Finding Those Pests
Pests are not only very uncomfortable to be around, but they can also pose a health hazard. This is why it is a good idea to know where those nasty pests could be hiding in your home or yard. These steps will help you decide if the problem is easily fixable or if its time to hire a professional to get rid of an infestation once and for all.
In this article we will tell you about some of the trickiest hiding places for common pests and how you can spot a problem area.If there are any pests hiding in your home these tips will help you to get rid of them.
Some of you may know how bed bugs can affect your home. A bed bug infestation is a serious problem and they should be dealt with immediately. The truth is, there is no unprotected home which is safe from bed bugs. Because these insects feed on human blood they can be very dangerous to our health. Bites leave large red welts that are prone to infection. They also cause painful itching.
As its name suggests, these parasites are found around beds, in mattresses, couches and carpets. The small flat white bugs are drawn to dark places and things they can burrow into. The best way to ward off bed bugs is to keep your bedding and clothing clean and consistently changed.
While these insects may not be directly hazardous to your health they can certainly be very annoying and attract other bugs into your home. Controlling ants is easier when you maintain both your home and garden. If you see ants in the same place more than once, it means that there is a nest close by.Ant nests do not need to be in the soil insects can set up shop in almost any dark place or hidden location. Finding a problem nest is pretty simple. You should be able to follow the trail of ants from their food source back to their nest. Once you find the nest there are various ways to get rid of the problem.
If you’ve lived in the South you know about these blood sucking insects. Besides leaving painful and itchy welts, mosquitoes can carry viruses like West Nile, Encephalitis and most recently, Chikungunya. These are obviously very dangerous viruses to contract. The best way to control a mosquito population is to attack at its source, the larvae. Mosquitoes breed in standing water. Places like: clogged gutters, playground equipment, bird baths or any container can become a breeding ground.
This is exactly how the professionals at Blue Ridge Mosquito Control tackle an infestation. A larvacide (safe for pets) is applied to all surfaces that could hold standing water. The treatment stops mosquitoes from spreading and developing.
Be careful and don’t let these pests hide in your home or garden. At Blue Ridge Mosquito life is better pest-free.