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re posted from the National Pest Management Association
The National Pest Management Association recommends tips to keep your home from turning into a haunted house this Halloween
FAIRFAX, VA (October 25, 2012) – It’s no wonder that haunted houses are decorated with fake rats, rubber bats, plastic spiders and stringy spider webs. After all, having these pests in your home can be a true nightmare – and unlike the spooky decorations, real pests can hang around long after Halloween is over. In order to keep your home from turning into a haunted house, the National Pest Management Association recommends that homeowners take steps to pest-proof this Halloween.
“In the fall, we often hear from homeowners who are dealing with pests like spiders, bats and rodents, so it’s no coincidence they are associated with Halloween,” explains Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the NPMA. “Halloween is a fun celebration of all things creepy, crawly, but the holiday also serves as a reminder that the real-life versions of these pests can cause serious issues inside our homes.”
Spiders, while beneficial in controlling other bug populations in the home, can sometimes bite humans. Brown recluse spiders, for example, inject poisonous venom with their bites. These spiders are commonly found in woodpiles, basements and closets.
Bats tend to enter our homes through chimneys or vents, and may hide out in attics or other dark, secluded areas of a home. Infected bats can spread rabies, and their droppings can spread organisms that cause the lung disease, histoplasmosis.
Rodents like mice and rats can spread hantavirus and contaminate food. They can also gnaw on electrical wires, which can spark fires.
The NPMA offers these tips for preventing a pest infestation this Halloween season:
•Seal cracks around the home’s exterior, especially where pipes and wiring enter homes.
•Do not leave food lying around, as it attracts pests.
•Store fire wood at least 20 feet away from the house and five inches off the ground.
•If you see signs of an infestation in your home, contact a licensed pest professional.
Don’t let your home in Springfield, Branson or Joplin Missouri be haunted by pest this fall contact Republic Pest Control. 417-732-4295
March 16, 2012
Termites have made their presence known early in Springfield and Branson Missouri!
As expected with our mild winter and near record breaking temperatures in the last two weeks, it appears that Spring has arrived with our first call from a Termite swarm this past Friday March 9th. This makes our first swarm three weeks earlier than in 2011.
These wood destroying insects have the ability to remain undetected in your home for years while they attack the structure of the house and other wood by-products contained within as well as the trees and shrubs in your yard. Termites will hide behind walls, insulation and even in the wood that is exposed by leaving only the outer surface intact. While elusive by nature, there are some clear and obvious signs that termites are present in your home including;
•Small holes in wood
•Crumbling drywall or plaster
•Small mud tubes leading to your home’s foundation
The Solution To Your Termite Problem
Though termites do not pose a health risk to your family or pest they will cause costly repairs to your home and property if left unaddressed. With Republic Pest Control by your side you can get rid of termites in your home for good. Our comprehensive termite services are ideal for homeowners in the Springfield and Branson Missouri areas include:
•A careful inspection of your home and yard to determine if you have termite activity
•Detailed evaluation of the termite problem to identify how severe an infestation you have on your property
•A tailored termite elimination plan according to your needs as a property owner