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How To Identify Tick Bites

Many local residents enjoy hiking and outdoor activities while the weather is warm. Unfortunately, opportunistic ticks also favor warm temperatures. You can easily pick up ticks in your own yard, on a hiking trail or while riding a horse through tall brush. Ticks wait on the blades of grass or on leaves until a host brushes against it, and then they look for a place to bite. Ticks feed on blood and will become engorged if they are not discovered and removed quickly.

Tick Bite Identification

If a tick bites and does not latch on, it will be difficult to determine what type of tick bit you. Tick bites may appear red and may also itch. If you have been bitten by a tick and could not find it for identification, seek medical help. When a tick bites and latches on, it buries its head under your skin to feed. It is important to safely remove the tick for proper identification.

The CDC recommends using tweezers to remove a tick. Place the tweezers as close to the skin as possible, and pull straight upward with firm pressure. Do not pull to the side since this could leave the tick's head under your skin. Save the tick for identification. If you cannot safely remove the tick, see a doctor immediately. Do not try to burn the pest or apply any toxic substance to its body.

Types Of Ticks In The Area

Although there are many types of ticks, only some bite humans. These pests can be carriers of serious diseases such as Powassan disease and Lyme disease. Powassan disease leads to encephalitis and is deadlier than Lyme disease, which can cause permanent cognitive damage as well as a wide array of physical ailments. These are the most common types of ticks found in the Northeast:

  • American dog tick
  • Blacklegged tick
  • Brown dog tick
  • Lone star tick

How To Prevent Tick Bites

If you have tall grass or shrubbery on your property, you are at risk for a tick infestation. You can reduce your risks with professional tick control. While this will keep you safe on your property, you must still take precautions when you enjoy hiking, horseback riding or other outdoor activities. Be sure to check yourself carefully when you get home, and wear bug repellent with at least 40 percent DEET to discourage ticks from biting.

For professional tick control services, choose Lethal Pest Solutions. We can quickly eliminate tick populations and help you prevent them from returning. Please call us for a free estimate. We serve New Jersey, Pennsylvania and parts of Delaware.

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Don't Let Roaches Crash Your Memorial Day BBQ

Even though it's still a few months away, Memorial Day will be here before you know it. Like many people, you'd probably like to have friends and family over for some barbecuing and other outdoor fun. Unfortunately, there's a very good chance that roaches will invite themselves to the shindig too unless you take steps to keep them at bay. By understanding what attracts roaches to barbecues, you can reduce the risk of your barbecue being ruined by the pesky pests. Lethal Pest Solutions understands roaches and their behavior. Read on below to learn more.

Why Roaches can't Resist Barbecues

Nothing can put a damper on an otherwise enjoyable Memorial Day barbecue quite like catching roaches scurrying around the premises. People often assume that they should keep bug spray handy to scare away the pests, but that's far from optimal. No one wants harsh chemicals spraying around near food. The main reason that roaches are drawn to outdoor gatherings is because there is so much food around. Roaches particularly like starches, sweets and meats, and all three are typically found in abundance during barbecues. To keep roaches from ruining your fun, then, it pays to keep food as contained as possible.

Protect Food from Roaches

Food is the centerpiece of any barbecue, and that's especially true on Memorial Day. You can't throw this kind of event without food and drinks, but that doesn't mean that you must resign yourself to chowing down with roaches underfoot. Instead, figure out ways to keep food as contained as possible. One option is to serve the food indoors and have people bring their plates outside to eat. That way, far less food is outside, and roaches are less likely to be an issue. Another option is to keep food outside but to store it in containers that can be kept tightly sealed when not in use. Make sure to keep trash receptacles either indoors or with lids firmly locked into place outside.

