Don’t Let Bugs Ruin Your Spring; Get Serious About Pest Control

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pest controlSpring is finally here, and it’s a great time to be a homeowner. Your property is going to be looking better than ever, and you’ll get to enjoy the outdoors around your property. Backyard cookouts, barbecues, campfires, and any other outdoor event will be a blast for everyone involved.

Don’t let something as annoying and gross as bugs become a problem and ruin your springtime enjoyment. Make sure to focus the correct amount of time on pest control and bug guarding this spring. Cockroaches, according to about 500% of people, are gross. Along with being gross, they can cause a lot of damage to your property. If not properly handled, these cockroaches could tear through a part of your home, take a huge chunk out of your bank account in repair money, and ruin your entire spring and summer.

Every year, pests cause about $30 billion in damage to structures and crops around the United States. Hiring a professional exterminator is your best bet for the most effective pest control option. There are a few things you should know about the grossness of cockroaches and pest control.

  • A cockroach matures completely after 40 to 125 days, depending on the temperature. In warm areas, there could be an increase of 1,500 roaches a month or 18,000 roaches in a year.
  • A female cockroach can produce between four and eight capsules. Each of these capsules can have up to 48 eggs inside them which can equal out to 384 eggs in a life span of one year.
  • Termite damage can result in extreme damage to the house. On average, a homeowner who discovers damage from termite colonies will spend about $3,000 on repair costs.
  • Every year in the United States, termites damage approximately 600,000 homes.
  • According to HomeAdvisor, hiring an insect control service can cost between $109 and $284 depending on the situation. Spending that money up front could end up saving thousands down the line to avoid potential damages.

Your property needs to be cared for. Don’t let them roam freely around your property. Get the right care that you and your home deserve.

Termite Season: What You Should do to Prevent Termite Damage

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termite damageIt’s everyone’s favorite time of the year: termite season! Okay, maybe not everyone likes termites that much, but everyone enjoys spring, right? Unfortunately, those nasty termites are a big part of the season.

The damage done by termites can drive homeowners crazy. They are only teeny tiny little creatures, so how can they cause so much damage? That’s because termites operate in large colonies, and because all they do is eat, eat, and eat. Nonstop 24 hours a day, seven days a week, termites are always eating.

Last year, the damage caused by termites amounted to about $30 billion in the United States. These termites attack approximately 600,000 homes every single year. Termite damage is serious, and it’s important to be proactive about it so you can minimize damage and avoid future termite breakouts.

There are a few things you can do yourself to slow down the spread of termites and minimize termite damage, but hiring a professional exterminator who is experienced in pest control is 100% your best bet.

Since termites tear through wood at an alarming rate, it’s important to keep any piles of wood and other debris far away from your home. The same goes for logs and stumps. Also, it’s best to keep firewood about five inches off the ground at at least 20 feet away from your home. If you know termites are lurking around your backyard, make sure you do everything necessary to keep them away from your house. Call an exterminator to permanently remove termites from your property.

Along with wood and other piles of debris, homeowners looking to keep away or deter the spread of termites should be aware of all parts of their home. When decay builds up on your wooden structure, it attracts termites and allows them easy access to bite through the structure. It’s important to make sure there are at least six inches of clearance between the wood and soil on your property.

The importance of consulting with professional exterminators can not be overstated. A person who notices termite damage in their home will spend an average of $3,000 in repairs. Avoid those unnecessary and annoying costs and damages, working with professional bug guard exterminators can help preserve your property.

Dixon Pest Services, Inc.1706 Capital Circle NE
Tallahassee, FL 32308
850-391-1815