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Cockroach Infestation

Signs of Cockroach Infestation

August 5, 2020

Cockroaches are resilient creatures. They can make a home practically anywhere, and unfortunately, some may decide to call your home theirs. Here are some signs that you may have a cockroach infestation. 

You see droppings: If you have a cockroach infestation you will be able to notice cockroach feces. The droppings of smaller cockroaches may look like coffee grounds or black pepper. The droppings of larger cockroaches may look like a grain of rice. For a good indication of how bad your cockroach infestation is, observe how much droppings there are. 

You see cockroach eggs: Cockroach egg casings are long, hollow, and brown and can normally be found where you have a cockroach infestation. Each one of the egg casings holds between 20-50 eggs. If you spot an egg casing near leaky pipes, under your refrigerator, in cabinets, or behind furniture, immediately call Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions

Unpleasant odor: If you have a cockroach infestation you may start to smell a strong oily or musty smell. The more cockroaches you have, the stronger the smell will become. The odor left by cockroaches is typically from the living ones, but dead ones can also trigger an odor while they decompose. 

You see a cockroach: When you see one cockroach, chances are it’s not alone. Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures so you’ll more than likely see them at night. If you see a cockroach during the day, you might have a big problem. When you see a cockroach during the day it typically means that there is overcrowding going on and they were forced out. That means that you may have a lot of cockroaches to deal with. 

Your neighbors have cockroaches: If the people next door to you mention that they have a cockroach problem, prepare yourself, you may be next. If that is the case, you’ll want to take steps to reduce the risk of infestation. Cockroaches are attracted to open containers in your garbage and the crumbs that you leave behind on your floor. To help prevent the risk of infestation, clean up your messes right away, use sealed garbage cans, and don’t leave outdoor trash cans close to your house. 

When you have a cockroach problem, professional extermination is often your only recourse. Many insecticides will not work and you never know when you have a colony behind your walls. To get the job done right, contact the professionals at Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions. Call us today at 901-377-9915 or visit our website https://ridallbug.com/

Carpenter ant

What are Carpenter Ants and how do they Damage your Home

July 2, 2020

Owning a home is often referred to as the ‘American Dream’ and there is no denying that it comes with a myriad of benefits, however, sometimes there are problems such as pest invasion that pose a threat to your home. Carpenter ants are just one pest that can wreak havoc to your home, if not taken care of by professionals

What is a carpenter ant?

According to Pest World, Carpenter ants get their name from their nest building, where they will excavate the wood and form smooth tunnels inside of the wood. Carpenter ants do not eat wood, they only tunnel and chew through wood to create nests.

The western black carpenter ant colony, when mature, contains about 10-20,000 workers, with large colonies of more than 50,000 individuals. There is usually only one functional, wingless queen per colony. Swarmers are not produced until the colony is more than two years old. They are produced in the previous year and held over the winter in the nest for release the following year. Swarmers appear from May until August in the eastern United States and from February through June in the west.

Carpenter Ants Pest Control

Carpenter ants tend to be larger than normal ants. Most people feel as though a simple insecticide bait will get the job done. However, depending on the size of the colony that has set up shop in your abode, you may need something more serious. A professional will need to perform an inspection to make sure carpenter ants are all you have, and from there, the expert can develop a full treatment plan to help make your home livable.

If you suspect carpenter ants, Rid All Termites is happy to come to your business and provide a free estimate for our pest control services. If you need to schedule regular pest prevention appointments, or you have an immediate pest control need, call us today at 901-377-9915. 

Cleaning

Keep your Home Safe with these Cleaning Tips from the CDC

May 26, 2020

At Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions we’ve always been the experts you call if you have unwanted creatures living in your home, but what about the invisible offenders? We are talking about germs, and more than ever it’s important to keep them at bay. The Coronavirus pandemic has taught us many new ways to adapt to our “new norm” when it comes to our everyday life and how we clean, luckily the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has made recommendations to keep you and your family safe at home when it comes to education, prevention, and cleaning rituals, read below for the most accurate up-tp-date tips. 

Household members should educate themselves about COVID-19 symptoms in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in homes.

