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Professional Pest Control in Corinth
Pest control and management refers to any system or measure that seeks to eliminate or regulate the population of insects considered harmful to human and animal health and the environment. Pest control in Corinth ME requires a lot of work and resources but it is a necessity, especially for homes. Here are the reasons why pest management is important and why every homeowner should consider applying it:
1. Preventing damage to homes and structures
In the U.S., people spend about $5 billion for the repair of damages caused by termite infestation. Termites consume wood and wood products such as ply-board and paper. Once they have burrowed into the wood components of the home, they can eat beams, floorings and walls from the inside. This makes the structure weak and vulnerable to collapse, leaving household members at a risk. Termite infestation can be especially problematic in older homes and structures that have not been treated. In areas where termites are known pests, managing a home to keep it safe from termites requires constant vigilance and assistance from pest control agencies.
2. Preventing allergies
Pests can cause a range of issues in people, such as skin allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems. Bed bugs and mosquitoes, for example, are notorious for causing skin rashes. Pests can also carry certain allegens that can cause strong allergic reactions in some people. Cockroaches, for example, can cause allergies in at least 7% of the population. They are also one of the leading causes of asthma in children.
3. Avoiding diseases and other health risks
Leprosy, skin infections, urinary tract infections, Lyme disease, intestinal infections, dysentery, dengue, malaria and food poisoning are just a few of the diseases and health problems that pests can cause. They also carry a number of bacteria and viruses that can affect human and animal health. Although many of these diseases are treatable, they can cause serious health issues in children, the elderly and immune-compromised individuals, many of whom will require professional medical treatment or hospitalization. That, in turn, can translate to millions of dollars in medical costs.
4. Preventing damage and deterioration of furniture, carpets and clothes
Pest control has to be applied in order to save furniture, carpets and clothing and avoid the expenses associated with repairs and replacements. Burrowing insects are notorious for causing damage to the wooden and fabric components of furniture. Some, such as carpet bugs, moths, cockroaches and silverfish are also attracted to fabric, often using it as a source of food.
5. Maintenance of food supply
Food supply is critical to the survival of the world’s populations. On a macro economic level, it also influences the world’s economies and supports majority of today’s active industries. Without proper pest management, almost 20% of our food supply will be wasted due to consumption of rodents. Each year, millions of dollars’ worth of food is lost to rodent attacks and infestation. By controlling the threat, it is possible to keep food supplies at manageable and useful levels. On the Corinth Maine home-front, implementing pest control measures can help prevent food waste and contamination. Pests do not only consume food, they also leave behind undesirable organic matter such as dead skin, body parts, feces and urine, all of which can affect the quality of the food we eat.
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Some Common Q & A’s
What Is Best Way To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs Without Calling Exterminator?
Well an exterminator is really your best bet. However, sometimes even an exterminator cannot get rid of bed bugs. If you cannot afford an exterminator, you can get rid of the bed bugs with baking soda.
Buy about 10 boxes of baking soda. And you'll need more later. You might want to buy in bulk. This site seems to be reasonable: http://www.camdengrey.com/essential-oils...
Costco usually carries large bags of baking soda, too.
Start with one room at a time...maybe your bedroom.
1. Vacuum. Then sprinkle the baking soda everywhere on the floor. Make sure you put a good coating around and under the bed. Spread the baking soda with a broom, so you have a fairly even coating. Just leave the baking soda on the floor. Do not vacuum.
2. Remove all sheets and comforters. Wash these in detergent and Hot water. Dry thoroughly.
3. Vacuum the bed extremely well.
4. If you can afford to replace the mattress, replace it. If not, buy a bed bug mattress cover, like these: http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp=ldym...
I'm sure you can find these at Walmart and Kmart if you'd rather not buy on line. Sprinkle baking soda directly on your mattress before putting the mattress cover on. You will then leave the mattress cover on...do not remove it for a year.
5. Wrap duct tape or Gorilla Tape around the bed legs STICKY SIDE OUT. This way the bugs will get stuck trying to get to you. Another alternative is to buy some peel and stick tiles and place the feet of your bed on these. (Place a little square of paper towel directly under the feet to keep the feet from sticking to the tiles.) Place the tiles sticky-side up, so the bugs will get stuck on the tiles. Change the tape or tiles as needed.
6. Pull the bed away from the wall so that it does not touch.
7. Remake the bed, but never allow sheets or comforters to touch the floor.
After a week, vacuum the floors and re-apply the baking soda. (Just leave the mattress covers on.)
Treat all bedrooms this way. Also treat any room that you suspect harbors bed bugs. Treat for a full year. Yes, a year! Bed bugs are extremely hardy and it will take a full year of all out war to get rid of them.
Yes, your bedrooms will look a little funny with baking soda all over the floors, but it beats the alternative.
I would use baking soda, as opposed to Diatomaceous Earth (DE). Yes, DE works, but DE also cuts human lungs, so it's dangerous. Baking soda is gentle on people but will kill the bed bugs.
