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Preventing Roaches at Your Business

The worst infestation for a business to encounter is roaches. Roaches, without a doubt, give off a sense of uncleanliness and unprofessionalism. Therefore, it is important to work to keep your business clean through active prevention. However, we understand that this can be difficult and is, at times, not your business’s fault. Roach infestations can begin at neighbor locations and ultimately spread to your business. The risk of infestations spreading to your location increases if your business stores or serves food.

With their ability to move quickly, and climb most surfaces, roaches can be extremely difficult to track down and eliminate. Pair that with their ability to fit through openings 1/5 inch thin, means that almost any business without preventative measures already in place is at risk.

However, if you find roaches in your place of business or around it, it is not too late to begin constructing your defenses. While they may have you retreating and caught you off guard, there are still tactics that you have in your arsenal to help eliminate the threat.

Going on the Offensive

When it comes to protecting a business against roaches, more passive approaches (baits and traps) are safer. Using more aggressive methods, such as sprays or dusts, should be considered last since they can create a health hazard for patrons and employees.

Therefore, it is appropriate to attempt other methods of removal before opting for the aggressive approach (which should be left to the professionals).

  • Clean: If you are own a restaurant, make sure, at the end of the night, cleanliness is a top priority. Clean spills, wipe down tables and ensure that any remaining food is disposed of properly.
    • Removing easy access to food will not only make the roaches want to leave, but it also means that they will opt for the baits or traps more often.  
  • Garbage Removal: Ensure that the trash is taken out as often as possible throughout the day, and emptied at the end of the day.
  • Sealing Cracks:  As I already mentioned, roaches can fit through a hole 1/5 inch thick, making doors and cracks in windows or sides of the building child’s play for them.
  • Calling the Professionals: The quickest and easiest way to make sure your infestation is completely taken care of is to call the professionals. At Accurate Pest Control we understand, as a business, that safety and health, for your customers and staff,  are among your top concerns. We use only naturally friendly pesticides that ensure the safety of your patrons and employees. Give us a call to see how we can help you take back your business from the pests!



The worst infestation for a business to encounter is roaches. Roaches, without a doubt, give off a sense of uncleanliness and unprofessionalism. Therefore, it is important to work to keep your business clean through active prevention. However, we understand that this can be difficult and is, at times, not your business’s fault. Roach infestations can begin at neighbor locations and ultimately spread to your business. The risk of infestations spreading to your location is if your business stores or serves food.

With their ability to move quickly, and the ability to climb most surfaces, makes them extremely difficult to track down and eliminate. Pair that with their ability to fit through opening 1/5 inch thin, means that almost any business without preventative measures already in place is at risk.

However, if you find roaches in your place of business or around it, it is not too late to begin constructing your defenses. While they may have you retreating and caught you off guard, there are still tactics that you have in your arsenal to help eliminate the threat.

Going on the Offensive

When it comes to protecting a business against roaches, more passive approaches (baits and traps) are safer. Due to the health hazards that come with using more aggressive measures such as sprays or dusts can lead to the elimination of one issue but the creation of another.

Therefore, it is but to attempt other methods of removal before opting for the aggressive approach (which should be left to the professionals).

  • Clean: If you are own a restaurant, make sure, at the end of the night, cleanliness is a top priority. Clean spills, wipe down tables and ensure that any remaining food is disposed of properly.
    • Removing easy access to food will not only make the roaches want to leave, but it also means that they will opt for the baits or traps more often.  
  • Garbage Removal: Ensure that the trash is taken out as often as possible throughout the day, and emptied at the end of the day.
  • Sealing Cracks:  As I already mentioned, roaches can fit through a hole 1/5 inch thick, making doors and cracks in windows or sides of the building child’s play for them.
  • Calling the Professionals: The quickest and easiest way to make sure your infestation is completely taken care of is to call the professionals. At Accurate Pest Control we understand, as a business, that safety and health, for your customers and staff,  are among your top concerns. We use only naturally friendly pesticides that ensure the safety of your patrons and employees. Give us a call to see how we can help you take back your business from the pests!

