Springtime Pests

springtime pests

Springtime brings new unwanted Springtime Pests to deal with in your home or offices. Is there anything worse than not knowing how to get rid of the bugs you find when you’re spring cleaning? Be it roaches or spiders or even ladybugs, springtime is when they all seem to come out of hiding. This isn’t just an annoying discovery, it’s super-gross and can be dangerous in terms of keeping your home sanitary.

Here are 8 of the most infamous household Springtime pests. Some are dangerous, others are gross, and some, you might argue, aren’t pests at all!

  • Grain Moths
  • Cockroaches
  • Silverfish
  • Houseflies
  • Ladybugs
  • Spiders
  • Ants
  • Stink Bugs

If you are unware of how these pests get in your home, your trained professional pest control expert will explain how and help you utilize some simple tips to avoid these pest problems in the future.

You should always enlist the help of a professional pest control company when it comes to getting rid of household pests safely. They not only insure that your home is kept pest free but they also only use federal approved chemicals that will not hurt you, your family, or your pets.

We at Southern Pest Control have been serving the Gulf Coast area for over 40 years. Every member of our staff is certified to complete a free thorough inspection of your home or offices before giving you a quote to eliminate safely any pests from your premises. We can offer a one-time service or set you up with year round treatment at an affordable price.

Please visit our website at https://www.southernpestcontrol.biz/ to meet our team and learn more about us and all the services we offer.

February Pests

February Pests

 There are a few pests you need to be on the outlook for in February. February’s normal cold weather drives rodents and insects indoors, invading your home and offices to find a warm place for shelter and food to eat. Some of these February pests can cause serious damage to your home as well s be bothersome to you and your family.

Here are some pests to be on the outlook for in the month of February.

Mice and Rat

These February pests don’t hibernate, posing a year-round threat to your property, pets, and family members. They can get in through tiny, hard-to-spot holes and will gnaw through anything they can get their teeth around. Mice and rats can damage the insulation, drywall, support beams, wiring, and pipes in your home, and will contaminate food areas with their droppings. They also carry many diseases. You don’t want to come in contact with rats or mice to be infected. They also spread their diseases through their droppings, urine, and saliva.

Roaches

Your home is a roach’s ideal habitat, because they seek out food and like the moisture your house will possess. They’re often found in kitchens, bathrooms, and basements, or near water sources such as drains, refrigerators, sinks, and washing machines. They spread bacteria and contaminate any food that they come in contact with.

Raccoons

Raccoons have been known to enter homes through attics or chimneys on their search for a place to create their den and can be very difficult to remove once they get inside your home. They’re strong and will destroy your attic if they get inside by ripping through insulation, pipes, and ducts. Raccoons are a major host of rabies, so you should never try to remove a raccoon on your own. Contact a Pest Control or Animal Removal Professional to handle this situation.

Centipedes

Centipedes are February pests as well. They are often found in dark, moist, and secluded areas, such as basements, closets, bathrooms, and garages. You may also see them inside around doorways and windows or crawling along your baseboards. Their bite is similar to a bee sting, which may cause numbness, inflammation, and discoloration. Centipedes seek out other pests for their food source, so if you see them in your home, there may be other pests already inside.

We at Southern Pest Control have been handling pest and unwanted animal issues in the Gulf Coast Region for over 38 years. Please call us at 800 527-9832 if we can help. Also visit our website at https://www.southernpestcontrol.biz/  to meet our team of professionals and review all the services we offer.

Lady Bugs- Do They Help

lady bugs

Lady Beetles, often called lady bugs, are not considered true bugs or insects.
They include more than 5,000 species worldwide, with more than 450 native to North America. They are about a quarter of an inch long, are oval ordome-shaped and are usually yellow, orange, or scarlet with small black spotson their wing covers. Their legs, head and antennae are black.

There is a myth about lady bugs that says the spots on their backs indicate
their age. Actually, the size and shape of the spots indicate the species of
the beetle. They are also a topic of a popular nursery rhymes. Ladybird,
Ladybird.