  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily in household common areas (e.g. tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, phones, tablets, touch screens, remote controls, keyboards, handles, desks, toilets, sinks)
  • In the bedroom/bathroom dedicated for an ill person: consider reducing cleaning frequency to as-needed (e.g., soiled items and surfaces) to avoid unnecessary contact with the ill person.
  • As much as possible, an ill person should stay in a specific room and away from other people in their home, following home care guidance.
  • The caregiver can provide personal cleaning supplies for an ill person’s room and bathroom, unless the room is occupied by a child or another person for whom such supplies would not be appropriate. These supplies include tissues, paper towels, cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants (see examplesexternal icon).
  • If a separate bathroom is not available, the bathroom should be cleaned and disinfected after each use by an ill person. If this is not possible, the caregiver should wait as long as practical after use by an ill person to clean and disinfect the high-touch surfaces.
  • Household members should follow home care guidance when interacting with persons with suspected/confirmed COVID-19 and their isolation rooms/bathrooms.

How to clean and disinfect hard (Non-porous) surfaces

  • Wear disposable gloves when cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. Gloves should be discarded after each cleaning. If reusable gloves are used, those gloves should be dedicated for cleaning and disinfection of surfaces for COVID-19 and should not be used for other purposes. Consult the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and disinfection products used. Clean hands immediately after gloves are removed.
  • If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • For disinfection, most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective.
  • A list of products that are EPA-approved for use against the virus that causes COVID-19 is available hereexternal icon. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products for (concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).
  • Additionally, diluted household bleach solutions (at least 1000ppm sodium hypochlorite) can be used if appropriate for the surface. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application, ensuring a contact time of at least 1 minute, and allowing proper ventilation during and after application. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.
  • Prepare a bleach solution by mixing:
  • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water or
  • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
  • Bleach solutions will be effective for disinfection up to 24 hours.

Soft (Porous) Surfaces

  • For soft (porous) surfaces such as carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes, remove visible contamination if present and clean with appropriate cleaners indicated for use on these surfaces. After cleaning:
  • Launder items as appropriate in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and dry items completely.
  • Otherwise, use products that are EPA-approved for use against the virus that causes COVID-19external icon and that are suitable for porous surfaces.

Electronics

  • For electronics such as cell phones, tablets, touch screens, remote controls, and keyboards, remove visible contamination if present.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products.
  • Consider the use of wipeable covers for electronics.
  • If no manufacturer guidance is available, consider the use of alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol to disinfect touch screens. Dry surfaces thoroughly to avoid pooling of liquids.

Linens, clothing, and other items that go in the laundry

  • Wear disposable gloves when handling dirty laundry from an ill person and then discard after each use. If using reusable gloves, those gloves should be dedicated for cleaning and disinfection of surfaces for COVID-19 and should not be used for other household purposes. Clean hands immediately after gloves are removed.
  • If no gloves are used when handling dirty laundry, be sure to wash hands afterwards.
  • If possible, do not shake dirty laundry. This will minimize the possibility of dispersing virus through the air.
  • Launder items as appropriate in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and dry items completely. Dirty laundry from an ill person can be washed with other people’s items.
  • Clean and disinfect clothes hampers according to guidance above for surfaces. If possible, consider placing a bag liner that is either disposable (can be thrown away) or can be laundered.

Hand hygiene and other preventive measures

  • Household members should clean hands often, including immediately after removing gloves and after contact with an ill person, by washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available and hands are not visibly dirty, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol may be used. However, if hands are visibly dirty, always wash hands with soap and water.
  • Household members should follow normal preventive actions while at work and home including recommended hand hygiene and avoiding touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Additional key times to clean hands include:
  • After blowing one’s nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After using the restroom
  • Before eating or preparing food
  • After contact with animals or pets
  • Before and after providing routine care for another person who needs assistance (e.g. a child)

Other considerations

  • The ill person should eat/be fed in their room if possible. Non-disposable food service items used should be handled with gloves and washed with hot water or in a dishwasher. Clean hands after handling used food service items.
  • If possible, dedicate a lined trash can for the ill person. Use gloves when removing garbage bags, handling, and disposing of trash. Wash hands after handling or disposing of trash.
  • Consider consulting with your local health department about trash disposal guidance if available.

Rid All Termites is happy to come to your business and provide a free estimate for our pest control services. If you need to schedule regular pest prevention appointments, or you have an immediate pest control need, call us today at 901-377-9915. 

