Using Pest Control As Preventative MaintenanceUsing Pest Control As Preventative Maintenance

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Using Pest Control As Preventative Maintenance

A few years ago, I experienced a personal breakthrough as a homeowner. I realized that I waited to call pest control until my bug problem had grown out of control. Instead of simply controlling pests, we would have to work through from square one each and every time we wanted to resolve the problem. However, my pest control guy gave me some advice that has stuck with me since that day. He explained that we should consider using pest control as preventative maintenance. Since then, I have pest control spray regularly every 3-6 months, whether there are bugs in my house or not. Tips like these can be found in the articles on my website.


3 Ways To Tell If You Have A Wasp Infestation

Summer brings lots of pleasant things with it, barbecues, parties, vacations, but summer time can also bring not so pleasant things too. The warm weather unfortunately awakens all sorts of critters that can harass your home and make it feel unsafe. One such pest is the ever vicious wasp. Wasps are nasty little critters that can sting you or your family members and this can certainly ruin an otherwise pleasant evening. Luckily, there are experts that can help you with your plight. The big question is when to know when to call them in. So if you notice any of the following, you might have a problem.

Wasp Nest In Your Home

Wasp love to infiltrate homes if there is an adequate food source nearby. Often they do this by sneaking their way through small cracks in your home in order to take up residence. Wasp, not unlike moths, are very attracted to light sources and love to nest up next to them. While individual nests might not necessarily be a problem if you can find them, if wasps are buzzing around in your home but you can't find the source, calling an exterminator might be your best bet. A trained professional can sniff out a wasp nest and find their most secret of hiding places.

Constant Wasp Outside Your Home

If you've noticed wasps on a daily basis buzzing around your home, there is a good chance that they have set up shop nearby. Wasps are swarm based creatures, so if one has located any source of food nearby your home there may very well be dozens or hundreds of others on their way. As well as emptying all your bins of any potential food source you might want to call an exterminator to come spray down your property. That way you can prevent new nests from taking root and hopefully drive any remaining wasp from your house. 

If You Noticed Any Nest In The Ground

Contrary to popular belief, wasps can also nest underground as well. Once they've decided to nest underground they can be particularly hard and dangerous to get rid of. To tell if there are nests underneath your yard, watch the wasps as they move to and fro, if you see them constantly landing and taking off in the same place it is quite possible that you've found the entrance to their living space. It's not recommended to try to take on ground nest on your own, but an exterminator can quick work of any such nest.

So if you've noticed any of these problems you should call an exterminator right away. It'll make life more pleasant for your family and also remove the chances of any mishaps happening if you try to remove them yourself.