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4 Reasons Why You Should Avoid DIY Pest Controls4 Reasons Why You Should Avoid DIY Pest Controls

4 Reasons Why You Should Avoid DIY Pest Controls
Being a homeowner can be fun, lots of work and sometimes you think you can handle anything. But when you have unwanted guests who like to invade your home you might think to take care of the situation on your own. We at Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators are here to tell you that it’s not always the best idea to do your own DIY pest control. Let’s look at 4 reasons why you should avoid do it yourself pest controls in your home below.

Cost

For many homeowners, they will often want to confront the pest issue on their own because of the cost. But did you know that when you do it yourself, you may see that you will end up spending more money in the long run. You may find that it’s just as expensive or even more expensive than having a professional come into your home every three months. Allow our professional team members to come in and help you save money.

It Can Be Dangerous

4 Reasons Why You Should Avoid DIY Pest Controls

Yes, this is a big one that not all homeowners know about it. Applying different chemicals can not only be dangerous for you but can be harmful to your family members and pets. While using some different products you could possibly mix up the containers or use too much of a product. This in the end will not only make you sick, but it could make your children sick too.

Where Are They All Coming From?

When you first see an infestation in your home, the first thought is “I know exactly where they are all coming from”. Many homeowners think that they can figure out where the insects and pests are coming from but using a professional exterminator will help keep your family safe. We know where all the places a pest can enter a home and help prevent it from entering again. Leave it up to the professionals on this one.

Ineffective

4 Reasons Why You Should Avoid DIY Pest Controls
Do it yourself pest control is not as effective as hiring an exterminator. The pest control products that you purchase in the store are not as strong as what the professionals use. You may find that you are having to do more than one treatment. Calling an exterminator to come treat the pests instead will be more effective.

If you and your family are dealing with a pest infestation or want to avoid the pests before they are a nuisance, then give us a call today. We at Bug-N-A-Rug can help your family stay bug free this summer and the rest of the year! We look forward to helping keep your home pest free!

3 Summer Pests that are the Most Dangerous3 Summer Pests that are the Most Dangerous

3 Summer Pests that are the Most Dangerous

Summer is here on the North Carolina Coast, the weather is warm, while the summer storms come and go. Household pests are common year-round for many of our customers in the area, but we can see an increase in many other pests during the summer months. For many homeowners, they may cause annoyance and can pose a danger to your family. Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators wants to help keep your family and home safe this summer. Let’s take a look at 3 summer pests that are the most dangerous below.

Ticks

3 Summer Pests that are the Most Dangerous

Ticks can be an issue year-round if you live in the south, but they are more of a concern during the summer months. If you spend a lot of time outdoors and especially in the woods or high weeds. Ticks can be considered a dangerous pest as they can transmit a Lyme disease which can be harmful if you don’t find the tick on you soon enough. One way that your family can stay protected this summer is to wear long pants and long sleeved shirts when you spend time outside. We also suggest wearing closed toe shoes as well to help keep them off you. Be sure to wear light colored clothing as it can not only help keep you cooler during the hot summer temps but can also help identifying a tick. Wear bug spray that has at least 20% DEET anytime you go outdoors. Inspect not only yourself but other family members for ticks after spending time outdoors.

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes may seem like a harmless bug, but they happen to be one of the most dangerous pests during the summer months. They can not only be annoying if you go outdoors especially during the nighttime. But did you know that mosquitoes can transmit many different diseases to you and your family? They will leave a nasty itchy and red bump after they have bitten you and your family. Some of the diseases that mosquitoes carry are the West Nile Virus, Malaria and Yellow Fever. To help you and your family safe from these pests this summer is to avoid being outdoor during early morning and dusk time as they are the most active. Be sure to check your yard for standing water as they love to use this as a breeding area. Use bug spray that contains DEET if you are going to be outdoors for a long time.

Wasps, Hornets & Bees

3 Summer Pests that are the Most Dangerous

Another few pests that will seem to ruin anyone’s summer cookouts by being stung by wasps, hornets and bees. They love to show when you least expect it especially at pool parties, or cookouts in your backyard. These bugs can cause a serious health risk to those who are allergic to the stings. Many people will have to visit the emergency room every year because they have been stung by one of these insects. You can prevent these bugs from getting you are be sure to wear closed-toe shoes when outdoors. Be sure to stain any untreated decks or screened in porches to help keep carpenter bees at bay. Don’t wear perfume when you go outdoors as they can be more attracted to you. And if you happen to be stung by one of these bugs be sure to go get medical help if you are allergic to them.

While these are just a few of the insects that you may encounter during the summer, but these we felt are the most dangerous to you and your family. If you find that these bugs are becoming more of a hassle and problem on your property, don’t try to remove them yourself. We suggest that you leave it to the professionals and call us at (910) 254-9443. We hope that you and your family have a wonderful summer!

How to Prepare for a Pest-Free SpringHow to Prepare for a Pest-Free Spring

How to Prepare for a Pest-Free Spring
Are you ready for the warmer weather and spending more time outdoors? Then we can let you know that the one thing that comes with the spring weather are pests. We at Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators want to help you prepare for a pest-free spring. Many have already or will be doing a little spring cleaning and with that there is a chance you could run into some pests in your cleaning. Let’s look at how you and your family can help prepare for a pest-free spring this year so you can enjoy the nice weather.

Signs of Damage

How to Prepare for a Pest-Free Spring

While spring is a great time to clean, it’s also a good time to look for signs of pest damage. This can be anything from termite damage to an infestation in or around your home. You may find pest droppings in your garage as you get it ready for the warmer weather and using things you may not have used during the winter months. Make sure you look for mud tubes that may signal an infestation or even damage to any wood around your house. If you do however suspect that you may have an infestation or damage, the leave it to the professionals and call us.

Wood Everywhere

Winter is finally gone, or we hope it is and it’s time to start spending more times outside. While you won’t be needing to use your fireplace during the summer time, making sure that the wood pile is not by your home. Wood piles can cause a big pest infestation as it can be the home too many insects and pests. Be sure to check the wood pile as you are looking for any damage around your home this spring.

Treat for Mosquitos

How to Prepare for a Pest-Free Spring

With the warmer weather that only means that those pesky mosquitos will be back. And we all know how annoying they can be and how they can be a problem if you want to spend any time outdoors. Make sure that you help eliminate standing water in buckets, the ground, the kids play equipment and more. So be sure to allow us to come and help you treat your yard as we too would like for you to enjoy your time with your family outside this spring.

Spring Cleaning

Yes, it’s the time to clean your home and get rid of those unnecessary things you have kept in your home for years. Spring is the perfect time to clean the house as the weather is nicer and you are able to open up your windows for some fresh air. Clean out closets and be sure to vacuum up any pest droppings you may find. If you find that you have a problem with ants, pests and other creepy crawlers, give a call today so we can help you out!

While there are many other things that you can do around the home to get ready for spring, we thought that these items above would be a good start. If you find that you may have a problem with pests, please leave it to the professionals to treat it. We are able to come to your home and treat for those pests so you and your family can have a pest free spring this year!