Some ants bite. Some, like odorous ants, don't. But you still don't want them in your house. They'll not only stink it up, but they'll get into your food and be a nuisance. Ants like to live near moisture so that you might find nests near water heaters, furnaces, and leaky pipes. Outside, they'll build nests in mulch, under stones, and anywhere else they can hide. That's why it's a good idea to keep mulch and rocks away from the house.
Fire ants can make you feel like your entire body is on fire. Fire ants bite when they feel threatened, even if you don’t know a nest is there. Depending on where they bite you, it can be extremely painful to the point where you think you need medical attention. In some cases, you may need to see a doctor if you are allergic to their venom. Once you are bitten by a fire ant, it pops up as a pustule on your skin. It looks like a pimple, but you should not do this unless it is absolutely necessary.
Everyone looks forward to summer: barbecues, time out on the lake, hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities. However, no one looks forward to the swarms of mosquitoes that cause itchy bites. Of the 150 species of this pest, over a third of them live in the Carolinas. Males won't bite you – unlike the females that need blood to help them lay their eggs, they only go after the nectar. When a female mosquito bites you, it injects saliva into the bite and that is what causes the itching. It also causes your blood to stop clotting so the mosquito can eat.
The worst thing that can happen is that you wake up in the morning itching like crazy. The first thing you think of is probably what your problem is, unless you know for sure you ran into a patch of chiggers outside – bedbugs. Your mother always said, “Good night, don’t let the bed bugs bite!” How could this happen?
Depending on the size of the infestation and whether you start DIY rodent control before the infestation gets too big, it could cost more to do it yourself. Rodent control plug in devices are expensive and do not always work. If you don’t take preventative measures, you will constantly fight a growing population.
The termites are coming! That isn't something any home or business owner wants to hear, but the reality is, termites are part of the insect world and have been for a long time. Each year, termite damage runs into the billions of dollars and much of that is not covered by insurance.
Once termites invade your home, whether above ground or subterranean, pest control services are necessary. First, a technician will do an inspection followed by a plan of action using an applicable treatment to eliminate the intruding insects. What kills termites include options such as bait stations and liquid treatments specifically formulated to eliminate termites.
Termites become a problem whenever they infest your home and no measures are taken to remove and eliminate the colony or colonies. This becomes a problem because flying termites and subterranean termites have a voracious appetite that keeps the feeding cycle going around the clock. That means every hour could mean more damage to your property. To keep the termite colonies active, during the swarming season, which usually takes place during the spring, male and female termites are tasked with developing new colonies where soldier and worker termites keep the colony protected, intact and thriving.
Termites in house structures can lead to extensive damage, which is something to be avoided. Termite signs will help you determine if your home is being attacked. Checking for signs of termites is a good start to determining a plan of action.
Keeping clean often requires professional intervention, but customers who need help in this area sometimes get in their own way and make the job harder to accomplish. For example, have you ever felt slightly guilty if you didn’t brush your teeth before coming in to see your dentist for a regular checkup and cleaning?