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Make Pest Control Part of Your Spring Cleaning This Year

There’s nothing like spring cleaning to freshen up your home. Whether you love spring cleaning or dread it, there’s no denying that the outcome is beneficial to both you and your home. However, something spring cleaners often forget is pest control. Keeping your home free of pests like ants and cockroaches is an essential part of keeping it clean. The following are some handy spring cleaning tips to keep these pests at bay. Rid Your Kitchen of Ants Even if you keep your kitchen sparkling clean, ants can still find a way inside your home. One good way you can keep them away is to go through your pantry and cabinets and remove anything that is stale, expired or not sealed correctly. Next, wipe the pantry and cabinets down to remove any food crumbs and apply shelf paper. Don’t forget to vacuum behind all of your appliances to ensure that no food...
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About Termites & Preventing an Infestation

Ever wonder why termites can be so hard to locate? It’s because they have soft, white bodies that will dry out if they’re exposed to air. Because of this, they tend to stay in their colonies or underground. When the weather gets warmer, termites will swarm in the afternoon often after a rain shower—this is when you may notice them. If you see one of these white-bodied pests, there is no doubt that there’s a colony nearby. Unfortunately, regardless of their construction type, all home structures can provide a food source for termites. Termites need cellulose to survive. Cellulose is found in in wood, including plants and trees, and any product derived from wood: lumber, pallets, cardboard boxes, paper products. You should always maintain an adequate flow of air around the perimeter of your home; remove excessive plant cover and wood mulch, and keep any firewood or other wooden objects away from...
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The Importance of Recognizing and Treating Termite Infestations Quickly

When it comes to home pest infestations, few are more devastating than termites. Termites can cause serious damage to your home, including eating away at loadbearing elements of your home’s structure. In order to prevent a termite infestation from causing costly and unsightly damage, it’s important to act fast whenever you spot the signs of termites. Look for Signs You should contact pest control companies in Tampa as soon as you recognize any of the signs of a termite infestation. The biggest telltale sign is having lumps of what looks like caked mud along the beams or galleries in your home. This “mud” is actually made of termite tunnels, and indicates the presence of a colony. You’ll also notice little swarms of what look like flying ants that are attracted to light. These are actually termites who are male and female reproductive who are getting ready to mate and set up new colonies. In...
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Maintaining a Termite-Proof Home

Prevention is the best way to keep all forms of pests out of your home, especially termites. In Florida, the warm climate provides a perfect environment for these destructive pests. As the weather warms in early spring, termites will begin to swarm and pose a threat to what is likely your largest asset—your home. Subterranean termites are the most common species of termites in our area and can form large colonies. It is also not uncommon to have multiple colonies of termites living on one property. Because termites may not be detected until significant damage has already been done, it is imperative to have preventative termite services. Hiring a professional that offers termite treatment in Orlando can be the best form of prevention in your home against the wood-eating pests. For effective termite prevention, an annual inspection is a must. Our trained and experienced home inspectors will thoroughly inspect your home and property for...
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The Benefits of Lawn Service in Sarasota, FL

When you have a home that you need to maintain, it is crucial that you take good care of the landscaping. This will mean watering your lawn and making sure that it is mowed in a timely fashion at scheduled intervals. However, there can come a time where you may not always be able to take care of all of the lawn maintenance on your own. This is where a professional lawn service in Sarasota, FL can come in handy and Arrow Environmental Services is always ready to help. What Are the Benefits of Professional Lawn Care? Regular lawn service will allow you to keep your lawn in great condition and able to stand up to a variety of threats that can come from the elements throughout the year. Not only will the professionals be there to maintain your lawn, but you will also have the advantage of expert advice and services should a...
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