Professional Roach Control by Lethal Pest Solutions

Having roaches descend upon an outdoor party isn't unusual. Having them get into your home, or having a property that's positively overrun with them, is. Such situations call for professional intervention, as do-it-yourself measures only provide temporary relief. If you have been noticing roaches around your home and would like to get the situation under control as effectively as possible, Lethal Pest Solutions is here to help. We'll figure out the root of the problem to help you achieve a roach-free living environment. Give us a call today to schedule service.

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Proof Your Yard For Fleas and Ticks

Most people who have cats or dogs have also had fleas or ticks at some point, and it's important for all pet owners to learn how to detect, prevent and eliminate the problem. Fleas and ticks cause their hosts to itch when they feed, but the parasites can also cause other health concerns. No matter where you live, you are never immune from this problem, and staying alert is one of the best ways to stay out of harm's way.

Fleas

Fleas are small insects that look like black dots, and you will need to actively search for them in your pet's fur if you would like to identify the threat. You will likely notice your pet scratching himself excessively when fleas are present, which can cause damage to the skin. Even though fleas can live for several months without a host, they will spend their entire lives on your pet if possible. Once you spot the first sign of trouble, purchase flea shampoo quickly so that you can contain the situation.

Ticks

Unlike fleas, ticks are arachnids that don't spend much time on their hosts. Surviving for up to one year without a meal, ticks will wait on grass and shrubs for your cat or dog to walk past. If an animal gets in range, a tick won't waste any time when it comes to making its move. Because they are unable to jump, ticks don't spread as quickly as fleas and need to come into direct contact with a new host. Not everyone knows how to spot ticks, but these creatures have small bodies that appear flat.

Lethal Pest Solutions

If your pet has fleas or ticks, you must take steps to safeguard your pet and yourself from the parasites. Although using a quality flea and tick shampoo can work wonders, it's not enough if you want to prevent the problem from reoccurring, so it's important you keep the parasites away from your home and yard unless you want them to keep targeting your pet. When your goal is to avoid unneeded risks, consider contacting a trained pest control specialist for advice and guidance. You will find many pest control companies in New Jersey, but most people know that they can count on Lethal Pest Solutions to get the job done right. Because we care about your pet as much as you do, we will do what it takes to get the problem under control quickly. If you have any questions or concerns, give us a call, and our friendly team will be happy to help.

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Three Ways to Prepare for Termite Swarms

Lethal Pest Solutions provides effective pest-control services to our customers in areas around NJ, PA, and parts of Delaware. Our methods are essential for residential and business clients who are facing a swarm of termites. However, we also offer preventative services, which can effectively reduce the chances that you will get a swarm of termites later in the year.

Preparing for Termite Swarms

Informed consumers can take steps to prepare for termite swarms before the season allows them to invade your area. Our outreach efforts attempt to educate prospective clients about these dangers, so you can take specific actions to prevent an infestation. There are specific conditions that allow termites swarms to grow into unmanageable sizes. If you do not take these precautionary measures, the termites can invade your home and garden. They can damage your home by gnawing into the structures that support the property. Exposed wood is susceptible to damage, and they can eat into wooden furniture, floorboards, beams, window frames and other parts of the interior if they manage to get inside your property.

There are three specific steps you can take to prepare for a possible swarm of termites:

1. Take care of any water damage to your property immediately. If you experienced heavy rain, flooding or bursting water pipes, termites will gravitate towards these areas. Moisture damage to wood can signal a fertile breeding ground for hungry termites.

2. Keep all of your external drains and gutters clean and free of debris. When gutters get clogged for any reason, the water that would normally drain through them can accumulate. When water overflows from a clogged drain, it can affect the surrounding structures, and some of these are made from wood. This is also a necessary precaution to take when you’re examining the perimeter of your home where pests can flourish.

3. Keep any plants clear from the foundation of your home. Termites can exploit this vulnerability if you allow weeds, shrubs and flowers from growing right next to the base of the building. This is an effective method for preparing for a termite swarm.

