Mosquito sprays claim to help protect your yard and your family from the threat of mosquitoes. Homeowners are able to use products like hose-end sprayers, aerosols or foggers to treat their property and use them in and around mosquito resting sites, like tall grass, flower beds and standing water. But does mosquito spray work? And are DIY sprays just as effective as professional treatments?
If you've found drywood termites in your home, and all other treatments have failed, you may want to look into having your home fumigated. Although Terminix does not perform fumigations, we do work with subcontractors that are knowledgeable about fumigation best practices, if your home is in need of such a service.
Bed bugs are travelers. Before moving into your mattress or settling down in your nightstand, they may have lived in a hotel, office, school or other place where people gather. Because bed bugs can attach themselves to clothes, furniture, luggage and even your pets, they can also hitch a ride in your car, rental vehicle, taxi or rideshare. This gives them easy access to anything you transport with you and a free ride to everywhere you go, including your home.
“Don't let the bed bugs bite." We've likely all heard the phrase before and probably didn't pay much attention to it when it was said. But there's a reason why this saying is so old and so well known: bed bugs have been around for a very long time. These pesky insects have recently seen a resurgence in population and now, it's more likely than ever that you or someone you know will eventually deal with some kind of bed bug infestation. Suddenly, that phrase takes on a whole new significance!
If you've spotted large, black ants in or near your house along with small piles of what looks like sawdust, there's a chance you may have wood ants. As their name might suggest, wood ants — also called carpenter ants — can cause structural damage to wooden parts of your home.