Cockroaches are icky little critters that are disgusting to look at and drive the need for pest control. On top of this, they are known for spreading bacteria around your house. They tend to get everywhere and in everything—including your food. You want to stop cockroaches from making their way inside of your home.
If you would like to avoid cockroaches and the need for pest control in your home, consider these tips:
Take out your garbage regularly.
Close off gaps to the outside of your home.
Replace torn or damaged window and door screens.
Check your packages for roaches before bringing them inside.
Vacuum and clean regularly.
Those in Florida are well-acquainted with mosquitoes. They are everywhere—especially during the summer. They buzz around and bite—leaving itchy red marks. While it’s bad enough to run into them when you’re out and about, you don’t want them breeding on your property. Not only are they annoying, but they are also dangerous. Mosquitoes can carry viruses and diseases. Because of this, you want to limit your exposure to them.
To avoid a mosquito infestation, consider the following tips:
Fill holes in your yard that can collect water.
Turn buckets and containers on your property upside down.
Keep your grass cut short.
Get rid of standing water around your home.
Remove stumps, debris, and branches from your property.
Unfortunately, you aren’t just dealing with one or two when it comes to ants. You are dealing with a whole colony. Even if you can only see a few ants on your counters or floors, you can rest assured there is more hiding somewhere on your property, and you may likely require pest control measures.
To avoid an ant infestation, consider these tips:
Remove debris and fallen branches from your yard.
Put food in containers and put it away when you are done eating.
Rinse containers and cans out before tossing them away.
Use weather-stripping on your windows and doors.
Spiders are icky and spooky. While some of them are harmless, others can bite. Those bites can end up being very dangerous. Because of this, you’ll want to ensure that spiders aren’t spinning webs in your home and pest control isn’t needed.
If you don’t want spiders in your home, consider these tips:
Get rid of your yard’s rock piles, woodpiles, debris, and overgrown vegetation.
Keep your doors and windows closed when not in use.
Repair tears in your window and door screens.
Make sure there are no cracks in the exterior wall of your home.
Remove spider webs when you see them in your home.
It’s gross when you see a rodent run across the floor of your home. It may be a roof rat, Norway rat, mouse, or another form of rodent. Whichever it is, you’ll want it gone. These critters damage your property, eat your food, and chew through wires in your home. Along with all of that, they are also carriers of various illnesses. This makes them unsafe to have around.
To ensure you aren’t dealing with rodents in your home, consider these tips:
Take out your trash regularly.
Clean up your house and vacuum regularly.
Put leftover food in containers soon after you are finished eating.
Use your garbage disposal.
Keep your windows and doors closed.
Wasps and hornets are mean and nasty little pests. They aren’t afraid to sting you, and they are very aggressive. If you find a nest on your property, you’ll want to do what you can to avoid it until it is properly destroyed. While at-home solutions are available, it’s best to contact quality pest control services to remove the nest. You risk getting stung trying to handle the issue yourself, but you may also have an allergic reaction.
Instead, contact Jacksonville’s professional pest control company to destroy the nest, kill the pests, and ensure they don’t return.
Termites and Carpenter Ants
Termites and carpenter ants are forces of destruction. While they are small, they can be enormous in numbers. They also spread out throughout your property. From there, they start destroying your property from the inside out. This can lead to thousands of dollars worth of damage. It can also make your home unsafe, so termite services are required for safety.
While we can address particular pest problems with at-home treatment, termites and carpenter ants aren’t the kind of pests you want to try and manage yourself. Instead, you will want to contact a pest control company like Nationwide Pest Control. We can find where the termites or carpenter ants live and eradicate them. Don’t put your home or business at risk trying to handle the problem independently. Contact a professional residential pest control service provider to have a pest-free business.