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Everyone agrees pests are a nuisance and unwelcome guests in your home. Not only can they be destructive, but many carry diseases that are a health hazard to your family. Parkland Pest LLC has the experience and expertise to safely and effectively rid your home of these pests.
Below is a guide that will help you identify which pest you may have along with a few tips for prevention.
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Termites are generally white in color and although they resemble ants, they are not closely related to ants. Termites feed on dead plants and wood in the soil such as mulch. They live in colonies that can number in the thousands. Hollow wood or wood damage can be signs of termites. They can also leave mud ports or bubbles in the paint. Parkland Pest Services can help you identify these signs.
Remove all dead wood that may be close to the foundation of the home.
Ensure crawlspaces are well ventilated.
Fix leaks that can cause moister anywhere in the home.
When watering the lawn try to avoid excess water around the foundation or other wooden structures such as porches.
There are many different species of ants in the world. They can live almost anywhere, which makes them a pest in many homes across the country. Ants live in colonies that can range from dozens to millions of individual ants! There are a few steps you can take to help prevent the invasion of ants.
Keep trees and other plants from contacting the outside of your house.
Clean spills or other kitchen messes immediately.
Do not leave food out and store in an airtight container.
Take the garbage out frequently.
Fleas are small parasites without wings. They feed on blood and can cause a severe itching for the host. Fleas live on pets, humans, carpets, curtains and furniture. They are very annoying but can be taken care of.
For pets, applying flea medications such as Frontline as directed on the pet can help.
Clean furniture, carpets and curtains thoroughly to kill the fleas and eggs.
Wash clothes with hot water and shower daily.
Keep the lawn well maintained.
There are pesticides that can be used as well.
Brown recluses are small in size and have a brown violin-shaped marking on there back. They like to live in or around cardboard boxes and woodpiles. They are not aggressive and will usually only bite when pressed against your skin (under clothes or towels).
Inspect cardboard boxes before you bring them in the house.
Keep woodpiles away from the house.
Inspect clothes, shoes and towels before putting them on.
Take extra care when cleaning closets, garage or sheds.
Do NOT use pesticides unless applied directly on the spider.
Use of sticky traps may be helpful.
If you think you have been bitten, seek medical attention immediately.
Roaches are one of the most hated pests in the country. There are many different species of roaches and they can live almost anywhere. They are mostly nocturnal and very hard to get rid of. They can come in through sewer pipes or small cracks throughout your home. Some people unknowingly bring them in with boxes, suitcases and even grocery bags.
Keep food in airtight containers.
Clean kitchen spills right away.
Do not keep trashcans next to the house.
Once they are in your house you may have to call an exterminator.
There are a few different species of wasps in Missouri. They generally won’t bother you; however, they tend to build their nests in or around your house. This can create a risk for stings, which is a problem especially for those who are allergic.
Remove the nest at the first sign.
Do not swat or swing at the wasps.
Keep the area well lit where nests often form.
Insecticides are available as well.
Mice are a problem for many homes. They can climb and jump over just about anything, which makes it fairly easy for them to get inside. They leave droppings everywhere and can carry diseases. Mice like to hide in dark secluded places and typically come out at night. Rats are very destructive and can carry diseases. It is a good idea to take care of the problem as soon as the signs of a rat are present because they can multiply very quickly.
Seal openings in the foundation and around the home.
Keep pet food in a sealed container.
Do not leave food out.
Keep a secure lid on garbage cans.
Keep plants and woodpiles away from the house.
Set traps at the first sign of a mouse or rat.
Mosquito treatment starts with identifying the type of mosquito that is causing the issue and a thorough inspection of the property and where they might be coming from.
Bed bugs feed on humans and animals. They are nocturnal and usually hide in cloth seams and small crevices. This can make them very hard to spot. They commonly invade homes when people unknowingly bring them home in suitcases or other clothes after spending time away from home.
Look for bed bug signs when entering a motel room and ask for a different room if necessary.
Vacuum carpets and wash and dry all clothes, blankets and pillows after a trip.
Inspect and clean suitcases.
Wash and dry sheets and blankets regularly.
Seek advice from a professional once bed bugs are present.
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