They are drawn to home vegetable gardens in search of food, primarily
soft-bodied insects such as aphids and scale. These voracious eaters are
anything but ladylike. Planting angelica or scented geraniums might also help attract Lady bugs to your garden

Aphids and scale are harmful to ornamental and vegetable crops, and lady bugs are a natural way of controlling these pests. In fact, the lady bug most
frequently seen in American gardens is the multicolored Asian lady beetle,
Harmonia axyridis, which was introduced by USDA Agricultural Research
scientists in the late 1970s and early 1980s as a biological control agent for
soft-bodied insects. You can actually purchase lady bugs if you like.

The only need to control lady bugs is when they enter your house, where the walls mimic the vertical cliffs where they overwinter in their home countries. The best way to keep them outdoors is to seal cracks and crevices and to make sure that doors, windows and screens have a tight seal. They want harm you or your family but can become a nuisance.

We at Southern Pest Control hope that you enjoyed this information. We have been serving this The Gulf Coast Region for over 38 years. All members of our staff are professionals and have received the needed training to safely rid your home and office of unwanted pests. Please call us at 800 527-9832 if we can help. Also, please visit our website at www.southernpestcontrol.biz to
meet our team and learn more about the services we offer.

 

Fall Prepare for Pests

Fall Pests

We at Southern Pest Control want to help you prepare for The Fall. The change in weather creates new possibilities to be on the out look for when staying pest free. Many pests are preparing for the possible harsh weather that may occur. Therefore, many will use your home as a haven to protect themselves. Among the most common are lady bugs and spiders. Fall is a good time to protect home from overwintering pests seeking shelter like cockroaches and rodents.

Below are some steps you can take to make your home and property Fall ready.

  • Keep your grass mowed and shrubbery trimmed. Always keep them away from the sides of your home.
  • Clear all debris and make sure there is no standing water.
  • Always store firewood away from the home and keep it elevated off the ground so that pests and termites cannot get into it
  • Inspect the outside of your home for cracks and holes that pests can use as entry points and seal them. If you have a brick home check to ensure that the stuffing used in your weep holes is still in good shape
  • Use weather stripping around doors and windows
  • Insure that your screens are in good shape
  • Make sure your chimney is pest protected
  • Keep your gutters clear of debris.
  • Insure that your crawlspace has no possible cracks or holes that pests can enter your home through
  • Keep food and pet food stored in airtight containers.
  • Don’t leave pet food and water bowls out overnight
  • Repair any leaky faucets

We hope these tips were helpful to you as you prepare for this Fall. We at Southern Pest Control are here to help if needed. We have been serving the Entire Gulf Coast Region for over 38 years, helping folks like you stay pest free. Please call us at 800 527-9832 if we can help. One of our trained staff is ready to take your call and help solve your pest problem. Please visit our website at https://www.southernpestcontrol.biz/ to meet our team and learn more about us and the services we offer.

Beneficial Pests -Who are They?

beneficial pests

Beneficial Pests – Not all insects are pests. There are several species we refer to as beneficial insects that could help eliminate and control pests that do a great deal of damage to our beautiful gardens and lawns. Beneficial insects could be considered a component of biological control, which refers to the method of controlling pests using other living organisms. If you are new to this method then here are some reasons why you should consider using it to combat garden pests.

Here are 7 Beneficial Pests for Garden Pest Control

  • LadyBugs
  • Ground Beetles
  • Minute Pirate Bugs
  • Green Lacewings
  • Aphid Midges
  • Damsel Bugs
  • Braconid wasps

Before You Introduce Beneficial Pests

There are many benefits to introducing the bug predators, but before you do anything, here are some important things to consider.

  • Regulations & permits – you may potentially need a permit if you are importing certain species of insects. For example, here is a list of insects that don’t require import permits for California.
  • Neighbors – have the courtesy to tell and educate your neighbors on introducing beneficial insects. The last thing you want is for your neighbors to be spraying chemical pesticide all over the place, which in turn, could easily have a knock-on effect on your garden. Who knows? Your neighbors may also be willing to share the cost of investing in these beneficial insects too.
  • Optimal environment – make sure the climate and vegetation provides a suitable habitat for the beneficial insects. What’s also important is to make sure there is a low to medium population of the targeted pest in your garden. Otherwise, the insects may leave for an area with a more reliable source of food.

We at Southern Pest Control hope you have enjoyed this article about beneficial pests. When you however have unwanted pests, you need removed and eliminated from your home or offices, please call us at Southern Pest Control. We have been in the pest control industry in the Entire Gulf Coast Region for over 38 years. Please visit our website at www.southernpestcontrol.biz.

