In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, pest control should be an important part of every home maintenance plan. Generally, pest control should be a part of a homeowner’s seasonal preparations as the changing weather that accompanies each season can influence the types of pests that a person may need to prevent or eliminate. To be effective, pest control should include a thorough examination of both the interior and exterior of the home in order to develop a pest control plan.
Here, are a few things that every homeowner in the area should know about residential pest control. When a pest issue is out of hand, it is time to seek a professional exterminator. Lethal Pest Solutions offers pest control in Pennsylvania and New Jersey throughout Cherry Hill, Gloucester, Voorhees, Bellmawr, Mt Laurel, Marlton, Morrestown and more.
Common household pests
Every region has specific pests that prefer to invade homes on a seasonal basis. Although most pests prefer the outdoors, they may invade a home out of a need to find a place to build a nest or to seek food and water. Therefore, knowing the pests that are common to New Jersey and Pennsylvania will help homeowners know how to identify and avoid an infestation.
During the summer, ants, wasps and termites are common pests with which residents of this area must contend. Wintertime pests tend to include rodents such as rats and squirrels. Finally, cockroaches, stink bugs and spiders are a problem that can occur at any time of the year throughout the area.
Pest prevention methods
Preventing a pest infestation is always preferable to having to deal with full-on elimination. Therefore, homeowners should take measures to prevent a pest invasion by keeping food in containers and promptly cleaning up spills. It is also important to maintain the exterior of the home to keep branches away from the roof that rodents might use to gain access to the house. Finding and sealing any cracks or holes in the exterior of the home can also help to close up possible entry-points for pests.
When these methods aren’t enough, then it is time to call a professional exterminator. Lethal Pest Solutions offers pest control throughout Doylestown, Warminster, Newtom, Feasterville, Trevose, New Hope and the surrounding areas.
Know when to call a professional
Due to the vast amount of sprays and foggers available over-the-counter, many homeowners try to handle a pest problem on their own. Unfortunately, these methods are not only ineffective, but they can often make a pest problem worse. For example, ants and termites will often swarm in response to sprays and simply move their nests to a new area and cause further structural damage.
To avoid these problems, a person should seek the services of a professional pest control technician. Through these types of services, a homeowner can have their residence inspected, pests eliminated and a plan can be put in place to prevent re-infestations in the future.
How to determine a pest infestation
While there are many ways to get an idea of if you have a pest issue, the best way is with a pest control home inspection. With a home inspection done by an expert, they will be able to pick up on minuscule clues that may be signs of a larger pest problem!