Thursday, July 2, 2020

How Can Humidity And Moisture Worsen Your Pest Problem At Home

pest-control-300x200.jpgMoisture, as well as humidity, provide the best settings for mosquitoes and pests to multiply. Here are some pest control tips to help you deal with this. Wet and warm conditions are the favorite environments of pests like cockroaches, mosquitoes, crickets, earwigs, and so on to grow and survive. In warm weather conditions and with the boost in humidity following the rains, there is a good possibility that pests like mosquitoes will breed and infest a property. Each house has certain places that do not totally dry up and leave some level of moisture behind. There are some areas that have incorrect slopes where moisture have a tendency to accumulate. The rainy season also adds to the mosquito and pest issue in the house because it boosts the humidity level in the atmosphere. The rainwater accumulates and forms puddles in spots with the incorrect slope or in open containers and bins that may be lying around in your garden or yard, eventually creating water bodies that are stagnant. These are the best places where a pest infestation can begin since the majority of pests will lay their eggs and develop into larvae in these locations. They will then become adults in just a few days and spread the infestation immediately. Mosquitoes are commonly found breeding in trashcans, coolers, wet buckets, as well as recycling bins. These areas are usually neglected. Homeowners are asked to keep their recycling bins and trashcans dry by drilling some holes at the bottom so that the moisture will be drained immediately. Moisture can lead to humid setting, especially during the warmer months. Moist, humid, and hot weather are the primary reasons for pest infestations in gardens, backyards, and inside the house. Another area that is also considered as the best breeding environment for pests is the leaky hose in the pool area as well as the grass lawns. The mosquitoes love to stay in these places during the summer. The pool water will provide them with the humidity and moisture they need to survive. It is important to clean the pools regularly and treat not only the pool but water tubs as well with chlorinated water. Hoses with leaks become the perfect breeding ground because they collect water and then hold moisture. And since these spots are often unnoticed, hidden, and dark, pests can thrive effectively. Therefore, you need to correct the problem if you want to stop the leak and clean up the hidden and dark places underneath the hoses so you can protect your home from pests. Furthermore, the grasses and bushes that have grown too long in your lawns are the perfect areas for crickets, mosquitoes, and roaches because they usually look for wet and dark places to thrive and hide. Be sure to regularly trim your gardens and lawns to stop pests from growing. You can also get the professional help of a pest control Myrtle Beach company. A timely and careful inspection and assist you in avoiding pest infestations during the warmer and rainy seasons. Humidity and moisture are the primary contributors to the pest problem that you have at home. Since you cannot control the weather, you can do something to protect your home from harmful pest infestation. You might have to hire a pest control company to evaluate your home’s situation.

If you are looking for one, be sure to call Zap Pest Control Inc. now.

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

https://www.zappests.net/humidity-worsen-pest-problem/

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Effective Pest Control Starts In Determining Their Hideouts



Most experts will agree that the key to effective pest control is early detection. Whether or not you know what kind of pest you are dealing with, what’s important is that you find out where they are hiding inside your house, how they were able to get inside, and which areas of your house they most frequently visit.

The most difficult pest to look for are wood-destroying insects, particularly the termites. You won’t know you cohabitate with them until you notice your foundations are getting weaker or until your floorboards start creaking. What’s worse is that, these insects are the best at hiding and they generate the worse and most expensive damage to your properties and the entire house as well. In fact, it often takes 3-8 years before you see signs of termite infestation, at which point, your house has already taken a lot of damage.

To help you easily find where these common wood destroying insects hide, consider these pest control tips.

Termites

One of the most common causes for pest control are termites. To find where they are hiding, you need to look for signs of infestation by tapping your wooden walls, foundations, door frames, floor boards, etc. Use the handle of a screw driver to tap on your walls and floorboards. If you hear a hollow sound, then you’ve got an infestation in that area. You can also consider poking the screwdriver in your walls. If it goes in easily, that area is most likely hollowed inside because of termite infestation.

Another tip off that would tell you have termites at home is when you see discarded wings near your windows and doors primarily during spring as this is their mating season. This is when termites go out to mate and start new colonies. When they find their mates they shed their wings and go underground.

Other pests

Aside from termites, there are other pests that require you to call professional pest control assistance. Before you bring them in, make sure you know what you’ll be dealing with. Here are some tips to help you find where common house pests are hiding.

Carpenter ants – These insects leave piles of mixed wood shavings and fecal matter as evidence of their presence in your house. They love to hide in damp and decayed wood and often make a nest out of it.

Powderpost beetles – This type of beetle usually comes out during the months of May through August. During these times, be on the lookout for small holes the size of a pinhead on the wood parts of your house. Powdery wood shavings near the wood are also sure signs that your house is infested with powderpost beetles.

pest-control-6-300x200.jpgEffective Pest Control For A Pest-Free Home

Pest control is not only about preventing pests from inhabiting your home or driving them away from your home. It should be a continuous effort to ensure your home is always pest-free.

Some homeowners may think that this involves a lot of work and may not be able to commit to it because of their busy schedule. They may find it difficult to find time to do these necessary tasks to ensure their house is maintained and pest-free. Fortunately, there are some simple and easy things that you can do to always keep the pests outside your home.

Follow these easy and simple pest control tips.

Keep the house shiny clean.

Make sure you immediately clean crumbs and food spills as soon as they happen. Do not let these types of messes sit for several hours or even overnight or you risk the pests smelling them and being able to track the spilled food. They will then start to think of the area as a food source and will keep on going back to it until they decide to stay in that area.

It is also important keep all unfinished food stored in tightly sealed containers. These also include your pet’s food. Make sure no food odor can escape from the containers so the pests cannot smell them.

Also, do not store firewood or any type of wood near your home. Rodents, cockroaches, spiders and other types of pests can hide and take up residence in the wood. Having these pests live near your home is a risk because you are allowing them to be near your home and your food.

Conduct careful inspection.

Every time you bring in a package that you bought from the store or take out any items from the pantry, do a careful inspection. What you need to keep an eye out for are pest droppings or chewed packaging. Look out for any signs of pest activity before using the contents of the package as you may bring out the pest inside your home where it will have more hiding places, making it more difficult for you to catch it.

Call in professional pest control to conduct an overall inspection of your home.

Don’t just opt for termite inspection. Go for the overall pest inspection. Hire a service pest control Myrtle Beach company that has expertise with all types of pests that may inhabit your home. You can opt for an annual or bi-annual inspection depending on your budget and where you live.

 

Tightly seal cracks and possible entrances around your home.

Walk around your house and look for potential passages of entry that rodents and other pests can use. Seal all these openings and ensure nothing can go past it. Conduct regular walks around the house to ensure the passages are not reopened. Also look at the caulks and seals of your doors and windows and ensure they are tightly closed.

Conduct preventive measures for best results.

