Pest Information

The Usual Suspects (and how to stop them)

Ants & Termites

  • Do not store any kind of wood or place landscaping elements near the foundation of the building.
  • Landscape beds should not be deeper than two inches or less than twelve inches from your foundation.
  • Try to keep vegetation cleared from around the perimeter of your facility.
  • Don't let rainwater pool near the foundation.
  • Remove all stumps and dead limbs from your property.
  • Immediately seal any leaks, and routinely check for excess moisture in the building.

Bedbugs

  • Check for and seal any cracks in exterior of building.
  • Have the facility cleaned on a regular basis.
  • Check any secondhand furniture for bedbugs or their eggs.
  • Thoroughly wash bedsheets and blankets that have come into contact with bedbugs.
  • If the infestation persists, you will most likely need to call a professional. Bedbugs can escape through walls and floors and spread to other rooms.

Fleas

  • Sweep and vacuum regularly, paying close attention to cracks and hard-to-reach areas.
  • Keep food items covered and stored whenever possible.
  • Place screens on foundations and access areas to keep flea-bearing animals out of the building.

Mosquitos

  • Empty, drain, remove, cover, or overturn containers that might hold water.
  • Discard old tires, cans, bottles, drums, etc. so water cannot collect in them.
  • Regularly clean debris from gutters and downspouts.
  • Repair leaky pipes and outdoor faucets as soon as a leak is discovered.
  • Don't dispose of grass clippings, branches, or other plant matter in storm drains.
  • Fill holes in trees with sand or mortar.

Moths

  • Use cedar wood in storage areas where moths might be a problem.
  • Hang cedar bags, which can usually be purchased from a dry cleaner, over items you want to protect from moths.
  • Moth balls, despite the scent they tend to produce, are effective at warding moths from your merchandise.

Pigeons

  • Remove any traces of food or standing water from the area around your building.
  • Place "pigeon spikes" on places where pigeons are likely to roost.
  • Use wire mesh to barricade parts of your facility that may be frequented by pigeons. Use the mesh to cover surfaces that will be out of sight from your customers, as pigeons tend to avoid walking on the material.
  • Place dummies of predatory birds near roosting locations.

Rats and Mice

  • Do not stack bricks, stones, or debris near your building's foundation.
  • Many rodents can fit through openings no larger than ¼ of an inch. Carefully inspect your building for cracks and holes, filling them with steel wool or wire mesh and sealing them with caulk whenever possible.
  • Install weather stripping on the bottoms of doors.
  • Remember, your Amazing Pest Control! service includes coverage of commensal rats and mice, and much of the service provided during the colder months is to inspect for signs of rodents and to maintain preventive control measures.

Roaches

  • Properly storing food and thoroughly cleaning your facility are two of the most effective methods of preventing roach infestations. Be sure to remove food particles from corners and small spaces.
  • Do not leave standing water anywhere in the building, and do not leave dirty dishes to soak.
  • Properly insulate all interior pipes to control the amount of moisture in dark spaces.
  • Immediately seal any cracks or openings in the exterior of the facility.
  • Ensure that all trash bins have tightly-fitting lids, and empty them regularly.

Squirrels

  • Check for tree branches that are growing close to the building, and prune them back to ten feet or more.
  • Watch for holes or openings that squirrels could use to enter the facility. If you find a breach, repair it immediately or cover it with wire mesh. Steel wool can also be useful for plugging smaller holes.
  • Place caps over any tubes or pipes that protrude from the roof of the building.
  • Do not use poisons or lethal traps to combat squirrels that have already gained entry to your facility.

Stinging Insects

  • Don't keep open trash cans or compost bins near your building.
  • Keep an eye out for hollows in trees and stumps that could be used as nesting locations.
  • Keep windows and doors closed or screened during warmer months.
  • Repair any large holes in the exterior of your facility. Inspect the eaves and roof for possible entry points.
  • If you discover a nest within our around your building/home, contact Amazing immediately.

Pest Information

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