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Hulett Environmental shares quick tips to keep common household pests outdoors

PEST-PROOFING IS KEY TO PROTECTING THE HOME FROM SUMMERTIME PESTS

Hulett Environmental shares quick tips to keep common household pests outdoors 

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The arrival of warmer weather also signals the arrival of the most active season for common pests such as wasps, mosquitoes, flies and ants. To prevent these pests from becoming unwanted home intruders during the summer months Hulett Environmental, a pest management company servicing South Florida encourages homeowners to pest-proof around the property.

As the warmer weather serves as a wake-up call to numerous pests, its important for homeowners to spend a few hours pest-proofing the inside and outside of their homes,. Even small tasks like keeping shrubbery well-trimmed and mending ripped screens can go a long way in preventing pests from finding entry points into the home.

Hulett Environmental recommends a number of methods to keep pests outside where they belong.

  • Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home including entry points for utilities and pipes.
  • Screen windows and seal potential entryways, repairing any rips or tears in screens.
  • Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around basement foundation and windows.
  • Cut tree branches and plants so that they do not reach too close to the house.
  • Removing sources of moisture or standing water, including bird baths and in clogged gutters.
  • Repair fascia and rotted roof shingles; some insects are drawn to deteriorating wood.

If you find any signs of an infestation after a thorough inspection of your home, contact a pest professional who can help identify and treat the problem.

For more information on common summer pests, please visit www.bugs..com

Hulett reminds homeowners to be cautious of unwanted pests as the season changes

Hulett reminds homeowners to be cautious of unwanted pests as the season changes

The fall season is known to many as the time of year when the leaves change, the air becomes crisp and the nights grow longer. But, it is also a peak time for pests to make their way indoors seeking food, shelter and warmth. Hulett Environmental, a pest management company servicing the South Florida warns that homeowners are likely to experience increased pest activity inside the home as the seasons change.

During the fall months, smaller pests including spiders, cockroaches and rodents search for a place to take refuge from the cold winter ahead – and houses are a great option. Unfortunately, these pests usually multiply fast, leading to a greater infestation and pest problem. They can damage homes and can even become a danger to our health

Experts at the National Pest Management Association, a nonprofit organization committed to the protection of public health, food and property from household pests, recommend the following tips to keep pests at bay this fall:

  • Seal cracks and crevices on the outside of the home with caulk.
  • Install door sweeps on exterior doors and repair damaged screens.
  • Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and windows.
  • Screen vents and openings to chimneys.
  • Store food in airtight containers and dispose of garbage regularly in sealed receptacles.
  • Eliminate all moisture sites, including leaking pipes and clogged drains.
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house and keep shrubbery well trimmed.

We also encourage homeowners to always be on the lookout for tell tale signs of a pest infestation. If you find rodent feces, hear sounds of scurrying in the walls or observe gnaw marks on wires, it’s best to contact a pest professional to inspect and treat the potential problem.

National Pest Management Association Unveils Redesigned Consumer Website

National Pest Management Association Unveils Redesigned Consumer Website

March 8 (Fairfax, VA)- PestWorld.org, an educational website designed to inform homeowners about common household pests, has undergone a complete redesign, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) announced today. The consumer website is designed to give visitors a more interactive and engaging experience, as well as serve as a one-stop resource for all pest-related topics.

The new site will feature articles and content from an array of expert sources from both the NPMA, including Vice President of Public Affairs Missy Henriksen with her blog, “The Bug Lady,” and outside industry sources, such as Realtors, home inspectors and meteorologists. A medical expert will also routinely contribute content on pest-related health issues, including salmonella, Lyme disease, West Nile virus, hantavirus, and asthma and allergies.

“PestWorld.org is designed to provide users with a complete view of pests and the health and property risks they pose,” says Henriksen. “We want to ensure that our visitors are able to find all of the information they need about their pest problems. Visitors can browse through expert-authored articles, photo and video libraries, pest guides, prevention tips and health articles to give them a full understanding of pests and the dangerous implications they can have on our homes and families.”

Education remains a priority. “We want our visitors to leave feeling empowered to tackle pests, either by taking preventative measures to keep them out or by partnering with a pest professional to help effectively and safely remediate infestations, ” says Henriksen.

PestWorld.org has a modern layout, easy navigation and vivid pest photography. New features include a Multimedia Center with public photo and video galleries.

Despite its new look, PestWorld.org retains many of its popular features, including the Pest Guide, AllThingsBedBugs microsite, media gallery, Extreme Infestations case studies, and Zip Code Locator to help users find pest professionals that are qualified and licensed, operating in their local communities.

The NPMA, a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry’s commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. For more information, follow the NPMA on Twitter at @PestWorld and visit the NPMA’s consumer websites, PestWorld.org, PestWorldForKids.org, AllThingsBedBugs.org and WhatIsIPM.org.