Category Archives: Pest Control

How to safeguard from pest allergens

Hulett Environmental Services recommends the following tips for safeguarding homes against common indoor allergens caused by pests:Exterminator in West Palm Beach

  • Exclude pests by sealing cracks and gaps on the outside of the home. Pay special attention to utility pipe entry points.
  • Vacuum at least once a week using a vacuum with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate) filter.
  • Keep food sealed and stored properly, and clean kitchen floors and counters daily.
  • Dispose of garbage regularly and store in sealed containers.
  • If allergic to stinging insects, learn how to use an epinephrine kit and carry it with you at all times.
  • Should you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction following a stinging insect encounter, such as tongue and throat swelling, wheezing, dizziness, or shortness of breath, call 911.

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Tips for finding a qualified termite control provider

Tips for finding a qualified termite control provider.

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Hulett Environmental Services offers the following tips for finding a qualified pest professional:

  • Always deal with a qualified and licensed pest management company that is a member of national, state or local pest management association.
  • Ask friends and neighbors to recommend companies they have used successfully and how satisfied they were with the service.
  • Before signing a contract, be sure to fully understand the nature of the pest to be exterminated, the extent of the infestation, and the work necessary to solve the problem.
  • Buy value, not price.

Hulett Environmental Services highlights health risks posed by cockroaches

Hulett Environmental Services highlights health risks posed by cockroaches

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Cockroaches are more than just a household nuisance; they are also significant danger in the home. Hulett Environmental Services warns that cockroaches can pose a health threat to humans by spreading many different types of bacteria that can increase asthma and allergy symptoms, especially in children.

Cockroaches are known to spread diseases like Salmonella by picking up germs on the spines of their legs. Furthermore, their saliva and droppings contain allergen proteins known to cause allergy flare-ups and increase asthma symptoms.

Hulett Environmental Services experts advise homeowners that cockroaches prefer warm, moist places with available food sources, so it’s important to eliminate those attractive environments. Homeowners should pay special attention to kitchens and bathrooms — especially under appliances and sinks — as these areas are particularly vulnerable to cockroach infestations. In addition, homeowners should vacuum frequently, and keep counters and floors clean at all times.

If a cockroach infestation is suspected, a licensed pest professional will properly

Hulett Environmental Services shares tips to guard against beetles, moths and other common pantry pests

Hulett Environmental Services shares tips to guard against beetles, moths and other common pantry pests

Palm Beach Pest Control Company
Palm Beach Pest Control Company

As the holiday season ramps up, families will soon be spending more time in the kitchen, cooking turkey dinners and baking pumpkin pies. However, Hulett environmental Services reminds South Florida residents to check their cabinets and seldom-used ingredients for pantry pests that can become a hassle during this joyous time of year.

Merchant grain beetles and Indian meal moths are among the most common pantry pests found in kitchens. They contaminate stored ingredients that are typically used to bake delicious holiday treats, such as flour, dried fruit, nuts and chocolate.

Pantry pests don’t pose serious health or property threats, but because they can infest an area in a short amount of time, it’s important to stop a problem before it begins. One of the easiest ways to prevent an infestation is to routinely clean out pantries and cabinets, and sift through common stored products like flour and spices.

Hulett Environmental Services recommends some additional tips to keep pantries pest-free during the busy holiday baking season:

  • Store food in Tupperware-type containers with secure lids.
  • Add a bay leaf to canisters of dry goods. The herb’s pungent scent repels many pantry pests.
  • Make it a habit while grocery shopping to carefully inspect food products in cardboard packages for signs of damage prior to placing it in the cart. Only purchase items that show no sign of damage.
  • Keep kitchen counters, floors and sinks clean because crumbs and spills quickly attract pests.
  • Check expiration dates on baking ingredients before use.
  • Dispose of garbage regularly in sealed receptacles.
  • Seal cracks or holes around the stovepipes and water pipes.
  • Eliminate all moisture sites, including leaking pipes and clogged drains.

If homeowners discover any pests in the pantry, they should thoroughly clean the shelves with a vacuum and discard the infested food in an outdoor trash bin. It’s important to consult a licensed pest professional if an infestation has already taken root.