Wednesday, January 29, 2020

A Guide To Professional Flea Control



The battle continues between flea and man. Myrtle Beach homeowners and their pets are fighting against a different type of home-invading pest. Some turn to OTC products while others hire a pest control professional.

The flea is a kind of insect that feeds on the blood of its chosen host. Wildlife, a domestic animal, and even humans are vulnerable to its bite. Generally making their way into homes through the family pet, hard to remove flea infestations could appear overnight. The eggs that are laid on cats or dogs are dispersed easily throughout the house as the homeowner’s pet scratches to provide relief from itching due to insect bites. Although fleas are usually not painful, in humans and in pets alike they show a raised, single mark on the skin that might become more inflamed and itchy.

What Should You Do If You Think Your House Has A Flea Infestation?

Because of the flea’s life cycle, they can’t be controlled easily by over the counter products. Rather than reaching for foggers and flea bombs, when possible, the most effective way of dealing with a flea infestation is by constantly vacuuming, treating the area with long-acting insecticides, and other preventive measures. Pests that are known to have flea problems must be treated as well as maintained with a flea control product that’s been approved by a veterinarian. Additionally, areas were your pets stay must be laundered and vacuumed.

You should pay close attention to your bedding and where your pet stays. You need to launder and then dry them using the hottest setting. You should also vacuum your furniture, area rugs, and floors. Lastly, make sure to clean your dog houses and pet perches.

Call A Pest Control Expert

OTC products to get rid of a flea infestation are regulated to make sure that they are safe for homeowners who use it and according to the usage that the average client may not always follow the label exactly as indicated. Because of this, OTC treatment products tend to have a limited life. If all of your efforts to vacuum, launder, and dry to break the fleas’ reproductive cycle fail, then you should call in a professional pest control expert.

Before the flea treatment, the pest control expert will provide you with a list of things you need to perform. These include details about vacuuming, laundering, and preparing the rooms and having your beloved pets taken care of.

During the flea treatment, the pest control expert will ask you, your family, and pets to leave the house for a few hours. A residual flea control solution will be used for maximum efficiency. The active ingredients feature long-acting components that would help in controlling fleas and most importantly, break the reproductive life cycle.

After the treatment, you will notice a significant decrease in adult fleas in your house. But you may still see fleas within 7 to 14 days after the treatment. They may have not yet come into contact with the adulticide that was used by the pest control Myrtle Beach professional. Once they do, they will die after a few hours following the contact with the insecticide.

Call Zap Pest Control Inc. if you need professional help in getting rid of the flea infestation in your home.

Zap Pest Control Inc.
2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
843-654-1927
http://zappests.net/

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

A Guide To Professional Flea Control

pest-control-4-300x300.jpgThe battle continues between flea and man. Myrtle Beach homeowners and their pets are fighting against a different type of home-invading pest. Some turn to OTC products while others hire a pest control professional. The flea is a kind of insect that feeds on the blood of its chosen host. Wildlife, a domestic animal, and even humans are vulnerable to its bite. Generally making their way into homes through the family pet, hard to remove flea infestations could appear overnight. The eggs that are laid on cats or dogs are dispersed easily throughout the house as the homeowner’s pet scratches to provide relief from itching due to insect bites. Although fleas are usually not painful, in humans and in pets alike they show a raised, single mark on the skin that might become more inflamed and itchy.

What Should You Do If You Think Your House Has A Flea Infestation?

Because of the flea’s life cycle, they can’t be controlled easily by over the counter products. Rather than reaching for foggers and flea bombs, when possible, the most effective way of dealing with a flea infestation is by constantly vacuuming, treating the area with long-acting insecticides, and other preventive measures. Pests that are known to have flea problems must be treated as well as maintained with a flea control product that’s been approved by a veterinarian. Additionally, areas were your pets stay must be laundered and vacuumed. You should pay close attention to your bedding and where your pet stays. You need to launder and then dry them using the hottest setting. You should also vacuum your furniture, area rugs, and floors. Lastly, make sure to clean your dog houses and pet perches.

Call A Pest Control Expert

OTC products to get rid of a flea infestation are regulated to make sure that they are safe for homeowners who use it and according to the usage that the average client may not always follow the label exactly as indicated. Because of this, OTC treatment products tend to have a limited life. If all of your efforts to vacuum, launder, and dry to break the fleas’ reproductive cycle fail, then you should call in a professional pest control expert. Before the flea treatment, the pest control expert will provide you with a list of things you need to perform. These include details about vacuuming, laundering, and preparing the rooms and having your beloved pets taken care of. During the flea treatment, the pest control expert will ask you, your family, and pets to leave the house for a few hours. A residual flea control solution will be used for maximum efficiency. The active ingredients feature long-acting components that would help in controlling fleas and most importantly, break the reproductive life cycle. After the treatment, you will notice a significant decrease in adult fleas in your house. But you may still see fleas within 7 to 14 days after the treatment. They may have not yet come into contact with the adulticide that was used by the pest control Myrtle Beach professional. Once they do, they will die after a few hours following the contact with the insecticide.

