2017 Insect Control: 3 Bugs to Look Out For This Year

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insect controlPest control services can get homeowners out of virtually any problem involving insect control. Now that the warmer months are officially here, it’s important that homeowners are fully aware of the bugs that could soon infest their homes and how to tell if their property is at risk.

Here are a few insects that you should look out for this year.

Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes can absolutely ruin life for a property owner. Having two or three mosquitoes fly around you at night can be annoying, but not necessarily anything to worry about, but having a significant amount of them consistently fly around your property can cause serious problems. Keep an eye out for mosquitoes around your property, and not just flying through the air either. Take a look at the walls and ceilings around your home and look for these unwanted guests. Another clear sign of mosquito infestation is number of bites on the skin. If you notice any mosquito presence on your property, contact an insect control company that specializes in mosquito reduction and mosquito control.

Cockroaches
Female cockroaches can produce between four and eight egg captures over the course of their lifetime. Each of these capsules have roughly 30 to 48 eggs inside that results in a reproduction rate of fully 120 to 384 eggs in a single year. Because of the high reproduction rate of these bugs, you should act as soon as possible once you identify any cockroach presence in your home. Keep an eye out for these egg cases, as well as roach feces, and pay attention to any strange smells coming from your home. A cockroach’s odor gets worse the longer the infestation lasts, so if the smell continues to worsen each day, know that you have a problem and should get help right away.

Termites
Termites are some of the most damaging creatures on the entire planet. These pests can swarm homes and significantly damage physical structures that result in extremely high repair costs down the line. Take a look at your property line and make sure there aren’t any termites living in trees or piles of mulch near your home. If you find discarded wings or small droppings inside your home, as well as any hollow or damaged wood, you most likely have a termite issue and you should act quickly.

If you’re in need of quality insect control services and want to take your property back, contact Dixon Pest Services today.

3 Signs that Could Mean a Termite Infestation is On the Horizon

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exterminatorKnowing when to get professional assistance is one of the most important aspects of home ownership. From general repair jobs to specialty services, you’re going to want to work with experienced professionals in order to live a stress free life as a homeowner. Pest control services, for example, can greatly help you alleviate an otherwise severe problem.

Here are a few things you should consider as a homeowner that will help you realize when to call a pest control company and hire an exterminator.

Changing Weather
When the temperature drops, pests can get cold too and will eventually seek out warmer areas. If you’re home is nearby, these bugs will most likely do all they can to breach your property and infest your home. Pay attention to the changing of the weather because once these pests are inside they could potentially cause serious damage to your home. Just because the weather is nice, however, doesn’t mean that the pests won’t infest your home. March and April means that mosquito and termite season has officially begun. If you start noticing a significant increase of mosquitoes flying around your property or find termites inside your home, it’s time to hire an exterminator.

Structural Damage
It’s extremely important to periodically take a walk around your home and inspect every single inch to see if there is any damage or signs of an infestation. Termites can cause such severe damage that after a while, if you don’t have an exterminator address the problem, pieces of your home could be virtually destroyed. Every few days, take a walk around your home and thoroughly inspect every inch of your property. From the basement to your attic, take a look and if you find any damage, contact a pest control professional as soon as possible.

Notice Small Signs of Pests
As you inspect your home, keep in mind that you’re not only looking for physical damage, but also smaller signs of infestations. If you notice any pellet-size droppings, tiny wings, or little openings surrounding your home’s windows and doors, you might have an infestation on your hands.

Although the average cost to hire an insect control service, according to HomeAdvisor, is between $109 and $284, having a professional exterminator come to your home and fix whatever issues you’re having will certainly end up saving you much more money the long run. Contact Dixon Pest Services today!

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