Everybody has pests insects or bugs 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?
Wasps are attracted to many types of food, they live on protein as well as sugars. Often people believe wasps eat just sweet food, such as fruit, sugary drinks, alcohol and sweets etc, although these foods are attractive to insect activity.
It is common to see them tucking into meat and pretty much anything they can get to. Therefore it is not just a case of removing the sweets from the picnic! The best thing to do if you are being overwhelmed in the garden is to watch them for a while and find where they are coming from, then call in a professional wasp exterminator such as Local Pest Control Lakeland who will safely and effectively remove the problem.
If you have bed bugs in your house, the only thing on your mind will be getting rid of them as quickly as possible. Bed bugs stay close to a food source, so are found where people tend to rest and sleep, hence the name bed bug. The frustration they can cause is not only due to the emotional stress of dealing with parasites, but also the irritation of their bites and the potential for secondary infection from constant scratching.
There has been a recent resurgence of bed bugs in homes biting people at night. It is widely thought that this is related to a global increase in international travel (bed bugs are known to travel in luggage or clothing). We understand how distressing bed bugs can be.
Call our bed bug pest control team today on 727-686-41 and we’ll get rid of your bed bug problem.
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.
If you’re worried that you might be at risk from an ant infestation you can put in place some simple ant repellant and ant deterrent measures. The checklist below will help you keep your home or business free from ants, or make sure your ant infestation doesn’t grow.
Most ants only come into your home to look for food. They are attracted to anything that’s sweet and sticky, which is why you find ants in kitchen cupboards or areas where food is kept.
With that in mind it’s important to not leave temptation in their path. To get rid of ants you must remember to:
Above all, cover any food in storage areas - you don’t know where ants have been walking before they march across your food.
If after going through our checklist you still continue to suffer from ant infestation problems our bespoke ant extermination and insect pest control service is designed to combat your Ant infestation issues with the most appropriate and effective control methods.
So call today Local Pest Control Lakeland on 727-686-4172 to arrange an appointment.
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.
Annual termite inspections are essential for early detection of termite activity on any property. It will prevent the potential for large scale damage and expensive repairs. Our termite inspections also assess the conditions that make a property more susceptible to timber pests and ways to minimise the risk of attack. A great majority of homes in Florida are at risk from termite attack.
We recommend a competent pest inspection at least on an annual basis and in some cases more frequent depending on your risk of termites.
A comprehensive annual termite inspection by Local Pest Control Lakeland is the best protection against termites. It can detect termite activity and prevent long term damage to your property and a costly termite removal service.
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.
A bedbug infestation is something that a homeowner should address right away when it becomes apparent. These parasitic pests feed on the blood of people as well as other warm-blooded creatures. Some people mistakenly believe that bedbugs are hard to spot because they are virtually invisible to the naked eye. This is simply untrue as adults can be as long as 5 mm and 2 mm wide. The newly hatched young, or nymphs, are translucent and difficult to spot. These creatures are often mistaken for carpet beetles or other small bugs and may go unnoticed for a while.
Bedbugs are not completely nocturnal creatures, but they feed generally at night on humans since that is the most opportune feeding time. The beginning stages of the bedbug infestation can be hard to identify since the red, swollen, itchy spots that appear on a person's body in the morning may be mistaken for mosquito bites or spider bites. While the bites from these bugs can be painful, they are not generally serious. Of course, spending the night with bloodsucking bugs is by no means a pleasant experience. Exterminating bedbugs can be done in a number of different ways.
Bedbug exterminators may use chemicals as a way of getting rid of these nasty little bugs. If chemicals are going to be used, the homeowner should take care to ensure that children and pets are kept out of the treated area for the proper length of time. Any furniture or materials that are removed from the room where the treatment is taking place should be carefully sealed to ensure that there are no bedbugs hitching a free ride into another room. An experienced exterminator will also recommend that an individual wash and dry their clothes and linens at a very high temperature for a minimum of 10 minutes.
An exterminator may also use of vacuum as a means of removing eggs and larva. These bugs are not very tolerant of extreme temperatures so a pest-control expert may also recommend that furniture be left outside, if possible, for a few days to help kill off any remaining insects. Some exterminators have taken advantage of the fact that these bugs cannot tolerate drastic temperatures and have begun to utilize heaters which raise the temperature in a room to beyond what is survivable for the bugs. The exact treatment option may depend on the exterminator's expertise and each individual homeowner's situation.
