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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 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!