Whether you own a home or buying a new home you want to make sure your home is pest free by contacting your Spartanburg exterminator.
Unfortunately, all homes old or new should be inspected. If you are purchasing a new home ensure that it was pre-treated including the foundation. If it rained a lot during the construction of the home moisture could have been trapped, which could lead to future pest control problems.
Insects love warm hiding spots so make sure your attic and basement are ventilated, cool and dry. Squirrels and raccoons also enjoy making a home in your attic so you will want to make sure that your attic is hard to access from the outside.
Yes, it is always a good idea for your Spartanburg exterminator to inspect your property for unwanted pests, ie. cockroaches, ants, squirrels and rats. You will also want to take a look at the landscaping and see if any tree branches should be cut back so squirrels don’t have easy access to your attic. The drainage from your yard should slope away from your house. If you find it is sloping towards your house is an indication that it can lead to termites and attract mosquitoes since they enjoy standing water.
It is important to keep an eye out for cracked or bubbling paint as well as mud tubes outside the basement, which can indicate termites or even wood-boring beetles may be present. Also check windows to see if there is any noticeable damage or appear to be soft. This could indicate a water leak or even possible termite problems. Read more about 4 Things You Need to Know About Termites.
Your Spartanburg exterminator believes a great place to start is the kitchen and bathrooms. Examine the pipes under the sink to make sure everything is in order and sealed. Pipes can provide enough water to sustain cockroaches. Also keep your eyes open. In the kitchen look for common places cockroaches hide inside your home and little black spots that could indicate cockroach droppings. If you are worried about bed bugs look closely at the baseboards and sockets for little brown stains.
To have your home inspected for insects and termites, contact your Spartanburg exterminator Gotta Bug Call Doug at (864) 582-3684 or email.