Call Zap Pest Control Inc. if you need professional help in getting rid of the flea infestation in your home.

Zap Pest Control Inc. 2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 843-654-1927 http://zappests.net/

https://www.zappests.net/guide-professional-flea-control/

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Pest Control Tips For Winter



Every homeowner knows that summer is the prime pest season. Insects are all around. Mosquitoes and flies enter freely through open windows and doors. Meanwhile, wildlife including rodents, roam around open fields and grassy lawns.

However, as many homeowners too often learn, these pests don’t go totally inactive during the winter season. As a matter of fact, whenever it is cold and wet or snowy outside, these pests tend to look for shelter and warmth of the indoors.

Listed below are short descriptions of the most common pests during winter and some pest control tips on how to deal with them.

Common Winter Pests and Pest Control Tips

 

Winged Carpenter Ants

It’s never a good sign to see flying ants inside your house especially during the colder season. Finding winged ants inside your house during summer doesn’t necessarily imply that you have a pest problem. However, when they are visible during winter, then there’s a big possibility that they’ve made a nest inside your house.

Cluster Fly

Homeowners think that they only have to worry about flies during summer. However, they can also be seen during winter. If you keep on finding them inside your house, you should consider calling in a pest control specialist.

Mice

A curious and wily creature, house mice are common. They may seem cute when locked inside a cage at a pet store but not so appealing anymore when they make your house their home.

Rats

The Norway rat and the roof rat art the two most common rodents in the U.S. Together with the typical house mouse, both these rats are believed to have been brought to the United States aboard ships that were bound for the New World during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Bed Bugs

For several years, the common saying about “sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite” didn’t mean that much especially for kids in the United States. A lot of kids and adults have suffered sleepless nights not only in their homes but even in hotels, too.

Prevent Home Invasion

There are ways you can use to prevent pests from invading your home.

Rodent control – Exclusion and sanitation are the best ways to prevent rodent invasion. These clever critters can enter a building or a home through spaces that are smaller than their tiny bodies. They are always looking for water, food, and shelter. So, be sure to check for indications of rats and mice infestation and know the best pest control methods.

Pest Proof Your House – In case you are just like most of the households surveyed by the University of Kentucky, only one cockroach in your house will lead you to get a can of bug spray or call a pest control Myrtle Beach professional.

Get Rid of Ants – To address an ant problem, you should first get rid of the ones you do not see to get rid of the ones that you can see.

Call A Pest Control Professional

There are instances when it’s much better to call a pest control expert. This true when the pest issue is ongoing. In case there’s a large infestation or if the products required for control can only be used by certified pest control professionals.

Call Zap Pest Control Inc. if you the help of a professional pest control expert to get rid of the pests that have invaded your home.

Zap Pest Control Inc.
2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
843-654-1927
http://zappests.net/

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Pest Control Tips For Winter

pest-control-3-300x200.jpgEvery homeowner knows that summer is the prime pest season. Insects are all around. Mosquitoes and flies enter freely through open windows and doors. Meanwhile, wildlife including rodents, roam around open fields and grassy lawns. However, as many homeowners too often learn, these pests don’t go totally inactive during the winter season. As a matter of fact, whenever it is cold and wet or snowy outside, these pests tend to look for shelter and warmth of the indoors. Listed below are short descriptions of the most common pests during winter and some pest control tips on how to deal with them.

Common Winter Pests and Pest Control Tips

  Winged Carpenter Ants It’s never a good sign to see flying ants inside your house especially during the colder season. Finding winged ants inside your house during summer doesn’t necessarily imply that you have a pest problem. However, when they are visible during winter, then there’s a big possibility that they’ve made a nest inside your house. Cluster Fly Homeowners think that they only have to worry about flies during summer. However, they can also be seen during winter. If you keep on finding them inside your house, you should consider calling in a pest control specialist. Mice A curious and wily creature, house mice are common. They may seem cute when locked inside a cage at a pet store but not so appealing anymore when they make your house their home. Rats The Norway rat and the roof rat art the two most common rodents in the U.S. Together with the typical house mouse, both these rats are believed to have been brought to the United States aboard ships that were bound for the New World during the 17th and 18th centuries. Bed Bugs For several years, the common saying about “sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite” didn’t mean that much especially for kids in the United States. A lot of kids and adults have suffered sleepless nights not only in their homes but even in hotels, too. Prevent Home Invasion There are ways you can use to prevent pests from invading your home. Rodent control – Exclusion and sanitation are the best ways to prevent rodent invasion. These clever critters can enter a building or a home through spaces that are smaller than their tiny bodies. They are always looking for water, food, and shelter. So, be sure to check for indications of rats and mice infestation and know the best pest control methods. Pest Proof Your House – In case you are just like most of the households surveyed by the University of Kentucky, only one cockroach in your house will lead you to get a can of bug spray or call a pest control Myrtle Beach professional. Get Rid of Ants – To address an ant problem, you should first get rid of the ones you do not see to get rid of the ones that you can see.

