Navigating Covid-19: In order to keep homes safe throughout this period, Toodaloo Pest Control will remain open, servicing our communities with updated safety protocols, according to new government standards. Toodaloo technicians are committed to eliminating health hazards posed by pests during this time.March 26, 2020
In the wide world of pest and wildlife control, there is no substitute for professional services. Experts in your area can provide all the necessary tools and techniques to get rid of infestations but they can also provide wisdom as well. Toodaloo technicians are able to not only remove the pests that you have but also offer up helpful tips and tricks for keeping bugs out in-between services.
Doors & Windows: It is easy to miss improper seals on windows and doors, especially throughout warmer months. As cold weather comes around, so do drafts. A cold breeze might chill you to the bone but these opened areas are enough to let unwanted critters creep indoors. Taking a closer look at these areas can mean valuable insight into how pests get in. From here, a simple adjustment or addition of weather stripping can cut the cold and prevent pest infestation.
Damaged/Cracked Walls: No matter the climate or size of your structure, cracks, crevices and holes can form in walls. As foundations shift and settle, there is push and pull on your materials. Small residents can squeeze through openings the size of a quarter, so any opening is a potential hazard. More than cracks in walls, gaps around appliances and water hook-ups, can act as entry points. Instead of just assuming that these areas are sealed up tight, pull machines away from walls for personal inspection. Sealing these areas not only limits the risk of infestation but improves heating and cooling while lowering utility bills.
Limit Dampness: Excessive moisture and dampness leads to water damage but it also encourages pest problems. Handle dampness wherever you can - from roofing to underneath sinks, behind washing machines and around water pipes. The only thing that pests enjoy more than an unguarded pantry, is moisture. Bugs thrive in these areas, so drying out damp areas can make for a more uncomfortable environment for you and an inhospitable space for them.
Look Outside Your Front Door: The area outside your home can play a big role in the amount of pests nearby. Leaving organic clutter to collect on lawns or letting grass grow long can create an ideal living space for insects. From here, it does not take long for bothersome bugs to cross the threshold and make themselves at home. Instead of just yards, property owners should keep an eye on nearby wood piles. Carpenter ants, termites and other bugs love to hide out in wood piles, just waiting for an opportunity to sneak inside. Even a simple act of moving a wood pile further away from structures can help to keep critters out.
For those instances where you just can’t fight off infestations, trust the professionals to get them out completely and humanely. Local services mean prompt care and follow-up services, performed by fully-insured technicians.