Springtime Pests are Here

Springtime brings new unwanted Springtime Pests to deal with in your home or offices. Is there anything worse than not knowing how to get rid of the bugs you find when you’re spring cleaning? Be it roaches or spiders or even ladybugs, springtime is when they all seem to come out of hiding. This isn’t just an annoying discovery, it’s super-gross and can bedangerous in terms of keeping your home sanitary.

Here are 8 of the most infamous household Springtime pests. Some are dangerous, others are gross, and some, you might argue, aren’t pests at all!

  • Grain Moths
  • Cockroaches
  • Silverfish
  • Houseflies
  • Ladybugs
  • Spiders
  • Ants
  • Stink Bugs

If you are unware of how these pests get in your home, your trained professional pest control expert will explain how and help you utilize some simple tips to avoid these pest problems in the future.

You should always enlist the help of a professional pest control company when it comes to getting rid of household pests safely. They not only insure that your home is kept pest free but they also only use federal approved chemicals that will not hurt you, your family, or your pets.

We at Southern Pest Control have been serving the Gulf Coast area for over 38 years. Every member of our staff is certified to complete a free thorough inspection of your home or offices before giving you a quote to eliminate safely any pests from your premises. We can offer a one-time service or set you up with year round treatment at an affordable price.

Please visit our website at www.southernpestcontrol.biz to meet our team and learn more about us and all the services we offer.




Pest Control February Pests Be Prepared

february pests

There are a few pests you need to be on the outlook for in February. February’s normal cold weather drives rodents and insects indoors, invading your home and offices to find a warm place for shelter and food to eat. Some of these  February pests can cause serious damage to your home as well s be bothersome to you and your family.

Here are some pests to be on the outlook for in the month of February.

Mice and Rat

These February pests don’t hibernate, posing a year-round threat to your property, pets, and family members. They can get in through tiny, hard-to-spot holes and will gnaw through anything they can get their teeth around. Mice and rats can damage the insulation, drywall, support beams, wiring, and pipes in your home, and will contaminate food areas with their droppings. They also carry many diseases. You don’t want to come in contact with rats or mice to be infected. They also spread their diseases through their droppings, urine, and saliva.

Roaches

Your home is a roach’s ideal habitat, because they seek out food and like the moisture your house will possess. They’re often found in kitchens, bathrooms, and basements, or near water sources such as drains, refrigerators, sinks, and washing machines. They spread bacteria and contaminate any food that they come in contact with.

Raccoons

Raccoons have been known to enter homes through attics or chimneys on their search for a place to create their den, and can be very difficult to remove once they get inside your home. They’re strong, and will destroy your attic if they get inside by ripping through insulation, pipes, and ducts. Raccoons are a major host of rabies, so you should never try to remove a raccoon on your own. Contact a Pest Control or Animal Removal Professional to handle this situation.

Centipedes

Centipedes are february pests as well. They are often found in dark, moist, and secluded areas, such as basements, closets, bathrooms, and garages. You may also see them inside around doorways and windows, or crawling along your baseboards. Their bite is similar to a bee sting, which may cause numbness, inflammation, and discoloration. Centipedes seek out other pests for their food source, so if you see them in your home, there may be other pests already inside.

We at Southern Pest Control have been handling pest and unwanted animal issues in the Gulf Coast area for over 37 years. Please call us at 800 527-9832 if we can help. Also visit our website at www.southernpestcontrol.biz  to meet our team of professionals and review all the services we offer.

Rain and Pests in The Springtime

rain and pests

 

Rain and Pests -You may notice an invasion of pests like ants, roaches, and spiders into your home after a rainy day. Why? In most cases, their shelter is compromised, forcing the pests out of hiding in search of a drier refuge.

With the proper pest control this should deter any potential issue. Also, you can make your home less appealing to pests by doing this these additional tips that can help with the rain and pests in the springtime.

  • Keeping your shrubbery and trees trimmed and away from the exterior of your home
  • Take out your trash and garage daily
  • Clean up any spills
  • Don’t leave pet food out
  • De-clutter your home
  • Seal off any entry points where pest can get in

Applying preventative pest control products that are safe for use around you, your family and pets around can help to limit the number of pests in close proximity to your home and act as a barrier.