Instead of only having professional assistance conduct regular annual inspection on your home and/or calling them over only when you notice pests lurking throughout your home, have them visit your home to perform preventive measures. Although you can also seek professional advice and assistance from them by phone, it won’t be the same as having them perform the preventive tasks with you watching so you’ll know what to do the next time.

Call Zap Pest Control Inc. now for pest control assistance.

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

Monday, June 29, 2020

Effective Pest Control Starts In Determining Their Hideouts

pest-control-2-3-300x200.jpgMost experts will agree that the key to effective pest control is early detection. Whether or not you know what kind of pest you are dealing with, what’s important is that you find out where they are hiding inside your house, how they were able to get inside, and which areas of your house they most frequently visit. The most difficult pest to look for are wood-destroying insects, particularly the termites. You won’t know you cohabitate with them until you notice your foundations are getting weaker or until your floorboards start creaking. What’s worse is that, these insects are the best at hiding and they generate the worse and most expensive damage to your properties and the entire house as well. In fact, it often takes 3-8 years before you see signs of termite infestation, at which point, your house has already taken a lot of damage.

To help you easily find where these common wood destroying insects hide, consider these pest control tips.

Termites One of the most common causes for pest control are termites. To find where they are hiding, you need to look for signs of infestation by tapping your wooden walls, foundations, door frames, floor boards, etc. Use the handle of a screw driver to tap on your walls and floorboards. If you hear a hollow sound, then you’ve got an infestation in that area. You can also consider poking the screwdriver in your walls. If it goes in easily, that area is most likely hollowed inside because of termite infestation. Another tip off that would tell you have termites at home is when you see discarded wings near your windows and doors primarily during spring as this is their mating season. This is when termites go out to mate and start new colonies. When they find their mates they shed their wings and go underground. Other pests Aside from termites, there are other pests that require you to call professional pest control assistance. Before you bring them in, make sure you know what you’ll be dealing with. Here are some tips to help you find where common house pests are hiding. Carpenter ants – These insects leave piles of mixed wood shavings and fecal matter as evidence of their presence in your house. They love to hide in damp and decayed wood and often make a nest out of it. Powderpost beetles – This type of beetle usually comes out during the months of May through August. During these times, be on the lookout for small holes the size of a pinhead on the wood parts of your house. Powdery wood shavings near the wood are also sure signs that your house is infested with powderpost beetles.

pest-control-6-300x200.jpgEffective Pest Control For A Pest-Free Home

Pest control is not only about preventing pests from inhabiting your home or driving them away from your home. It should be a continuous effort to ensure your home is always pest-free. Some homeowners may think that this involves a lot of work and may not be able to commit to it because of their busy schedule. They may find it difficult to find time to do these necessary tasks to ensure their house is maintained and pest-free. Fortunately, there are some simple and easy things that you can do to always keep the pests outside your home.

Follow these easy and simple pest control tips.

Keep the house shiny clean. Make sure you immediately clean crumbs and food spills as soon as they happen. Do not let these types of messes sit for several hours or even overnight or you risk the pests smelling them and being able to track the spilled food. They will then start to think of the area as a food source and will keep on going back to it until they decide to stay in that area. It is also important keep all unfinished food stored in tightly sealed containers. These also include your pet’s food. Make sure no food odor can escape from the containers so the pests cannot smell them. Also, do not store firewood or any type of wood near your home. Rodents, cockroaches, spiders and other types of pests can hide and take up residence in the wood. Having these pests live near your home is a risk because you are allowing them to be near your home and your food. Conduct careful inspection. Every time you bring in a package that you bought from the store or take out any items from the pantry, do a careful inspection. What you need to keep an eye out for are pest droppings or chewed packaging. Look out for any signs of pest activity before using the contents of the package as you may bring out the pest inside your home where it will have more hiding places, making it more difficult for you to catch it. Call in professional pest control to conduct an overall inspection of your home. Don’t just opt for termite inspection. Go for the overall pest inspection. Hire a service pest control Myrtle Beach company that has expertise with all types of pests that may inhabit your home. You can opt for an annual or bi-annual inspection depending on your budget and where you live.   Tightly seal cracks and possible entrances around your home. Walk around your house and look for potential passages of entry that rodents and other pests can use. Seal all these openings and ensure nothing can go past it. Conduct regular walks around the house to ensure the passages are not reopened. Also look at the caulks and seals of your doors and windows and ensure they are tightly closed. Conduct preventive measures for best results. Instead of only having professional assistance conduct regular annual inspection on your home and/or calling them over only when you notice pests lurking throughout your home, have them visit your home to perform preventive measures. Although you can also seek professional advice and assistance from them by phone, it won’t be the same as having them perform the preventive tasks with you watching so you’ll know what to do the next time.

Call Zap Pest Control Inc. now for pest control assistance.

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-find-hideouts/

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Summer Pest Control Tips



The weather is warming up and the bugs are starting to swarm!  Most pests such as mosquitoes, ants, bees, millipedes, flies and termites will breed at a higher rate in summer than any other season of the year.  Summer also tends to bring dryer weather which forces these pesky insects inside in search of food and water.  Since prevention is better than cure, home owners need to be armed with sufficient information on the pest control measures to be taken in order to prevent invasion by pests at their homes.

Simple Tips For Summertime Pest Control

Mosquitoes are one of the most popular pests known in the world. One of the key issues to tackle is destruction of the breeding sites of the pests. Dumpy environments with stagnant water encourage the breeding of mosquitoes. This is dangerous since mosquitoes can spread disease. To tackle this problem, you need to drain all the stagnant water around your home. This should be encouraged even amongst neighbors to come together and dry up the area to avoid a breeding site on your neighborhood affecting others.

In addition, it is important to keep vegetation from being too near to the site of your home. Unnecessary vegetation should be cleared and the grass should be kept short for good pest control Myrtle Beach. This is because most pests like adult mosquitoes use this vegetation as hiding areas. Any containers that are used to dispose of trash should be always covered. It is also important to consider drilling holes at the bottom of the trash container to prevent it from holding water that can encourage mosquitoes to breed.

While you are cleaning up the yard, you will want to clear all the cobwebs to eliminate spiders around your backyard. This will protect you from the danger of a spider bite.  Here in Myrtle Beach, brown recluse spiders are especially prevalent and very dangerous.

Another summertime pest is bees whose sting is very painful and may even cause death in case of a person with an allergy. It is advisable not to get too close or near their nesting places. Ants are very harmful to human since they destroy wood by creating galleries which they then use to lay eggs and bring up their young. It is wise avoid the direct contact between the wood and the ground. It is also good to identify where the parent nest of the ants in order to apply insecticide and kill the queen, this brings into a halt further reproduction hence bringing down the whole colony. This is one instance where you will want to call an experienced pest control specialist.