I bet all of you can remember a saying when you were going to bed as a child, "goodnight don't let the bed bugs bite". Looking back this was just something innocent that you said to your children or what ever child you were tucking in bed at night.
Today that meaning has come to haunt a lot of people that are having problems with bed bug infestations. These adaptable little flat insects are one of the world's prolific travelers that can be transported on and within suitcases giving them free rides around the world. They will get into any cracks in the wall in skirting boards and they wait for right opportunity to visit you when you are asleep at night. Bed bugs can smell the carbon dioxide you exhale and this leads them straight to you.
Why are they attracted to you? It is because you have what they need to feed off to survive and that is your blood! These pests go about their work to extract your blood and so that you don't disrupt them while they are working they will inject you with an antiseptic so you don't feel them piercing your skin and also the bed bugs have in their bag of tricks is an anti coagulant that they expel when they are extracting your blood so that your blood will run freely. The bed bug once he has fed enough he will leave you looking a dull red and where he was flat he is now round...full of your blood. He will return another night to feast again.
In the morning you maybe unsuspecting of any bugs until that is you may find spots of blood on your sheets in the morning as one of the tell tale signs that you have been visited during the night by these pests or you may have several spots on your sheets that may mean that several of the bed bugs mates were also feasting at the one time.
If you are unlucky enough you might also get a reaction from the bites and come up with welts at the bite site that is itchy and red looking. Pay attention to small children and pets that could also be the target of the pest.
Simple Treatments if You Discover Bed Bugs
Bed bug infestations can destroy your home and your belongings. If they are not exterminated, these tiny bloodsuckers can do so much damage it can be irreparable. Luckily, there are ways to banish these damaging insects before they do too much damage.
Your clothing and bed linens are the first thing you should treat when you want to get rid of bed bugs. Heat treatment is an effective way to help get rid of your infestation. When you discover these tiny and irritating insects, you need to wash all clothing and bed linens in hot water. The hot water helps kill the bugs. As an added measurement, wash your linens and clothing twice with hot water. After you wash your belongings, put them in a dryer and dry them on high heat. Dry the clothing and linens for as long as possible. Once the dryer shuts off, dry everything again. The key to heat treating these annoying parasites is to expose them to as much high heat as possible. If you do not use enough heat, this treatment will not work.
Vacuuming and Steam Treatments
Vacuuming every area of the house can help get rid of bugs that are not hiding in light switches and floor cracks. When you clean the house, you need to eliminate the bugs from couches and other furniture, as well. Vacuuming and steam treatments are effective but only if you put forth the effort to thoroughly clean everything. Often, these unwanted pests tend to burrow down into cracks and corners, as well as wall switches. While sucking up the little guys and blasting them with steam heat might get rid of the few that scurry around out in the open, it might not get rid of the ones burrowed down in floor cracks and walls. When you use these methods to get rid of unwanted bug infestations, it is advisable to continuously clean all areas of the house over a period of several days. This ensures that these undesirable intruders are completely killed and do not come back.
One method of treating bed bugs is in the form of a non-toxic dust called Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth. Bed bugs that come into contact with this dust dry out and die. When you want to use Diatomaceous Earth, you must liberally sprinkle it around the perimeter of each room in your house. Bed bugs will typically walk through the powder and end up coating themselves. This is enough for them to dehydrate and die. While this may be effective in treating bed bugs, if the bugs do not come into contact with the powder, it will not work.
Insecticides, Sprays and Bombs
There are a variety of bed bug insecticide sprays on the market. Although insecticides can help reduce your problem, they are not effective entirely on their own. A combination of spraying with insecticides, thoroughly cleaning and vacuuming can greatly improve the effectiveness of insecticide spray. There are a variety of "green" bed bug sprays on the market as well. Just like insecticide, these sprays should be used in addition to thorough cleaning and vacuuming. The use of bug bombs and foggers will not help your problem. These methods can actually make the problem worse by spreading the parasites around.
Calling a professional exterminator to get rid of an infestation is an ideal way to help remedy the situation. However, when you decide to call for help, make sure the exterminator knows how to correctly deal with bed bugs. An exterminator that does not have the experience or knowledge of what these pesky little bugs can do, can potentially make the problem worse by using the wrong chemicals or methods of elimination.
A bed bug infestation does not mean you have to get rid of your things. If you work hard to eliminate all traces of these annoying little insects, you can restore your home to its original state.