In Arkansas, a big rain like we had last week means more than just flooded backyards and slower traffic. With the rush of water coming in from all directions, there is an onslaught of different kinds of pests that ride the waves to their new home; yours! Ants, spiders, mosquitoes, and termites are notorious for increasing their numbers where heavy amounts of sitting water can be found.
Termites especially are a major nuisance for the amount of damage they can cause in a short period of time as well as how expensive it is to repair that damage. Termites.com states,
“A homeowner who discovers termite damage will spend an average of $3,000 to repair the damage”.
(Compare that to our $99 annual termite inspection fee and it seems like a no-brainer).
So, if it’s too late to prevent termites from entering your home, what should you do after you discover them? Perform the following on our To Do Termite Checklist.
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The kitchen is often one of the most appealing areas for pests to congregate in your home. With plenty of dark nooks between appliances, shelves and cabinets, and the promise of food, it’s hard create a hostile environment for pests in the kitchen, which can pose health threats if not properly dealt with. While the primary way to keep your home completely safe from pests is to purchase a pest control maintenance plan, there are a few things you can do on your own to decrease your chances of pests making themselves at home in your kitchen. Here are a few of the most effective practices, borrowed from the food industry:
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Over the course of the next two weeks, one of the most anticipated events in the world will take place: the Olympics. As we watch Olympic athletse run, jump, flip, swim and compete for the ultimate prize, we can’t help but wonder which of our pest neighbors would be gold medalists. Here’s the pests we think would fare the best, and what events we think they would excel in:
Investing the quality products and most effective pest control practices is a big part of who we are at Command, but to provide our high level treatments and service, it also takes the right people. We enjoy shining a spotlight on the technicians and staff that make the great work we do possible, and today, we’re featuring Jeff Brock, one of our outstanding pest control and termite technicians.
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