One pest control measure to prevent insects from entering your home is to fill any holes on the wall or even leaks on your roof, it is advisable to repair them to prevent pest from easily accessing your house. Pests like mosquitoes and wasps are very active during summer, and it is advisable to keep windows and doors shut most of the time. You may want to avoid being outdoors during morning hours and at dusk mosquitoes are very active.

Cleanliness is also another pest control tool to curb pests like cockroaches and rodents which feed on the leftovers. To prevent this, ensure that you clean your kitchen and dishes. Always cover or dispose the leftovers. Homeowners should regularly consider draining and changing water in flower pots to prevent mosquitoes from breeding. Swimming pool covers should also be drained.

These are a few tips that will help cut down on the number of invaders into your home in the summertime.  You will also want to have regular pest control treatments to eliminate problems. By using an organic pest control company you are not only helping eliminate pests but you are also helping your family and your environment.

Give Zap Pest Control Inc. a call when you see these summertime pests invading your living space and we will take care of your pest control problems.

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

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Summer Pest Control Tips

pest-control-4-300x200.jpgThe weather is warming up and the bugs are starting to swarm!  Most pests such as mosquitoes, ants, bees, millipedes, flies and termites will breed at a higher rate in summer than any other season of the year.  Summer also tends to bring dryer weather which forces these pesky insects inside in search of food and water.  Since prevention is better than cure, home owners need to be armed with sufficient information on the pest control measures to be taken in order to prevent invasion by pests at their homes.

Simple Tips For Summertime Pest Control

Mosquitoes are one of the most popular pests known in the world. One of the key issues to tackle is destruction of the breeding sites of the pests. Dumpy environments with stagnant water encourage the breeding of mosquitoes. This is dangerous since mosquitoes can spread disease. To tackle this problem, you need to drain all the stagnant water around your home. This should be encouraged even amongst neighbors to come together and dry up the area to avoid a breeding site on your neighborhood affecting others. In addition, it is important to keep vegetation from being too near to the site of your home. Unnecessary vegetation should be cleared and the grass should be kept short for good pest control Myrtle Beach. This is because most pests like adult mosquitoes use this vegetation as hiding areas. Any containers that are used to dispose of trash should be always covered. It is also important to consider drilling holes at the bottom of the trash container to prevent it from holding water that can encourage mosquitoes to breed. While you are cleaning up the yard, you will want to clear all the cobwebs to eliminate spiders around your backyard. This will protect you from the danger of a spider bite.  Here in Myrtle Beach, brown recluse spiders are especially prevalent and very dangerous. Another summertime pest is bees whose sting is very painful and may even cause death in case of a person with an allergy. It is advisable not to get too close or near their nesting places. Ants are very harmful to human since they destroy wood by creating galleries which they then use to lay eggs and bring up their young. It is wise avoid the direct contact between the wood and the ground. It is also good to identify where the parent nest of the ants in order to apply insecticide and kill the queen, this brings into a halt further reproduction hence bringing down the whole colony. This is one instance where you will want to call an experienced pest control specialist. One pest control measure to prevent insects from entering your home is to fill any holes on the wall or even leaks on your roof, it is advisable to repair them to prevent pest from easily accessing your house. Pests like mosquitoes and wasps are very active during summer, and it is advisable to keep windows and doors shut most of the time. You may want to avoid being outdoors during morning hours and at dusk mosquitoes are very active. Cleanliness is also another pest control tool to curb pests like cockroaches and rodents which feed on the leftovers. To prevent this, ensure that you clean your kitchen and dishes. Always cover or dispose the leftovers. Homeowners should regularly consider draining and changing water in flower pots to prevent mosquitoes from breeding. Swimming pool covers should also be drained. These are a few tips that will help cut down on the number of invaders into your home in the summertime.  You will also want to have regular pest control treatments to eliminate problems. By using an organic pest control company you are not only helping eliminate pests but you are also helping your family and your environment.

Give us a call when you see these summertime pests invading your living space and we will take care of your pest control problems.

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

https://www.zappests.net/summer-pest-control-tips/

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Should You Spray Your Yard for Mosquitoes and Ticks?



After the Zika outbreak last year, along with the list of mosquito– as well as tick-borne illnesses rising, the insect-control industry is flourishing.

“There has been a growth of businesses that are carrying out mosquito management these days,” according to Stanton Cope, the head of the American Mosquito Control Association. “You can find them everywhere. However, there are some who are more skilled and professional than the others.” As a matter of fact, consumer affairs agencies throughout the U.S. are on high alert for businesses that spray without the right accreditation, practical knowledge, or tools.

Spraying is an important business, Cope states. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has authorized several pesticides that can be used by homeowners, stating that they are risk free when used correctly; however, any chemical spray presents a few risks. These risks are going to be much worse in case the person using it is not well trained.

Novice sprayers might result in you wasting your money by using the chemicals incorrectly or by using those that do not work. Plus, the could also subject you to avoidable risk. Chemicals applied incorrectly could imply that more toxic compounds could get to your kids and pets. In addition, they could also cause harm to plants and insects. The could also build insecticide resistance, which can make any current insect problems a lot worse. Fortunately, Zap Pest Control uses organic pesticides and the spraying is performed by highly skilled, experienced, and trained experts.

You can prevent all these problems by following the tips provided below.

Begin Slowly

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the EPA, integrated pest management (IPM) is  best first step when it comes to lowering insect population in your house.

That is, well before you think about spraying, you need to try simple mosquito-control methods such as getting rid of standing water (where most mosquitoes prefer to reproduce) from pet pan, old car tires, bird feeders, and so on. You also need to fix screens on windows and doors, and make use of your air conditioning system, if you could, so you could keep mosquitoes from entering your home. You also need to use an insect repellent that is EPA registered.

In case your lawn is already swarmed with insects or you are concerned about pest attack for a certain reason (for instance, there is a brook or pond near your home), it is recommended to get in touch with your mosquito-abatement district, since those are generally manned with experts. Contact your county or town government to check if you have one in your place because not everybody does. They might spray your yard for free or for a nominal cost when the risk of spread or infestation is high enough.

Ask Questions, Verify Credentials

In case your county does not have a mosquito-abatement group available and DIY options are not enough, the next alternative would be to hire a Myrtle Beach pest control company. Before you choose to hire one, there are a few questions you need to ask:

  1. Check their license or certification, the label for the insect spray used, and the equipment they will use. A professional pest control company Myrtle Beach must have these things prepared. In many states, they’re legally necessary for any pest control business. The license must be current, and the content label needs to show what ingredients the company is using.
  2. Ask if they have a strategy to protect non target plants and creatures. The ingredients used to get rid of mosquitoes could also wipe out good insects, such as ladybugs, honeybees, and butterflies. Professional sprayers are going to have great strategies in place to reduce the drift of potentially harmful substances into non target locations.
  3. Ask if they make follow-up appointments to make sure that their treatment worked. Reliable companies are going to visit every now and then to check the area and that their sprays have done their job as expected.

