I love watching “Billy the Exterminator.” He is not only entertaining, he is also very educational. His knowledge about insects, snakes, bats and other animals and pests is amazing. Billy is usually dressed all in black. In an He explained this is because the dirt didn’t show as well on black. That makes sense, considering all the dusty basements, attics and underneath the houses he crawls through. The rest of his outfit leaves one to ponder over, but it seems to fit him. He wears studded wrist-guards and gloves to protect his hands in case an animal should bite. His hair is spiked and he doesn’t look anything like an exterminator, but to me this simply adds to his charm.
You can set live traps for raccoons and rabbits and turn them loose miles down the road where they won’t return to your garden. Apples are a good bait for rabbits and sardines and peanut butter are the favorite food of raccoons.
Proper maintenance and program for termite control should be adopted to preserve the home. This can be done through annual maintenance and periodic inspection of every surface of buildings structure.
Carpenter ants are very destructive, so it is absolutely necessary to put a pest management plan into place as soon as an infestation is found. They are distinguishable from the common ant by their size and color. Not only are they larger and darker than other ants, their wings are more visible when they’re swarming. They like to nest in walls and tunnel deep into the building by chewing through the wood. The telltale signs are perfectly round holes in solid wood with little piles of sawdust nearby. The holes will eventually weaken the beams or whatever part of the structure they chew.
Most of the natural ingredients used in the pest control formulas listed in this article can be found in the grocery store or pharmacy. In fact, you may already have many of them in your home right now. This makes natural pest control easy to implement and easy on your wallet, as well. Thats something expensive professional exterminators dont want you to know.
One especially effective bird control device is the bird spike. Ideal for keeping pest birds from landing on rooftops, awnings, gutters and girders. Some spikes are made of rigid U.V.-resistant unbreakable polycarbonate. Others have flexible stainless steel spikes. They come in a variety of widths and colors are exterminators easy to install and wont harm birds. Be sure to install a sufficient amount of spikes to cover an entire ledge to keep birds from sneaking around them. And close off corners and all open sides of a ledge.
What is a termite? A termite is a social insect that feeds on cellulose (wood). It’s not that simple though. Termites by themselves are unable to digest cellulose, which istheir food of choice. They rely on both protozoa and bacteria to digest the cellulose. The protozoa have bacteria on their exterior that also aid in the digestion of cellulose. This a good example of mutualism where all organisms benefit without any adverse effects.
These findings are good news for those who have unwittingly brought bed bugs back from their travels. A better trap design can allow people to detect bed bugs while they are still in small numbers.Not only that, but these devices could be created at home very cheaply. Singh says “the lure is already in the process of licensing by two pest control companiesbut the rest of the trap you can make at home.