Monday, December 9, 2019

Pest-Free Holiday Decorating Tips

pest-control-2-300x262.jpgThis holiday season is here and families throughout the country are getting in the festive spirit by stringing lights, wrapping gifts, and decorating their houses. Although such holiday preparations might seem harmless, they could offer opportunities for pests such as rodents, ants, ticks, and spiders to be accidentally brought indoors. Among the most common methods pests enter your houses during the holiday season is through the Christmas tree, firewood, and wreaths. Ticks, ants, spiders as well as other pests could hide deep in the branches of the trees or the garland. If brought inside your home, the eggs would hatch and create a major pest infestation. To stop bringing pests inside your house in greeneries like live trees, here are a few pest control tips that are worth remembering. These include taking a few minutes to inspect such items before bringing them indoors, searching for eggs, nests, or insects, and shaking off the greenery outdoors to awaken any hidden tenants.

Pest Control Tips For The Holiday Season

Another way for pests to get inside your house this time of the year is through boxes filled with decorations, which are commonly kept in attics, basements, crawlspaces, and garages – all of which are preferred hiding spaces for pests. Rodents and other pests find their way into these boxes during the off season. Once homeowners unpack their decorations, they might find dead or live pests as well as droppings inside. However, in some cases, they might also discover that holiday ornaments have been destroyed or chewed by pests. Once the time comes that you already need to decorate, unpack the holiday items outside and check all of them carefully for indications of gnaw marks, droppings, pests, as well as other damage before taking them inside your home. Pay close attention to the strings of lights to make sure that the wires have not been frayed by pests. Maybe the most crucial step that you can take to stop pests during the festive season comes to an end of every season, once it is time to take down the Christmas tree and pack up all the decorations. Keep the holiday d├ęcor in plastic, hard bins with lids that can be tightly sealed rather than bags or cardboard boxes that could easily be chewed through. Don’t pile the cut firewood or the discarded live trees near your house, because this could attract pests like termites and mice. During this time of the year, it is very easy to overlook indications of pests because you are too eager to check off the items on your to-do lists, however, by taking a few basic steps you could significantly reduce your odds of battling pests in your house this time of the year. Keep in mind that if you see signs of pests in your house or suspect that your home has a pest infestation, you should call a licensed pest control Myrtle Beach professional to check your house and fix the issue as soon as possible so that you could return to enjoying the holidays in a pest free house.

Call Zap Pest Control Inc.  if you need help in getting rid of pests from your house during the holiday season.

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

https://www.zappests.net/pest-free-holiday-decorating-tips/

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Essential Attic Pest Control Tips You Should NOT Miss

pest-control-1-300x200.jpgIf you notice unwanted guests lurking throughout your attic, you will need to implement proper pest control. Keep in mind that pests do not only attempt to enter your home from your kitchen door or lawn. They can also sneak in through your attic and, finding it a safe and comfortable place, they eventually decide to stay and live in it for good. This is why they keep on coming back after your every attempt to ward them off. But don’t get hopeless. Here are some essential attic pest control Myrtle Beach tips you can consider to ensure your unwanted guests will no longer come back to your attic. Find out which pest you’re dealing with through their droppings Almost all pest removal tip starts with identifying the pest to be warded off. Different pests should be handled differently. When it comes to pests that like to invade attics, you can identify them by looking at their droppings. Each pest has a distinct size, shape, and color of droppings. Here are some of them from the Enviro-Tech Pest Management Franchise.
  • Mouse has pellet-shaped droppings that are about 1/8 inch in length.
  • Rodents’ droppings are shaped like sausages and are 1/4 inch long.
  • Squirrels have similar droppings as rats but they are longer, reaching about 1 inch in length.
  • Raccoons have the biggest droppings with 3/4 width and 2-3 inches length. They are also shaped like sausages.
  • A bat’s droppings are often found in piles, are shaped like pellets, and are 1/2 inch in length.
As soon as you identified the pest behind the droppings in your attic, it is best to clean the droppings first before you proceed to work on removing them. According to the Centers for Disease Control, you have to open the windows in your attic and air out the area for at least 30 minutes before cleaning. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t be in the attic while waiting for it to air out. Disinfect the area by spraying with a bleach solution that is 1 part bleach and 10 parts water. Remember to wear gloves and masks the entire time you are cleaning and to properly dispose of the trash using sealed plastic bags. After identifying the pest, apply the appropriate pest control methods If you found mice in your attic, the best way to deal with them is to set up mouse traps throughout the attic and where they mostly crawl through such as near drainpipes and electrical wires. For rats, it’s best to use rattraps with covers instead of the little mousetraps. Rats are bigger and stronger than mice so be sure you use more efficient traps. Use a metal cage to trap squirrels from inside your attic. Don’t forget to check your local laws regarding trapping and relocating squirrels. Different cities and states have varying laws so it’s better to confirm. If you find raccoons or bats in your attic, call your local pest control professional immediately.