Be Cynical

The legitimacy of any pest control company is not the only factor that you have to check. You need to remember a few other things:

  1. Think about “all organic” promises. Be sure to double check to make sure that the company you hire delivers on their promise.
  2. Turn down mosquito misting units. The use of these programmed spraying systems that act like automatic water sprinklers, is becoming more popular. However, the equipment is not approved by the EPA, and Cope suggests that you skip them. They are also a bit costly. And since they do not permit any nuanced strategy to pest management (they typically include spraying one chemical throughout the whole yard), they could breed insecticide resistance.
  3. Keep an eye on insecticide resistance. In last year’s Zika epidemic in Florida, the CDC revealed that infection-control steps did not work as expected, partly because mosquitoes Myrtle Beach had built the ability to resist a few of the chemicals there were used. This was also a problem that was evident in Puerto Rico as well as other locations that were hard hit by the virus.

How Does This Relate To Your Yard?

The way in which individuals manage their pest problems – the chemicals that are used and how they are sprayed can worsen the resistance problem, says the CDC entomologist, Janet McAllister. Therefore, it is vital that you make certain that the company you hire knows how to manage these chemicals conscientiously. An expert knows that changing chemicals from year after year is an effective method to avoid this resistance problem.

 

Call Zap Pest Control Inc. and we will get rid of your pest problems safely and effectively.

 

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

Monday, June 22, 2020

Should You Spray Your Yard for Mosquitoes and Ticks?

mosquitoes-300x179.jpgAfter the Zika outbreak last year, along with the list of mosquito- as well as tick-borne illnesses rising, the insect-control industry is flourishing. "There has been a growth of businesses that are carrying out mosquito management these days,” according to Stanton Cope, the head of the American Mosquito Control Association. “You can find them everywhere. However, there are some who are more skilled and professional than the others.” As a matter of fact, consumer affairs agencies throughout the U.S. are on high alert for businesses that spray without the right accreditation, practical knowledge, or tools. Spraying is an important business, Cope states. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has authorized several pesticides that can be used by homeowners, stating that they are risk free when used correctly; however, any chemical spray presents a few risks. These risks are going to be much worse in case the person using it is not well trained. Novice sprayers might result in you wasting your money by using the chemicals incorrectly or by using those that do not work. Plus, the could also subject you to avoidable risk. Chemicals applied incorrectly could imply that more toxic compounds could get to your kids and pets. In addition, they could also cause harm to plants and insects. The could also build insecticide resistance, which can make any current insect problems a lot worse. Fortunately, Zap Pest Control uses organic pesticides and the spraying is performed by highly skilled, experienced, and trained experts. You can prevent all these problems by following the tips provided below. Begin Slowly According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the EPA, integrated pest management (IPM) is  best first step when it comes to lowering insect population in your house. That is, well before you think about spraying, you need to try simple mosquito-control methods such as getting rid of standing water (where most mosquitoes prefer to reproduce) from pet pan, old car tires, bird feeders, and so on. You also need to fix screens on windows and doors, and make use of your air conditioning system, if you could, so you could keep mosquitoes from entering your home. You also need to use an insect repellent that is EPA registered. In case your lawn is already swarmed with insects or you are concerned about pest attack for a certain reason (for instance, there is a brook or pond near your home), it is recommended to get in touch with your mosquito-abatement district, since those are generally manned with experts. Contact your county or town government to check if you have one in your place because not everybody does. They might spray your yard for free or for a nominal cost when the risk of spread or infestation is high enough. Ask Questions, Verify Credentials In case your county does not have a mosquito-abatement group available and DIY options are not enough, the next alternative would be to hire a Myrtle Beach pest control company. Before you choose to hire one, there are a few questions you need to ask:
  1. Check their license or certification, the label for the insect spray used, and the equipment they will use. A professional pest control company Myrtle Beach must have these things prepared. In many states, they're legally necessary for any pest control business. The license must be current, and the content label needs to show what ingredients the company is using.
  2. Ask if they have a strategy to protect non target plants and creatures. The ingredients used to get rid of mosquitoes could also wipe out good insects, such as ladybugs, honeybees, and butterflies. Professional sprayers are going to have great strategies in place to reduce the drift of potentially harmful substances into non target locations.
  3. Ask if they make follow-up appointments to make sure that their treatment worked. Reliable companies are going to visit every now and then to check the area and that their sprays have done their job as expected.
Be Cynical The legitimacy of any pest control company is not the only factor that you have to check. You need to remember a few other things:
  1. Think about “all organic” promises. Be sure to double check to make sure that the company you hire delivers on their promise.
  2. Turn down mosquito misting units. The use of these programmed spraying systems that act like automatic water sprinklers, is becoming more popular. However, the equipment is not approved by the EPA, and Cope suggests that you skip them. They are also a bit costly. And since they do not permit any nuanced strategy to pest management (they typically include spraying one chemical throughout the whole yard), they could breed insecticide resistance.
  3. Keep an eye on insecticide resistance. In last year’s Zika epidemic in Florida, the CDC revealed that infection-control steps did not work as expected, partly because mosquitoes Myrtle Beach had built the ability to resist a few of the chemicals there were used. This was also a problem that was evident in Puerto Rico as well as other locations that were hard hit by the virus.
How Does This Relate To Your Yard? The way in which individuals manage their pest problems - the chemicals that are used and how they are sprayed can worsen the resistance problem, says the CDC entomologist, Janet McAllister. Therefore, it is vital that you make certain that the company you hire knows how to manage these chemicals conscientiously. An expert knows that changing chemicals from year after year is an effective method to avoid this resistance problem.  

Call Zap Pest Control Inc. and we will get rid of your pest problems safely and effectively.

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

https://www.zappests.net/spray-yard-mosquitoes-ticks/

Friday, June 19, 2020

Controlling Mosquitoes This Summer With Pest Control



Summertime and mosquitoes seem to go hand in hand. We’ve all had picnics and other outdoor events practically ruined by swarms of biting mosquitoes. They are relentless and can be a huge source of irritation during our summer activities. However, there are things you can do to cut down on mosquito population in your area, including making summer maintenance for these and other pests a regular part of your routine. Instead of spending lots of money on DIY fixes such as citronella candles, zappers, bug spray or swatters, consider using preventative pest control measures to eliminate mosquito population inside your house and outside around your property.

Why Do I Need Pest Control For Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes have to have water in order to breed. They look for standing water in ditches, flowerpots, clogged gutters, birdbaths and even kiddie pools. Even an old tire lying around can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes if it collects rain water. Professional pest control Myrtle Beach can identify problem areas and control the swarms with higher grade chemicals that you will not have access to. They also know what is safe for your pets.