I would also use baking soda as opposed to Borax. Borax is a poison that is harmful to people and pets. Plus it has been banned in many countries.
Are Property Managers Obligated To Provide Outside Pest Control Services Regularly?
My Dog Has The Most Horrible Flea Infestation I Have Ever Seen. It Is Obviously From Outside In My Apartment Complex Where The &Quot;Dog Walk&Quot; Is. There Are No Fleas In The House, Only The Ones That She Brings Home On Her. When Asked, The Property Management Team Said That They &Quot;Do&Quot; Spray For Fleas And Insects Outside, But Would Not Be Able To Continue Spraying Because They Used Up &Quot;Their 2007 Budget&Quot; For Pest Control.
I Thought This Was A Joke, But They Were Serious. Now, My Dog Is Left With Scabs And Fleas All Over Her Body...With No Way Out.
Is There Anything That The Team Is Obligated To Do. This Is Almost Bordering On Animal Cruelty.
From your question and additional comments, it sounds like you are doing a great job of controlling fleas on your pet, however it would seem strange that with all the preventative measures you are taking that your dog is still being infested with fleas. To help, I do have a web page on fleas on my site at http://bobthebugman.com/guide/fleas/ so you can be sure you are in fact dealing with fleas.
You want to be absolutely sure you are dealing with a dog or cat flea problem, before wasting time and money on control products that won't work if its not a flea. Have you looked at the insect closely and are 100% sure it is a flea? It very well could be something else, such as a mite or even lice.
To specifically answer your question however, the laws regarding pest control requirements of property owners varies by state and local jurisdiction. You will get the best answer to your question by contacting your local health department for a definitive answer regarding your landlords obligations. In my own experience, a health department who receives a complaint regarding a pest will usually dispatch an investigator who may require the landlord to have the property treated.
Getting Rid Of Dog Fleas: Exterminator?
We'Ve Been Trying To Get Rid Of Fleas For A Few Weeks Now. We Originally Noticed Them On Our Dog. We'Ve Taken Him To Get A Flea Bath. I'Ve Given Him Frontline Plus. They Soon Came Back Because They Are In The House.
We Have Not Set Off A Flea Bomb Because We Are Worried About The Possible Health Concerns Associated With Those Pesticides. We Did Go Out And Purchase Some Zodiac Spot On Flea Control Spray. After Applying That Spray, We Noticed A Substantial Decrease In The Amount Of Fleas Seen On The Dog. But There Are Still Some More.
Will Calling A Professional Exterminator Be The Best Route? That Is What Our Vet Recommended. However, I Am Not Very Knowledgable When It Comes To Exterminators. Do They Kill Just Living Fleas, Or Fleas In All Stages Of The Life Cycle From Egg To Adult?
I Realize Some Have Said That Zodiac Doesn'T Really Work, So Please Don'T Comment On That. Please Let Me Know About The Exterminator Part Of The Question. Thanks...
before you spend money on an exterminator there are products that you can put in your carpet that kills all stages of the life cycle of the flea. and the best way to get rid of fleas on your dogs is garlic, fresh or powder. i put garlic powder in my dogs bowl of dry food and add water and it repels the fleas better than any product.
What Is The Best Pest Control Company?
I Live In South Txas So We Have All Sorts Of Nasty Bugs.
Fire Ants & House Ants
We Had Terminex But They Were Awful. They Didn'T Show Up To Appointments And Never Called. Plus We Had To Call Them To Come Back Every Week Because The Bugs Never Went Away Or Even Lessened. We Are Now Looking Into Orkin But Would Appreciate Any Other Opinions.
I use to work for both of those companies and can understand why you had a problem. When you deal with "the big guys" you will usually have a tech come out that is working under someone else's state license. If you go with a small company, one that is owner operated, you are more likely to have the state license holder be the one who is actually doing your service.
There are several pluses to this. First, someone with their state license usually has more knowledge than a tech working under someone else's license. Second, if the person doing your service is state licensed, they are more careful about how they apply the products around your home, so they don't loose their license! Finally, the large companies get deals from product manufacturers to use only their products. Sometimes those products are not the best for the job. The smaller companies deal with distributors that carry many different manufacturers products, so if one isn't working out, they can get something different.
How Do I Add Missing Access Points To My Home To Allow For A Complete Pest Inspection?
Do I Need Licensed Contractor Or Would It Be Sufficient To Hire A Handyman?
Missing access points? What like you can't find a door that used to be there? Like the pest inspectors go off of a blue print, and ignore doors and windows that aren't on there?
I don't get it. Just hire a new pest inspector, and point to your problem areas.
Unless there's a problem with your blueprints. If that's the case, you may have had some unauthorized rennovations. You may need to talk to city planners about that, and hopefully you have proof that it was that way when you bought it, otherwise you may be subject to fines.
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