Sometimes it feels like the things happening around us in the world are impossible to anticipate. The current global pandemic is a great example of a situation none of us knew was coming yet had to respond to. But regardless of the things in our lives that we cannot control, there are still many other things that we should be able to anticipate. To some degree, seasonal weather is one of those things. Seasons come and go, and with summertime comes a variety of weather-related joys and frustrations.
Bugs are an inevitable factor when living in the south. If you want to spend any time outdoors it may behoove you to get used to the idea of coming into contact with them. However, you never need to get used to the idea of having bugs inside your house.
Is it just us, or does it seem like the list of things we need to invest in is never getting any smaller? There’s always something big and important to tack on and only so many dollars to dedicate each month. We hate to add to your list of commitments, but if you haven’t already begun budgeting for termite control for your home or business we think its time that you start. You may think that termite control is a luxury, but you’ll soon find out how critical it really is.
It goes without saying that we are all learning a lot about ourselves during this global pandemic. As we spend our days and nights combined into our homes with our families by ourselves, for most people the home is getting more use than normal. As we look back on the last couple of months in quarantine there are some lessons we can take about our need for high-quality pest control.
“Termites are great,” said no homeowner in the history of homeownership. Of course, termites are anxiety-inducing and destructive at the very best, the mere sight of a fumigation tent on your block may send you into a cold sweat. But how much do you know about the true risks posed to your home after a termite invasion?
Most of us see the minuscule, black, segmented body with six tiny legs and think ant. And you wouldn’t be wrong about that. However, we may not realize that there are lots and lots of different kinds of ants found in the United States. Each one of them has a different impact on their environment, and often need to be treated differently.
We’ve said it dozens, maybe hundreds, of times before and we’ll continue saying it until the cows come home. Most, if not all, homes in Florida will eventually become susceptible to termite infestation. It’s just the nature of our climate, old-growth trees, and using wood as building supplies. We need to take the shame out of admitting you have a termite issue and realize that it happens to everyone at some point.
You have a beautiful, clean home and then one day you bring home your first child and within months the place looks like a pigsty. Don’t worry you’re not alone, it happens to the best of us. However, a little bit of mess may be the least of your worries.
Do you have a termite problem? Too often people do without even realizing it. Once you do come to terms with your infestation it can be difficult for some people to determine how best to respond. Should you wait it out and see if they go away on their own? Maybe you can get rid of them with your aunt Brenda’s apple cider vinegar cure-all recipe. In order to make the best decisions in a time of termite crisis, it's important to be as informed as possible. For that reason, we’ve compiled a short list of termite facts that will help you understand why termite control is so important.
At Holder Pest Control we make our living protecting family homes from unwanted pests. But we also want to empower homeowners to take some simple steps to prevent their own pest disasters. From time to time our clients ask us for a list of the top things they can do to win the war against pests and this is what we tell them.