Contact Zap Pest Control Inc. now to inquire about their pest control services.

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

https://www.zappests.net/attic-pest-control-tips-not-miss/

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Cleanup Tips To Prevent Holiday Pests From Invading Your Home

pest-control-300x200.jpgNothing beats the joy you feel when preparing for the upcoming holiday feast. However, with all that baking and cooking happening, the inevitable crumbs and messes that fall on the floor could draw cockroaches to the kitchen as easy as the smell of a roasting turkey energizes all the couch potatoes from their football watching. To help prevent pests like ants and cockroaches from ruining the holiday cheer, here are a list of cleaning tips that also serve as effective methods of pest control not only for the holiday season but all throughout the year. Prepare Your Kitchen Clear out the refrigerator and pantry to create additional storage space for your goodies. It will also allow you to remove any old things that may attract pests. Check Your Baking Supplies Before you begin baking, check your flour and other baking materials for bugs before you bring them to the kitchen. Clean as You Go Pests like it whenever you leave food covered pots, plates, pans, and utensils out. Take The Trash Out Do not let kitchen garbage bins to overflow. Make disposal easier by double or even triple lining your trash bins so you already have a clean bag set in place whenever the full bag is removed. End The Day With A Clean Slate Make it a goal to end every day with an empty countertop and kitchen sink and free of clutter. Make Cleaning Easier Lay wax paper or newspaper beneath food preparations before you begin. Crumbs as well as spills can easily be cleaned by crumpling the paper and throwing it in the trash bin. Wipe Down The Bottles After using a bottle or jar, wipe it down before storing it away. Jars of sticky foods like peanut butter could attract cockroaches and ants. Wash Your Dishes As You Go It is easy to just let dishes accumulate and sit in your sink. Pests will see this as their paradise. Keep The Kitchen Fresh Drop citrus peels down the disposal to keep the kitchen sink and the entire kitchen smelling fresh. You can also make ice cubes made of water and vinegar and grind them in the disposal. Get Rid of Excess Grease To remove grease, line a container with aluminium foil. Pour the excess grease into the bowl and store in the fridge. After a few hours, the grease will harden and you can ball it up on the foil and then throw it away. Put A lid On It All your baked goods must be stored in an airtight container. Leaving foods that are rich in sugar is like inviting pests to invade your home. Prevent Pest Set in place a pest control Myrtle Beach measure to make sure that pests are kept at way all year long.

Call Zap Pest Control Inc. if you need the assistance of pest control experts to keep pests at away during the holidays and all year round.

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

https://www.zappests.net/cleanup-tips-prevent-holiday-pest/

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Pest Guide: Identifying Your Pests

pest-control-7-300x200.jpgPests are wildlife, rodents, and insects that are in the wrong place at the wrong time. They serve a purpose if they are in their natural habitat. But once they get inside your home or commercial establishment, or hang around your backyard, they immediately become a pest. For instance, what termites do is break down decaying and dead organic matter in the forest. But inside your home, it will cause extensive damage. In case you are experience a pest problem in your house or commercial business and would like to find out more about it, you need to have a pest control guide that you can refer to. In so doing, you’ll have a good idea of what you are dealing with and you’ll be able to provide all the information required once you call in a pest control expert.