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We provide information and other resources for clients who wish to make an informed decision. We encourage all of our potential customers to contact us as soon as possible. Our professionals are experienced and qualified to deal with the problems associated with termite swarms. This includes preparing your home for a pest infestation. Our services are your first line of defense. Contact Lethal Pest Solutions to take care of all of your pest control needs.

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Don't Get Trapped in a Spider's Web

Don't Get Trapped in a Spider's Web

Spiders often infest the home during the end of the winter months, and infestations are also likely to occur during the approaching spring season as well. The weather can contribute to the ability of spiders to build a nest in the home in areas that are hidden from view. Although there are some benefits to having spiders eat smaller insects, most people do not consider this to be a justifiable reason to allow them to remain inside of the home. They will often lay their eggs in these areas that are out of view. This makes them difficult to detect before they hatch. Professional pest-control services can help you to deal with the problem of spider infestations.

Types of Winter Spiders

There are many different types of spiders that can infest the home during the winter months. Most winter spiders have eight legs, segmented bodies and various designs on the surface of the body. There are many signs of an infestation that you can use to try to identify the spider. The best method will use the services of a qualified professional. In addition, the shapes, sizes and colors of the spider can be used to identify the type of spider infestation in your home. When the spiders enter the home in large numbers, it is a sign that winter is approaching.

Some of the most common types of spiders that you might see during the winter include:

  • Brown recluse
  • Garden spiders
  • Jumping spiders
  • Yellow sac spiders
  • Cellar spiders
  • Wolf spiders
  • Hobo spiders

How Spiders Enter The Home

Spiders tend to hide in crevices and cracks, and they tend to build their nests in dark, damp areas. This includes various hidden areas in the walls, attic and basement. They are generally looking for warm places to hide, and this can allow them to enter your home or business through small cracks and crevices in the exterior part of the building. They also tend to build nests in areas that are concealed from view. Examples include the hidden portions of bookshelves, bathroom cupboards and other dark places. They will also build their nests in the winter by infesting the areas inside of the garage where there are many damp places.

Professional Pest Control

Spiders can also enter the home through holes in the wall that allow pipes or wires to pass through the walls. Another point of entry is the drain system that can allow the rain to run off of the roof. During the dry days of the month, spiders will have an opportunity to enter the home and start laying eggs. These nests can remain undetected for a long period of time, and this leads to the appearance of a sudden surge of spiders. This can be an unpleasant surprise, which can ruin your holiday festivities. Prevention is the best course of action when you are facing the prospects of getting trapped with a spider's web during the holidays. For additional details on how to deal with winter infestations of spiders, contact one of our knowledgeable service professionals today.

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All Season Pest Control: Perimeter Protection

All Season Pest Control: Perimeter Protection

Our pest control solutions are designed to serve the interests of residents and businesses in areas around the greater New Jersey and Pennsylvania population centers. Expert pest control is necessary for anyone who is determined to remove various types of pest infestations from their property. Our solutions are designed to address the most pressing problems faced by our customers. This includes providing our clients with a variety of techniques that can get rid of the infestation. Perimeter protection services are preventative, and this is a great solution for proactive homeowners. Once pests get inside of the home, they tend to breed inside of the walls. If the pests are building nests in areas that are out of reach, it can become an insurmountable problem unless you have the right tools and professional experience.

Pest Infestations, Perimeter Protection Benefits

There are many benefits to using perimeter protection services to control pests in the front and back yards. This is an important area to treat because bugs and insects tend to lay their eggs in these areas. This procedure is designed to prevent the infestation from occurring, and it is a preventative method to deploy when you want to take a proactive approach to dealing with pest control. Our professional service providers ensure that this process is effective and appropriate for your unique situation. Perimeter protection is a great way to repulse and eliminate pests without leaving any residual film, odor or other negative side-effects.