What Can I Do To Control Mosquitoes?

There are several pest control steps you should take that will help tremendously with insect problems, including mosquitoes.

Get rid of standing water as much as you can. If there are items that you cannot drain, then at least change the water often. Turn over flowerpots, buckets or other items that collect water.

Trim areas that are overgrown, shady and moist. This will help prevent infestations.

Don’t let them in your home! Keep windows and doors closed and don’t allow kids to leave doors hanging open when they go outside. If you do open your windows, make sure you have screens that fit tightly with no cracks, tears or holes in them. Repair cracks around doorways.

Citronella candles and bug zappers can help during outdoor activities, but one of the best tips for that summer picnic is to point fans where you see swarms. Mosquitoes Myrtle Beach don’t fly well against moving air and the fans will push them out of the area you and your friends are gathered in. Remember that mosquitoes also carry disease, so it’s important to address the problem with a professional company. Don’t try to buy bug control products at your hardware center; it’s futile for actually controlling the problem. You will need pest control specialists who know how to actually reduce the mosquito population. Don’t let this summer’s events be ruined by pesky insects! Set up your appointment today before summer gets going!

Call Zap Pest Control Inc. and let our team of pest control experts help get rid of the mosquitoes in your home. 

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

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Controlling Mosquitoes This Summer With Pest Control

mosquito-300x213.jpgSummertime and mosquitoes seem to go hand in hand. We’ve all had picnics and other outdoor events practically ruined by swarms of biting mosquitoes. They are relentless and can be a huge source of irritation during our summer activities. However, there are things you can do to cut down on mosquito population in your area, including making summer maintenance for these and other pests a regular part of your routine. Instead of spending lots of money on DIY fixes such as citronella candles, zappers, bug spray or swatters, consider using preventative pest control measures to eliminate mosquito population inside your house and outside around your property.

Why Do I Need Pest Control For Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes have to have water in order to breed. They look for standing water in ditches, flowerpots, clogged gutters, birdbaths and even kiddie pools. Even an old tire lying around can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes if it collects rain water. Professional pest control Myrtle Beach can identify problem areas and control the swarms with higher grade chemicals that you will not have access to. They also know what is safe for your pets.

What Can I Do To Control Mosquitoes?

There are several pest control steps you should take that will help tremendously with insect problems, including mosquitoes. Get rid of standing water as much as you can. If there are items that you cannot drain, then at least change the water often. Turn over flowerpots, buckets or other items that collect water. Trim areas that are overgrown, shady and moist. This will help prevent infestations. Don’t let them in your home! Keep windows and doors closed and don’t allow kids to leave doors hanging open when they go outside. If you do open your windows, make sure you have screens that fit tightly with no cracks, tears or holes in them. Repair cracks around doorways. Citronella candles and bug zappers can help during outdoor activities, but one of the best tips for that summer picnic is to point fans where you see swarms. Mosquitoes Myrtle Beach don’t fly well against moving air and the fans will push them out of the area you and your friends are gathered in. Remember that mosquitoes also carry disease, so it’s important to address the problem with a professional company. Don’t try to buy bug control products at your hardware center; it’s futile for actually controlling the problem. You will need pest control specialists who know how to actually reduce the mosquito population. Don’t let this summer’s events be ruined by pesky insects! Set up your appointment today before summer gets going!

Call Zap Pest Control Inc. and let our team of pest control experts help get rid of the mosquitoes 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/summer-pest-control-mosquito/

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Get Ahead of Pest Control With These Simple And Easy Tips



Pest control is one of the many unavoidable responsibilities you have as a homeowner. There are various kinds of pests that could infest your home depending on where you live. You need to be able to control and prevent them from coming into your home. It’s important that you learn how to deal with this issue so as to avoid costly damage from pest infestation.

Do you need professional pest control help?

Some of the damage that pests can bring includes damage to furniture and the house as well as contamination of food that causes health problems. If you notice signs of pest infestation in your home, it is best to call on your local Myrtle Beach pest control professional.

These professionals will help you determine the type of pests present in your home. Upon knowing the specific kind of pests you’re dealing with, they will enlighten you on the types of damage it could bring, how dangerous they are, and what are the best treatments for them. They will cure the pest problem and make sure it doesn’t happen again.

If you have no idea who to hire, here are some tips to help you choose the right pest control expert for your needs:

  • Look for a pest control specialist from the members of the national, state, and local pest management associations.
  • Only hire licensed contractors. Ask the pest management professional you are considering hiring for a copy of the necessary licenses and certifications required in your city and state.
  • Ask for referrals from your friends, colleagues, and neighbors.
  • Confirm whether or not the pest management company has insurance for any inevitable damage or accident while treating and solving your pest infestation problems.
  • Find out if the company offers guarantees, what it includes and how long it will last. This will help you get more for your money. Also, keep in mind that a company that offers guarantees is most likely do the job with utmost satisfaction.

Do your part by following these basic pest control prevention tips

If you have not experienced being infested or bothered by pests, do not wait for the time when you see the signs before you act. Bear in mind that in any situation, prevention always goes a long way. So rather than spend a huge amount of money on getting rid of the pests or in treating and controlling the pest problem, perform some basic prevention to ensure no pests will ever consider entering your home.

Here are some basic prevention tips to help you.

Do not ignore any leaks from your plumbing system – including taps and pipes under the sink. Fix them at the first sign to ensure they will not attract pests. Some pests like their environment moist. This is why it is best to make a routine inspection of all your pipes and taps to ensure there are no leaks that would cause moisture build up.

Always keep your kitchen, dining area, and pantry clean and tidy. Do not let scraps and bits of food lay around on counter tops, cabinets, and tables. One of the primary reasons pests infest a home is because they are looking for food. Do not give them a reason to migrate into your home by leaving food lying around.

Seal all possible entry points to your home. This includes all seals and cracks on the outside of the house as well as holes and splits in your pipes and cables.

Make sure your trees and shrubs are well away from your home. Pests can use these shrubs and other plants as a bridge to enter your home.

If you notice signs of rotting on your roof and wood, have it repaired or replaced as soon as possible so as not to attract insects and pests.

Always seal your garbage containers and make a point to dispose your trash regularly and properly.

For more pest control information and tips, call Zap Pest Control Inc. now.

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

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Get Ahead of Pest Control With These Simple And Easy Tips

pest-control-5-300x200.jpgPest control is one of the many unavoidable responsibilities you have as a homeowner. There are various kinds of pests that could infest your home depending on where you live. You need to be able to control and prevent them from coming into your home. It’s important that you learn how to deal with this issue so as to avoid costly damage from pest infestation.

Do you need professional pest control help?

