Several years ago, we got a really great deal on our home, yeah, we knew it needed some TLC, but what we did not know was that it was infested with scorpions. It was not uncommon to see five or six every day. I had never lived anywhere that had scorpions and I actually told my husband that we were going to have to move because I couldn’t deal with it. I’m happy to say that we’re still in our home and scorpion free! Yes, it took working with the exterminator to get them under control. They are quite resilient.
Summer is here and one thing we all love about the warm days is all the outdoor activities like pool parties, barbeques and picnics. One thing we all hate about summer is all the pests that go along with it. As the temperature rises, so does the population of unwanted insects. The pests not only annoy us outdoors, but also can make their way into our homes.
When people hear the word, “termites”, they often associate it with a home. While it is true that termites cause billions of dollars of damage every year to homes in the United States, they can also wreak havoc on your business as well. Termites will not only invade your business structurally, but they can also harm your business’ reputation, image, and profitability. As with other pests, one sighting can almost immediately tarnish an otherwise good business reputation due to customers’ perception about the cleanliness of your business.
You may think that termites can only enter a structure through wood at the ground level, but that is not true. Termites are able to cross many feet of brick, concrete, metal termite shields, and treated wood through mud tubes that they build. These mud tubes make it possible for them to reach the upper floors of a structure as well as lower levels. They can find their way into a concrete foundation through cracks and cracks in brick mortar. They will also use the holes in concrete blocks to travel through foundation walls.
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