Protecting Your Home from Roaches

Regardless of the species, there is no doubt that roaches are one of the most disgusting infestations to have. Their ability to adapt to different environments and quick breeding make them one of the most difficult pests to remove. There are multiples methods of removing roaches, but we recommend that you use a combination of baits, pesticides (sprays and dusts), and traps.

Place to Start

Before buying baits, pesticides, or traps, take preventative measures, even if you already have roaches. Preventative measures cause your house or apartment to appear undesirable to roaches, causing them to stay away, stop returning, and could even cause some to leave entirely. Although, the last outcome will most likely still require some moderate baiting, trapping or pesticides to ensure all are dead.

  • Eliminate Food Sources: Roaches love carbohydrates and sugars most often found in foods, soaps, and even plants.
    • Keep foods (human and pet) locked away in plastic containers. Plastic containers with locking lids keep the smell of the food hidden, as well as prevent roaches from chewing through the sides.
    • Liquid soap dispensers should replace soap bars. Around potted plants spread petroleum jelly to keep roaches away from plants.
    • Garbage and recycling should be kept in a sealed container and should be taken out of the house frequently.
  • Clean: Spills and crumbs attract roaches. Clutter can also provide a hiding place for roaches. Therefore it is imperative to clean all messes as soon as they occur.
    • Take special care to clean places where food is often present. Kitchens are often the place where the largest infestations reside due to the easy access to food, crumbs, and spills.
    • Make sure that clutter (newspapers, boxes, laundry, and magazines) is picked up and properly put away. Roaches use these places to breed and/or hide.
  • Moisture: It is important to keep the house as dry as possible. Leaky pipes, bathtubs and, sinks are all places roaches love to congregate.
    • Make sure to mop spilled water, and to wipe down sinks and tubs after use. Empty your pet’s water bowl overnight as well.
  • Maintenance: Fixing damages in walls, window screens, and doors is important to keep roaches out, as well as other pests.  Specifically, roaches can fit through a hole as small as 1/5 inch.
    • Make sure rips and tears in window screens are repaired or replaced
    • Make sure holes in walls are repaired with caulk.
    • Seal off holes indoors using weather strips

Baits and Traps

With the preventative measures taken care of, we can begin to discuss using baits and traps. Considered to be the safest and most effective ways of treating a roach infestation. Their ability to kill pests indirectly and directly makes them extremely useful when treating an infestation.

  • Location: Areas with the most problem should be singled out.
    • Place bait stations in areas that roaches are known to gather, such as, under appliances, and in cabinets. Any place that harbors food or water should have baits placed near it.
      • Safety Warning: Ensure that bait stations are out of direct line of sight. This will avoid children or pets from interacting with them.
    • Bait Gels: Gels are great for places where regular bait traps will not fit.
    • Double-Sided Tape:  Double-sided tape, while not always the most pleasant, makes sure that problem areas do not migrate.
  • Replacing and Redeploying: Because bait traps have food in them, they need to be regularly inspected and replaced.
  • Clean: Since bait traps are going to contain food, it is important that it becomes the only source. Ensuring all other food is sealed away and cleaned is vital.

Pesticide Dust

Pestcidic dust such as Delta Dust or Roach Prufe are extremely effective at killing roaches. Products like Delta Dust contain silica and diatomaceous earth. Both cause damage or demoisturization of an insect body and exoskeleton. Products similar to Roach Prufe contain boric acid which is extremely toxic to roaches when ingested.

  • Location: Less is more when it comes to using Pesticidic powder.
    • Because roaches tend to avoid large amounts of any kind of powder, it is important to use it sparingly. A thin line, hidden in cracks of doorways, in cabinets, and underneath appliances it best.
      • Safety Warning: It is extremely important that this dust not be ingested. Make sure that the dust kept out of reach of children and pets.

Calling the Professionals

If any of this worries you, or you have questions, please do not hesitate to call us! We offer professional services that guarantee to solve to roach problem. We handle your unique situation with quality customer service and care. You and your families health is our top priority. We only use naturally friendly chemicals that are tested and proven to kill roaches, while keeping your families health top priority. If you need assistance treating your roach infestation, call Accurate Pest Control; you’ll be happy you did!