Commercial properties and residential homes are vulnerable to pest infestations regardless of the season, but the risk increases substantially in the winter. The cold weather often drives various types of insects, rodents and other pests into any shelter that is available. They can enter the home through a variety of tiny openings, which may or may not be visible to the human eye. This can include cracks in the floors, small crevices that appear near the window or holes in the wall that allow pipes to pass through. Pests can quickly find their way into the home using these methods of entry. Once they are inside of the property, they can build nests and grow in their total numbers.

Perimeter Protection for Your Home

Perimeter protection services are designed to address the problem of a pest infiltration before they have a chance to enter your home. The perimeter services can eliminate some of the most common pests that tend to breed in the yard area around the home. This is an excellent method for controlling the bugs, pests and insects before they can lay eggs and grow into a major pest infestation. The spray is applied to the areas around the perimeter of the home, which can continue to eliminate various types of pests over an extended period of time. Our professional service providers have many years of training and experience in this type of pest control. Contact our company for additional details about our perimeter protection services, and we will be happy to assist you in eliminating pests from your property.
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Have a Pest Free Holiday

Have a Pest Free Holiday

When the weather turns cold, your home becomes a cozy haven for pests that lurk right outside your doors. Rather than rough the elements, pests like spiders prefer to invade your home so that they can forage for food, stay warm, and reproduce rapidly.

A spider infestation can put a serious damper on your holiday fun, however. Eliminate spiders and other wintertime pests today by taking these proactive pest control steps.

Why Get Rid of Spiders?

You may have heard the old adage about not all spiders being bad. It is true that some varieties like garden spiders are helpful in keeping pest populations down in your yard and garden. However, when they invade your home, all spiders typically mean trouble for you and your family.

Most varieties of spiders are capable of biting humans, often leaving behind painful and itchy welts. Some spiders, such as brown recluses, can cause people to experience severe allergic reactions and even suffer organ failure or death.

Rather than hedge your bets on any spider being an ally rather than an enemy, you should do whatever is necessary to remove and prevent spiders from coming into your home during the cold wintertime months. You can make your home less hospitable by using some simple pest prevention strategies designed to keep spiders out for good.

Preventing Spider Infestations

Before wintertime arrives, you should inspect your home to identify areas where spiders could get inside. Even the smallest crack around a window or hole in the baseboard could be enough for spiders to crawl inside your home.

You also should inspect your yard to see if there is anything that could make the outside area of your home inviting to spiders. Overgrown shrubs, piles of straw or leaves, or garbage bins left by your back door can all be places where spiders enjoy temporary shelter before finding a way inside your home.

Finally, if you are unsure of how to spider-proof your home this winter, your best bet would be to hire a professional extermination company like Lethal Pest Solutions. This New Jersey and Pennsylvania-area pest extermination company has the experience and resources needed to keep spiders out of your home this winter and throughout the rest of the year.

Perimeter Protection for Your Home

The key to keeping spiders away from and out of your home involves setting up a barrier that they cannot cross. With perimeter protection, your home is safeguarded by a spray that is safe for you and your loved ones to be around but toxic to spiders that try to invade your house.

The perimeter protection is invisible and does not leave behind a residue or odor. It can be sprayed on the outside of your home regularly during the year so that spiders stay away once the weather starts turning cold.

Who needs to worry about spiders as the holidays are approaching? Deck the halls without the worry of spiders and other pests in your home by contacting Lethal Pest Solutions about perimeter protection and other pest extermination services today!

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Don't Let Ants Crash your Thanksgiving Dinner

Don’t Let Ants Crash your Thanksgiving Dinner

When it comes to Thanksgiving Dinner, most people put a lot of thought into creating the perfect meal for their families, and they want everything to be perfect. If you and your family are planning a fantastic Thanksgiving Dinner this year, you might not be the only ones who get to enjoy the meal. Each November, countless people wake up on Thanksgiving Day only to discover that ants have invaded their home. Getting rid of ants is difficult and challenging, but keeping them away will be a much easier goal for you to achieve. You must take several steps if you want to prevent ants from crashing your Thanksgiving Dinner.

