Spring brings those pesky insects that have been hibernating during the cold winter months. They will be looking for those nice warm nooks and crannies in your home to hatch their hundreds of thousands of eggs!!! Just one bug can hatch 3000 eggs at a time. Egads!,,,,
Many lenders are requiring re-inspections that could reveal pest-related health and safety hazards. So, what can homeowners and sellers do?
Regular use of a local Pest Control Company to maintain your property can not only solve the problems you currently have. They can help prevent future problems.
HOWEVER, if you are a do-it yourself kind of person:
Be sure to investigate the inside of the home for any evidence of pest problems. Open food containers, look for cracks in interior walls, look for signs of droppings, dead insects or insect parts, check vents to the outside, holes in window screens and know that pests like to hide in cool, dark places like attics and basements. - On the outside of your home, investigate walls for holes. Check unsealed garbage cans, woodpiles and plants that may be too close to the home. Also, check any structure that can hold standing water, which is a favorite breeding ground for mosquitoes. Also check for wasps and other stinging insect nests on the ground or in your gutters.
Be sure to identify your pest problem so that you can use the proper method to solve or control the issue. Take time to search reputable online sites to identify pests. You can also contact a university extension office, or visit a local garden store that may have insight on common pests in the area.
Be sure to purchase the tools you'll need to solve your problem, including gloves, caulk and insecticides or herbicides. Do research, talking to professionals and correctly using the products are the quickest ways to effectively end those pesky pest problems."
Make sure your home is clean and that foods are in sealed containers. Pests need a place to live, food and a source of water, so make sure you aren't providing them with room, board and all the comforts of home. For example, store cereals, crackers and other food items in plastic containers with secure lids. Without easy access, pests won't be able to find their way into your food.
Be sure to eliminate access points and other inviting entryways for pests lurking outside. Seal windows, caulk gaps around windows and doors and fix any water leaks. Tackle neglected or overgrown shrubs and trees near your home. These areas encourage ticks, fleas and stinging insects to stay, increasing your risk for Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and infections and allergic reactions resulting from bites and stings.
Be sure to responsibly use pesticide products that will help keep your home, lawn and community pest-free. This includes purchasing the right products for your problem. For some significant pest problems, such as termites, calling a certified pest professional is the best option.
Note: Regular use of a local Pest Control Company to maintain your property can not only solve the problems you currently have. They can help prevent future problems.
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