Monday, November 30, 2020

Why Is Pest Control Important During COVID-19?

 Pest control Myrtle Beach services have been instructed by the Department of Homeland Security and the state as essential. We know Myrtle Beach residents are spending a lot of their time at home with their loved ones, without the appropriate pest management in place, the threat of rodents and insects invading their houses will only grow.

Residential pest control is much more important in urban areas. Pests that depend on trash from local businesses and restaurants now operating on a smaller scale or totally closed down, are looking farther and harder for food. With the insufficient pest control services as well as the rise of pests will just lead to a perfect storm for pest infestation.

The threat of pests is both in and out. For instance, rats and mice require only a tiny crack to slip through and when they get inside the house, they will stay sheltered in your house, eating from your kitchen, and making use of undisturbed areas for their bathrooms and bedrooms. Rodent droppings could carry infectious diseases and the problem and damage they inflict on the drywall, electrical wires, as well as other materials could be costly and extensive to repair.

Pest Control and COVID-19

Another good example of pest issues that can have serious effects are mosquitoes and ticks. Because the pandemic is stopping people from moving too much, a lot of them are turning to their lawns and backyards for relaxation and exercise. Unfortunately, mosquito and tick activity is rising every day and with them, the threat of diseases spread by tick or mosquito bites. Encephalitis and Lyme disease are only some of the diseases spread by the bites of mosquitoes and ticks.

The National Pest Management Association said this about their existing situation, “Homeowners might see pests in a brand new and different places during the pandemic. Pests are known to easily adapt to the many changes in their setting and are quickly adapting to the new normal.

Failing to contact a pest control company at the very first sign of a pest problem, or the cancellation of pest control services, could create serious problems that can affect not only your health but also your property.

During the pandemic, Zap Pest Control Inc. will continue to serve commercial and residential owners in Myrtle Beach. But you’ll notice some changes as we follow strict protocols to prevent the spread of the disease. We will observe social distancing and wear protective equipment.

Call Zap Pest Control Inc. now and let our team of pest control experts help get rid of your pest problems.

Zap Pest Control Inc.
2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Friday, November 20, 2020

Tips To Prevent Pests From Ruining Your Thanksgiving Dinner


Thanksgiving dinner only happens once a year so why should you let pests ruin the dinner that you spent a lot of time preparing. Even in the fall season, pests will not hesitate to come out once they see food. If you would like to keep them at bay, you have to take some pest control tips against invasive pests such as rodents and cockroaches.

Pest Control Tips For A Pest Free Home During Thanksgiving

Always Cover Your Food

Don’t leave food uncovered because if you do, it will only lure pests like flies. A plastic wrap is one good option or you can also keep it on the fridge once your guests have finished eating. In case you serve food in a glass dishware or plastic containers, use lids to cover them so pests are kept at bay.

Do not Allow Trash To Pile Up

It’s very easy to let your garbage pile up one bag after the other. But, that trash will just lure pests such as cockroaches, ants, and flies by the dozens until it becomes a bad infestation. Once the trash can is filled, make sure to take the trash out and put it outside, inside a bin that has a cover.

Lawn Care is a Must

Most pest infestation begin in the lawn and then start to go inside your home. Make sure to mow the lawn grass to a suitable length, and pull out any weeds that may have grown close to your home. A lawn that is well maintained will prevent pest infestation and also stop pest invasions throughout the holidays.

Proper Storage Is Crucial

Buy plastic storage containers that comes with lids for Thanksgiving. When you are done eating, you should keep everything neatly tucked away in containers. You can also label them with the name of the food and the date when it was prepared. Rodents and other pantry pests love to infest any open containers they can find in the cupboard. By storing food properly, you’re keeping pests at bay.

Always Clean Up

Don’t forget to clean after yourself especially when you are cooking. Sweep the floors and make sure the table and countertops are clean if you want to prevent insects from invading your home. This is one of the most important pest control Myrtle Beach tips that you must never forget.

Call Zap Pest Control Inc. now if you need the help of professional pest control specialists to take care of any pest infestation that you have at home.

Zap Pest Control Inc.
2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588