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 Palm Coast 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 Palm Coast 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 Palm Coast 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.
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 bites sometimes cannot be avoided and unfortunately they are becoming more and more common in the United States and around the world. Bed bugs bites look like the bites of other insects, so before you take steps to avoid bed bugs, you might want to be sure that your problem is not caused by fleas and scabies mites.
Bed bugs are known as parasites, which mean they feed off of a host. They prefer human blood, but will look for other warm blooded creatures in the home such as your dogs or cats.
BedBug Bite Symptoms
When bed bugs bite, the area bitten might itch. When the bed bug bites into the skin, they inject some saliva at the site of the bite. Most people have a minor allergic reaction to the bites which causes the red bumps on the skin. The bites themselves are not dangerous as bed bugs are not known to spread infection. The area will only become infected if you itch and the skin becomes broken and irritated.
If you go to sleep without any bites and are waking up with clusters of reddish areas on your skin, then they are probably due to bed bugs, since they usually feed at night. The bites will only bother the outside layer of your skin causing little red papules. If bumps are near each other, it means that one bug probably bit you several times.
If you have a severe allergic reaction then the reddish area could be as large as 8 inches. Blisters can form and you may even have some inflammation. Allergic people may also see hives.
Diagnosis of Bedbug Bites
Your doctor will need to determine if the "bites" are caused by other insects such as lice, mites (scabies) or fleas. Once these other causes are eliminated, he or she will conclude that bedbugs are the cause of the problem.
Treatment of Bed Bug Bites
Since for the majority of people bedbug bites aren't dangerous, the goal of treatment is to stop any swelling or itch. Cortisone cream can help with any itching problem. Allergy can also be helped by a type of steroid called corticosteroids. If there are signs of infection then antibiotics will help. Assuming you removed the bed bugs from your home, the bites should subside within 2 weeks.
Prevention of Future Bed Bug Problems
You have to be sure that the room you were sleeping in is free of the bedbugs. Vacuum the area thoroughly, including cracks and then dispose of the vacuum bag in a sealed plastic bag. Use a natural spray and dust product to kill bed bugs on contact. You may need more than one treatment. If it doesn't work, consider calling a pest control professional.
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.