How to Protect your Home and Property from Pest Infestations

For ages, the battle between the world’s inhabitants has raged. Each race, species, and family has fought for survival. Each looking for a piece of earth to call home. Peace is established where clear boundaries and dominion exist. But where an insect’s home and a human’s home cross, territorial tribes frenzy. Few homeowners voluntarily co-inhabit and co-exsit with insects crawling freely within the walls of their home. Further, nuisance insects become invasive pests when they destroy a human’s food supply, contaminate living quarters.
There are benefits to having insects. Bugs play a valuable part in nature; they help break down decaying elements and debris. Pests are also a valuable food source for wildlife. But when these pest invade human structures family feuds ensue and a home’s peace is destroyed.
Pests are serious business for residential property owners. There are millions of homes each year that become infested with nuisance pests that can destroy property, spread disease, and permeate foul odors. Some species of spiders, ants, and wasps carry potent venom, being potentially lethal to humans and animals. Arachnids like brown recluses, scorpions, and black widows are real health risks.
To keep your family protected, Bulwark Exterminator recommends this strategy:
– Identify pest threats.
– Eliminate pest from within your home.
– Don’t let pests get back into your home.
How Do Pests Get In?
Pests will swarm at various times throughout the year depending on locations and weather conditions. Pests will also migrate. In the heat of the summer, as pests move about they and draw closer to your home the pest will feel the cool humid air escaping your structure and find openings to slide into. Openings as small as 1/16th of an inch are unblocked doorways with ample space for these intruders. Cracks are found in brick mortar, concrete foundations, weep holes, j-rails, around wiring and around plumbing. During the winter the pests will feel the heat and comfort of your home spilling out of these cracks. Your home sends open invitations across the air waves during all four seasons. Insects, like ants, that work and live together will explorer these new surroundings and bring in new ants in mass. As these bio-masses crawl around within the walls of your home they are bound to explorer further moving out of the walls and into closets’, toy boxes, refrigerators, pantries, and laundry.
Signs of Pest Problems
Just because you don’t see bugs doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Your property isn’t safe from infestation without a proper defense. Some insect colonies will work 24 hours a day. A single insect colony can have up to a million pests in their population. Fire ant mounds are easily spotted in the latter stages of a colony. But mounds indicate not a beginning of an infestation, but an active and live infestation that is already spreading its borders. Seeing your first roach inside may be just the tip of the iceberg. Most pests don’t like to come out of their hiding spots. Most pests survive by staying invisible to mammals. That is why nocturnal activity works best for bugs. As soon as begin seeing pests, you know there is problem.
Preventive Measures
While total annihilation of pests is futile, homeowners can and should prevent potentially disease-carrying pests from infesting their properties.
Professional pest control companies use various methods to prevent pest from entering your home. Regular treatments to deal with the constant threat of pest invasion is the key to keeping your home secure. Bulwark uses a 3 layer treatment process and a method of baiting. This regular exterior barrier treatment serves as bulwark around your home. While total elimination from your property is not feasible, Bulwark also limits pest populations and the neighborhood biomass by treating key areas in the property. Bulwark’s philosophy is that the better we do on the outside the less you will see on the inside.
How do you protect my home from insects?
Call Bulwark today and speak to one of our professionals.

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