Sunday, March 15, 2015
Mice and cockroaches are the most common pests found in offices according to the National Pest Management Association. Regardless of what kind of pest dwells in an office, all types bring about damages to the various equipment and pose health risks to the employees too, which can greatly affect the business’ operations. Nevertheless, there are simple steps on how to prevent pests from nesting in your working area. Start with determining specific spots like the office pantry, waste bins, and the restroom. Similar to home maintenance, the office should be regularly cleaned as well by dusting, proper storage of food, taking out waste daily, and sanitizing. Using insecticides may also be included, yet it is important to consider its possible health hazards to the employees, and natural alternatives are preferable.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Dirty or messy areas like a kitchen that’s full of unwashed dishes and garbage are appealing to cockroaches. Residents should keep in mind to maintain cleanliness in these areas, especially at night, given that roaches are active during this period. Damages on the exterior of the property such as cracks in the walls or floorboards could become the entry points of roaches into the building. Sealing these with a caulking gun or simply patching them up can help greatly in keeping roaches out of your living or working space. For worst-case scenarios, using commercial insecticide sprays are possible solutions in getting rid of these roaches; however, the chemicals contained by these insecticides can be harmful, thus contacting a company for pest control in Fort Wayne like Liberty Pest, Inc. should be done immediately.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Spring is just around the corner, bringing along good things such as warmth and blooming flowers. Unfortunately, spring is also an ant’s favorite season to wreak havoc in the structure of homes. Seeing some ants here and there might not necessarily equate to an immediate concern, but once they come in bunches, or, worse, you see anthills around your home, you must begin to address the problem at once. If you want to say goodbye to these little critters that can cause gradual structural damages to your home, calling trusted Fort Wayne exterminators is the best way to go; however, there are simple and cost-efficient ways to at least control the ant infestation in your home and mitigate the worst they could do. In fact, some of these possible solutions are natural and chemical-free, which works best against ants but don’t have any harmful effects to householders.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Little as they are, termites can actually cause big and serious problems in your home; more particularly, they eat away the cellulose components of your home, causing its gradual yet sure degradation and damage. Termites find shelter under the soil or plants near a wooded area, such as a house, and worker termites are known to forage for food for up to a hundred meters from their home, and the worst part is that they never stop eating away wood when they find it. To avoid further damage caused by these pesky little insects, acquiring the services of a Fort Wayne termite exterminator is a must; however, there are several myths floating around, or so-called tips that claim to keep away the termites or may lead homeowners to think that their home is termite-proof—when in actuality they are just as vulnerable as others.