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The Top Pest-Prevention Tips for Your Home

A few pests may not seem like a problem, but those pests will multiply and turn into an infestation before you know it. Whether it's ants or roaches, it's important to take preventative steps before pests get out of control. If you want to keep pest insects and rodents out of your home every season, Pest Control Solutions has a few tips to get you started.

3 Pest-Prevention Tips for Your Home

Get rid of clutter.

Clutter acts as the perfect shelter for pests of all types. They can hide under or inside toys, boxes, trash and debris. If your attic, basement or other rooms have clutter, remove it before pests use it for shelter. You should also reduce the clutter outside to keep pests from invading your lawn.

Maintain your yard.

Pest infestations start in the yard and end inside your home. Therefore, it pays to maintain your lawn on a regular basis. Mow the lawn to prevent tall grasses and weeds, which pests use for shelter and nesting material. Cut back the bushes and overgrown tree limbs if they're touching your house. A pristine yard not only looks nice but also gives pests no where to hide.

Put away opened goods.

You should keep pantry items such as flour, sugar and cereal in sealed containers. Leaving opened bags and boxes on the shelves is one way to attract unwanted pests. Transferring opened goods to sealed containers keeps the contents fresh and prevents contamination from insects and rodents. If you don't have containers, move the opened items to the refrigerator until you have adequate storage materials.

A Pest-Free Home: Preventative Pest Control

It only takes a couple pests to start an infestation. Preventative steps such as getting rid of clutter and maintaining your lawn goes a long way in the battle against stubborn insects and rodents. If they've already invaded your space or you fear an infestation is right around the corner, Pest Control Solutions can help. Contact us to get a free estimate and to schedule an appointment with our technicians. We'll not only eliminate an infestation but also prevent another one from happening in your home.

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How to Tell If You Have a Roach Infestation

Perhaps you were eating breakfast and saw a roach scurrying across the table or went to take a shower and found the unwelcome pest in your tub. If you encounter one of these creepy-crawly creatures in your home, it might have snuck in through a door or a window. However, it could be a sign of a more serious infestation.

Do You See Cockroach Droppings?

Cockroaches produce a large amount of feces. They can poop anywhere they go, but their droppings tend to remain close to their nesting or feeding areas. Roach droppings look like specks of pepper, coffee grounds or dark grains of rice.

The size of the feces is directly related to the size of the cockroach. Bigger insects produce larger droppings.

If you notice these dark grains underneath or inside cabinets, behind your refrigerator or in other cracks and crevices, you will probably be able to gauge the extent of your problem. You should clean them up because they can trigger asthma symptoms and attract other roaches. If you see cockroach feces, you might also want to contact an exterminator to get rid of the problem for good.

Have You Found Egg Casings?

Cockroach egg casings look like small, pill-shaped capsules. The egg casings may have recently been deposited by the female, in which case they may hatch soon. Older egg casings have probably already hatched. Guess where those cockroaches likely ended up?

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Travel Guide: How to Stay Bed Bug-Free

Bed bugIf you have travel plans and don't want to invite bed bugs to come back home with you, taking a few proactive steps can do wonders. Reducing the risk is easier than you once thought possible as long as you follow a proven plan, and you can stay bed bug-free without much trouble. You can travel without stress because you will know that bed bugs don't stand a chance, putting your worries to rest. Taking a few steps to keep bed bugs out of your clothes and luggage will give you confidence and peace of mind.

Protect Your Belongings

Bed bugs could try to get into your clothes or bags when you arrive at your hotel, and you are unlikely to detect them at the start. Knowing how bed bugs operate gives you the tools to keep your clothes out of their reach. For example, placing your clothes and bags in the bathtub reduces the risk because bed bugs can't climb that surface. Place everything you have in the bathroom until you confirm the hotel room is free of the pests, and doing so is always a wise step in the right direction.

Inspect Your Hotel Room

Inspecting your hotel room before doing anything else is another smart move that will reduce the threat and safeguard you from harm. Using a flashlight, check the seams of your mattress and under the covers of your bed, and you should spot the warning signs if bed bugs are nearby. Since bed bugs can hide in the other parts of your hotel room, don't forget to look in and around your furniture for the red flags of trouble. If you spot bed bugs or signs that they are not far, go to the front desk to request a room on another floor.

Sanitize Your Clothes

Although taking proactive steps to reduce the odds of a bed bug infestation can do wonders, you can't eliminate the threat. Bed bugs can still follow you back home despite your best efforts to avoid them. Luckily, you can sanitize your clothes by sealing them in plastic bags before you go inside your home. Next, take your clothes directly to the bathroom and place them in the dryer on the highest setting for 60 minutes, and the heat will kill the bed bugs and their eggs.

