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Termites are nasty critters that work their way into your home and destroy it from the inside out. My name is Linda, and I am a pest control specialist. I have seen many homes and other buildings absolutely destroyed by termites. A termite infestation can cause a great deal of time and money to fix, and I'd like to tell you how to avoid having termites in the first place. I'll also discuss the clues that you have termites in your home and what to do if you already have an infestation. You can fix a termite problem, but you should act as quickly as possible. Let me be your guide.


Got Termites? I Can Help

Pest Control Services For Naughty Raccoons: How You Can Help

by Letitia Hunt

As much as people have an affinity for cute, furry banditos known as raccoons, you will want to avoid any contact with them. They can be quite vicious, and they carry rabies. In addition to these issues, raccoon feces is notorious for carrying numerous worms and intestinal parasites, which can cause major health problems for those that come into contact with it even by accident. As such, you will need professional pest control services to intervene if you have a raccoon problem. In the meantime, here are ways in which you can assist the pest control expert prior to arrival and just after the initial service visit.

Lock up Your Garage and Your Garbage Cans

Raccoons are very clever and resourceful creatures. They are also notorious scavengers, eating whatever they can find wherever they can find it. That half-eaten steak and old fruit you threw out last night is practically a feast for them, and they will dig it out of your trash cans. Lock your cans up at night. Better still, lock your cans up in the garage, and lock your garage at night too. Make sure there is no point of entry for these crafty critters, and they will meander about looking for other food sources instead.

Buy and Set out Live Traps

Most pest control services that manage raccoon problems do so with the use of live traps. Some pest control services may charge you for the use of these  traps, and then reclaim the traps (with the racoons inside them) once the animals are all caught. You could just buy the traps yourself, for a reasonable price, and then you get to keep the traps for other animal pests once the pest control expert empties them of the raccoons. 

Do Not Leave Fast Food Containers Where Raccoons Can Get Them

This may seem like a no-brainer, but most people think that an empty hamburger box or fry wrapper is not something raccoons would like. It is the smell and the grease that draws them, and they will use this garbage to line their nests or as weapons if you get too close to their daytime hideouts.  They will also chew, eat or lick the salt, grease and bits of cheese or food from these wrappers, being the scavengers they are. If you clean out your car, make sure these fast food containers and wrappers are not left where the raccoons can smell them or get to them. Otherwise, you can use them as bait in the live traps.