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Common Pests in and Around Your Home

While North Carolina is a great place to live, we still have our share of pests. Some are harmless, like ladybugs and butterflies. Others, like mosquitoes and ants, can be harmful to humans. These outside pests will find their way inside your home if they have access to cracks or gaps in the foundation. Let’s discuss how you can keep these pesky critters out of your house.

How to stop ants from coming inside

Ants are common pests in North Carolina. These insects will enter your home in search of food and shelter. They can track into houses through small cracks and gaps in doors or windowsills, which makes them a formidable foe.

Ant bait is often used to get rid of ants around homes because it comes with premeasured portions. You can also place these bait packets anywhere you see ants crawling around your home, too. Other exclusion tips include:

  • Cleaning up crumbs around your kitchen.
  • Sealing pet food containers.
  • Putting things like sugar and flour in air-tight containers.
  • Make sure there’s no standing water left sitting around your home.

What to do if you have termites in your home

Termites can cause a lot of damage to homes if they’re not taken care of. If you notice termite droppings around your home, it’s important that you get in touch with a pest control company immediately. These small pellets are often confused for mouse or rat droppings so make sure to take the time and look closely at them before taking any action. Termites are some of the most costly pests around. This is why taking care of them during the early stages of an infestation is important. Since these pests burrow into your walls, the best way to get rid of them is to contact a local pest control company.

Eliminate mosquitoes from your yard

Get rid of mosquitoes is by installing a misting system. These systems are great because they kill the mosquitoes that could potentially carry West Nile Virus or other dangerous illnesses without harming your pets or children.

The first impression of your home often starts outside, so you don’t want these annoying pests flying around, taking away from the beauty of your home. The most effective way to completely eliminate mosquitoes is to get rid of them at all stages of life, and their breeding areas. This is most effectively done by a professional pest control company like Tailor Made. However, it can also be taken care of with DIY sprays from the store, partnered with the elimination of standing water around your yard, since this is what mosquitoes need to breed.