If your home has a pest infestation, or if you're worried about termites, rodents and the like, you want to call a pest control service company right away. A pest infestation is very unhealthy for you and is also dangerous to your home, as pests can chew through wiring, drywall and wood studs. When you are ready to call a pest control service, note a few important questions to ask so you know what's involved and are sure to keep your property and family safe.
When you're considering buying a home, you want to ensure that it's properly inspected for any and all needed repairs and fixes. This means scheduling more than just a standard inspection that is often required by law and by your mortgage lender, as this inspection only includes parts of the home that need to be up to local codes. An inspector won't tell you if appliances don't work, the garage door squeaks and so on.
Funnel ants are the bane of golf courses, pastures, and lawns. Where ever they take up residence, it isn't long before a landscape of mini-volcanoes springs up. Although they are primarily active underground and are therefore seldom seen, they soon make their presence felt after it rains. These tiny ants, merely 5mm in length, build mounds of dirt roughly 4cm in diameter, after rainfall to dry out their nests. The more mounds your lawn has, the more severe your funnel ant infestation.
Unless you live in Greenland, where there are no ants, you are going to encounter ants quite often throughout your life. For the most part, ants are pretty harmless as long as they are outside where they belong. However, once they take a liking to something in your house, whether that is your sugar bowl or your potted lavender plant, they can very quickly try your patience. The warm, moist soil in your houseplants' pot provides ants with the ideal nesting location.
No matter what your personal taste in books, a nearby termite colony will be more than happy to help you devour them. The only problem is—termites will literally devour your collection, even those sturdy hardbacks. Your bookcase or shelf is also history, unless it is made of teak or cedar, which contains a chemical that termites would rather not eat. It might come as a shock to you to find that termites eat books but you should know that determined termites will chew through electrical wiring, carpet, wallpaper, and even gold if necessary.