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Keeping the Pests Where They Belong Where do ants, cockroaches, and mice have in common? They are all pests that belong inside, but that love to venture inside your home. If you do see them inside, you need to take action fast — because this is not where they should be! Pests are not just a nuisance. They can spread disease, destroy your insulation and other building materials, and leave nasty smells behind. Every homeowner should know the basics about pest control. Yes, you can call in a professional as needed, but knowing the basics will still help you keep the pests outside where they belong. You can learn those basics right here on this blog.



Easy Insect Control Measures To Take This Summer

During the summer, you may see many types of insects out in your yard or crawling around your garden, including ants and cockroaches. If the conditions meet their needs, some of these insects might move closer to your home. Below are some easy insect control measures you can take this summer to keep insects out of your house.

Clean and Dry the Perimeter Around Your House

Insects, such as cockroaches and ants, will travel great distances to find shelter and water. The insects need shade and moisture to survive the summer heat, particularly cockroaches. Cockroaches can go a while without food but can't survive for very long without a source of water. If the perimeter around your house is shady and moist, you'll probably find cockroaches and other pests there as well.

The best way to deter insects from living around your home is to keep it clean and tidy. If you have empty planters, cups, or other containers around your home, remove them immediately. Also, install a small drainage system around the base of your crawl space to redirect, channel, or drive rainwater away from your house. If you control how much water stays around your home during the summer, you may also control how many pests invade your house.

If insects make their way inside your home later, call pest control.

Use Professional Insect Control Measures

Cockroaches, ants, and other outdoor pests can take advantage of your home during the summer. If insects do enter your comfortable home, you need a way to remove them. You need to use professional insect control measures to do so.

A pest control company may use a variety of insect control measures to remove bugs and ants from your home. A company may use targeted treatments to control the insects in your home. Targeted treatments fight insects at the source. For instance, if insects enter your home through the crawl space or kitchen, pest control may only target these areas instead of your entire home.

If insects enter your house from multiple places, a pest control company may fog your home. Foggers release gas or another airborne substance into the home. If fogging is an option for you, pest control may ask you to vacate the premises until they complete the treatment.

There are other insect control measures you can take to keep your house and perimeter pest free this summer. Contact an insect control company today to find out how.