Pest Control: Fall Check List

by on January 9, 2020

Many people find the bi-annual daylight savings to be a time to check in on their house to make sure everything is working properly and running smoothly. They may make it a time to inspect their roofing or plumbing, but include smaller tasks such as checking smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Depending on the part of the country you live in, you may be in for a long, cold winter. Or, you could just be slightly inconvenienced by some chilly weather. Wherever you live, there are definitely some tasks you can consider when daylight savings time is once again upon us. Here are some as recommended by your pest control professionals.

The most obvious task is to check your clocks. Replace batteries in wall clocks to make sure the time doesn’t fall behind and consequently, you as well. While you’re on battery patrol, check the batteries in flashlights as well. You should have a few well-placed flashlights throughout your home in case of a loss of power, as well as in your car in case of a break down at night.

If you have an irrigation system, you may want to have that checked by lawn care professionals or do it yourself if you can. You can also check your thermostat if it’s on a timed program and make sure you’re setting it for the correct temperature, given any temperature changes you will experience due to seasonal changes.  Many people also use this time of year to check or replace their furnace filter. This is especially important because it keeps your system running as it should.

And of course, there’s always making sure pests stay outside where they belong! Call your pest control professionals to see what needs to be done before winter sets in!

Pest Control Tip: Bee Awareness

by on December 26, 2019

As a population, we are not very fond of bees. They sting and buzz by our ears and chase us when we have something sweet or fragrant in our possession. Many people are even severely allergic to bees, which if the allergy is severe enough, can be potentially fatal. So with that stated, it is probably a pretty good idea to keep an eye out for these flying insects. If populations are large enough or if their hives are close to your home, you definitely want to call in the Pest Control Brandenton FL control authorities. However, in the meantime, here is some information to help you stay on top of your potential bee problem.

If you happen to see bees in your yard, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have a bee problem. Bees are known to travel vast distances and there is a good chance the bee doesn’t belong to a nearby hive. It’s when you notice bees near or even inside your home that you need to really worry. Oftentimes, bees will create a hive under aluminum siding and will find easy access to the interior of your home through holes or eaves.

You may be tempted to remove the nest yourself or maybe even scare them away by spraying them with a hose; as Pest Control Brandenton FL control officials we strongly urge you to rethink those actions. Bees that feel threatened may attack you and string you all over your body. What you should do is call your bee removal expert who can not only remove the threat, but identify weak spots in and around your home. From there you can caulk any cracks, move garbage cans farther away from your home and make sure all your doors and windows are sufficiently sealed.

Prevention and Elimination of Slugs and Snails

May 23, 2013

Anyone who has ever had a garden probably knows that seeing a slug or snail is cause for much more worry than just the general icky-ness they present. These slimy insects can wreak havoc on a garden, especially those gardens that include fruit plants or trees, which slugs and snails seem to prefer. Since slugs [...]

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Pest Control: All you ever wanted to know about slugs and snails

May 9, 2013

Although snails and slugs look harmless enough (just kind of gross and slimy, maybe), they are actually quite destructive to domestic and commercial gardens. They can cause so much damage that it is best to have an effective pest control regimen in place to stop the damage before it begins. First you should know a [...]

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Pest Control Tip: De-Grub Your Lawn

April 25, 2013

Think grubs are something that happens in other people’s back yards? Think again! Pest control experts estimate that grubs cause more than $ 234 million in damage annually. And those are just the people who actually do something about it. So what are grubs? Most people are familiar with Japanese beetles. These insects are serious [...]

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Get your home ready against pests in any season

March 28, 2013

Each season brings new pests. Some are a threat all year long while others tend to see our homes as protection during inclement weather. Whichever season is approaching, there are step you can and should take at the advent of every season to make sure your home will not be susceptible to pest infestations. Here [...]

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Pest control Tip: Beware of mites!

March 28, 2013

Anytime we spend any appreciable amount of time outdoors, we should be aware of the possibility of bringing home a few new friends with us, including mites. However, the great outdoors isn’t the only place we encounter mites, say Pest Control Brandenton FL control experts. These microscopic bugs can be found literally everywhere. These insects [...]

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Rodent-Proof Your Home Before It’s Too Late!

February 28, 2013

Rodents are some of the most destructive and bacteria-infested creatures that can get into our homes. Not only do they spread disease by simply trotting along inside our homes or attics, but they often leave behind material that could be fatal to many of us. Rodent droppings present the threat of e-coli and as it [...]

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Pest Control Tip: Make Your Garden A No-Feeding Zone For Deer

February 14, 2013

Who doesn’t love watching deer graze in a field? These serene creatures seem harmless enough and while we enjoy watching them do their thing, we just enjoy it more when it is not in our own backyard. According to Venice Pest Control control experts, it is extremely difficult to stop deer from destroying your landscape. [...]

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Pest Control: Maybe Roaches Aren’t So Bad?

January 31, 2013

There aren’t many people who like roaches, much less find them useful in any significant way. In fact, most of us would put in an immediate call to our Pest Control Brandenton FL control technician. However, these creepy, bacteria-covered bugs might actually be life savers if research scientists have anything to do with it. Researchers [...]

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