 

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cleaning-disinfection.html

Pest Control

Commercial Pest Control Services

May 11, 2020

If you own your own business or own commercial properties, you know how important it is to keep your facilities pest-free. Not only do they damage your property, but they can turn customers away. Local businesses and commercial property owners across the Greater Memphis area have trusted Rid All Termites for two decades to handle their pest control and pest elimination services. 

Whatever type of business you have, Rid All Termites can help get rid of your pests. We service locally owned to fast-food restaurants, retail shops, commercial properties, convenience stores, gas stations, and more. 

To begin, it’s important that you know the signs that pests are getting into your building. Pests will come into your building looking for food, water, and shelter. Be on the lookout for pest feces. Many pests will leave a trail of urine or feces that will give off an unpleasant odor. Also, keep an eye out for any unusual or unexplained debris. A lot of times, pests and rodents will make nests using materials that they find laying around. Finally, if you notice any unusual damage to the building be aware that you might have a pest problem. All of these signs are distressing to see, but at least you know what they’re from and can call the professionals at Rid All Termite to take care of it for you. 

The longer you wait to get pests removed, the more damage will be done. Not only do these pests damage and ruin your property, but some can be a serious health hazard for you, your employees, and customers. Get your pest problem taken care of today by Rid All Termites

Rid All Termites is happy to come to your business and provide a free estimate for our pest control services. If you need to schedule regular pest prevention appointments, or you have an immediate pest control need, call us today at 901-377-9915. 

Sources

https://www.pestcontrolidaho.com/blog/signs-pests-are-a-problem-in-your-commercial-building

https://www.residencestyle.com/the-dangers-of-a-pest-infestation-in-business-and-residential-areas/

Bed Bug Infestation

What to Do When You Have a Bed Bug Infestation

March 3, 2020

Bed bug infestations have been on the rise throughout the United States, including the mid-south areas of Mississippi and Tennessee. Although they are not thought to transmit diseases, bed bugs are most definitely a nuisance as they bite and thrive on human or animal blood. These pests are extremely difficult to remove from homes and businesses because they are good at hiding and reproduce rapidly. If you believe you have bed bugs, we highly recommend seeking professional help to get rid of them for good. 

What Are Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are small, flat insects roughly the size of an apple seed. They live on the blood of humans and animals, using body heat and other clues to find you. Female bed bugs will lay up to five eggs every day, amounting to hundreds of eggs over their lifetime (approximately 1 year). Under favorable conditions, these pests can grow from immature ‘nymphs’ to fully developed bugs in about one month, each one feeding around five times as they mature.

Where Do Bed Bugs Hide?

Bed bugs enter homes and businesses by hitching a ride on you, your belongings, or your pets. They creep into people’s luggage, clothing, used furniture (like beds), etc. from other places that were infested. Because their bodies are small and flat, they can easily fit into tiny spaces. Typically they hide in places like mattresses, box springs and headboards where they can easily access their human ‘meals.’ Then, once they’ve been in a home for some time, they spread to other areas, including closets, bathrooms, and other nearby rooms. 

Signs Of Bed Bug Infestation

Bed bugs survive by consuming blood. Their presence in your home, therefore, does not signify a lack of cleanliness, which means even immaculate homes can be subject to infestation. 

So how do you know when you have them? The first sign for most people is the bites themselves. Typically these are painless at first, but turn into itchy areas or even welts. Whereas flea bites are often found around the ankles, bedbug bites may be anywhere on the skin, and often form a straight line of 3 to 4 bites in a row. People sometimes initially attribute the itching to other bug bites, like mosquitoes, so you’ll need to confirm bed bugs are actually present. Other signs that you have bed bugs include the following:

  • Fecal stains on nightwear.
  • Bloodstains on pillows or sheets.
  • Dead bugs, shells or skins in the bed.
  • An offensive, sweet/musty smell 

What To Do If You Have Bed Bugs?

If you suspect a bed bug infestation, immediately begin steps to get rid of them and prevent their return. Cleaning an infested area is helpful, but getting rid of them permanently generally requires chemical treatments. Hiring an experienced pest control professional is the safest and most effective way to rid your home or business of bedbugs. If you believe you have an infestation, schedule a consultation with Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions. The sooner we begin treatment, the more successful it will be. 

Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions has served over 10,000 homeowners and businesses in the mid-south area of Mississippi and Tennessee near Olive Branch. We offer emergency services for all types of pests, including bed bugs, termites, wasps, rodents, and more. Rid All serves our customers with integrity, ongoing employee training, and safety awareness. Contact us today at 901-377-9915 for a free estimate or to schedule your pest control appointment. For more information, visit our website. Please also ‘like’ us on Facebook

 

Sources:

https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/bedbugs-infestation 

Pest inspection

The Importance of Pest Inspection for Your New Home

October 4, 2019

Moving into a new home can be a grand adventure. The researching, the viewing, and the decision to put in an offer are exciting. When you finally find the perfect home, it’s always advised to get a home inspection to confirm that the structure is sound and there are no underlying electrical or HVAC issues. 

However, it is highly recommended to get a pest inspection from a licensed professional before you move in.  This is not only to ensure you don’t have unwanted housemates but also to protect your family and investment.

Here are reasons why you should schedule a pest inspection before you purchase your home:

Avoid Unwanted Guests

If you discover a pest infestation after you move in, the damage caused and expense to treat it falls on you, the new homeowner. Getting an inspection before the sale is finalized gives you leverage in the event there is an infestation. As the buyer, you can ask the seller to arrange a pest control visit to alleviate the issue or ask for the price to be lowered to compensate for future pest control expenses. 

Discover Past Damage

By law, sellers are usually required to report any past infestation damage. When it comes to listing the details, this information might slip their minds, or more likely, they may not be aware of any damages as it’s not always visible to the naked eye. Getting a professional pest inspection will ensure there are no damages to wood, flooring, insulation, or any structural components.

Peace of Mind

When purchasing a home, there is already enough to worry about. Pests shouldn’t be one of them. Scheduling a pest inspection will uncover any destructive pests that are or have been in your home as well as expose any areas that may need pest protection in the future. 

Safety First

Some critters – stinging insects, bed bugs, poisonous spiders – carry diseases or pose a threat to your family. Knowing if the pests are around and learning how to rid of them effectively will make your home safer for years to come. 

Home Value

Arranging a pest inspection prior to moving can only benefit the future value of your home. Unwanted pests will decrease your home’s value, especially if you plan to increase the value with renovations. 

If you plan on buying a new home, scheduling a pest inspection with Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions will protect your investment and your family. 

Established in 1997, family-owned and operated Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions has served over 10,000 businesses and homeowners in the mid-south area of Olive Branch, MS. Through community education, affordability, and top-notch customer service, we lead the mid-south pest control industry. We serve you best with integrity, ongoing employee training, and safety awareness. Visit our website for more information or call (901) 377-9915.

 

Sources

https://ridallbug.com/services/#inspection

https://www.sanjoaquinpestcontrol.com/blog/should-i-get-a-pest-inspection-on-my-new-home

https://www.aaipest.com/pest-control-blog/pest-inspections/

Harmful Effects of Spider Infestation

Harmful Effects of Spider Infestation

August 22, 2019

Just the thought of an in-home spider infestation is a nightmare for many, but it’s something that can be taken care of and eliminated. While not always physically threatening or dangerous, a spider infestation is often an indicator that other pest populations are present in the home. Spiders like to eat bugs. If your home has populations of roaches, ants, or crickets spiders will be happy to take roost there with an ample supply of food. Consequently, it makes sense to first address the underlying pest problem before tackling the spider issue. Black widows and brown recluse spiders, the most poisonous and dangerous in the US, are the two most significant dangers of spider infestation. A bite from one of these spiders can be deadly.

Signs of Spider Infestation

Spiders are usually found in dark, secluded areas of the home and garden. Here are some tips on finding spiders at home and detecting a spider infestation.

  • The sizes and shapes of spider webs vary by spider species. Some spider webs are funnel-shaped, while others are orb-shaped. One of the most distinct spider webs is the web of the black widow. These webs are not geometric, nor even organized into a pattern. Instead, they are woven as random, messy-looking web dens to trap outsmart and trap insects. This is very helpful in detecting whether or not you have black widows in your home.
  • Some species of spiders are attracted to moist environments like basements, sheds, walls, and the like.
  • There are other species of spiders that live in burrows or crevices instead of webs.
  • Where there are insects in your home, there are probably spiders. Spiders prey and feed on flies, insects, ants, woodlice, and even other spiders.
  • Some spider species hide out in attics, closets, wall junctions, and storage boxes.