Another effect of a lot of rain is the potential for more mosquitoes around your home. With the warmer weather mosquitoes are out in full-force. Rain will create places where water can accumulate. You can help to reduce mosquito problems by eliminating sources of standing water that may have accumulated during heavy rains. Remember mosquitoes can be harmful to you and your family with the various diseases now associated with this pest. So, keeping your yard as safe as possible from these pests is important.

We at Southern Pest Control hope that this information was helpful. We have been in the pest control industry for over 35 years. All of our staff are well trained to protect your home and offices from any unwanted pests while doing this with environmentally safe products. Please call us at 800 527-9832 if we can help. Also, visit our website at www.southernpestcontrol.biz to meet our team and learn more about us and our services.

Springtime Pests to be Aware

springtime pests

 

Springtime brings new unwanted Springtime Pests to deal with in your home or offices. Is there anything worse than not knowing how to get rid of the bugs you find when you’re spring cleaning? Be it roaches or spiders or even ladybugs, springtime is when they all seem to come out of hiding. This isn’t just an annoying discovery, it’s super-gross and can be dangerous in terms of keeping your home sanitary and safety of your family’s health. These pests can carry diseases that can affect the overall health of you and your family. So removing them is important.

Here are 8 of the most infamous household Springtime pests. Some are dangerous, others are gross, and some, you might argue, aren’t pests at all!

  • Grain Moths
  • Cockroaches
  • Silverfish
  • Houseflies
  • Ladybugs
  • Spiders
  • Ants
  • Stink Bugs

If you are unware of how these pests get in your home, your trained professional pest control expert will explain how and help you utilize some simple tips to avoid these pest problems in the future.

You should always enlist the help of a professional pest control company when it comes to getting rid of household pests safely. They not only insure that your home is kept pest free but they also only use federal approved chemicals that will not hurt you, your family, or your pets.

We at Southern Pest Control have been serving the Gulf Coast area for over 35 years. Every member of our staff is certified to complete a free thorough inspection of your home or offices before giving you a quote to eliminate safely any pests from your premises. We can offer a one-time service or set you up with year round treatment at an affordable price.

Please visit our website at www.southernpestcontrol.biz to meet our team and learn more about us and all the services we offer.

February Pests, Be on the Outlook

february pests

There are a few pests you need to be on the outlook for in February. February’s normal cold weather drives rodents and insects indoors, invading your home and offices to find a warm place for shelter and food to eat. Some of these  february pests can cause serious damage to your home as well s be bothersome to you and your family.

Here are some pests to be on the outlook for in the month of February.

Mice and Rat

These february pests don’t hibernate, posing a year-round threat to your property, pets, and family members. They can get in through tiny, hard-to-spot holes and will gnaw through anything they can get their teeth around. Mice and rats can damage the insulation, drywall, support beams, wiring, and pipes in your home, and will contaminate food areas with their droppings. They also carry many diseases. You don’t want to come in contact with rats or mice to be infected. They also spread their diseases through their droppings, urine, and saliva.

Roaches

Your home is a roach’s ideal habitat, because they seek out food and like the moisture your house will possess. They’re often found in kitchens, bathrooms, and basements, or near water sources such as drains, refrigerators, sinks, and washing machines. They spread bacteria and contaminate any food that they come in contact with.

Raccoons

Raccoons have been known to enter homes through attics or chimneys on their search for a place to create their den, and can be very difficult to remove once they get inside your home. They’re strong, and will destroy your attic if they get inside by ripping through insulation, pipes, and ducts. Raccoons are a major host of rabies, so you should never try to remove a raccoon on your own. Contact a Pest Control or Animal Removal Professional to handle this situation.

Centipedes

Centipedes are february pests as well. They are often found in dark, moist, and secluded areas, such as basements, closets, bathrooms, and garages. You may also see them inside around doorways and windows, or crawling along your baseboards. Their bite is similar to a bee sting, which may cause numbness, inflammation, and discoloration. Centipedes seek out other pests for their food source, so if you see them in your home, there may be other pests already inside.

We at Southern Pest Control have been handling pest and unwanted animal issues in the Gulf Coast area for over 37 years. Please call us at 800 527-9832 if we can help. Also visit our website at www.southernpestcontrol.biz  to meet our team of professionals and review all the services we offer.