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Top Four Tips to Defend your Home from Dangerous Bugs this Summer

Top Four Tips to Defend your Home from Dangerous Bugs this Summer

We’ve all been there: Guests are in town. Your home has been cleaned to perfection. Every bathroom smells of lemon and every sink is sparkling.  As your cherished guests walk through the door exchanging hugs and pleasantries, you catch a glimpse of movement out of your eye but quickly brush it off.

As the group settles in, you find yourself in a sheer state of panic as you once again spot movement – and this time you’re not alone. The entire group jumps up in a moment of sheer terror: ants. Some show brave faces while others let out squeals.

The brave begin to attack the culprit ants. The severity of the situation becomes apparent as a seemingly never ending trail of tiny dots flows in. A full fledged ant infestation has been incited.

line of ants carrying green leaves

So what should you be doing to protect against this scenario?

There are numerous pest control measures to take to protect your home from dangerous pests. First and foremost, we highly recommend utilizing Palmetto Exterminator’s Quarterly Pest Control services. Our standard pest control plan is designed to provide consistent, routine treatment to keep your home pest free. The program includes the control of all species of spiders, carpenter ants, fire ants, roaches, rats, mice, silverfish, wasps, millipedes, centipedes, ground beetles, earwigs, pillbugs and sowbugs. We guarantee our Quarterly Pest Control service and will provide additional services between treatment dates at no additional cost, if needed.

Outside of our comprehensive Pest Control package, there are some proactive measures you can take to facilitate the absence of pests in your home. These include:

  1. Secure the inside of the home.
    Bugs tend to come from the outside, so it’s important to secure your home as much as possible from the outdoors. This means securing loose windows, caulking large cracks or spaces near piping, replacing screens, etc.
  2. Secure all food and beverages.
    When the party’s over, snacks go away! Preferably in sealed containers. Trash should be emptied regularly and dishes should be cleaned promptly.
  3. Keep moisture to a minimum.
    Standing water is a bug breeding ground. Sinks can serve as a drinking fountain for the least desirable pests. Cockroaches notoriously love leaky pipes (hence the nickname waterbugs). Minimize water and you will be minimizing your bug population.

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When you put the above outlined tips into action, you are taking powerful and deliberate steps to protecting your home from potentially harmful pests. Don’t hesitate to contact Palmetto Exterminators today to learn more about our pest control services, or to schedule a free no obligation pet inspection!