Everybody has insects in their home at one time or another in their lives. Some are easier to get rid of than others. Calling in a professional pest control company, generally means you are most likely to find a long-lasting solution, rather than simply spraying a little insecticide yourself.
Wasps nests can be handled easily if they are in the ground. It is simple enough to see where the wasps are entering into the soil. Then you just buy a puffer bottle of powder from the hardware shop, squirt it around the nest entrance and the wasps carry it in. What if the nest is up a tree, or under the roofing system of the house. Do you really wish to be up a ladder being stung by countless upset wasps?
Forget it and call in the local professional exterminators Torrance.
Ants are a pain in many houses. Finding the nest and pouring boiling water onto it might be really satisfying, but it will not eliminate more than a few thousands of the countless ants in the nest.
Finding termites can be hard, yet locating where they lie is absolutely necessary to choose the right termite eliminator program. The traditional method is to tap on the wood with the back of a screw driver, or to poke holes into the walls or even pull them apart.
Most of our termite inspectors now have the use of up to the minute infrared termite detection system, which is fast, reliable and does not require any damage to your house.
Your local Pest control company is extremely discreet and can be contacted over the Internet, so your neighbours need not know that you have unwelcome visitors. After all, it’s not the type of thing anybody likes to promote.
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Pests are a common problem in homes and gardens. It is not unusual for us to have been disturbed by pesky mosquitoes and flies or to have witnessed colossal ants on the march. In worst case, even to have been attacked by swarming bees and wasps.
Common pests include termites, mice, roaches, flies, bed bugs, fleas, spiders, silverfish, ants and crickets. Pests eat our food, consume our homes, transmit or cause human diseases, devour our clothing, and are often excruciatingly irritating when they inhabit our skin, hair or digestive tract. Thus, pest control management is an area of tremendous importance.
Outdoor Pest Control
* Pull out any weak plants and dispose them away from garden, they attract pests.
* Build healthy, organic soil by mulching and top-dressing your soil with compost or natural fertilizer. It is the best way to develop strong, vigorous plants.
* Using seaweed mulch or spray enhances growth and gives plants the strength to withstand disease. Seaweed mulch also repels slugs.
* Minimize insect habitat by clearing garden area of debris and weeds which are breeding places for insects. Also keep foliage dry.
* Inter-plant and rotate crops. It ensures pests do not spread throughout a crop. Insect pests are often plant specific.
* Disinfect your tools if you've been working with infested plants, before moving on to other garden areas
Indoor Pest Control
* Sanitation: - Maintaining clean surroundings indoors removes potential areas where pests can feed, breed, and hide. Never leave out trash or place trash bags on the floor. Never leave dirty laundry on the floor for extended periods of time. Clean up any spills or messes as soon as they occur. Keep your pets clean and get them regularly checked by veterinarian.
* Exclusion: - Exclusion techniques include screening openings to prevent entry of flies, mosquitoes, and beetles; caulking cracks and crevices to remove existing or potential infestation of pantry pests and cockroaches; and sealing or repairing exterior openings to prevent entry of bats, mice, bees, and wasps.
* Temperature control: - It means artificially manipulating the temperature of substrates infested by pests. Pantry pests, clothes moths, and carpet beetles can be eliminated by subjecting infested foods, clothes, and carpets, respectively, to extremely hot or cold temperatures.
* Removal: - The last major step is removal of existing pests by using pesticides (chemical or herbal) or getting professional help. Ensure you hire a professional company that have the right skills and correct equipment to solve your pest problem effectively.
If you have a persistent pest problem, seeking advice from an expert is the right solution. The qualified technicians from a good pest control company will have years of experience and provide cost effective solutions to your pest problem.
Do-it-yourself termite control will require lots of patience and persistence if you want it to be successful.
The first thing in do-it-yourself termite control that you should do is to conduct termite inspection throughout your property. Have a professional conduct the inspection because they will know well where to find the termites, and they will do a faster job at that. With a proper inspection, you will be able to determine where exactly the termites are hiding. Areas where termites are attracted to are like wood that has been damaged or retains moisture, or even wood that touches soil (since soil retains water). Sometimes, you will only be left with their leftovers, like abandoned termite tunnels on wood, but it can be a place to start. Draw out a floor plan of your house and indicate the water-collecting areas that are prone to termite infestation like doorways, windows, gutters, down spouts, air conditioning drains, and so on. Also note the areas where there are wood, or things build out of them, as they may serve as the entry point or the object of attraction.
Next, you should decide on your treatments for termite control. The easiest treatment in a do-it-yourself situation would be the bait treatment, which will be further discussed here. They are also not poisonous to the soil as compared to the liquid treatment for termite infestation. How the bait works is by attracting the termites to feed on the poisonous bait, which they will carry back to their colony. You will be able to monitor the activity by the bait's monitor stakes. If you have located the areas where the termites might be, you can dig holes for the bait, and then insert the bait station using a hand or power auger, which can be rented from tool rental stores. Each hole should be about six inches deep, and are placed at least one or two feet away from the foundation of the house, and ten feet from each other. They should be pushed into the soil so that the top will be level with the ground, which soil is packed closely.
Flag the areas which you have placed the bait stations in case they get covered by snow. You should check for termite activity once a month by monitoring the bait stations. Should there be termite activity, you should then put the active ingredient provided with the bait station in place of the monitoring stake. Termites that no longer feed indicate that a colony is destroyed. Have the monitors replaced and continue with inspections every two months as new colonies may take over the locations of old colonies.
Even when bait stations are properly placed, they do not indicate that the treatment may be successful as professionals do. Nevertheless, doing it on your own will require much perseverance for results.