Preventative Steps

Taking a few preventative steps will work wonders to keep your home free from ants, but before you get started, it's important to look at the most common ways that the tiny insects get into your home in the first place. Windows and doors often have small cracks, and ants can use those openings to start their invasion.

For your windows, you can use caulk to seal the cracks and safeguard your home, but your doors will need a different approach. You can buy small traps to place near your doors, or you can use tape to keep the pests out. When you put the sticky side up, ants will get stuck when they try to enter your home to crash your Thanksgiving Dinner.

Avoid Attracting Ants

Without knowing it, most people accidentally attract and invite ants into their home, and it's important you learn to avoid this mistake. Ants will eat almost any kind of food, but they especially enjoy sugar, so always take the time to clean up any food or juice that you spill. After you open a bag of sugar, put it inside of a sealed bag or glass container. These small steps will go a long way when it comes to keeping your home safe from ants.

Types of Ants

Although many types of ants exist, telling them apart is not always simple. Fire ants can survive in most locations, but they are more prevalent in warmer climates. You can identify them by their red color, and fire ants can sting when they feel threatened. The odorous ants are the most common, and people can spot them because of their black color. Although they do not sting, odorous ants can still be a problem if you don't keep them under control.

Spotting an Infestation

If you spot a single ant in or near your home, pick it up with a piece of tissue and flush it down the toilet. Although it might not seem like a problem, ants often go out alone to search for food, so letting a single ant return to its colony can trigger an infestation. If you notice a trail of ants in any room of your house, then quickly dealing with the problem is essential. Contact Lethal Pest Solutions, and they will come to your home and remove all of the ants with precision, speed and efficiency.

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Keep Your Halloween Party Free of Pests This Year

Keep Your Halloween Pest Free

Halloween embodies the fun feelings of fall. You may enjoy carving pumpkins or may be busy planning a costume party. You should not allow your celebration to be ruined by insects and other critters. Here are some of the most common autumn pests that may lurk around your home, where they are likely to hide, and the damages that they cause.

Common Fall Pests

Some of the most beautiful fall foliage can be viewed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Despite the awesome scenery, this season brings a number of pests.

  • Rodents- Rats and mice require warmth and food, so they look for autumn and winter homes. They commonly hide in garages, attics, and between the walls of houses. Since these pests spread diseases, it is essential to guard against an infestation. Also, rodents chew through wires, so they are fire hazards as well. Since they can squeeze into tiny cracks, it is vial to fill any foundation gaps and to store food in airtight containers.
  • Ants- Numerous ants flock to homes during the fall season. For instance, carpenter ants and odorous ants are common. These pests contaminate food and cause devastating structural damage. To keep ants from entering your home, it is smart to seal all cracks in your foundation, eliminate pools of water, cut back foliage, and store food in lidded containers. If you have a fireplace, you should store wood away from your house as well.
  • Cockroaches- Some of the worst fall pests are cockroaches. Besides their unsightly appearance, they may spread bacteria, and their feces may cause asthma attacks. Since these insects prefer dark and moist areas, they often hide in a home's pipes or drains. By the time they are detected, a severe infestation has probably started. To keep them away, it is vital to seal all structural cracks, vacuum often, and sanitize the kitchen and bathroom.

Contact the Professionals

To keep your Halloween party free of pests, you must take preventative measures and learn what critters wreak the most havoc during this time of year. The above tips should help preserve your health and keep your home safe from damages. If you suspect a problem, contact Lethal Pest Solutions. This company has over five decades of experience in the pest control industry. It thoroughly inspects properties and customizes plans that target clients' individual needs. To schedule an appointment, call (888)485-5082.

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5 Places in Your Home That Provide Perfect Hiding Spots for Roaches

5 Places for Roaches to Hide in Your Home

Regardless of how often you clean your New Jersey or Pennsylvania home, you're still likely to encounter a problem with cockroaches at some time or another. Both of these states have experienced a significant presence of cockroaches that include both American and German cockroaches and the common brown cockroach. While German cockroaches are the most common, we regularly eradicate all types of this insect here at Lethal Pest Solutions.

