With the summer approaching, everyone is ready to hit the beach, and enjoy time with their family and friends. However, with nice weather, comes the inevitable problem of unwanted pests. Spring and summer are the times of year when we encounter mosquitos and termites, little rodents and household insects. With the irritation of these intruders, also comes the expenses of treating the problem, along with the worry of keeping your children safe in the process. Here is a little about the more common pests and the child safe treatments available to remove them from your home
The Pests that Take Shelter in Your Lawn
The four most common intruders in your yard are:
If you have children these can be the most irritating of all pests. With constantly removing ticks and treating bee stings, worst of all in house with pets, the treatment and expense of treating for fleas. There are many services out there to treat this problem.
The process of treating and maintaining your yard pest problem, is one of the most simple and safe. First an exterminator will come out and inspect the area, to see what kind of pests are present. To effectively remove fleas, ticks and chiggers, the entire lawn must be treated. This prevents them from making their way into your home. In concerns to the safety of your children and pets, always make sure the pest control team is using only chemicals approved by the, Environmental Protection Agency. The average time that is recommended to stay off the lawn after treatment, is three to four hours, to ensure the product has had enough time to dry.
You may have noticed bees were not included in this. That is because bees are not typically not killed by an exterminator. Bees are highly beneficial to the environment, due to the process of pollinating fruits and vegetables. Typically, the hives, will be re-located to prevent any harm to the bees and the environment.
Termites, the Masters of Demolition,
Do to the destructiveness of any termite infestation, it is highly recommended to contact a pest control team as early as possible. There are a few different types of treatment for termites, to best fit your needs. These treatments consist of the following:
- Pre-construction treatment
- Remedial treatment
- Repair treatments
Once contacting an exterminator, there will be a highly detailed inspection of your property to see how bad the infestation is and what kind of treatments best fit your needs. Compared to other pest treatments, termite treatment is a never-ending cycle. With the safety of your children in question, the typical termite treatment is completely safe.
If there is any suspicion of an infestation call your local exterminators to set up a inspection of your property. In this situation, it’s always better to be safe than sorry, especially when the people you love can be so dramatically affected.