Are Wasps Affecting Your Business Area?

The last thing you want taking up residence near your business would is wasps. These annoying pests not only disrupt potential business, but they can also make it difficult for your employees to get into the office! Taking preventative measures to ensure your business does not become a wasp hotspot is a necessity.

The following describes what businesses with the most significant threat of wasp infestation should do to prevent attracting wasps to their location. This does not mean that only these businesses suffer from this threat. If your type of business is not listed and you are suffering from wasps issues, please do not hesitate to call us!

We also recommend reading through our other blog post regarding wasps: It deals with prevention and removal methods as well as safety, that you may find helpful!

Camps

The most common yet most challenging place to take care of a wasp issue. If your business operates a campground, chances are you are welcoming of nature, however, the campers, whether they be kids or adults, may not be as welcoming of such ideas. Some visitors may even be allergic to wasps stings. Therefore, to preserve the safety of your residents, taking preventative measures to ensure that wasps remain a safe distance away from the camp is essential!

While you cannot stop wasps from forming a nest on their home turf, you can make the campground less appealing to them.

  • Remember to always clean and properly dispose of foods and drinks.
  • Ensure that areas that host the most people are maintained and landscaped regularly.

Resturants

One of the most common places to attract wasps is restaurants, especially ones with outdoor seating. Due to the abundance of food and sugary drinks located at a restaurant, wasps will readily attempt to invade such an area, making it difficult for your servers and customers!

To make your restaurant less appealing to these winged beasts take these steps:

  • Make sure that trash cans are always covered and are as far away from outdoor seating as possible.
  • Furthermore, make sure trashcans located outside are regularly emptied and cleaned.   
  • Make sure tables are regularly cleaned and maintained outdoors
  • Consider using traps to lead wasps away.

Apartment Complexes

If you own an apartment complex, wasps can spell disaster. They can cause potential clients from turning away from an otherwise closed deal.

To make sure that wasps are not an issue, consider the following:

  • Regular maintenance on the building is a must. Any cracks or holes within the side of the building are common nesting points for wasps, as well as other pests.
  • Regular landscaping is essential to avoid nests from forming within the ground.
  • Ensure any trashcans located outside are maintained and cleaned daily

Following these steps can help to ensure your business does not develop any unwelcomed guests. However, if you encounter a wasp nest, your best option is to call the professional at Accurate Termite & Pest Control. We know how to humanely and properly eliminate the threat without causing harm to any nearby. Furthermore, if your type of business did not appear above, do not hesitate to call us! We understand that wasps can affect any business, and are ready to assist you in their removal.

Preventing and Removing Wasps from Your Home

When it comes to summertime, one of the worst things that can occur to your backyard is a wasp nest.  While wasps are not necessarily dangerous, except for those allergic to their stings, they can ruin outdoor activities. Not to worry, though; there are ways of removing the hostile takeover of your backyard! Below are steps which, if followed correctly, should remove the current wasp issue, and prevent a future one from occurring.

The Strategy

Before marching outside to face the invaders head on, it would be wise to devise a plan.

1. Ensure You are not Allergic

  • Scheduling a visit with a doctor to test your allergic reaction to a wasp sting could go as far as saving your life. Nothing could ruin the attempted removal of the wasp nest faster than an allergic reaction.

2. Learn the Species of Wasp

  • This is perhaps one of the most important steps. Learning the species will greatly assist you in the removal and prevention! Paper wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets are the three main types of wasps.
    • Paper Wasps: These types of wasps have long, skinny bodies and legs. Their nests are known to be large and are often built in easily visible areas, usually under the eaves of the house, or near the ends of the open pipe.  They are usually non-hostile unless provoked, and it would be wise to keep your distance as their stings are known to pack a punch.
    • Yellow Jackets: Easily distinguishable from paper wasps, yellow jackets have a thick black antenna. They tend to build paper-like nests in enclosed spaces such as holes in walls and the ground. Take extreme caution when dealing with yellow jackets as they are quick to anger and attack in swarms.
    • Hornets: The largest of the listed, Hornets, more specifically, the bald-faced hornet, the most common species in North America, is one of the most aggressive wasps. Take extreme caution when dealing with these types of wasps as their stings are known to be severely painful. Hornets tend to build their nests in wall openings and tree trunks.