Call A Pest Control Professional

There are instances when it’s much better to call a pest control expert. This true when the pest issue is ongoing. In case there’s a large infestation or if the products required for control can only be used by certified pest control professionals.

Call Zap Pest Control Inc. if you the help of a professional pest control expert to get rid of the pests that have invaded your home.

Zap Pest Control Inc. 2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 843-654-1927 http://zappests.net/

https://www.zappests.net/pest-control-tips-for-winter/

Monday, January 20, 2020

Tips When Hiring A Pest Control Specialist



There are instances when it is better to hire a pest control expert than to try to get rid of pests yourself. This holds true when the problem already exists and when the infestation has worsen, or when the products required for control are just authorized for use by the professionals. If you have to hire a pest control expert, there are a few things that you need to remember.

The Pest Control Specialist

Before you let the pest control specialist to enter your house, be sure to ask for their identification, certification, and license first. Don’t forget to verify that their credentials are current. Nearly all states require these technicians to be certified and that they go through annual trainings if they want to keep their license current.

The Pest Control Company

Is the pest control company insured and bonded? This could be crucial to protecting your property and to protect yourself against liability. Check the website of the company, if it has one. Does it look professional? Do the company’s values in line with your own?

Knowledge

The pest control specialist must be knowledgeable when answering your questions. They might be some that he doesn’t know the answer to but if that is the case, he or she must be willing to tell you that they will try to find out and get back to you with the answer.

Professional Appearance

If the pest control Myrtle Beach technician appears in your frontdoor, their overall appearance, including their uniform must be clean and look professional. The equipment, chemicals, and the truck should also give you a secure feeling that they are indeed professionals.

References

Before you call a pest control company, you should ask your neighbors and friends for referrals. Visit the National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA) website or your state pest control association, for a list of providers in a certain state. It is also a good idea to check the company with the Better Business Bureau. If you didn’t get any personal recommendations, you should ask the provider for some references, and check by calling their past clients.

Price

Always remember that a low price does not mean that they are the best deal. In case a company says it will solve your problem in just a single service for a certain amount, and the problem was not solved afterwards and you have already paid for the service, then you have not saved any cash. Instead, you will have to start again with a different service provider and wind up paying more than when you have chosen quality over the price the first time around.

Contract

In case you are hiring a pest control company for an ongoing service, be sure to discuss your options with them. Find out if a quarterly service will solve the pest problem or if you need a more intensive monthly pest control service? Maybe if you start with a monthly service or one that’s more frequent than that, the problem will be solved much faster and they can drop you to a less frequent schedule when it is solved. Read the contract before signing. You should understand everything including the fine print and don’t hesitate to ask questions.

Call Zap Pest Control Inc. if you need professional help in getting rid of pests in your home.

Zap Pest Control Inc.
2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
843-654-1927
http://zappests.net/

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Tips When Hiring A Pest Control Specialist

pest-control-2-300x200.jpgThere are instances when it is better to hire a pest control expert than to try to get rid of pests yourself. This holds true when the problem already exists and when the infestation has worsen, or when the products required for control are just authorized for use by the professionals. If you have to hire a pest control expert, there are a few things that you need to remember.

The Pest Control Specialist

Before you let the pest control specialist to enter your house, be sure to ask for their identification, certification, and license first. Don’t forget to verify that their credentials are current. Nearly all states require these technicians to be certified and that they go through annual trainings if they want to keep their license current.

