No one likes cockroaches. It doesn’t matter if they are American, Oriental, German, or any other type—they are all disgusting. They are also known for being spreaders of bacteria and can lead to illness.
To make sure these gross critters aren’t multiplying in your home, consider these tips:
Take out your garbage often.
Repair and replace ripped and damaged window and door screens.
Check packages for cockroaches before bringing them inside.
Clean and vacuum your house frequently.
Close off gaps to the outside of your home.
Residents of Charleston know how annoying it is to swat at mosquitoes throughout the summer months. They seem to be everywhere. While it’s inevitable that you will get bit by some mosquitoes, you want to limit your exposure and ensure they don’t infest your property. They are known to carry diseases and viruses that can be dangerous. The chances of catching many of these illnesses in the United States are lower, but you still don’t want to risk it.
For mosquito control, try the following tips in your yard:
Keep your grass cut short.
Turn buckets and containers outside upside down.
Don’t leave standing water around your house.
Remove debris, branches, and stumps from your yard.
Fill in holes on your property that can collect rainwater.
Ants live in colonies. That means those few ants you see carrying crumbs aren’t alone. They are taking those crumbs somewhere.
Different types of ants may be building a colony in your home. These include Argentine, fire, sugar, and more. Fire ants are nasty, as their bite stings a lot!
To avoid an ant colony in your house, consider these tips:
Use weather-stripping on your doors and windows.
Put food in containers and put it away when you are done eating.
Get rid of your property’s wood piles, fallen branches, and debris.
Rinse out your containers and cans before throwing them away.
Spiders are icky and spooky, but they can also be dangerous. While some spiders are harmless, others, like black widows and brown recluses, have bites that can land you in the hospital.
To avoid spiders biting and spinning webs, consider the following:
Remove any spiderwebs as soon as you see them.
Repair any damage to your window and door screens.
Close your doors and windows when not in use.
Make sure there are no openings to the outside of your home.
Remove wood and rock piles, debris, and overgrown vegetation from your property.
Bed bugs are small but highly annoying insects. As their name implies, bed bugs are often found in beds—but they can also make their way to other pieces of furniture throughout the house. Bed bugs feed on blood—which makes you their ideal meal. Their bites are annoying and itchy, leading to infections from scratching.
To avoid bed bugs, consider these tips:
Clean and vacuum your home regularly—including your mattress.
Wash clothing when you bring it home from shopping.
Wash your sheets regularly.
Avoid purchasing used furniture.
Wash your clothing when you return home from traveling.
Whether Norway rats, mice, or roof rats, rodents are pests you don’t want in your home. They scurry across your floors and counters spreading bacteria. They also can get into your food, damage your walls, and even chew through your wires. On top of all of this, they are known for spreading disease. Don’t allow these furry pests to make their way into your house.
If you would like to avoid rodents, consider these helpful tips:
Clean and vacuum your house regularly.
Take out your trash often.
Use your garbage disposal.
Close your doors and windows when you aren’t using them.
Put food in containers and put it away after eating it.
Wasps and hornets are known for their sting and how liberal they are with it. Wasps and hornets are mean and aren’t afraid to sting you. They set up nests on your property and even on the sides of your home. From there, they defend them aggressively. Their stings hurt a lot, which is bad enough, but they also can cause an allergic reaction in some people. Because of this, you’ll want to contact a pest control specialist to remove any wasps or hornets from your property.
Ticks are parasites that attach themselves to people and animals. These parasites live off of their host’s blood. Not only are ticks annoying, but they are also extremely dangerous. Ticks spread a variety of different diseases—some of which are deadly. If you notice your pet, a family member, or you have ticks, make sure you take care of it immediately.
To prevent ticks from moving forward, consider these tips:
Cut your bushes and remove dense vegetation.
Cut your lawn regularly.
Use tick control programs to keep your pets safe from ticks.
Vacuum and clean regularly.
Termites and carpenter ants
Termites and carpenter ants are the sworn enemies of homes and commercial properties. They are known for causing billions of dollars in damage yearly in the United States alone. If they make their way into your walls and start working away at your property, you may be looking at thousands of dollars in repairs.
Whether you have Pest Control needs or Termite issues, Contact Nationwide Pest Control immediately to get our pest services as soon as you notice these pests. We will send a pest control expert who knows how the termite control process works to eliminate all termites or carpenter ants from your property. Don’t wait! They will continue to spread. Call now.