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There are many ways pest problems can arise. Often, residents in Keene don't contact Cheshire County pest control until they notice that they have a problem. But this can be long after pests have created issues. Let's look at a few ways pests can secretly cause trouble before you see them, and discuss how residential and commercial pest control service plans guard against these hidden problems.

Home Pest Control In Keene, NH

You know that pests can be annoying. It is also likely that you are aware that pests can present a health risk or damage your property, but you might not see the whole picture.

  • When you discover termites in the wood of your home, it is too late. These insects can create extensive tunnels in wood before they're ever detected.

  • When you see a cockroach in your home, it isn't likely to be long before they've had time to make you feel ill. Frequent stomach illness or trips to the hospital for asthma-related symptoms won't alert you to a roach problem if you don't realize they can make you sick in these ways.

  • When you see one mouse or one rat, it is likely that you have a lot of rodents hiding in your home. These animals typically avoid detection until high populations increase the chance of a sighting. But these hidden animals can impact your life. Rodents spread harmful bacteria, they bring ticks and fleas inside, and they can chew on the wiring inside your walls.

  • When carpet beetles, silverfish, or clothing moths get into storage areas, they can damage your stuff before you go up into your attic and discover them.

  • You know that mosquitoes spread malaria and other dangerous diseases, but you might not know that mosquitoes can make you sick with symptoms that resemble the flu or the common cold. Long before they annoy you enough to do something about them in your yard, they can impact the health of you and your family.

We could give many other examples, but you get the point. Pests can make you sick and damage your things before you even realize you have a pest problem. Residential pest control services reduce pest activity around your home and prevent pests from getting inside. You can also get proactive control for mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and other pests that live in the area around your home.

 

Commercial Pest Control In Keene, NH

No business should ever go without a commercial pest control plan. There are many surprising ways pests can impact your bottom line before you notice a pest problem and deal with it. Here are a few examples:

  • When an employee is sick, you may not realize that it is due to a cockroach, rodent, or fly infestation.

  • Productivity in your business can drop when employees continually find pests in their works spaces or in the break room.

  • When a tenant moves out, you may not know that it is due to frequent spider sightings.

  • When you realize bed bugs have taken root in your business, it may be after several guests have taken to social media, or posted a video about their experience.

  • You may never know that customers stopped coming to your business because they saw flies buzzing around.

  • When you find winged carpenter ants crawling on interior window panes, you might realize that these ants are the reason why the floor is sinking down in the corner.

The best way to address pest problems is to have routine visits from a commercial pest control provider. This will keep pests on the outside of your business and help to guard against the far-reaching impact pests can have.

 

The Secret To Keeping Mosquitoes Away From Your Keene Yard

It might not seem like it but it is possible to keep mosquitoes out of your yard. The secret is connected to mosquito reproduction. You may not know this but mosquitoes that bite you in your yard are mostly mosquitoes that live in your yard. When mosquitoes hatch, they're focused on reproduction. They're not looking to go on a long trip. Plus, females are motivated to stay near humid resting spots that are ideal for reproduction and where plentiful male mosquitoes can be found. Both are likely to be conditions that are present where female mosquitoes hatch.

If you want fewer mosquitoes around your home and on your property, the first step is to address conditions that promote reproduction. This is done by removing objects that collect rainwater. Certain mosquito species lay their eggs in stagnant water. Once you've addressed breeding sites, here are a few more tips to help you get even better control of mosquitoes:

  • Mosquitoes are attracted to moist and humid environments because if they don't stay moist, they dry out and die. Clean your gutters and trim landscape vegetation to keep your perimeter dryer than mosquitoes would like.

  • Mosquitoes rest often. They prefer to rest in vegetation and stacked wood. Remove unnecessary plants, grasses, and weeds from your landscaping and move dead branches and stacked wood away from your home.

  • Mosquitoes eat nectar. Plants with flowers can draw mosquitoes into your yard. Address lawn weeds to reduce this food source.

These steps can bring mosquito populations to a level that is below your threshold for comfort. If you want more control than this, contact Big Blue Bug Solutions for seasonal mosquito treatments in Keene. Routine applications and other pest maintenance will make your property undesirable to mosquitoes and proactively work to prevent bites and mosquito-borne illnesses.

 

Are Wasps In Keene Dangerous?

In rare cases, wasps can present a threat to individuals who have an allergy to stinging insect venom but, generally, wasps aren't dangerous. The wounds they cause usually result in localized pain and nothing more. Wasps are even less dangerous when you don't have them on your property. Routine inspections can catch nests and wasp activity early and prevent nests from fully forming. Why is this important? Wasps typically sting people when defending their nests.

If you'd like routine inspections and early wasp detection, we can help. Reach out to us here at Big Blue Bug Solutions. We can guide you toward the right pest control solution for your home or business.

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