Water Attracts Pests

Posted on Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 4:19 pm.

Everyone wants to make sure they are doing everything they can to keep pests out of their house. Insects can carry disease and destroy food meant for humans and pests. Rodents can create lots of different types of problems that range from disease and chewing through electric wires, to biting people. And we at Armor Pest Control have good news there are easy things that you can do in and around your home to keep insects and rodents out of your home.  To learn some of these tips, keep reading.

Watch the Water

  • Of course, all creatures depend on water, and insects and rodents are no exceptions. If you have standing water or a dripping faucet you have a blinking “vacancy” light inviting all types of critters to your home.

  • Standing water is known for being a breeding spot mosquitoes.

  • This can be water in water dishes, poorly draining gutters, or just puddles of rainwater that don’t drain well.

  • Mosquitoes are carriers of diseases, including Zika and West Nile Virus and so any standing water around your yard would be dumped out.

  • It takes only 48 hours for mosquitos eggs to hatch into larvae so make dumping standing water out a daily chore.

  • You can pour pea gravel into puddles to discourage mosquitos and four-legged pests.

  • Water also encourages animals to come drink and pests are more likely to set up house close to a water source.

If you are doing these things already, and notice an increase in pests, call Armor Pest Control and we’ll come out and do an inspection. After an inspection we’ll make some recommendations for your. Call us today.

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