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Hulett Environmental encourages homeowners to take proactive steps to eliminate ants

Hulett Environmental encourages homeowners to take proactive steps to eliminate ants

Florida Ant Control
Florida Ant Control

There is one houseguest that no one wants, but nearly everyone gets – ants. And as the weather continues to warm, this pest will begin marching one-by-one indoors. Hulett Environmental encourages homeowners to take the necessary steps to prevent ants from ruining their summer fun.

A recent study of pest professionals, conducted by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has revealed that ants are the No. 1 nuisance pest in the United States and often become a problem during the warmer months as they venture indoors to look for food.

Unfortunately, ants are more than just a household annoyance. This pest can pose health risks and cause extensive property damage once inside the home.

Odorous ants are known to contaminate food sources and carpenter ants can tunnel through wood to build nests inside structures. Luckily, a mixture of IPM tactics can effectively prevent and manage most infestations.

Experts from Hulett Environmental recommend the following tips to avoid ant infestations:

  • Eliminate sources of moisture or standing water near a home.
  • Keep tree branches and other shrubbery well trimmed and away from the house.
  • Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home.
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house and five inches from the ground.
  • Keep food in sealed containers and dispose of garbage regularly.
  • Keep pet food and water dishes clean and remove any spilled food.

If you suspect an ant infestation, contact a licensed pest professional to identify the species and recommend a course of treatment. For more information, please visit www.bugs.com

How much does a termite treatment cost?

How difficult are termites to treat?

53_Drywood Termites

Recent consumer research suggests that over 70% of homeowners feel that professional pest control services are more effective than do it yourself treatments; however, this is not to say that some pests are not more difficult to treat than others, even for professionals.

Termites are social insects meaning that they live in large groups and by the time homeowners notice termite damage there is typically a significant infestation.  However, the industry continues to invest time and money to develop new products and methods to treat these and all other pests.  Our continuing education programs help to enhance current member knowledge about the most up to date treatment options.

Termites are just one pest and although they pose large property threats it is important to also remember how many other pests pose public health threats.  More and more consumers are turning to pest control professionals to help them treat this growing threat – a recent national survey found that consumers are more aware of pest-related diseases and the pests that transmit them then ever before.

How much does a termite treatment cost?

The cost of a termite treatment depends upon the extent of the infestation and damage making it difficult to generalize to a specific price.  Most companies will complete an initial inspection for free and depending on their findings will develop a comprehensive treatment program.

Why should I choose Hulett Environmental Services?

How can I tell the difference between a flying ant and a termite?

What is a termite swarm, and what should I do if I experience one?

What is the difference between a Drywood termite and a Subterranean termite?

What treatment method would Hulett recommend to protect my home from termites?

My home is built of concrete block, so do I still need to worry about termites?

Does Hulett offer a termite warranty?

Will termites go away on their own after termite season passes?

Could there be termites on my property right now moving towards my home?

Still have a question?

Fall Pests: Grubs

Fall Pests: Grubs:  Lawn Care: Watch out for white grubs!

Grubs are a common problem at this time of year. White grubs, as they are commonly referred to, derive from a beetle and are actually small white larvae. They live in the soil and feed on the roots of your grass. This causes your turf to become thin and loose, and therefore it pulls up very easily.

Fall is the optimum time to apply a balanced fertilizer to prepare for winter. This will help alleviate various stresses associated with the cooler months. It is also a good time to plant winter annuals such as Impatiens, Geraniums, Begonias, Petunias, and Snapdragon.

Pruning your flowering ornamentals at this time of year is not recommended because the open wounds could encourage cold damage, as well as making it difficult for the plant to recover in time for the spring bloom. However, shaping and selective pruning of your larger trees and non-flowering ornamentals can still be done at this time.

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FREE Inspection with No Obligation!

Hulett Environmental Services is a full service pest control company that has been serving South Florida for more than 40 years! Our trained professionals will perform a thorough inspection of your home or office, and then recommend the treatment type that is best for you!

Bed Bug Prevention

To prevent an unwanted encounter with bed bugs this summer, Hulett Environmental shares the following prevention tips for travelers:

  • At hotels, thoroughly inspect the entire room before unpacking, including behind the headboard and in furniture. Pull back the bed sheets and check the mattress seams and box springs for pepper-like stains that may be evidence of bed bug activity.
  • If you suspect an infestation or problem, notify management and change rooms immediately. Be sure the new room is not adjacent to or directly below or above the possibly infested room.
  • Keep suitcases in plastic trash bags or protective covers during a hotel stay to prevent bed bugs from nesting there. Do not put them on the beds.
  • Upon returning home from a trip, inspect all suitcases and other belongings before bringing them into the house.
  • Wash all clothes – even those that have not been worn – in hot water and dry them using an extra-hot dryer setting

For more information on bed bugs, please visit www.bugs.com

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Bed bugs are NOT known to transmit disease to humans

Bed bugs are NOT known to transmit disease to humans. They also do not transmit MRSA, or methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Everyday Bed Bug Prevention Tips

It is important to be aware of how to prevent bed bugs in your everyday life. Here are some prevention tips to keep in mind regarding how to avoid bed bugs:

  • Vacuum suitcases after returning from a vacation.
  • Check your sheets for tell-tale blood spots.
  • Consider bringing a large plastic trashbag to keep your suitcase in during hotel stays.
  • Carry a small flashlight to assist you with quick visual inspections.
  • Never bring second-hand furniture, especially mattresses and box springs, into a home without thoroughly examining for signs of a bed bug infestation. You might consider having a pest control professional inspect the furniture as it is difficult to detect an infestation without training.
  • Regularly inspect areas where pets sleep for signs of bed bugs.
  • Bed bugs are elusive creatures, so it is imperative to seek professional pest control assistance to address an infestation.

 

Bed Bugs & Disease – Health Checks

First Responder Public Service Announcement

When people think of causes of allergies, they often focus on pollen, dust and pet dander.  But did you know common household pests like cockroaches and mice can cause allergies, as well as aggravate asthma?  Consider these facts:

  • 63% of American homes contain allergens from cockroaches. That number increases to as many as 78% to 98% of homes in urban areas.
  • Mice also spread potent asthma triggers, found in 82% of homes.
  • Nearly 25 million Americans suffer from asthma.
  • 60% of asthma cases are “allergic-asthma.”
  • Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children.

These staggering statistics demonstrate how hidden allergens from common household pests can put us at risk for serious (and potentially life-threatening) diseases.

Help your family breathe easier. Watch our new public service announcement offering information on safeguarding the health and safety of families from household pests. The campaign is a joint effort by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and the National Pest Management Association.