A wood-burning stove or fireplace can bring a great deal of warmth, comfort, and pleasing aesthetics into a home. However, the firewood that is brought into the home for that fire can also bring with it a number of household pests.
- Rodent Control – The best method of rodent control is prevention through sanitation and exclusion. But these clever creatures can enter a home or building through spaces much smaller than the seeming roundness of their bodies and they are constantly seeking food, water, and shelter. Thus, it is important to keep an eye out for signs of mice and rats and understand control methods.
- Pest Proof Your Home – If you are like almost half the households questioned in a University of Kentucky survey, a single cockroach in your home will cause you to pull out a can of bug spray or call a pest control professional.
- Get Rid of Ants – To solve an ant problem, you need to first eliminate the ones you don’t see in order to get rid of the ones you do. Ants are very social insects with very strict hierarchies.
Calling a Professional
Sometimes it is just better to call on a professional. This is particularly true if the pest problem is ongoing, if the infestation has become large, or if the products needed for control are only authorized for use by certified professionals.