Think about the word “pests” for a moment. We all encounter them from time to time, and they can be quite annoying. Pests come in all sizes and can do all kinds of unique damage to your property both inside and outside. Every family should be able to relax in their home and not worry about these insects and/or animals that can make life difficult. Gunter Pest & Lawn’s experts have come up with a few good methods to get rid of pests, so keep reading along.
Check For Gaps/Cracks
Termites are pests that quietly go about their business because they are usually unnoticed and can infiltrate structures that have gaps even in the tiniest areas. Take a walk around the perimeter of your home, and bend down looking for any vulnerable sections in your foundation.
Do you see any cracks? These pesky bugs cannot harm your concrete foundation or another masonry, but once they can squeeze through any gaps, they will keep moving in search of wood.
Termites can enter your home via a crack as wide as 1/32 of an inch.
You or professional pest technicians can perform soil/wood treatments or set up a termite bait system.
Guard Your Chimney
Rodents and birds are two types of pests that can gain access to your family’s home via the Santa Claus route. In other words, these animals like birds, bats, squirrels, and raccoons can head down your chimney and create hysteria and unpleasant experience. They can build nests inside the chimney and can get stuck inside and die.
If these pests find their way into your living area, they can also bring with them ticks, fleas, and other parasites.
Make sure to have an expert examine your chimney and put on a screen and/or chimney cap to avoid unwanted animal issues, downdrafts and to keep out water from getting inside, causing damage or mold, etc.
A chimney cap is a small, affordable accessory that is durable and effective for any property with a chimney.
Also, installing the right fireplace door will keep all kinds of pests out and will prevent kids and family pets from getting too close to fires.
Eliminate Mosquitoes The Modern Way
We all know that familiar, high-pitched buzz that mosquitoes bring with them, and talk about an annoying bug!
Who wants a bunch of mosquitoes ruining every outdoor family event, right?
Forget about using the lowly fly swatter and all those citronella candles, harmful chemicals, and repellent devices to try and eliminate these tiny, unwanted flying guests. Times have changed, and the technology is impressive. For example, the modern method to keep mosquitoes away from your property is by using an Atlanta mosquito misting system, or you can find a qualified company to install that type of product near the area you live in.
When installed, this contemporary, automated application performs by using a flower-based formula treatment that safely and quickly protects your yard and home or business. You, the property owner, doesn’t have to do a thing.
Bye-bye, mosquitoes, we hardly knew ya!
Arm Yourself With Aromatic Mint
If you and your family enjoy the wonderful scent of peppermint wafting through the air inside your home, then this can be a very good thing. Many bothersome pests cannot stand the aroma of peppermint or spearmint and will avoid entering your home or will certainly find the exit to avoid the strong scent.
Peppermint and spearmint are small, inexpensive, organic substances to consider trying to eliminate unwanted bugs and even little creatures. Some folks swear by this simple step, and others aren’t so sure it really works.
For instance, pests who cannot hack being around mint include ants, aphids, beetles, caterpillars, fleas, flies, lice, mice, moths, and spiders. Talk about a multi-use product.
Peppermint essential oil is your best bet, but it can get expensive. Our experts suggest soaking some cotton balls in the oil and then hiding them where pests gather. You could also dilute peppermint oil (10-drops) with 16 oz. of water, then transfer the formula to a spray bottle, and mist the areas around window sills, door closures, etc.
Let’s be frank. There isn’t a family on the planet who wants their home and property invaded by some annoying pests. Try these methods to help get rid of pests, and good luck!