Some of the damage that pests can bring includes damage to furniture and the house as well as contamination of food that causes health problems. If you notice signs of pest infestation in your home, it is best to call on your local Myrtle Beach pest control professional. These professionals will help you determine the type of pests present in your home. Upon knowing the specific kind of pests you’re dealing with, they will enlighten you on the types of damage it could bring, how dangerous they are, and what are the best treatments for them. They will cure the pest problem and make sure it doesn’t happen again. If you have no idea who to hire, here are some tips to help you choose the right pest control expert for your needs:
  • Look for a pest control specialist from the members of the national, state, and local pest management associations.
  • Only hire licensed contractors. Ask the pest management professional you are considering hiring for a copy of the necessary licenses and certifications required in your city and state.
  • Ask for referrals from your friends, colleagues, and neighbors.
  • Confirm whether or not the pest management company has insurance for any inevitable damage or accident while treating and solving your pest infestation problems.
  • Find out if the company offers guarantees, what it includes and how long it will last. This will help you get more for your money. Also, keep in mind that a company that offers guarantees is most likely do the job with utmost satisfaction.
Do your part by following these basic pest control prevention tips If you have not experienced being infested or bothered by pests, do not wait for the time when you see the signs before you act. Bear in mind that in any situation, prevention always goes a long way. So rather than spend a huge amount of money on getting rid of the pests or in treating and controlling the pest problem, perform some basic prevention to ensure no pests will ever consider entering your home. Here are some basic prevention tips to help you. Do not ignore any leaks from your plumbing system – including taps and pipes under the sink. Fix them at the first sign to ensure they will not attract pests. Some pests like their environment moist. This is why it is best to make a routine inspection of all your pipes and taps to ensure there are no leaks that would cause moisture build up. Always keep your kitchen, dining area, and pantry clean and tidy. Do not let scraps and bits of food lay around on counter tops, cabinets, and tables. One of the primary reasons pests infest a home is because they are looking for food. Do not give them a reason to migrate into your home by leaving food lying around. Seal all possible entry points to your home. This includes all seals and cracks on the outside of the house as well as holes and splits in your pipes and cables. Make sure your trees and shrubs are well away from your home. Pests can use these shrubs and other plants as a bridge to enter your home. If you notice signs of rotting on your roof and wood, have it repaired or replaced as soon as possible so as not to attract insects and pests. Always seal your garbage containers and make a point to dispose your trash regularly and properly.

For more pest control information and tips, call Zap Pest Control Inc. now.

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

https://www.zappests.net/simple-pest-control-tips/

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Pest Control And Prevention Against Rodents And Mice



One of the most common reasons for pest control and prevention is rodents and mice. These house pests are more than just signs of filthiness; they are also carriers of deadly diseases.

In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that there are more than 35 diseases that rats could easily spread around the house. These include Hepatitis, Salmonella poisoning, Meningitis, and deadly viruses.

Because these diseases are primarily spread and transferred by rodents, the easiest way to protect your family from these deadly diseases is to eliminate and prevent rats and mice from entering and living inside your house. Indeed, effective pest management and prevention methods are necessary not only to keep your house clean and sanitized but also to protect your family’s health.

On the other hand, it is not only spreading diseases that rodents can do. They can also cause damage to your property, particularly chewing on your walls and furniture. They can also chew through your electrical wires, which can result to fires and structural damage that can be costly and time consuming.

Effective rodent pest control strategies

Rodents are generally not that difficult to eliminate from your home. You just have to be brave enough to get near them and trap them. Pest management professionals like Zap Pest Control suggest the following easy and effective methods for removing rodents from inside your house.

1. Seal the pests out – The first thing you should do is to seal all opening and holes around your house. If you see an opening, you can be sure that this is what those rats and mice use to enter your home. Note that these types of pests can twist and shrink their bodies to fit through even the smallest of holes and openings.

Take a walk around your house and look for gaps, holes, and openings. This can be found on the ground, in your walls, and around your doors and windows. When you see an opening, no matter how big or small it is, you need to seal it tightly. Pest control specialist suggest using a stuffing material that rats and mice do not like. And that is steel wool. Secure the steel wool in the hole by adding caulk. This will also make sure the hole is tightly sealed and that there is no small opening left that mice and rats can chew on to make it bigger and grant them access to your home.

For larger holes and openings, you can use lath screening or metal sheeting. Rats and mice do not like to chew on these materials so these will surely prevent them from entering your home. If you want to completely seal the opening, you can opt to use cement.

2. Keep your house clean – The number one reason why rodents come to your house is because they can sense food source inside. These can be anywhere throughout the house from a disorganized pantry to spills and crumbs left on the floor and on the counters. Be sure to keep your house clean at all times, especially at night before you go to bed. Keep in mind that rodents like to scour around your house to find food and water during the night when they would least likely be detected.

Start with cleaning your kitchen cabinets, shelves and counters. Make sure there are no food crumbs and spills left to dry on the shelves and counters. Leftover food should be placed in tightly sealed containers, particularly half finished bags of chips, opened bags of cereals, flour and spices. Enlist the help of the entire family and remind them not to eat or bring food inside their bedrooms. If possible, try not to eat in the living room as well. Restricting food debris and spills in one area of the house – specifically in the kitchen and/or in the dining room – will make it easier for you to keep the house clean and rodent free.

3. Place approved rodent baits – If you suspect or have confirmed rodent presence in your house, you will need to place approved rodent baits all throughout the house. The best areas to place the baits are where they will most likely be hanging around. These are in your kitchen, particularly inside the kitchen cabinets and near the door to your pantry.

Before placing rodent baits, you must ensure that the baits you are using are approved. Seek professional advice from pest control experts to be sure you are using the right and effective types of baits to use against rodents.

4. Place traps throughout the house – Aside from baits, you can also opt to place traps. These are another great strategy to catch the rodents. While baits will poison and kill the rats, traps catch them instantly. What happens with baits is they bring the poisoned baits to their home where they would eat it with their family, where they would all get poisoned and die at once. The problem with this is that it would be difficult for you to find their hiding place if they die there from eating the poisoned baits. You will know only where they are hiding when they start to rot and smell.

The difference with traps is they instantly get caught inside the cage and you could either bring them to your local pest control center to be disposed of properly or you can call in your pest management company to dispose the trapped rodent and inspect the house for more rodents. You can also use glue traps to trap smaller mice. For larger rats, the best rat trap to use is snap traps. For best results, seek professional advice from the experts.

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Myths About Pest Control For Rodents

Rodents have been pestering humans for as long as humans have lived in inside structures. There’s something about our homes with all the nooks and crannies that just invite mice and rats to try and come on in to make themselves at home. Annoying! They can show up anywhere from crawl spaces to air ducts to pantry cabinets. They can carry disease and can easily contaminate the food supply in any human’s home. Like anything else, there can be myths that shroud the facts about how to deal with rodents, so let’s dispel some of the more common myths about rodent control….