Issues Associated With Cockroaches

Other than the immediate horror that most people feel when they hit the light switch in the middle of the night and see hundreds of cockroaches running everywhere, there are many reasons that you don't want these nasty creatures in your home. A very big concern is that cockroaches contaminate everything that they touch with bacteria that is known to spread several serious illnesses that include typhus, salmonella and E. coli. Those with allergies or asthma may also experience severe symptoms that are triggered by the urine or droppings that are left by the cockroaches.

When You Don't See Them

Even when you see only a single cockroach here or there, you can bet that there are hundreds more hiding until the lights go out. These are a few of their favorite hiding places.

1. Beneath Your Oven

Roaches like to congregate beneath your oven because it often provides them with a warm place to sleep. They also adore grease, and they'll come out at night to explore the top of the stove and the entire oven for a hearty grease meal.

2. Small Appliances

Appliances that include toasters and coffee pots are popular with every type of cockroach. They live under these appliances for heat, and they love to eat the toast crumbs and the coffee grounds.

3. Water Heaters

Because a water heater provides both regular heat and some moisture, it is considered prime residential property to every cockroach. Even if it's locked away in a closet, the cockroaches can easily squeeze their way in.

4. Cardboard and Paper

If you keep a lot of books and magazines, newspapers waiting to be recycled or boxes in the attic, then you're likely to find cockroaches hanging around. Some cockroaches consider paper to be the perfect delicacy, and others use it for a bathroom.

5. Bathrooms

Roaches may be found under the sink, behind the toilet and all around the bathtub in order to obtain a cool drink of water. Incredibly, they even find sources of food in this room because they enjoy eating such unlikely items as soap shavings, little flakes of your skin that have been left behind and the rolls of toilet paper.

Get Those Cockroaches Out Today

Those living in counties throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania don't have to share their home with these nasty insects for even one more day. We offer affordable and effective pest-control services here at Lethal Pest Solutions, and we'll be happy to give you a free quote.

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5 Facts About Stink Bugs

Many people mistake June bugs for stink bugs. However, stink bugs are thinner, have a different shape and are part of the shield bug family that originated in Asia. Here are five interesting facts about these smelly invaders:

  • Stink bugs have a needle-like appendage for sucking juice from fruit.
  • In addition to smelling bad, stink bugs taste bad to predators.
  • Since stink bugs avoid cold temperatures, they hibernate during the winter.
  • Adult stink bugs can live up to a year.
  • When females lay eggs, they may lay as many as 400.


Identifying Stink Bugs

Stink bugs vary in color on their backs from brown or gray to dark green. On the other side, they may have white, red, gray or black markings. The unique marbled appearance on the backs of most stink bugs is why they are also referred to as "marmorated." They are slightly less than an inch in length and have six legs. Stink bugs have a long antenna, a shield-like body and a pair of wings. When they feel threatened or are crushed, they release a strong odor that some people describe as being similar to cilantro.

Where To Find Stink Bugs

These bugs like to eat caterpillars, flowers and fruit. It is common to see them on flower bushes, in gardens and on fruit-bearing trees. Homes with any of these attractions are vulnerable to a stink bug infestation. When stink bugs hibernate, they prefer warm homes or buildings. With their thin flat bodies, it is easy for them to enter homes under small cracks along doors, foundations or window sills.

Getting Rid Of Stink Bugs

These pests are usually seen in homes during the fall in rooms with more sunlight. Although there are DIY methods listed online for getting rid of stink bugs, it is best to avoid those. They are ineffective and often drive stink bugs into hard-to-reach places. Once stink bugs enter a home, they are very difficult to eradicate. Professionals have effective pest control substances and know how to set up a treatment schedule that will eliminate stink bugs.