Types of Pests

Acrobat Ants – They are commonly found living outdoors in dark damp areas such as under rocks, dead trees, logs, mulch, woodpiles, and landscaping tiles. They are known for traveling along fences, utility lines, as well as trees and get access to your house while looking for food. They get inside your house through the openings found in the home’s foundation, gaps around doors or windows, as well as spaces that are found around the entrances to the utility room. American Cockroaches – when this type of pest infest your home, you will notice a lot of signs, which could help you as well as any pest control Myrtle Beach company get rid of it as soon as possible. They commonly live in damp, warm areas such as underneath the flowerbeds and the mulch. They make their way inside a house or building while looking for food. Cockroaches can enter through spaces located around or underneath doors or through drains and pipes. Bed Bugs – they are not known to carry any dangerous diseases but they can be very annoying. Bed bugs must be eliminated in any house or building as soon as possible because they could multiply fast and feed on you as well as your family while you are sound asleep. Brown Recluse Spiders – they typically live outdoors and look for quiet and dark places to hide and live in like leaf piles, sheds, woodpiles, trees, and fallen logs. They are venomous spiders that may get inside your house, sheds, garages, and other structures while looking for food sources or while searching for a safe and dark spot to hide in. Inside your home, they can be found hiding in cabinets, basements, closets as well as other storage places that are not disturbed regularly. Mice – common indications that your home is infested with include dropping in cabinets, edges of the floors, drawers, pantry areas, storage areas, and behind appliances. They can gnaw on clothing, furniture, as well as food containers. They give off a musky odor, which is common in large infestation, and you will notice noises above ceilings and behind walls.

Call Zap Pest Control Inc. if you need 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/pest-guide-identifying-your-pests/

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

What You Need To Know About Winter Pests

pest-control-6-300x198.jpgDo you have any idea how pests survive the cold temperatures during winter? Many homeowners do not know the answer to this question. This depends on the place where you live and the kind of winter pest that you are concerned about. In case you live in South Florida, for example, the temperatures rarely get too cold to wipe out the pests. However, if you are living in New England, then it’s safe to say that bugs don’t stand a chance against the freezing outdoor cold conditions. However, it’s still important to know the most effective pest control tips for every season. This article will discuss the pests commonly found in South Carolina. In this part of the country, the winter season is mild enough to allow several types of pests to live. Winters in other areas are so cold that pests are wiped out. Having said that, there are several pests that might take a small beating, however, they end up coming right back during spring.

Importance Of Pest Control During Winter

Take for example, the ant. Many of you may have heard the story about the grasshopper who failed to store food for winter and when it came, he had to ask the ants to take him in. It’s true that ants keep enough food to last throughout winter and that means they won’t die. They remain underground and protected from the cold winter temperatures above ground. That’s why there are still ants invading houses even when there is just a single warm day in the middle of the cold winter season. Other pests like stink bugs, wasps, as well as lady bugs, would overwinter in your walls and attics. This will protect them from the freezing temperatures and let them live until the next spring. Zap Pest Control Inc. receives several calls every year when the weather starts to warm up since a lot of people think there is a next in their home. The good thing is that there is no nest, however, the wasp just believed your home was a nice place for them to stay in until the temperature got a bit more pleasant. They are much like snow birds and your home became their winter retreat. Finally, if the weather conditions turn colder, there are several pests that become winter pests since they start running inside in search of a warm place to hang out. They are typically a bit more visible like rodents, spiders, and cockroaches. They spike their presence during the fall season when the temperatures tart to fall. However, they could remain an issue throughout the cold winter months. When you are dealing with winter pests, it is crucial to have an expert that could identify the pest as well as their habits. Always remember that pests don’t behave the same. It’s also crucial, all throughout the southeast, to have an effective pest control Myrtle Beach program set in place that expects the life cycle of such pests and is proactive during the winter season to make sure that there is no pest apocalypse during the spring.

Call Zap Pest Control if you are looking for pest control experts to help protect your home from pests this winter.

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

https://www.zappests.net/what-to-know-about-winter-pests/

Sunday, November 24, 2019

How To Keep Bugs Off Your Home This Winter

pest-control-5-300x198.jpgIf the temperature drops, you are not just the only one who would like to get inside your house. Winter could bring pests to your house as they also need to find a place to feel warm and cozy. To make sure that bugs are kept at bay this winter, here are a few pest control tips you need to remember.