Myth 1: All you need is a cat to take care of rodent population.

Fact: Cats do love to hunt and often will get rodents, but they are not always fast enough to combat the escape the efforts of the small and fast mice or rats. Cats and dogs could even attract more rodents, and these rodents will often feed right from your pet’s food bowl, leaving them vulnerable to disease.

Myth 2: You can prevent rodents by keeping your home clean.

Fact: Sanitation isn’t enough simply because rodents can survive for awhile with no food. Keeping your home clean does make it harder for rodents to come and infest in large numbers, however. Keeping your home clean and sanitized will be very effective when used in combination with bait and other pest control means. Anything that reduces a food source for rodents will make them easier to control.

Myth 3: Cheese is the best bait to catch mice.

Fact: Cheese can work to draw in rodents, but it’s not nearly as alluring for these pests as film and TV has made it out to be. Seeds or fruit is much more enticing for mice, and many pest control experts will use peanut butter. In dry climates, the best bait for rodents is something moist, as they draw a lot of their water from their food source.

Myth 4: The worst thing a rodent can do is chew.

Fact: They DO chew and as they do, they leave disease and feces, causing danger to humans. While no homeowner wants to think of rodents gnawing and chewing through his house, preventing rodent borne disease is key when approaching pest control.

Myth 5: Rat poison is the best way to get rid of rodents.

Fact: Rat poison can be very effective for controlling the rodent population, but an even better way is to do a through inspection of the small openings in your home and seal them off. That is the singe best effective way to have mouse pest control. Also, rat poison is just what the name implies—poison. So if you’re trying to green or organic in your post control, then this is not the option for you.

Myth 6: You can control rodents by making your own bait.

Fact: Rodent bait of any kind is highly toxic and should be avoided at all costs. Making your own is not a smart thing to do, simply because of the highly poisonous content.

When it comes to pest control Myrtle Beach and rodents, it’s best to get the help of a professional pest control company. They will know how to set traps and find the rodents and then get rid of them safely and effectively.

Always work with licensed and trained pest control professionals to ensure your house and family are protected from the dangers brought by rodents and other pests. Call Zap Pest Control Inc. now to speak with one of our trained professionals.

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

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Myths About Pest Control For Rodents

pest-control-3-300x190.jpgRodents have been pestering humans for as long as humans have lived in inside structures. There’s something about our homes with all the nooks and crannies that just invite mice and rats to try and come on in to make themselves at home. Annoying! They can show up anywhere from crawl spaces to air ducts to pantry cabinets. They can carry disease and can easily contaminate the food supply in any human’s home. Like anything else, there can be myths that shroud the facts about how to deal with rodents, so let’s dispel some of the more common myths about rodent control…. Myth 1: All you need is a cat to take care of rodent population. Fact: Cats do love to hunt and often will get rodents, but they are not always fast enough to combat the escape the efforts of the small and fast mice or rats. Cats and dogs could even attract more rodents, and these rodents will often feed right from your pet’s food bowl, leaving them vulnerable to disease. Myth 2: You can prevent rodents by keeping your home clean. Fact: Sanitation isn’t enough simply because rodents can survive for awhile with no food. Keeping your home clean does make it harder for rodents to come and infest in large numbers, however. Keeping your home clean and sanitized will be very effective when used in combination with bait and other pest control means. Anything that reduces a food source for rodents will make them easier to control. Myth 3: Cheese is the best bait to catch mice. Fact: Cheese can work to draw in rodents, but it’s not nearly as alluring for these pests as film and TV has made it out to be. Seeds or fruit is much more enticing for mice, and many pest control experts will use peanut butter. In dry climates, the best bait for rodents is something moist, as they draw a lot of their water from their food source. Myth 4: The worst thing a rodent can do is chew. Fact: They DO chew and as they do, they leave disease and feces, causing danger to humans. While no homeowner wants to think of rodents gnawing and chewing through his house, preventing rodent borne disease is key when approaching pest control. Myth 5: Rat poison is the best way to get rid of rodents. Fact: Rat poison can be very effective for controlling the rodent population, but an even better way is to do a through inspection of the small openings in your home and seal them off. That is the singe best effective way to have mouse pest control. Also, rat poison is just what the name implies—poison. So if you’re trying to green or organic in your post control, then this is not the option for you. Myth 6: You can control rodents by making your own bait. Fact: Rodent bait of any kind is highly toxic and should be avoided at all costs. Making your own is not a smart thing to do, simply because of the highly poisonous content. When it comes to pest control Myrtle Beach and rodents, it’s best to get the help of a professional pest control company. They will know how to set traps and find the rodents and then get rid of them safely and effectively.

pest-control-2-2-300x200.jpgPest Control And Prevention Against Rodents And Mice

One of the most common reasons for pest control and prevention is rodents and mice. These house pests are more than just signs of filthiness; they are also carriers of deadly diseases. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that there are more than 35 diseases that rats could easily spread around the house. These include Hepatitis, Salmonella poisoning, Meningitis, and deadly viruses. Because these diseases are primarily spread and transferred by rodents, the easiest way to protect your family from these deadly diseases is to eliminate and prevent rats and mice from entering and living inside your house. Indeed, effective pest management and prevention methods are necessary not only to keep your house clean and sanitized but also to protect your family’s health. On the other hand, it is not only spreading diseases that rodents can do. They can also cause damage to your property, particularly chewing on your walls and furniture. They can also chew through your electrical wires, which can result to fires and structural damage that can be costly and time consuming. Effective rodent pest control strategies Rodents are generally not that difficult to eliminate from your home. You just have to be brave enough to get near them and trap them. Pest management professionals like Zap Pest Control suggest the following easy and effective methods for removing rodents from inside your house.

1. Seal the pests out – The first thing you should do is to seal all opening and holes around your house. If you see an opening, you can be sure that this is what those rats and mice use to enter your home. Note that these types of pests can twist and shrink their bodies to fit through even the smallest of holes and openings.

Take a walk around your house and look for gaps, holes, and openings. This can be found on the ground, in your walls, and around your doors and windows. When you see an opening, no matter how big or small it is, you need to seal it tightly. Pest control specialist suggest using a stuffing material that rats and mice do not like. And that is steel wool. Secure the steel wool in the hole by adding caulk. This will also make sure the hole is tightly sealed and that there is no small opening left that mice and rats can chew on to make it bigger and grant them access to your home.

For larger holes and openings, you can use lath screening or metal sheeting. Rats and mice do not like to chew on these materials so these will surely prevent them from entering your home. If you want to completely seal the opening, you can opt to use cement.

2. Keep your house clean – The number one reason why rodents come to your house is because they can sense food source inside. These can be anywhere throughout the house from a disorganized pantry to spills and crumbs left on the floor and on the counters. Be sure to keep your house clean at all times, especially at night before you go to bed. Keep in mind that rodents like to scour around your house to find food and water during the night when they would least likely be detected.

