2010 Spring Newsletter

Posted by Dick Shore on Friday, February 6, 2009 Under: Pest Control

As winter gives way to spring and rising temperatures, common household pests become a bit more visible in your home and business.

From termites, carpenter ants and cockroaches, to rats, mice and fleas, household pests become more active, more obvious and more irritating as the weather gets warmer.

At Enviro-Pro Professional Pest Management, we want to help you take care of any pests that appear in your home or business this spring and ensure that they do not remain a problem all year long.

Our technicians are extensively trained to search out the hiding places of structural pests, determine what type of pest has invaded your home or business, and make specific recommendations that controls and monitors those pests using control techniques that do not harm human health or your breathing environment.

But, thanks to modern pest control techniques, they can also be eliminated quickly, safely and with no adverse affect on the environment. 


There's a good reason they call them pests. Simply put, rats, mice, cockroaches, ticks, fleas, termites, ants, and other household pests make our lives difficult. But they're more than simply irritating.

Experts estimate that there is at least one rat per person in this country and that each rat can damage or destroy $1,000 worth of food and materials each year. 

THE BEST OFFENSE IS A GOOD DEFENSE or IPM - Integrated Pest Management

It's possible to stop common household pests before they come into your home or office using an integrated pest management approach.


•    Before bringing plants, grocery bags, soft drink containers, etc. into the house, inspect for bugs that may be hiding in them. 

•    Keep garbage pails, floors and the kitchen clean. 

•    If you have a pet, pick up its food dish at night and wipe up any food spills. 

•    Most pests need water. Fix leaky faucets and pipes and keep drains unclogged. 

•    Pay Special attention to paper products and food containers that you're storing for recycling, they're particularly tempting to insects and rodents. 


•    Store firewood outdoors, away from the house and off the ground. Shake off the logs before you bring them into the house. 

•    Inspect your home for possible entry points. Caulk or screen areas to seal openings around windows, door frames and pipes. Fill cracks and holes in the foundation of your home. 

•    Trim tree limbs so they don't touch or hang over the house. Trim bushes and shrubs back and away from the house so they don't become a hiding place for insects and rodents.


University of South Florida researchers have found another reason for people with allergies and breathing problems to pay attention to what's lurking inside their homes. Years ago, studies in Atlanta found that more than 44% of inner city children are allergic to cockroaches. Now, researchers have found that flea eggs and body parts can also circulate in the air and cause allergic reactions. Though allergies to insects have not been extensively studied by allergists, there is growing evidence that they may be as significant as pollen and other more recognized sources of allergies.
People who live with pets in air-conditioned homes create a dust-filled environment that's rich in allergy producers. Flea allergies, according to one research, are one factor in the reported increase in asthma nationally. Cats, dogs, cockroaches and dust mites produce materials that are the most common household causes of allergies.

In : Pest Control 




Dick Shore Lalta P Nankishore aka ‘Dick Shore’.





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