If you live in Eastern Pennsylvania or New Jersey and have noticed any stink bugs in your home, now is the time to call Lethal Pest Solutions for fast, affordable and effective stink bug removal services.

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Facts About Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ant 53Although people often regard ants as harmless, the fact remains that they can do a lot of damage to your home if you're not vigilant. Although carpenter ants do not consume the wood in your home's walls, they should never be underestimated. The modus operandi of the carpenter ant is to "hollow out" any area of your home that they infest, which can actually affect the structure of your home.

One of the telltale signs of a carpenter ant infestation is tiny piles of sawdust next to your walls. When you see something like this in your home, it's best to call in the experts. This is not a time to DIY; only the experts will be able to help you eradicate these pesky pests from your home. The sooner you solicit help, the more likely it will be that your house can recover from a carpenter ant infestation.

However, carpenter ants aren't always as obvious as some other pests, so you may need to look closely before you actually find them. Here are three places they may be lurking in your home.

Wall Cavities

This is the carpenter ant's preferred area, allowing them to chew on—and expel—the wooden parts of your wall. When an infestation becomes really bad, you may even be able to hear the carpenter ants rustling around in your walls.

Insulation

However, carpenter ants do not limit themselves to just wood. They also enjoy chowing down on foam insulation, which can be just as damaging.

Moist Areas

If any parts of your home happen to have water damage, you will want to check these areas first. Carpenter ants actually thrive in such environments.

When it comes to protecting your home from these nasty pests, the best course of action is to remove any wood that may be hanging around in your backyard, as this will only attract more carpenter ants. Next, you'll want to go through a regimen of spraying the affected areas with pesticides, as well as possibly baiting.

If you want to be proactive about your situation, however, the best thing to do is to call in the experts at Letha Pest Solutions. With years of experience in this field, the team at Letha can treat the problem while also giving you an accurate assessment of your unique situation.

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Proactive Approaches to Protecting Your Home from Pests

Home ExteriorHomeowners dread pest problems because of the nuisance and cost that these problems can represent. Instead of shying away from tackling pest problems, homeowners should, therefore, take proactive measures to prevent them from emerging in the future. The reality is that the majority of pest problems can be prevented by simply implementing a few proactive changes to keep these vermin away.

Filling Holes

Most pests find their way into a home by using existing holes in walls, foundations, and windows. Moreover, some pests manage to drill their own holes, and then other pests can use these same openings to find their way indoors. During the cold winter and the scorching summer, most pests are naturally attracted to homes that they perceive as shelters with ideally temperate conditions. Homeowners who invest the time necessary to look carefully throughout their home for entry holes can often eliminate pest problems permanently. Homeowners filling entry holes should focus on identifying exterior holes to prevent pests from establishing unseen nests inside walls and under floorboards.

Setting Traps

Homeowners who believe to have filled all holes and cracks can move on to setting traps to catch pests. Traps can also be effective for managing existing pests that have already found their way into a residence. Not all traps are the same, so homeowners must be sure to select the right trap for the job. Many modern traps are designed with special chemicals that attract specific types of pests, such as mice, ants, or bed bugs. Professionals can also install commercial-grade traps that are designed to rapidly catch large populations of pests.

Lifestyle Changes

Pest problems can originate from a wide variety of lifestyle choices. For example, homeowners who leave opened food out regularly can expect to attract indoor pests. Outdoor pest problems can also originate from lifestyle choices, such as leaving trash outside or not using fertilizers. Moreover, outdoor pests can often find their way indoors, so homeowners experiencing problems with pests on a regular basis should consider how their personal choices might be driving the prevalence of insects or vermin.

Identifying Household Pests

Homeowners often struggle to understand the exact nature of the pest problems they are faced with because of the wide range of pests that exist in the Northeast. Lethal Pest Solutions services New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and parts of Delaware with comprehensive pest management solutions. Contact Lethal Pest Solutions today to start managing your pest problems before they get worse.

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