3. Protection

  • Since the residents of the nest you will be attacking are going to be less than delighted with the idea, it would be wise to invest in protection for your skin and especially your face. We will not go as far as to suggest you purchase a beekeeper suit but wearing thick clothing would be the next best thing. Furthermore, wear goggles to protect your eyes.

4. Have an Escape Plan

  • Once again, since you are going to be disturbing an entire nest full of wasps, if things do not go exactly according to plan, it would be wise to have a route planned out for your escape.

5. Attacking at Dawn or the Night Raid?  

  • When it comes down to finally attacking the nest, attacking either early in the morning or late at night is best. During these periods, wasps are generally less active, slower to react, and less aggressive.
    • If you opt to attack at night, do not use a standard flashlight. The brightness will attract wasps towards you. Use a flashlight with a red or amber tint instead.
    • Attempting removal during the early morning is also viable and can be better for those who would like more visibility.

6. Choosing the Correct Tool

  • When attacking wasps, it is vital to choose the right tool for the job.
    • Pesticide Spray: Using pesticide spray meant for wasps is a good way of disposing of nests hanging on house or trees.
    • Insecticide Dust: When dealing with nests found in the ground, insecticide dust is the perfect way to destroy the nest.
    • Dish Soap: For those looking for a more natural way of dealing with the issue, dish soap works well. This method, while not as effective as pesticides and insecticides, is still effective at killing wasps.

Prevention

Now that the nest has been taken care of, it is essential to begin taking preventative measures to ensure the same does not happen again.

  1. Remove Nesting Areas: Over the winter, inspect the outside of your house to ensure that any nesting areas are closed off. These areas could be loose siding,  cracks near windows and door frames, and unsealed vents.

  2. Dispose of Vacant Nests: If you have yet to dispose of the nest, over winter would be the best time to do so. While wasps rarely, if ever, reclaim old nests, others will often build on top of or over old ones.

  3. Seal Off Garbage Cans: Ensure your garbage cans are entirely sealed closed. Old or rotting food can attract wasps, not to mention a plethora of other pests.

  4. Fake Nests: Since wasps are extremely territorial, hanging a fake nest is a great deterrent.

Following these steps will ensure that you can eliminate your wasp issue. However, if any of the methods worry you, or you wish for the issue to be taken care of professionally, call Accurate Pest Control! We are experts when it comes to wasp elimination and uses only the most efficient and safe methods of extermination! Call us today for a free inspection!

Preventing the Air Raid

While flies do have a beneficial impact on the environment, this does not excuse them from being one of the most annoying pests to have in the household. However, not to worry, effective methods of removal and prevention exist.

What Attracts Flies

Before moving on to prevention and removal tactics, it is important to understand what can attracts flies to one’s home.

  • Uncovered Garbage Cans
  • Decaying Animals
  • Spilled Soft Drinks (soda, juice) and Opened Containers
  • Rotting Fruit

In order to successful prevent or remove flies from your household, it is important that one understand what can attract them in the first place.

Prevention Tactics

If you frequent Accurate Pest Control’s website, you should be familiar with all of these prevention tactics!

  • Repair Torn Screens and Cracks Surrounding Windows
  • Properly Store and Clean Dishes and Food:
    • Store food in the refrigerator: not only will this aid in keeping flies disinterested in your home, but you will always improve the lifespan of your favorite foods!
    • Store cereal and other sugary foods in air-tight containers: this will lock out the smell and prevent pest from contaminating the food
    • Clean Dishes: Do not leave soft drinks to sit in the sink. Do not leave food on the plates or other utensils. Properly cleaning one’s dishes will not only prevent flies, but it will also help in preventing other infestations.
  • Maintain Quality of Garbage Cans:
    • Ensure that all trash can lids are fastened securely to their respective trash cans.
    • Ensure trash cans are in good condition, free of damages and holes.
  • Clean Area Around the House:
    • Ensure that all pet droppings are picked up.
    • Make sure the area around the house is free of clutter.

