We have all tried the pesticides offered at the local stores. Some work while others stop working after a few uses. The insects at home begin to appear time over gain. This situation requires the attention of a professional exterminator. Many houses in Houston are old and unkempt. These are more prone to get pest infestations than others.
To keep the pests away we have to keep our kitchen clean. It needs to be swept and mopped often. All the food also has to be stored in the fridge or the cabinets. The smell of food is very attractive to pests and they crawl in through the open windows or walk in through the open doors or cracks when no one is around.
The garage is another place where pests can hide. If you are using the garage to store clothes and other items that are not in use, you have likely created a hiding space for pests there. As a rule, keep the garage clean, move the boxes around and sweep and mop it as well. The worst house pest is the rat which not only eats up food, wires, and cables it also bites humans. The victims have to take rabies injections and this means an unexpected trip to the nearby hospital.
The population of mosquitoes, ants, and termites can grow fast after the rains. In the hot and humid climate of Houston, these pests multiply fast. Termites and ants live in colonies that have to be discovered and destroyed. If you have a garden with trees, the termites may be using the tree trunks as housing. Ants live underground and you can notice mounds in the yard. On closer examination, you can see them going in and out of the mound opening. These two pests are very well organized and have their own culture. They store food and plan to live in new places for an entire season or two. Ants also live on plants and trees and in wooden structures. Termites can destroy wood and cause financial damage, so soon as you find termites on the property call the exterminators to eradicate them.
A pest control company will inspect the property and use the right pesticides for the job. Those who have bought a new house also need fumigation services, if they have a yard. Every six months a visit from the exterminator will keep all pests away from the property. If you have bought a used house it is good to get a pest controller to check it out before you move the furniture in. The trees in the yard need to be inspected for termites and ants so when you move into the new residence there will be no unsightly pests lurking around.
Pests cause a lot of embarrassment when a guest is over. They give you a very bad first impression. To save you the embarrassment hire only the professional exterminators that have served residential clients for at least two decades. The new kids on the block want to charge more as they have just started and look for quick profits. While the family-owned businesses are more honest and do not overcharge you for the job.