Start with cleaning your kitchen cabinets, shelves and counters. Make sure there are no food crumbs and spills left to dry on the shelves and counters. Leftover food should be placed in tightly sealed containers, particularly half finished bags of chips, opened bags of cereals, flour and spices. Enlist the help of the entire family and remind them not to eat or bring food inside their bedrooms. If possible, try not to eat in the living room as well. Restricting food debris and spills in one area of the house – specifically in the kitchen and/or in the dining room – will make it easier for you to keep the house clean and rodent free.

3. Place approved rodent baits – If you suspect or have confirmed rodent presence in your house, you will need to place approved rodent baits all throughout the house. The best areas to place the baits are where they will most likely be hanging around. These are in your kitchen, particularly inside the kitchen cabinets and near the door to your pantry.

Before placing rodent baits, you must ensure that the baits you are using are approved. Seek professional advice from pest control experts to be sure you are using the right and effective types of baits to use against rodents.

4. Place traps throughout the house – Aside from baits, you can also opt to place traps. These are another great strategy to catch the rodents. While baits will poison and kill the rats, traps catch them instantly. What happens with baits is they bring the poisoned baits to their home where they would eat it with their family, where they would all get poisoned and die at once. The problem with this is that it would be difficult for you to find their hiding place if they die there from eating the poisoned baits. You will know only where they are hiding when they start to rot and smell.

The difference with traps is they instantly get caught inside the cage and you could either bring them to your local pest control center to be disposed of properly or you can call in your pest management company to dispose the trapped rodent and inspect the house for more rodents. You can also use glue traps to trap smaller mice. For larger rats, the best rat trap to use is snap traps. For best results, seek professional advice from the experts.

Always work with licensed and trained pest control professionals to ensure your house and family are protected from the dangers brought by rodents and other pests. Call Zap Pest Control Inc. now to speak with one of our trained professionals.

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

https://www.zappests.net/myths-pest-control-rodents/

Monday, June 8, 2020

Learn More About Myrtle Beach Termites

Myrtle Beach termites are continuously causing damage to a lot of homes, making them a top concern among the residents. Termites can easily destroy a home especially if not treated and resolved immediately. What is worse is that their presence is very difficult to confirm. In fact, many homeowners are only able to tell they have termite infestation when the problem has gotten worse, particularly when the termites have damaged a portion of their wall or foundation.

According to experts, the key to resolving termite infestation is increased knowledge. Learning more about termites will help homeowners to easily identify whether or not they are dealing with termites. This also helps them to effectively ward off termites from infesting their homes.

Below are some other facts about Myrtle Beach termites that every homeowner should know.

More than 4,000 species of termites are lurking around the world, 50 of these are in North America. Each species has different characteristics and traits. Some can cause damage in minutes, while others are good in hiding and staying unnoticed. Despite this, there is only one termite specie in South Carolina and that is the Eastern Subterranean Termites.

Knowing what type of termite you are dealing with will help you and the pest control experts to effectively eliminate them. Keep in mind that different species of termites require different ways of control and management.

In a nationwide level, the damage that termites cause can cost more than the combined damage from all natural disasters – including wind hail, hurricanes and tornadoes – in one year. This is why it is highly recommended for homeowners to educate their selves and increase their knowledge about termites.

There is an increase in termite infestation in many homes in as per recent reports. This is based on the increase in the number of calls for assistance that local pest control experts, like Zap Pest Control Inc., have received.

Most often, the first sign of termite infestation is when you see a swarm of flying termites coming out of your walls, trim and floors. This frequently happens when you punched a hole in the wall to hang your decors and paintings or when you accidentally damaged your flooring. These areas are where termites often hide. Thus, a small hole in these areas will agitate the termites and cause them to come out.

When this happens, you should immediately call a local pest control expert even if you are not sure whether it is a swarm of flying termites or flying ants. The most important thing is for a professional pest control specialist to arrive at your home as soon as possible to confirm and control the situation.

Termites have the ability to stay hidden and unnoticed for years, slowly and quietly eating away the parts of your home. Thus, the only way for you to confirm their presence in your home is if they come out of their hiding places. Unfortunately, this only happens when their colony is mature and this can take up to several years.

However, there is another way for you to tell whether or not you have termite infestation at home. You can do an overall termite inspection. All you have to do is routinely check for signs of termite presence in your home. These primarily include saw dust at the bottom of beams and foundation as well as hollow sound when knocking on walls and beams. For better results, you can opt to hire a professional to conduct yearly termite inspection.

termite-300x200.jpgPest Control Tip: How To Get Rid Of Termites

The key to a successful pest control Myrtle Beach and management is knowledge on the specific type of pest you are dealing with. In this article, you’ll learn about a different type of termite, which is unlike the common termites that eat your home’s foundation. But this specific type of termites is also common in every home. You need to know all about them so you will know how to deal with them.

Introducing: dry-wood termites

What differentiates dry-wood termites from common termites is that they do not live underground. They are often found in wood sidings, wood supports in the attic, and in the roofing as well. They are also found to infest your crawlspaces specifically the ones near your attic. They are also commonly found eating the following:

  • Wood molding particularly your windows’ and doors’ framing
  • Wood siding and roofing
  • Eaves and overhangs
  • Joints and crevices all around your doors

Pest control experts say their swarming season is from September to November. And the best time for them to swarm and mate is when there has been a sudden drastic change in temperature, particularly from cold to warm or hot.

It’s often difficult to detect the presence of dry-wood termites in your house. This is probably because of their ability to build a chamber inside the wood and stay there for more than a year. They do this by excavating a tunnel inside the wood and closing it once they are inside. They will stay inside the wood for as long as necessary.

If they cannot find wood to infest, they can also suppress their hunger and stay dormant for a long period of time. They often only go out to find a source of food that they can invade. And oftentimes, they go back to the same wood they’ve infested before.

How to tell if you have dry-wood termites inside or near your home

Pest control professionals share these signs that you need to look for to tell whether or not there are dry-wood termites near or inside your home.

1. Hollow sound coming from your wooden foundation after knocking on it. This means the termites have succeeded in eating the inside of the wood.

2. Visible damages on the wood that seemed like it was carved out. And if you try to pick a hole on the wood, you can easily do so even with a blunt pocket knife or screw driver.

3. Piles of dust and debris near your walls, door and window frames, and foundations. If the dust resembles coarse sand grain, then you can be sure the pile actually consists of the termites’ fecal matter.

4. Accumulation of insect wings on your window sills. This means that termites are swarming to get inside your house or to move to another hideout inside your home.

Looking for a pest control expert to help you eliminate Myrtle Beach termites? Call Zap Pest Control now.

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