Home sealing is the way to go, hands down and here is the way to handle the scorpions.
- Inspect the outside of your home, high and low. Look for honeybees or wasp nest. Are the weep hole screens in place?
- Check for entry spots where scorpions or bugs can get into your home.
- Use a mirror and check the jtrim (that’s the thing that holds the bottom of stucco up). Ideally it should be flush against the foundation, the holes are OK and are there to allow the wall to breath and allow moisture to escape.
- Make sure you check corners, use some type of foam (use rigid not expanding foam) and secure in place with caulking.
- Repair leaky pipes, check flood irrigation and drip irrigation.
- Check window and/or door screens.
- Install garage door sweeps, call ProBest or check out our webpage http://callprobest.com/home-seal
- Remember scorpions need water, food and shelter just like you and me. Get rid of their food source, crickets and other small bugs. Consider calling a pest professional like ProBest Pest Management? Setting a schedule is essential, we won’t forget and we will call you in advance.
No fungus among us, why yes there is. That little bit of water can cause a few problems if not caught in time. Notice the wood splitting and since there is enough moisture the fungus can grow. Water will take the path of least resistance, so always conduct a thorough investigation if you notice something like wood damage or wood splitting. As the water meets the ground it might also continue to wash away any termiticide that was there. So termites might be on the way next.
Did you know that there are more pollinators than just honeybees? Check out this website to find out what they are. There are a number of factors that are affecting honeybees these days and the USDA, EPA and the National Pest Management Association and others are working towards a plan to continue to save the bees.
Some of the coolest and most intriguing stuff out in nature is awfully small and I noticed this small little spider while hiking in New Mexico. I don’t kill everything I see when it comes to bugs, only if they get into your home do I take it personally.
My point is this, while in nature or the great outdoors everything has its place. So take a moment and get into nature and call us 480-831-9328 if you find the creepy crawlies in your home.
Maybe some of this expected rainfall could help the drought in California and Arizona, I actually like the rain because it brings out the bugs. Go figure, right?