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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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