Posts made in July 2019

Mosquitoes: Summer’s Most Annoying Pest

Mosquitoes can make enjoying the outdoors painful, literally. These persistent pests can quickly turn a fun pool day or a relaxing park trip into an unpleasant experience when they make you their next meal. Not only are they annoying and painful when they sting you, but there is also the chance for allergic reaction to the site. Mosquitoes also pose many health risks, including the West Nile and Zika viruses.

The Florida heat and humidity are ideal conditions for these pests, so mosquito protection and control around your home is a must. First, you should know that their most active time of day is around dusk, so avoid going out as it starts to become dark and wear proper bug protection if you are outside. The afternoons, during the hottest and sunniest time of the day, are their least active biting times.

To prevent an infestation around your home, and reduce the likelihood of your family and children being bitten, you’ll want to reduce any standing water on your property. This includes eliminating areas that tend to accumulate water such as clogged gutters, landscaping water features, or birdbaths.

Avoiding their active time and reducing opportunities for water to accumulate are great mosquito prevention control measures you can take. However, if you already have an infestation, you’ll want to have it taken care of immediately with pest control services in Cape Coral, FL. Contact American Allegiance Pest Control to schedule an appointment today.

Preventative Termite Protection

As a southerner, you know there are way too many pests and critters that can invade your home, making it their home at all times of the year. However, few pests are as damaging to the structure of your house as termites. These tiny but mighty pests will chew away the support structure of your home from the inside out, doing most of their work in silence, behind the walls, where you don’t know it’s happening until it’s too late. Prevention is key to avoiding termite’s feasting on your home.

Protect your home from termites by preventing these pests from ever coming and keeping them away for good.

#1 Keep bushes, trees, and shrubs trimmed, as termites love to hide out in greenery. Also, if possible, keep mulch 6 to 8 inches from your home’s foundation to reduce moisture along the exterior perimeter.

#2 Termites feed on cellulose, which is found in wood. To not attract these pests, keep piles of wood, lumber, and mulch away from your house’s exterior. You should also uproot and get rid of any tree stumps on your property.

#3 Termites loves places that are moist and humid, such as your basement or crawl space. Proper ventilation in each of these spaces is essential.

If you’ve taken all of the precautionary steps to prevent termites, but they still weren’t enough, and you suspect they are in and around your home, you need termite treatments in Fort Myers, FL, from American Allegiance Pest Control. We’ll identify where they are coming from, kill the ones that are present, and properly prevent them from returning in the future.