Winter Pest Control Tips

Use Window Screens – be sure that your windows have screens to make an additional barrier to make sure that bugs are kept out during the winter season. Search for a 20 mesh or finer screens with openings that are too small for most pests to get through. Seal Doors – bugs could search for ways to get inside your house through even the smallest of cracks. Be sure that your doors are tightly sealed when they are closed. Add weather stripping when necessary and use caulk to seal all the gaps where the door frame is in contact to the wall. Trim Trees – bugs love leaves and trees, so be sure that you trim them so that the limbs are far from the walls and the windows of your house. This would help insects stay in the trees where they belong. Clean Your Yard – bugs love to stay in wood chips and mulch, so make a barrier between your home and any landscaping material. Get rid of any leaf piles and be sure that your gutters stay clear to keep all of that moisture and debris away from your house. Fix Cracks – if there are several cracks in your house, fix and patch them up to make sure that bugs and other pests are kept at bay this winter. Replace rotting wood, get rid of broken bricks and change them and patch any cracks in the foundation and walls of your home. Clean Up Fruit Trees – In case you have fruit trees in your yard, be sure all of the fruit is thoroughly cleaned before the snow falls. Fruit like plums and pears, and apples, could attract spiders and bugs and when the fruit is close to your house, these pests could make their way there during the cold winter season. Inspect packages – in case you come home and find a package left at your doorstep during winter, check it for bugs before taking it inside. Insects could easily find their way into boxes as well as other packages during transit. Clean the kitchen – Other pests including bugs are always looking for a constant food source, so be sure to keep your kitchen as clean as possible. A good pest control Myrtle Beach tip is to clean the counters and make sure there are no spills and crumbs left and get rid of any trace of a food source. Inspect the Christmas tree – If you bring your Christmas tree home for the holidays, you will most likely be bringing something else inside your house. As a matter of fact, your Christmas tree could be crawling up to 25,000 bugs. These include spiders, aphids, bark beetles, and mites.

Call Zap Pest Control Inc. if you are looking for professional help in making sure that your home is free of pests not only during winter but all year long.

Zap Pest Control Inc. 2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 843-654-1927

https://www.zappests.net/keep-bugs-off-home-this-winter/

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Why You Need Winter Pest Control?

pest-control-4-300x200.jpgMany homeowners believe that familiar pests have left their homes once the cold weather comes in. But the truth is, during colder months, pests and crawling insects won’t go dormant. They can still find their way into your houses. Winter can draw rodents who are searching for warmth. Not only that, there are other types of pests that you need to watch out for. Given that, you need to know the best pest control methods for the winter season.

Five Reasons You Need Winter Pest Control

Mice and rats – they need only a small crack or opening to get inside your house. They could enter through the attic and start gnawing on the wood beams, wires, electrical wires, as well as insulation. Wood destroying insects – termites and carpenter ants can cause extensive damage to your home from the inside out and you won’t even see it until it is way too late. In case you find carpenter ants inside your house during winter, it is a sign that they’re nesting inside the floors, walls, or decaying wood. Sealing your house – The early winter is the perfect time for Zap Pest Control Inc. to seal up all of the openings before mice find shelter inside your business or house. They would inspect the places where pipes and other utilities enter your home. A mouse could fit through an opening that is a small as a dime. Dormant insects – several insects would hide in the basement or attic in the late fall or during early winter to escape the cold winter temperature. Cluster flies, spiders, boxelder bugs, and lady bugs will stay dormant until spring. Then once the weather starts to become warmer, they could easily look for ways to get into your living spaces. Spider webs and nests – getting rid of webs, egg cases, and nests might assist in preventing pests from reemerging in your house once the weather becomes warmer. A few winter pests are hardwired to go back to some places however, if you remove all the reasons for them to return then you are increasing the likelihood that you are saying goodbye to them for good.

Additional Pest Control Tips

  • Change loose weather stripping or mortar around the windows and basement foundation.
  • Keep firewood at least 20 feet from your house. Ants and mice could make their nests in piles of wood and easily get access to your house in case the pile is closeby.
  • Rodents could conceal themselves in clutter so be sure to keep storage places clean and well organized and be sure to store boxes off the floor.
  • Get rid of all moisture areas including clogged drains and leaking pipes.
  • Repair damaged screens in your window and install door sweeps.
  • Keep crawl spaces, basements, and attics dry and well ventilated
Don’t mistake the winter season as the time for you to lay off on your pest control Myrtle Beach services. It actually gives you enough time to prepare for the warm season ahead.

Call Zap Pest Control Inc. if you need help in making sure that pests won’t make your house their home not only during winter but all throughout the year.

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

https://www.zappests.net/why-you-need-winter-pest-control/