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Tarantula

We caught this furry guy at one of our recent customers homes

Prepare for Winter!

Have you ever thought about what happens to all of those pesky bugs and rodents when winter comes around?

Most creatures need warmth to live and will try to locate to warmer environments. Your warm, cozy home creates the perfect habitat to these pests.

For many types of insects the cooler weather can determine life or death. Some insects have adjusted to the temperature over time while others die off. The insects that die off have  developed instinctual strategies over time to preserve the life of their species. This could be leaving eggs or building nests in a warm place.

Once the cooler weather approaches you should notice a significant decrease in insects in or around your home. Most adults and immature nymphs can not survive winter however, their eggs can. These eggs will eventually hatch in the spring creating a new generation of pests.

For bees termites and ants, the top priority in the cooler temperatures is protecting the queens of the colony. Ants will bury themselves underground and huddle in groups. Bees will form groups and flap their wings to create heat.  Wasps will usually die, however there are some that will try to find a safe place in your home. Once they find a spot they could consider safe they will go dormant until spring rolls around.

Warm homes become a target for unwanted pest.  Here are a few tips on how you can help prevent some of those pest:

  • Spiders – Fill gaps in baseboards, holes in the wall and empty storage boxes.

  • Rats/Mice – Put screens over chimneys and windows. Caulk openings around pipes or windows around the outside of the home. Have a clean well kept kitchen, Mice are attracted to dry goods so if there is cereal, cookies, rice, or popcorn etc. accessible there is a more likely chance that an infestation could occur.
  • Raccoons/squirrels – These rodents can gain entry through vents, holes in your roof and in chimneys. Prepare by covering entry points with hardware cloth and securing it into place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Termites

We can treat, prevent and manage termite problems!

Snake Traps

Baby snakes are no match for our pest traps!

Termite Prevention

We offer termite prevention! Termite Prevention can help you avoid the costly impact of treating termites once an infestation has begun. We used our preventative treatment at this residential home to ensure that termites would not damage the home in the future.
 

German Cockroaches

German Cockroaches are a common indoor problem. They multiply at fast rate making it hard to manage as a homeowner.

The pictures below are from three separate residential homes that we have treated and are now living pest free.

If you need help getting rid of unwanted cockroaches give us a call today for a free estimate!

 

Flying Termites

Have you noticed flying termites in or around your home? This could be a sign that a mature colony has already developed. After a termite has mated and picked a place to call home you are likely to find wings in window seals, on the floor, or around the outside of your home. Since this is the early stages of having an infestation, the best course of action is to call in Best Pest Solutions to kill the new colony before they cause any major damage.

These photos are a good example of what flying termites tend to look like.