, and have a lot of paper. Keeping your house tidy will leave them vulnerable to the vacuum. Move your things around often, as this will disturb them frequently.
Bed Bugs are a growing concern since they’ve become more common in recent years and are extremely difficult to exterminate. While hotels are high on the list of bed bug concerns, any public place can be a haven for bed bugs. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent a bed bug infestation in your home. By avoiding contaminated materials, avoiding bed bugs while traveling, and protecting your home, you can prevent bed bugs. Here is a quick tip!
Replace your mattress and box spring every 2-3 years. While this may seem like a very short time to have a mattress, it may be a smart action to take to eliminate the problem at its source. Once bed bugs have gotten into your bed, it’s extremely difficult to tell how many are in there, figure out exactly where they are, and get them out. Additionally, bed bugs can linger in other areas around your house, but they are most often going to be in your bed.
Cockroaches are widely found in the kitchen cabinets of your house and areas where food is being cooked or served. They also frequent wash rooms and wet areas, making our lives tougher and adding health concerns. Cockroaches breed and multiply fast and are the carriers of serious diseases. To prevent an infestation, seal up any cracks outside of the home to prevent pest entryways and make sure you don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink overnight.
Spiders are of venomous types and are quite often found in our homes and gardens. Spider excretes may cause toxic damages to human skin and spider bites cause allergies and similar damages. Remove clutter to help prevent them from creeping around your house. Spiders especially like to live around cardboard boxes.
Bees usually found in the wall cavities and typically become a pest problem during summer time. Bee removal is to be handled only by a professional bee removal team. Bees stings usually cause temporary pain and sometimes allergic reactions that can lead to major health issues, including death.
Fleas are pests that feed on the blood of warm animals including humans. Fleas are usually carried by dogs and cats to your house. They can cause infections and can even inject other parasites to the body. It’s important to protect your pets from them and luckily there are many methods today to do just that. Flea collars and certain medications can help tremendously to prevent and eradicate fleas.
Rats are type of rodents that find space in your store rooms or ducts or waterways. Through contact with food items rats may cause fever that may even lead to death. A house with rats is prone to many severe diseases. The key to reducing rat and mice infestations is to limit their access to both food and shelter within your home and garden. Store food in airtight containers in a pantry and keep your counters clean of food and crumbs.
We hope these quick tips will help you keep your home free of invading pests. If you are currently dealing with an infestation and aren’t having any luck on your own, don’t hesitate to reach out to a professional.
Professional pest control is very essential to have a permanent solution for this menace and to keep our living habitats clean and healthy. It is important to have a pest inspection once in every three months to check for, and if necessary, eliminate harmful pests. Professional pest control methods are 100% safe and results oriented which is very well proven. Now most of the pest control solutions are done using organic methods which are very safe and effective.
You can contact ACME Management Inc. for a full service solution to your pest problems. Just give us a call at (870) 735-2234 or go online at acmepestinc.com today.