Does Your Exterminator Come Quarterly? They Should.
Just because you don’t see insects in your house, doesn’t mean they aren’t there. If you discover that you have cockroaches, termites, spiders or another pest problem, there are ways to stop it. And, you need to do this fast because some bugs like bees carry harmful viruses like the Hantavirus. While you might think you can take a bug problem into your own hands, it isn’t always a good idea. Pest control companies train professionals to take care of your specific problem and to consider factors such as the type of pest, the types of chemicals needed and the climate differences.
Pest Problems Vary With the Climate, Season and Weather
While weather may be unpredictable, warmer temperatures are ideal for bug breeding and reproduction. This means that during summertime and in places with warm weather year round, bugs are more prevalent.
Grasshoppers, crickets, mosquitoes, ants and bees breed faster and thrive in warm months, reports USA Today. So, as summer rolls around you should consider hiring a professional pest controller to come look at your property. Quarterly visits, are often the best way to prevent bug infestations; however, if you live in a warmer area, you might want an exterminator to visit more often.
All Houses Are Susceptible
Termites only like wood, right? Wrong. Scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are finding that termites also cause damage to brick homes. So, whether your home is made of wood, brick or even has a concrete foundation, there are probably cracks that termites can easily dig into.
Where Bugs Love to Live
- Crawlspaces are often damp, dark and hard to reach, making them the perfect hideout for bugs.
- A common method of porch building is doing a dirt fill, which means the area is filled with dirt and covered with a concrete cap. When this happens, the soil is often higher than wood structures in your home, making it easy for termites to burrow into your home.
- Shady areas, trees, trash receptacles and wooden structures attract wasps. These pests ingest wood to create a paper like material to build their nests, which means your porch or trees are ideal living places.
If you have an existing infestation in any of these areas, you should not try to treat it yourself. Dealing with these problems by yourself can be dangerous because many pests, like wasps, cause painful stings and bites. There also are certain pesticides that are safe for indoor use while others can only be used outside, and mixing pesticides is potentially harmful. Therefore, you should call a professional exterminator that knows how to safely get into these infested areas, what chemicals to use and how to completely eradicate the problem.