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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.

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Is Your Property Welcoming Pests?

by Letitia Hunt

During warm and humid months, pests are at their peak. Is your property appealing to bugs, reptiles, or rodents? Create a not-so-welcoming environment which encourages unwanted pests to leave on their own – before you experience the headache and expense of an infestation.

Some tips to make your property less-appealing to common pests include:

Keep things dry. Standing water is a big allure to bugs, and it can also serve as a water source for rodents, birds, and wildlife. Remove barrels, pots, or anything that is catching rainfall or run-off, and that could be attracting pests to your property.

Repel snakes naturally. Plant lemon grass, marigolds, and garlic to deter snakes naturally.

Block their entry. Mice and rodents look for ways into a house, which can be the tiniest crack around a plumbing pipe or under your eaves. Use caulking to tighten-up and block their entry in the spring, before breeding season.

Shut them off. Dry-up food sources in your home that could be attracting mice or bugs. This includes crumbs on the table, food on a counter, and even your pets' food dishes. Eventually, pests will move on or die off without food.

Clean up your greenspace. Many pests are naturally attracted to messes and debris in the yard; for instance, snakes seek shelter in rotting wood while bugs often lurk in tall grass.

Trim the trees. Low-hanging limbs, thick foliage, and over-growth all attract pests; mice and larger wildlife often nest in these areas. You may also be setting the perfect stage for ticks, which carry Lyme disease; keep your greenspace well-trimmed and pruned to prevent pests.

Fix them a drink. Even pests that don't make it inside your home can be a problem; for instance, garden pests, like slugs, can wreak havoc on your vegetable gardens. Prepare a shallow, metallic pan by filling it with an inch of beer and nesting it in the soil among your plants. Slugs will be attracted to the beer, fall in, and drown before destroying your garden.

Persistent sightings or signs of pest activity, such as mouse droppings or bug bites, merit a call to a pest control expert. Delayed action during prime pest season can result in an infestation quickly.

Make sure that you aren't welcoming trouble around your property this season. Use these tips to keep pests at bay and to reduce the allure of your home and yard. Talk to a pest control company in the area for other advice pertaining to pests, as well as for assistance with infestations.

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