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April is National Pest Management Month

 

 

As the weather warms pests start stirring after the winter months when they have been hiding out within structures for protection from the cold. Here are some simple tips to help keep pest problems to a minimum at your home or office!

Seal up cracks and small openings along the foundation of the house.
Eliminate sources of moisture or standing water.
Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house.
Keep kitchens clean by wiping counters and emptying the garbage frequently.
Keep all food containers sealed.
Avoid leaving pets’ food dishes out for long periods of time.
Keep trash containers clean and sealed, both indoors and outdoors.
Screen windows and doors.
If you see signs of pests or suspect an infestation, contact Marksman Pest Control @ 205-401-3410!

By |April 22nd, 2015|Ants, General Pests, Mosquitos, Occasional Invaders, Roaches, Rodents, Services, Spiders, Wasps|Comments Off on April is National Pest Management Month

A Little Safety Tip for Children’s Playgrounds

By |August 8th, 2014|General Pests, Spiders, Wasps|Comments Off on A Little Safety Tip for Children’s Playgrounds

A Note on Ants – Why you shouldn’t try and treat them yourself!

Its a nice summer weekend and you have friends over for a barbecue when you go into the kitchen for a little more potato salad and BAM! ANTS!!! They’re everywhere! All over the counter, crawling up the walls, covering your famous apple pie! What do you do? Break out the can of ant spray and go to town on those uninvited little %^(&$$&!!!! Right?? NO! What most people don’t know is that with many breeds of ants improper treatment can spread the problem and make it worse. Certain species of ants are prone to a process called “budding”. Budding is a process where a queen and workers will leave the safety of the colony and break out on their own to create a new colony in a new location. Despite popular belief, many species of ants do not have just one queen in a colony. Colonies can have multiple queens and improperly treating these types of colonies can have a horrible effect! You can cut off a segment of ants from their main colony causing them to join together and create a new colony. Chemical treatments can also stress the main colony causing it to create more queens and send them out in the world, making your problem exponentially worse! So, next time you have a trail of these annoying little boogers ruining your day don’t break out that can of ant spray and instead break out your phone and give us a call! Marksman Pest Control has the experience and proper products to treat your ant problem the right way, not just chase them around and make them spread.

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By |April 8th, 2014|Ants, General Pests|Comments Off on A Note on Ants – Why you shouldn’t try and treat them yourself!

Spring Is Here, And It’s Brought A Guest or 2……. Million!

With the weather warming it can be easy to get lost in the beautiful weather and all your plans for the spring and summer seasons. People swimming or laying out by the pool, picnics, cookouts and spending time out in the yard are just a few of the things that immediately jump to mind when someone thinks of warm weather in Alabama but a more sinister situation is ready for the warmer weather too. Insects are ready to explode onto the scene in a huge way. For all kinds of bugs, warm weather means love is in the air and they are ready to create multiple generations of baby booms in the upcoming months! For you, this increased population explosion means that your chances of finding that huge roach crawling up your wall or that never ending stream of ants invading your pantry dramatically increases! It can be extremely beneficial to get ahead of a bug problem before it starts! Solving an existing problem is much more difficult and takes more time than preventing one in the first place. Marksman Pest Control can assess your property and put together a custom treatment plan to greatly reduce your chances of an insect invasion. Of course, if you already have a problem we are equipped to address and attack your situation head on and pull the welcome mat right out from under those unwanted visitors. Contact us today for a free quote and help make sure all your warm weather memories are of the pleasant, non-buggy variety!

By |March 12th, 2014|General Pests|Comments Off on Spring Is Here, And It’s Brought A Guest or 2……. Million!

10 Tips To Help Keep Pests Out Of Your Home

We spend significant time, money, and effort making our homes and businesses comfortable… and pests think so too! As with any living thing, pests need three major things to survive: water, food, and shelter. All of which can be found within almost any home or business. You may be inviting pests to come on inside without your even realizing it! Pest control isn’t always about breaking out the sprays and baits and going on a rampage to soak down every surface. Just as important is finding those things that attract the pests in the first place and helping to eliminate them. Remove the reasons they are coming in the first place and you will, by default, cut back on the level of pest problem you will see.  Here are a few simple tips to help make your home a little less inviting to them and keep pests out!

Water leaks in a home can not only cause damage due to rot and mold, but it is also a major attractant to most all insects and rodents! Everything needs water to survive, and what better source for a pest than that dripping sink, water pipe, or drain?

When leaves build up in your gutters they provide a perfect environment for pests to nest in. Moisture gets trapped under the leaves and isn’t able to drain out or evaporate providing easy access to something for pests drink. Some types of insects will even eat the decaying leaves providing them a source of food. And finally, many insects will hide under the leaves as a form of shelter or, if left long enough, the leaves can compost into soil providing an excellent place for ant colonies to thrive.

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By |March 9th, 2014|General Pests|Comments Off on 10 Tips To Help Keep Pests Out Of Your Home