The Dangerous Spiders

Black Widows are easy to spot for two different reasons – their bright red hourglass marking on the base of their bulging black abdomens, and the crazy haphazard webs that they weave. They also like warm, dark spaces and prey on flies and other insects. A small amount of black widow venom can be fatal, so call an exterminator immediately if you suspect there’s an infestation in your home. A black widow bite usually manifests in muscle cramps, weakness, tremors, and localized pain. More severe cases cause vomiting, nausea, and respiratory problems. 

Brown Recluse spiders, a cousin of the black widow, are the most dangerous spiders in the United States. Unfortunately, their appearance is not as distinct as the black widow, but rather has a similar shape and color to several other spiders with a brown, violin-shape.

Brown recluse bites are distinct and potentially fatal. The bite is usually painless and symptoms don’t develop until between 2-8 hours after the bite happens. A brown recluse bite creates severe itching and pain, blistering, and vomiting. In a more localized severe reaction, the bite can become discolored and necrotic, creating dead tissue. In very rare cases, the venom can have a secondary effect causing the body’s defenses like platelets and white blood cells to worsen the biter resulting in severe side effects like coma, renal failure, and death.

Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions is a family-owned and operated pest control company established in 1997. We lead the mid-south pest control industry through education, choice and affordability. We are more than happy to come to survey your home get any spider issue under control. We pride ourselves on excellent communication and top-notch service to our clients. Please call us at (901) 377-9915 or visit our website for more information.

 

Sources:

https://www.homepest.com

https://www.westernexterminator.com

Bed bugs

Prevent Bringing Bed Bugs Home with You

August 5, 2019

Waking nightmare – realizing in the morning of a hotel stay that you weren’t sleeping alone, but rather with an army of tiny creatures that have given you bed bug bites! What’s worse is to further the issue by bringing these little buggers home with you in your luggage! Unfortunately, hotel bed bugs have become more than a reality over the past several years. Bed bugs are masters at hiding out in cracks and crevices and creeping into luggage and other belongings. Here are several things you can do to protect yourself from any run-ins with these little beasts.

 

Know What You’re Looking For

Adult bed bugs are about a quarter-inch in length, flat, and reddish-brown like an apple seed. Younger bed bugs are smaller with a lighter, creamier color. Bed bugs are crawlers, so if you see a flying insect, it is not a bed bug. They can leave behind wings, black dots of feces, or brownish spots where they maybe were squished. Signs of bed bugs are little dark stains that could indicate a bed bug infestation. In a serious scenario, you could even see the bugs’ pearly white eggs or castaway shells. If you do find one of the critters, get it into a plastic bag or a glass so that you have proof for the hotel. 

 

Nip it in the Bud

The first thing to do to avoid bed bugs is to do your hotel room due diligence. Upon entering any hotel room, do a thorough scan of the bed, wooden headboard, and any other upholstered furniture. A thorough scan will include behind and under the bed, all layers of the bed including mattress (especially seams), linens, box spring,  pillows, dust ruffle, etc., all sides of night tables, any wall décor, drapes, carpeting, rugs, and all corners of walls, woodwork, and furniture. Avoid keeping your luggage on the floor.

 

Handling Infested Items at Home

Laundry. If you have been the victim of bed bugs it is imperative to treat all of your belongings when you get home. Rule number one – keep your luggage in the garage or on an outdoor porch. Put your clothing directly from the suitcase into a plastic bag to directly transfer it to the washing machine. Wash your clothing on a 30-minute cycle in hot water. Then place in the dryer on a “hot” setting for another 30 minutes. This will kill any bed bugs and their eggs. Be sure to tie-up and throw away the empty garbage bag immediately after emptying of clothes. Keep the bill for anything that you need to send to the dry cleaner in case you can get reimbursed.

 

Other Belongings. Any other items from your suitcase such as shoes, toiletries, shoes, and the actual suitcase should stay in the garage or outdoors until you can inspect them or treat them cold, heat, cold or insecticide. To treat with heat, place infested items into a plastic bag and place in a hot car where the inside temperature will rise to 120 degrees for an hour or more. If you are in a geographically cooler locale, you can treat with bed bugs with cold by placing the items into a chest freezer for a day or two for dis-infestation. If neither of these options is viable, items can be treated by a professional pest management company.

