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To a Pest Management Professional the slogan – Integrated Pest Management is really important. Why, you ask? Because it is at the heart of what we do, everyday! I don’t think that many of us that really want to harm nature and there is a fine line to doing that and protecting us from the bugs that could kill us.
At its core is this principle – “Integrated Pest Management is a process involving common sense and sound solutions for treating and controlling pests. These solutions incorporate three basic steps: 1) inspection, 2) identification and 3) treatment. Treatment options vary from sealing cracks and removing food and water sources to pesticide treatments when necessary.”
But you and I both know that it isn’t always easy controlling certain pests like cockroaches in apartments, so its take everyone’s cooperation and help to solve the dilemna. The same goes for scorpions, home-sealing is just one step to controling these beasts.
So heer are a few tips to help you in your mission to keep your home or business bug free.
- Home-seal your home or buisness (fill in cracks and crevices).
- Fix any leaking pipes.
- Don’t stack firewood or any material against your house, the idea is to be clutter free.
- Keep trees and bushes clear from your home.
- Don’t bring in used furniture until you check it completely.
- Repair screens and door thresholds.
- Those holes at the roofline are to allow the attic to breath, don’t let birds or wildlife make their home there.
- A clean home is less attractive to wildlife and pests.
Termites don’t eat concrete or plastics, but they will build over it and many other products. There was a few years ago some type of foam which was filled with concrete and it always worried me as in my opinion it was just a space in which they could build a tube.
Garages are well known for termite activity, I guess when build it is the last concrete poured and who knows want went on after the pretreatment. That story for another day, but I find termites in garages often and this is not always what I find but it is interesting. Since the expansion joint is visible in the garage, this is what you look for when performing a termite inspection. Mud tubes or tunnels coming up the foundation wall into the structure, are often visible unless you have storage against the walls which most people do. So the lesson here is not to obstruct the expansion joint, better said than done since the garage is the catch all of our lives.
I recommend a yearly inspection which is free from ProBest unless it is for a sale of a home or business for termites if you live in the South or Southwest and if you notice anything that looks like mud inside the home call Professional Termite Company ASAP.
The very minute you walk into the home, you know there are issues. How does the bug guy know? Let me share my observations:
- The cockroaches are in the door hinges or above the entry door into the home.
- The cockroaches are in the bedrooms.
- The cockroaches are in the living or dining rooms.
- The home has a distinct odor. Once you have been in a home with a severe cockroach problem you never forget that smell. The same applies to Bed Bugs and sometimes rats or rodents.
Did you know that a smell can bring on a flood of memories, influence people’s moods and even affect their work performance. Maybe walking into a house where someone is baking cookies and you instantly recall your Grandmother in the kitchen or if your a pest operator walking into a place where the roaches far outnumber any other living things. Gives you the heebie jeebies right?
Tell me your instant recall of a smell you have encountered, maybe I’ll share a few more.
Have you ever noticed something annd couldn’t quite figure out what it is? This might be one of those cases, just below the screen at a fast food restaurant you notice the plastic box. Its actually for flies, the flies are attracted to a bait and go itno the box and eat the bait and fly off and die.
The EZ-Strike Fly Bait Station is a tamper-resistant with key fly bait station featuring medical grade plastic. It is designed to allow light into the station. EZ-Strike can be easily installed around dumpsters, fence lines, fast food restaurants and harborage areas. The EZ-Strike is a convenient size, mulitple colors and has a tray that slides quickly into place. The tray can be loaded with the bait of choice, and the easy-entry key add to the formula that makes emptying, cleaning and maintaining by a Professional Pest Management company this fly bait system is efficient and cost effective. This system attempts to get to the flies before they make their way into your home of business.