How to Keep Those Unwanted Spiders in Your House

Spiders aren’t the best house guests for your home. They are beneficial for the environment and they help nature but that doesn’t mean that they need to be in our homes. But here’s the thing, we do not necessarily need an exterminator to get rid of them. We have so many other ways which can be easy to do.

But here is the kicker, spiders can be best for the home too. It risks us out but they help eat other house pests like moths while also helping us get rid of pests that transmit diseases.
They even eat spiders that aren’t so friendly. They tend gravitate to nooks, corners and places we wouldn’t like to find them in. But!
For homes that have senior citizens or families that live with grandparents, kids or pets with poor health, it is better to keep them out and keep the family safe. This also eases our minds and brings us peace knowing we’re in a secure spot. Your home becomes a sanctuary that will bring no harm to your family or to anyone.
De-clutter your home
Spiders are the perfect reason for you to de-clutter your home. Spiders love the shadows and they tend to hide in them.
To keep them away from your residence, you will have start with clearing up your home and not make it so comfortable for them.
It is best to begin your de-cluttering process with the random piles of books, papers, shoes or even those old clothes you have in your cupboard. That is right! They lurk around the cupboard too. Cutting up their food supply also helps.
Other bugs like to hide around clutter and so organizing your food containers and storing them well helps.
Getting rid of food, you don’t need and even putting them into containers that are airtight helps in keeping them away.
Plastic containers that can be sealed are the best to keep spiders away and helping the food last longer. And ensure that you vacuum and dust your home on a regular basis. This acts as the best way to keep those pesky insects away

Think Like a Termite to Become an Expert

Over the years, we have been taught to “think like the pest” we are trying to control. Termite control, on the other hand, is simple, right? We dig a trench around the outside and inside foundation walls, then flood them with liquid termiticide. We drill holes in the block and slabs, and flood those holes with termiticide also.
WRONG!
The key to effective termite control is to put on the ol’ termite antennae and think like a termite. Look for the moisture under bathtubs or kitchen sinks, or the puddled water where the air conditioning drip pan leaks into the crawlspace or the attic. These are the places where the termites can bivouac (camp out) and don’t have to go back through the treated soil. This is that secondary infestation that continues to swarm and damage the structure.
Thinking like a termite is the best way to become a true termite expert. Walking up to a termite-infested house and “running your antennae” in, under and around the house will help you correct problems others can’t, making you a termite expert in your market.

Earwigs Pest Control Services: Are Earwigs Dangerous?

Though only about 6 to 25 mm in length, an earwig can look like a fairly intimidating insect. It may be because of its formidable pincers on the end of its abdomen. It may be because it is a creature known for crawling into the ears of sleeping people and laying its eggs. Whatever the reason that has driven you here to find out whether or not earwigs are dangerous, we’re glad you stopped by. There are many dangerous insects that can get into our homes. They come to bite us, inject our skin with venom, infect us with pathogens, and taint our foods and food prep surfaces with harmful bacteria. Fortunately, the earwig is not one of these.

Earwigs don’t bite people, but they can pinch. Those pincers on their abdomen are a weapon they use to defend themselves. While they aren’t likely to pinch you, and those pincers aren’t likely to break the skin, a pinch from an earwig can hurt. But, for the most part, you have nothing to fear from these insects. Earwigs are considered a nuisance pest.

Be aware that earwigs live in the ground and they can come in contact with harmful bacteria. If you have an open wound that is exposed to earwigs, it is important to apply some form of an antibacterial lotion to the wound.

HOW DO EARWIGS GET INSIDE MY HOME?

Once again, earwigs fall into to the harmless category. But having an earwig problem in your home could be a warning sign of something else that “is” dangerous to your home. If you have carpenter ants, termites, or some other wood-destroying organism, earwigs will use the holes they create to get into your home. If you have holes that have been formed by rodents, earwigs will use those holes as well. And, if your home is being damaged by water overflow from a broken or obstructed gutter system, earwigs will take advantage of this as well.

HOW DO I GET RID OF EARWIGS?

While earwigs aren’t a direct danger to your home, you should never let them go untreated. Dealing with an earwig problem can help root out a more dangerous threat to your home.While you don’t have to worry about earwigs laying their eggs inside your ear or eating away at your house while you sleep, they are a warning sign you should not ignore. If you live in our service area, reach out to us. C.E.K. uses the most advanced pest protocols to deal with earwig infestations, and our pest specialists record everything they find, so you’ll know what the real threat is. Contact us today for immediate assistance.