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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

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.