The Pest Control Company

Is the pest control company insured and bonded? This could be crucial to protecting your property and to protect yourself against liability. Check the website of the company, if it has one. Does it look professional? Do the company’s values in line with your own? Knowledge The pest control specialist must be knowledgeable when answering your questions. They might be some that he doesn’t know the answer to but if that is the case, he or she must be willing to tell you that they will try to find out and get back to you with the answer. Professional Appearance If the pest control Myrtle Beach technician appears in your frontdoor, their overall appearance, including their uniform must be clean and look professional. The equipment, chemicals, and the truck should also give you a secure feeling that they are indeed professionals. References Before you call a pest control company, you should ask your neighbors and friends for referrals. Visit the National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA) website or your state pest control association, for a list of providers in a certain state. It is also a good idea to check the company with the Better Business Bureau. If you didn’t get any personal recommendations, you should ask the provider for some references, and check by calling their past clients. Price Always remember that a low price does not mean that they are the best deal. In case a company says it will solve your problem in just a single service for a certain amount, and the problem was not solved afterwards and you have already paid for the service, then you have not saved any cash. Instead, you will have to start again with a different service provider and wind up paying more than when you have chosen quality over the price the first time around. Contract In case you are hiring a pest control company for an ongoing service, be sure to discuss your options with them. Find out if a quarterly service will solve the pest problem or if you need a more intensive monthly pest control service? Maybe if you start with a monthly service or one that’s more frequent than that, the problem will be solved much faster and they can drop you to a less frequent schedule when it is solved. Read the contract before signing. You should understand everything including the fine print and don’t hesitate to ask questions.

Call Zap Pest Control Inc. if you need professional help in getting rid of pests in your home.

Zap Pest Control Inc. 2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 843-654-1927 http://zappests.net/

https://www.zappests.net/tips-hiring-pest-control-specialist/

Monday, January 13, 2020

What Are The Common Pests That Invade Your House During Winter

pest-control-1-300x200.jpgOnce winter season arrives, there are some pests that look for homes for food sources and warmth. According to the pest management association, homeowners should take various pest control methods against the most common ones that appear during winter like rats, mice, cockroaches, racoons, and spiders.

Winter Pest Control Tips To Prevent An Infestation

House Mice The house mice is by far the most common rodent in the United States. House mice nest in secluded and dark areas such as basements and attics. This rodent could result in major property damages by chewing through wires and drywall. House mice are known to contaminate food and cause health problems like tapeworms and Salmonella. Rodents could fit in tiny openings so be sure to seal holes and cracks on the outside of your home using steel wool or caulk. Areas must be clear and boxes must be stored off the floor since these pests could hide in the clutter. Inspect your home regularly for signs of mice infestation such as gnaw marks, droppings, and damaged food. Norway Rats Norway rats usually nest in piles of debris, basements, as well as other undistributed materials. They’re known to eat through nearly everything like lead pipes and plastic to get water and food. Norway rats are likewise the vector of several diseases such as ratbite fever, jaundice, and cowpox virus. Norway rats could fit through a gap that’s as small as ½ inch or like the size of a quarter. Check the outside of your house for any cracks or openings and then fill them with silicone caulk. Get rid of moisture sources in basement and crawl spaces. Inspect the inside of your house regularly for possible signs of infestation like gruby rub marks that are caused by the oily fur of the rat. German Cockroaches German cockroaches is the most common species of cockroaches found throughout the entire world. They love to reside in tiny areas near food and moisture so human houses are their perfect habitat. This kind of cockroach usually hitchhikes indoors like grocery bags, boxes, as well as second hand appliances. They are also found in bathrooms and kitchens. German cockroaches could also contaminate food sources as well as spread bacteria as well as human pathogens. Additionally, cockroach allergens are known to cause allergies and worsen asthma symptoms especially among kids. Always make sure that the floors and counters are free of crumbs and clean. You should vacuum on a regular basis and get rid of garbage. Focus on the bathrooms and kitchens including those under sinks and appliances. Brown Recluse Spiders Brown recluse spiders love to spin webs in places like attics, closets, basements, and crawl spaces. Just like other kinds of spiders, the brown recluse is usually discovered inside cardboard boxes along shoes and clothing that are rarely used as well as window moldings. These spiders bite and inject venom that could be dangerous to the health of humans. Raccoons Raccoons are found in the country’s wooded eastern area. This kind of wild animal enters houses through chimneys and attics trying to look for a denning site. Racoons are one of the major hosts of rabies in the country. Your trashcans and recycling bins must be placed areas like an outhouse and locked shed. In case the trashcan are kept outdoors, make sure that you use lids that are animal proof. Check the outside of your house for access points like a broken vent cover. Fix any loose shingles and sidings. You should also consider the installation of a cap or mesh cover over chimneys as well as other exposed openings to prevent entry. Additionally, always keep nearby tree branches trimmed back from your home.

Call Zap Pest Control Inc. if you need the help of a professional pest control Myrtle Beach company to get rid of the infestation in your house.

Zap Pest Control Inc. 2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 843-654-1927 http://zappests.net/

https://www.zappests.net/common-pests-invade-house-winter/