 

Established in 1997, family-owned and operated Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions has served over 10,000 businesses and homeowners in the mid-south area of Olive Branch, MS. Through community education, affordability, and top-notch customer service, we lead the mid-south pest control industry. We serve you best with integrity, ongoing employee training, and safety awareness. Visit our website for more information or call (901) 377-9915.

 

Sources:

https://citybugs.tamu.edu

https://home.howstuffworks.com 

https://www.washingtonpost.com

Preventing Pests in the Summer

Preventing Pests in the Summer

July 5, 2019

The sun is out and summer is finally here! While you’re out enjoying the summer fun, the last thing you want to be concerned with is annoying mosquitoes or other pests. The hot summer weather means that pests will be trying to invade your nice air-conditioned home. Don’t let pests spoil the fun. Follow these simple tips for preventing pests to ensure a comfortable summer:

Seal off places of entry: The first thing to do is to consider how pests might enter your home and block it off. Check any window screens or screen doors for any holes that might have appeared over the winter. Check your windows for any new gaps and consider weather stripping. When you are entering or exiting your home, be mindful that pests stay out upon the door opening. 

Remove areas of standing water: Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Even the smallest amount of water is all it takes. Check for bird baths, areas of drainage, garden ponds, rain spouts or anything that could hold water. Regularly walk around your property to check for any new developments. 

Clean Kitchen: Nothing attracts pests like food. A small pile of crumbs on your kitchen floor can turn into a pile of ants really quickly. Wipe your counters, sweep floors and take out garbage to ensure that pests can’t find anything in your home. Consider investing in a garbage can with a lid. Immediately store food after eating and make use of Tupperware containers. 

Maintain your yard: A great hiding place for pests is overgrown grass or untrimmed hedges as they often use them for their nests.  Keep up with landscaping your yard to keep pests from settling near your home. A side benefit is a nice looking yard. 

Don’t store wood near home: Storing firewood next to your home is like giving termites a one-way ticket inside your home. If you store firewood, make sure that it is away from your home, at least five feet away.

Pests will stop at nothing to enter your home. If you are experiencing pest issues, contact the professionals at Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions. Since 1997, we have served over 10,000 homeowners and businesses in the mid-south area near Olive Branch. If you have any pest control needs, visit our website or call us at 901-377-9915.

How to prevent house flies

How to Prevent House Flies

June 3, 2019

Are you finding yourself constantly hitting flies with a fly swatter in your home? Before you reach for that fly swatter, you are better off finding out what is attracting them. Finding the root of the cause means you need to do an inspection, sanitation and fly pest control to stop them from returning. Hiring a professional like Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions will help you get rid of house flies the right way the first time so the flies don’t return.

House Fly Identification
Signs of Infestation of a House Fly
The one common sign of an infestation of a house fly is actually seeing the flies in your home. You may hear them flying around in your home or even larvae crawling out of where they are breeding as they pupate. If you hear them flying, you will hear a buzzing sound caused by their two wings beating together.

How House Flies Enter Your Home
Damaged screens or weather stripping of your home is the way house flies get inside. House flies are attracted to your home from air currents and different odors. They are attracted to warm air currents coming from your house on cooler days and cooler air currents on warmer days. They prefer temps around 83-degrees Fahrenheit.

House Fly Control
Getting Rid of House Flies
If you think your home has a fly infestation, it’s best you contact a pest control professional like Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions to conduct an inspection so they can look for places where eggs may have been deposited. If the breeding site is not cleaned properly or the eggs aren’t removed, the house flies will return.

Eliminating the adult house flies is the step after disposing of the breeding site. Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions will create a treatment plan based on the circumstances of the house fly infestation.

If you are looking to avoid an infestation in the first place, sanitation needs to be done. Remove trash, use sealed garbage bins, and pick up pet waste to prevent the attraction of house flies. If one of your window screens have a rip or tear in it, patch it or replace it to avoid house flies from entering your home.

For immediate help for your pest problem, contact Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions at 901-377-9915 or visit our website to see the extensive services we offer so you can get back to living your life without worrying about pests!

Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions
6229 Hwy. 305 N. Suite J
Olive Branch, MS 38654
901-377-9915 tiffany@ridallbug.com