From watching National Geographic, you might have a picture of termites living somewhere in a desert in tall elaborate nests. While this is true, there are many different species of termites, some of which find it very cozy in the Delmarva region. Termites can live unnoticed in your house or yard for a long time quietly causing irreparable damage.
The Eastern subterranean termite is the most common termite species on the East Coast. These termites prefer to inhibit dark moist places where they have access to Douglas Fir and other common building timbers. This makes a home with a minor moisture or humidity problem a perfect spot for termite infestation.
How do you know if you have a termite problem?
Aside from inviting your local Delmarva pest control specialists to conduct regular inspections, you can look for the following signs of trouble:
- Swarming winged termites in your yard, next to or inside your home
- Wooden beams or boards breaking under minimal pressure
- Wood that sounds hollow
- Mud tunnels
- A pile of termite wings that fell off after swarming
If you discover any of these signs, call Accurate Termite & Pest Control right away. We will help you determine the extent of the infestation, eliminate it and give you tips on how to prevent it in the future. If you find the nest or swarming termites, don't attempt to evict them yourself. If you disturb the colony without fully getting rid of it, the termites will just move to different part of your home. Let our professionals handle this for you!
Why take an action against mosquitos?
Mosquitos, unlike termites, affect our quality of life rather than our homes. When you have a yard swarming with mosquitos, your use of it becomes limited, especially after dark. The solution most people resort to is sticky repellant sprays, stinky anti-bug candles or staying indoors.
However, even inside mosquitos can find our warm bodies in complete darkness. Aside from causing immense discomfort and potential allergic reactions, mosquito bites can also be a cause of various infectious diseases, such as malaria and West Nile Virus.
What Accurate Termite & Pest Control can do to help?
We can help you reclaim your yard back from these pesky pests. Our pest control pros will evaluate your situation and suggest ways to reduce the amount of mosquitos around your home. We can identify and eliminate certain stagnant water sources, ways for water to accumulate, and even pretreat mosquito rest areas to build environment inhospitable for these insects.
Fleas are parasites that live in your garden, yard and other outside areas and can easily enter your home by attaching to your pets. Cats, dogs and other domesticated animals bring fleas inside providing them with blood to feed and reproduce. Once inside, fleas produce larvae that get deposited in carpeted areas and grow into adult pests that can become nuisance to both pets and humans.
Fleas are known to cause allergies in humans, as well as to carry various diseases, such as typhus. A comprehensive flea control will involve taking care of your current infestation, eliminating fleas outside the house, as well as treating the pets. To keep the fleas away, be sure to keep carpets and upholstery as clean as possible and monitor your pets.
There are hundreds of different ant species that populate our planet. Most of the time people and ants coexist just fine, but occasionally ants can become a problem.
- In summer, ants in your backyard can become a nuisance when they start biting barefoot individuals, getting into picnic food or invading your cookout station.
- In winter, many ants are forced to look for alternate food sources, which they often find in abundance in your kitchen. Some feel so welcome, they "move in" forming a colony indoors.
You don't have to put up with these uninvited guests. At Accurate Termite & Pest Control, we will help you evaluate the problem and come up with the solutions to get rid of ants and prevent future infestations.
We recommend trusting a professional with ant extermination, as we know from experience that most home remedies provide only temporary solution. In many cases, an ant queen has to be found and removed, which can be a both tedious and dangerous undertaking.
Nothing ruins your sleep like waking up to itchy skin and bite marks. If it's not mosquitos, it's likely you have bed bugs, small insects feeding at night on human blood. If you might be able to control fleas and ants by improving your cleaning routine, bed bugs are unlikely to respond to such measures.
Where do bed bugs come from?
Bed bugs don't just appear in your house because you forgot to vacuum, unless they were there when you moved in. Typically, people bring the bugs or their eggs in inside suitcases, bags, used furniture, etc. Bed bugs then reproduce feeding on warm-blooded mammals at night and hiding in folds and crevices during the day.
Throwing away an infested matrass might help, but won't solve your bed bug problem. Once inside your home, bed bugs can travel from room to room hiding in various inconspicuous spots. Our specialists from Accurate Termite & Pest Control can help you locate the bed bugs and exterminate them through a combination of non-toxic methods. Call us and we'll make sure bed bugs never disturb your sleep again.