Termites cause more monetary damage to homes than any other terrestrial creature on the planet. Its pests like termites that cause homeowners to stress and worry. You usually dont see them and you dont know if they are busy destroying your home in places where you cant see. While it is not always possible to detect them, there are some things to look for so you can detect them early and decrease the cost or repairs.
You can order parasitic wasps and turn them loose in your yard and garden and they kill and eat over 200 kinds of garden pests. In case you don’t know one lady bug can eat up to 125 aphids a day. So if you order several hundred or more you should have a garden free of aphids very soon. You should plant marigolds, coriander, butterfly weed and tansy to help keep the lady bugs in your garden and yard.
Another thing to do to prevent termites from getting a strong hold in your house is to inspect your foundation regularly. That means looking for signs that termites may have come in. If you have any wood in contact with the ground, that is a prime location for termites to enter the building. If this wood shows signs of deterioration, you may have termites in the house. Termites also love moist wood. If you have a leak in your plumbing, they will likely migrate into the wood surrounding this moisture. This gives them both a source of food as well as a source of water. A sure sign of a termite invasion is the presence of shelter tubes going up the side of your foundation. If you see any signs of termite invasion, bring in the pest control professionals.
Your neighbors will be able to give you some good recommendations on the pest and rodent exterminators that they have used for similar problems in their homes. One of the best ways to get an idea of where to find a good service is to ask around. You will be able to get some great recommendations that way from happy customers.
Be sure to plant things like marigold and catnip in your garden to keep bad insects away. Lemon basil also works very termite control well to prevent garden pests. You will notice that a lot of plants that keep away harmful insects seem to draw beneficial insects.
It is a known fact that most of the pests thrive and survive on food items that are left carelessly. For example, much of the food will be left without being covered or properly shielded. This gives easy access to rats and houseflies that prey upon and spread bacteria and other dangerous viruses that are harmful for human. Checking the progress of pests is needed. This is because effective steps can be taken to avoid their further spreading. Traditional measures employed in the control of flies are burning or trapping them. In the case of rats, poison is sought. However, if they are more in number, then it is better to employ rat cages to confine them.
Most people want the job to be taken care of there and then, but the truth is most pest issues need consistent treatment to make the problem vanish forever. A bad example of pest control treatment is a once applied substance, which takes care of the issue for a few days, then the bugs will come back. All Pest Control Company does the job right.