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Can I home-seal my own house?

probestpestmanagement20140324_134249So just imagine this outlet is in your home, see all that space along the edge. I would use caulking and seal that completely and put that cover back on. Nothing will get by the caulking and that cover, but if you leave it open or not sealed can you imagine what could get in?

probestpestmanagement20140324_134239 (1)When they cut holes in the drywall, they approximate the opening and cut away. These holes if left unsealed allow air and bugs free access into the home. Sealing helps to keep the cold in, the warm out or vice versa and the same with the bugs.  You can seal a lot of these small holes which will help your electric bill and keep those bugs out.

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I located a honeybee colony in my house and had it removed, now what?

 

Most times if you located it early enough you are probably alright but if its been there for a long time you may have some issues.

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Normally I ask questions and hope for the best but from time to time you never know what might happen. I’ve seen times when not only was there a distinct smell, but there was Wax Moths everywhere. I don’t know how they do it but they got into the house and were flying and flirting around in every room. So here are my tips:

  • Monthly checks of your home during Honeybee season – Africanized Honeybees swarm in Arizona as soon as it becomes warm and wills swarm right up to our mild winters.
  • If you see bees going in and out it is time to call a Pest Management Professional.
  • Keep an eye after the bees have been removed for any signs of leakage. The beeswax and honey will melt and secondary pests will come by for something to eat.
  • Leakage may be inside or outside, pay attention to smells and spotting on walls or ceilings.
  • Honey won’t mold but dead bees might so again pay attention to the smells.

Can Subterranean termites damage paintings and other wall art?

 

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Remember last week on the 18th July Arizona termites – sneaky and they will get in

Once termites find their way in they will continue to seek out cellulose and if they find it in a painting they will attack and eat. So if you notice anything unusual on a wall or painting please check it out. Sometimes those hidden areas can surprise you.

Arizona termites – sneaky and they will get in.

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Arizona has some rather sneaky termites but very capable of gaining entry into our homes. They usually make termite tunnels over the outside foundation but can also make their way in by way of that crack or where concrete meets another piece of concrete. This photo was the only evidence within this home but looks typical of those mud tubes or tunnels on the foundation.

 

So if you notice something that looks like this or a drop tube from the ceiling it’s time to call ProBest Pest Management at 480-831-9328.

A little tip to protect your home.

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If you have wood siding please consider the following:

  1. Remember when it rains, the wood will act like a sponge and wick the water up.
  2. Don’t plant grass or any type of plant to close, the plan is to make the foundation visible for inspections.
  3. Just my opinion but don’t plant anything under the drip-line of the home. That is where the roof extends out away from the house.
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