Pest Control Solutions

Finding bed bugs in a home after taking all of the right steps is enough to make anyone feel discouraged and hopeless. If bed bugs have made their way into your home and you want to stop them in their tracks, contact Pest Control Solutions. Our team of professionals will look for and destroy any bed bugs that think of causing you harm. Once you pick up the phone and enlist our help, we will dispatch a caring expert to your door. Give us a call if you want to learn more or are ready to take action.

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Did You Know We Offer a Problem-Solved! Guarantee?

Whether you want to keep your home safe or protect your business from invaders that can strike at any time, you will need a pest control company on which you can depend throughout the treatment process. We offer residential and commercial pest control services to our clients and can do the same for you when you enlist our help. Providing outstanding results by crafting a unique approach for our clients is what has led to our success. You will enjoy our Problem Solved! Guarantee when you let us give you a hand with the pests that have invaded your property.

Residential Pest Control

Fleas, ticks, spiders and bedbugs are only a few of the pests you might find in or around your home, and you won't always know where you should turn for support. Allowing pests to enter your home can cause more trouble than you might suspect, and you don't want to put yourself in that situation. The invaders can spread diseases and taint your food, but that is not all. An uncontrolled pest infestation can cause stress and even damage your property if you are not careful. You can try a range of at-home solutions when you want to keep pests away, but you won't always get the outcome for which you have been hoping. At Pest Control Solutions, Inc. our team can help control pests in your home with ease.

Commercial Pest Control

If you let pests get into your business and don't put in the effort to stop them, they will harm your bottom line. Pests will ruin food, create safety hazards, spread pathogens and discourage your customers from coming back. Your customers don't want to expose themselves to pests, and a person who sees a pest on your property can take a picture and upload it to online review sites. When that happens, you could lose a lot of customers, and your profit will suffer as a result. The steps you take at the first red flag will play a role in the amount of fallout you can expect.

Problem-Solved Guarantee

No matter the type of service you request when you come to us, you will enjoy our Problem Solved! Guarantee. That means you will know you are in good hands when we send one of our experts to your door. After learning about your needs and the type of pest with which you are dealing, we will create a custom plan that will get the job done.

Getting Started

If you would like to work with caring pest control experts dedicated to providing you with the best possible results, let's get started. Contact us today and you will know you have made the smart move.

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Tips for Keeping Pests Away From Your Summer BBQs

Ants crawlingFor many people, hosting outdoor barbecues is one of the best things about summer, and the warm air, tasty food and good friends combine to make each barbecue a unique and memorable experience. The problem, though, is that pests will get onto your property and spoil the fun unless you have a plan in place to stop them. No guest wants to get bitten or stung, and you will need to keep your yard safe if you want people to come back in the future.

Combating Mosquitoes

Even though you can encounter different pests over the summer, some are worse than others. Mosquitoes are the most annoying and harmful pests as far as a lot of people are concerned. Not only do these flying parasites cause skin irritation, but they can even spread harmful pathogens that you will want to avoid if you care about your health. Make your barbecue free of mosquitoes by getting rid of standing bodies of water, but you can also keep mosquito repellent on hand for your guests. If you would like to protect your entire yard from mosquitoes and the issues they cause, use a fogger to kill them and their eggs before they can interrupt your fun, and you will know that you have done the right thing when you see the outcome.

Keeping Stinging Insects Away

Bees and wasps can give painful stings if they get too close to your guests during a barbecue, but you are not powerless to stop the threat. Wasps are territorial and do their best to avoid other wasps because they don't want to fight. Brown paper bags resemble wasp nests, and placing them around your yard will keep them away. Not all bees will fall for that trick, so you will need to take another step. Go to the store to buy bee traps, and you will be on the right path in no time. You can also make your own trap with an empty bottle and sugar water.

Discouraging Ants

The smell of tasty food will attract tons of ants if you don't do something to protect yourself from the invaders. They are not pleasant to have around and can taint your food when they find it. If you don't want ants to crash your barbecue, you can put vinegar in a spray bottle and spray it around your yard. Traps that you can find at the store will also take you far when you want to prevent ants from inviting themselves to your event.

Pest Control Solutions

If you can't seem to get pests to leave you alone and are ready to contain the issue, your search is over. Contact Pest Control Solutions, Inc. and let our team of pest experts rid your worries.

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