To say that it has been a rainy and wet spring is an understatement. Many parts of Hopper's service area have been affected due to the heavy rainfall and flooding. Although things are starting to dry up a little, there are still things to take into consideration. As rain has saturated the ground, many insects and pests are making their way to homes in search of food and shelter. Here are a few bugs to keep a close eye on.
Like many other ground dwelling insects, ants don’t do too well when April showers become May floods. When rain showers become too much and flood an underground ant nest, the colony is left “homeless”. When this happens, ants begin their search for higher and drier land. Unfortunately for us, they usually find a dry place in our home. And since ants are considered social insects, if you find one, you can bet that there are a couple hundred nearby.
Ants can wreak havoc on a home and homeowners should take immediate action to keep ants from becoming an infestation. Once they figure out that your home is not only dry but contains food, they are likely NOT to move out on their own and over-the-counter remedies may not be useful if the number of ants moving in continues to grow.
Mosquitoes plus water usually equals more mosquitoes. With all of the rain this spring, it may have been difficult if not impossible to make sure places around your home are free from standing water. Standing water is perfect for mosquitoes and their reproduction. You would think that heavy rain coming down would help squat some of the airborne critters, but studies have shown that mosquitoes have no problems flying in the rain.
What do you do to keep the number of mosquitoes and mosquito bites at bay? On a personal level, you can use a deterrent spray to keep them from biting you and your family. You can also be diligent in making sure there is no standing water in your yard or around your house.
When the weather has been wetter than normal, many people think of mosquitos and other pests before they think of termites. However, there is one thing that termites love more than wood and that is wood that has water damage. After heavy rains and flooding, wood in and around the home can easily become waterlogged. The wood creating beautiful decks and the wood beams that are a part of many home foundations are perfect for termites. After heavy rains and flooding, it is important to inspect your home in places that may have remained saturated by water to see if there was water damage or if you can help dry out the area. If you do suspect that termites are causing damage, give Hopper a call so that we can send one of our technicians out to properly inspect your property for termites.
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These are just a few of the pests that make their appearance when heavy rains and flooding have occurred. There are a few things you can do to help the situation; however, if you are wanting to get rid of these annoying and troublesome bugs, then give Hopper Environmental Services a call today. Remember, our service area includes Mountain Home, Fayetteville, Mountain View, and everywhere in between.
We have a variety of services to choose from including a Termite Treatment service to target termites before they create too much costly damage. Our trained and educated technicians can inspect your home or business and suggest a pest management service that is just right for your buggy situation. Give us a call at 1-888-863-0206 and let us help you eliminate any unwanted pests.
Whether pests around your home seem like a nuisance or a nightmare to you, the presence of vermin can actually be bad for your health. Bugs such as dust mites and cockroaches can cause an array of health problems for your household, including asthma. Being bitten by certain spiders can lead to serious injuries – and such a bite may even result in fatality if it isn’t treated in a timely manner. If critters like rats or raccoons enter your home, their waste matter may also cause health issues for your family (and being bitten by such an animal could cause a life-threatening injury).
While pest prevention and elimination is therefore essential for your health, using too much of a chemical extermination product may also cause health issues. Such health risks may even have increased recently due to an increase in the use and misuse of such products. The poisons used to kill vermin can have a negative impact on your health, and they may also compromise the environmental safety of your geographical area.
Summer is in full swing and let's face it, you've got plans. For most, those plans include how you want to spend your money. You probably have vacation plans, shopping plans, and travel plans. Here in the Mountain Home area, you're most likely planning trips to the lake for camping and cookouts. You have a list of things to do and fun to have...and there's a good chance pest control isn't on that list. Summertime screams of fun and paying for pest control just doesn't sound very fun.
Nowadays folks are looking to save a little money in any way they can. That often includes cutting down on services they deem unnecessary. Paying for pest control in Mountain Home, Arkansas may be one of the services that appears to be something you can do without. After all, you have access to the internet...DIY's are everywhere you turn. You also have plenty of access to the big name chain home improvement stores in this area. Surely they have something you can use to take care of any pest control problem that may arise. Why not grab just something off the shelf? What exactly are the benefits of having a pest control company? If you can cut a few corners and save a few bucks why shouldn't you?
Hopper Environmental Services understands your concerns. Pest control costs can appear to be frivolous at times. You can be sure there are serious advantages of using the services of professional pest control companies in comparison to over-the-counter or do-it-yourself methods. One of the first and most obvious benefits to having a pest control company is the products they use. Many things you buy off the shelves have similar ingredients to professional grade products, but the concentration is much much greater in the products used by a licensed company. Don't let a fancy label with persuasive words trick you into thinking you can get the same results from using an off-the-shelf method as you can with using a professional service. A pest control specialist will often use a large amount of highly concentrated product on a single home. It seems silly to believe you could get the same results from a small jug of something much less concentrated, but that is what they want you to believe.
Knowledge is also a great benefit of using a company like Hopper Environmental Services. We take great pride in the training of our employees and making sure each and every technician knows exactly what they are doing. Up to date and current training and education is a must. Even though you may feel confident in taking care of an issue, such as annoying pests in your home, the truth is do you really want to chance it when it comes to using the right kind of ingredients needed? Our pest control specialists are trained to safely and competently take care of your family's needs. Why leave something like that to chance? Yearly training is mandatory for technicians in the state of Arkansas. That should give you confidence that we are serving you with an up to date knowledge base and quality pest control.
Another huge benefit of using a pest control company is that they treat the problem, not the symptom. Any success you manage to achieve with a store bought contact method will only treat the symptom and won't get to the root of the problem. Today's world thrives on instant gratification, and most times you can achieve that, but it is short lived. Many are fooled into thinking that aerosol can they bought at the dollar store is as effective as a licensed, trained pest control professional because they see an immediate dead bug. The products used by a professional will have a residual effect, not just a contact effect. The chemicals ingested by the insect will be carried back to the others and you will see long term results. Not to mention, this method is much safer than inhaling fumes from those products.
Relationship and commitment is something that is missing when you reach for a mass produced can or bottle to come to your aid. Hopper is here. Not only to are we here to solve any current pest control issues you may be having, but also to make sure everything possible is done to prevent you from dealing with more issues in the future. Local pest control in Mountain Home, Arkansas matters to us. Hopper Environmental Services is owned and operated by people who live here alongside you. We aren't just a business, we are your neighbors. We are the people you see walking up and down the aisles in the grocery store. We are committed to keeping this area beautiful and safe because it is our home too. That means, as our customers, you aren't just another name on a list. You and your family are important to us. Don't let the fear of high costs keep you from calling on our professional services. We have affordable plans to fit every budget. So the next time you find yourself wondering how to get rid of pests, think Hopper Environmental Services and give us a call!