There are almost 1,000 different species of ants throughout North America, but only a handful of them prove to be nuisances and enter your home. If ants have invaded you home, calling a trusted pest control service to come and exterminate the intruders is a good idea.
Once an exterminator evicts ants from your home, you should take the necessary steps to prevent another infestation from occurring. Some of these steps include:
Reduce Entry Points
There are many ways for ants to enter your home, including open windows and the open space beneath your doors. Your best course of action would be to reduce as many of these entry points as you can. Any cracks you find in your walls should be caulked. Likewise, ask an exterminator which pest control substances are best left around entry points that cannot be sealed. Continue reading →
When people think of bees, they often think of honey; however, the delicious treat is not the only thing that bees are good at making. They are also quite skilled at building the place in which they produce that honey; the bee hives. These honeycombed structures are often found in places where flowers are in abundance. The trouble is that bees don’t limit themselves to the wilderness; they can crawl into the tight places of your home and start building hives there. Warm, dry places like the attic and inside the walls are favorite locations. Continue reading →