How To Protect Your Home From The Fall Crawl

pest-control-2-253x300.jpgOnce the temperatures drop outdoors, insects like wasps, cockroaches, stink bugs, beetles, and ants start to find their way into your comfortable and warm home. Although 74% of Americans think they have more bugs at home during summer, they might not know that their house is still susceptible to unwanted visitors as the cooler months come. But, there are pest control treatments you can do to keep these insects and other pests from your hose this winter, keeping on top of the fall crawl.

Pest Control Tip: Seal Your House

If it’s cold outdoors, shelter, water, and food become harder for insects to find, which could lead them to invade your homes searching for these limited resources they require to survive. To stop this from happening, you have to do the following pest control Myrtle Beach tips:

  • Weatherproof your doors and windows so that openings around edges and ledges are sealed off.
  • Check your house for light leaks and make sure to close up any exterior cracks or openings that could allow pests such as large bats and rodents to enter.
  • Caulk the cracks along the kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Even the smallest of these could allow insects to get in and offer them with simple access to the water they require for survival.

Strengthen Your Defense Against the Pests

You may miss some areas when you’re sealing your home, and that is where the backup solutions come into the picture.

  • Use durable outdoor/indoor labeled pesticides that you can spray around your home’s perimeter as well as larger entryways like doors. For the best results, you should apply both inside and outside your home.
  • To keep these pests from entering sensitive areas inside your house, such as bathrooms, backsplashes, and kitchen sinks, be sure to use a product that’s made for these areas and has an applicator that you can use in tight crevices, cracks, and spots.
  • Always make sure that the counters are wiped, floors are swept, and food is stored in containers that are insect resistant.

Get Rid of the Habits That Attract Pests

  • Make sure to store firewood at least three feet away from your home. You should bring in firewood inside or near your home the amount that you’ll burn right away. This will prevent pests from taking shelter in your house.
  • Did you place recycle bins near home or attached to your garage? IF yes, they you’re leaving an open invitation to pests to invade your house.
  • Do you keep piles of clutter, fabric, and old paper inside your house? They can be the food for insects and rodents. Always keep your home clean so you don’t attract pests.


Call Zap Pest Control Inc. now and let our team of pest control experts help you keep pests at bay.


Zap Pest Control Inc.
2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Pest-Free Holiday Decorating Tips

pest-control-2-300x262.jpgThis holiday season is here and families throughout the country are getting in the festive spirit by stringing lights, wrapping gifts, and decorating their houses. Although such holiday preparations might seem harmless, they could offer opportunities for pests such as rodents, ants, ticks, and spiders to be accidentally brought indoors.

Among the most common methods pests enter your houses during the holiday season is through the Christmas tree, firewood, and wreaths. Ticks, ants, spiders as well as other pests could hide deep in the branches of the trees or the garland. If brought inside your home, the eggs would hatch and create a major pest infestation.

To stop bringing pests inside your house in greeneries like live trees, here are a few pest control tips that are worth remembering. These include taking a few minutes to inspect such items before bringing them indoors, searching for eggs, nests, or insects, and shaking off the greenery outdoors to awaken any hidden tenants.

Pest Control Tips For The Holiday Season

Another way for pests to get inside your house this time of the year is through boxes filled with decorations, which are commonly kept in attics, basements, crawlspaces, and garages – all of which are preferred hiding spaces for pests. Rodents and other pests find their way into these boxes during the off season. Once homeowners unpack their decorations, they might find dead or live pests as well as droppings inside. However, in some cases, they might also discover that holiday ornaments have been destroyed or chewed by pests.

Once the time comes that you already need to decorate, unpack the holiday items outside and check all of them carefully for indications of gnaw marks, droppings, pests, as well as other damage before taking them inside your home. Pay close attention to the strings of lights to make sure that the wires have not been frayed by pests.

Maybe the most crucial step that you can take to stop pests during the festive season comes to an end of every season, once it is time to take down the Christmas tree and pack up all the decorations. Keep the holiday décor in plastic, hard bins with lids that can be tightly sealed rather than bags or cardboard boxes that could easily be chewed through. Don’t pile the cut firewood or the discarded live trees near your house, because this could attract pests like termites and mice.

During this time of the year, it is very easy to overlook indications of pests because you are too eager to check off the items on your to-do lists, however, by taking a few basic steps you could significantly reduce your odds of battling pests in your house this time of the year. Keep in mind that if you see signs of pests in your house or suspect that your home has a pest infestation, you should call a licensed pest control Myrtle Beach professional to check your house and fix the issue as soon as possible so that you could return to enjoying the holidays in a pest free house.

Call Zap Pest Control Inc.  if you need help in getting rid of pests from your house during the holiday season.

Zap Pest Control Inc.
2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588