Following these prevention methods will greatly assist you in keeping your home free of flies!

Going on The Offensive

If flies have already taken up base inside your home, it is important that you have ammunition to face them!

  • Light Traps
    • Light traps are effective ways of luring and terminating flies that come near or into your home.
  • Fly Tape
    • Useful ways of trapping flies, however, take care not to hang them in areas where food is prepared.
  • Insecticides
    • If you feel confident using pesticides, consider pyrethrin! This insecticide can help deter flies from entering your home in the first place. However, take care not to spray this around food. While not considered dangerous to humans and pets, if consumed in large amounts, sickness can occur.
    • This insecticide can also be used as an offensive tactic. If sprayed directly onto flies, it can kill them quickly and effortlessly.
  • Natural Repellants and Killers
    • Essential oils such as thyme, clove, geranium, basil, lavender, lemongrass, and peppermint, are all effective ways of killing and preventing flies from entering the home.

Going Professional

If any of these methods scare you, or you have any further questions, please give us a call! We are more than happy to help you deal with your fly infestation and will take care of the problem safely, without putting you, your family, or pets in harms way!

Battle on the Homefront

When it comes to our homes, that last thing any of us want is uninvited guests, especially when those uninvited guests are the ones that are half-inch tall and have 6 legs. Ants, while not much of a threat when kept outside, once inside, can become a severe health hazard, contaminating food with diseases such as E. Coli and salmonella. In order to keep yourself and your family safe, practice some preventative measures to ensure ants to set up camp in your home!

Know The Enemy

I know what you are thinking: “There are easily a thousand different kinds of ants. How am I supposed to narrow that down to one kind of ant?”. I understand your worry, and I am here to inform you that not all is lost! While there are thousands of different species of ants, there are about 3 that are most likely to set up camp in your home:

  • Carpenter Ants: These ants specifically pose a threat to the structural foundation of your home and should be taken care of as soon as possible.
  • Odorous House Ants: While not causing structural damage, due to their large numbers and multiple nests and queens, these ants can become quite challenging to get rid of.
  • Pavement Ants: Must like the House Ants, Pavement Ants also have multiple homes and queens and can be hard to deal with.

Finding out what you are up against is half the battle and significantly assists in making sure you are using the correct bait.

Regular Maintenance

One of the best preventative measures when dealing with any pest is sealing up cracks, holes, and openings on the house. Ants, especially with their small size, can squeeze into just about any size crack or hole that leads into your house. Ensure that your home’s screens are free of holes and tears, that any cracks and holes in the mortar or brick is sealed and patched, and that door sweeps are in good condition.

Equally important is that food is stored properly throughout the house, especially in the kitchen. Making sure that the dishes are clean, or, at least, have no food on them while in the sink is a must. Never leave food exposed on the countertop and makes to clean spills as quickly as possible, especially if they are soda or juice. 

Baits and Traps and A Few Home Remedies

While it can be tempting to immediately kill the ant you have found inside your house, when it comes down to it, this method of extermination is not going to solve the underlying issue. You must seek to solve the problem at its source, the nest. If you can destroy the nest, you will rid yourself of your ant infestation as well!

Finding the nest can prove difficult, however. Therefore, we shall sabotage the nest, using their own to plant the seeds of destruction! Bait traps are great because they allow the ants to carry the bait back to the nest to share with the entire colony.

Although, if pesticides are not to your liking, there are a few home remedies that have proved useful that we also recommend trying.

  • Chalk – It may sound silly, but due to its composition of calcium carbonate, chalk is great at repelling ants. Drawing a ling around home entry points and sprinkling some in the garden will keep these pests at bay.
  • Lemon – Lemon juice has proven to be quite resourceful when it comes to dealing with ants. A few sprays of lemon juice around entry points of your house will help keep ants away
  • Oranges – if you locate an anthill a little too close to home, consider using oranges to take care of your issue. With a few orange peels and some warm water, use a blender to mix the solution together, and then pour this solution down and onto the anthill to relay the message to the ants that they are not welcome.

When All Else Fails

When all else fails, consider calling in the professions. At Accurate Pest Control we can guarantee that we will handle your ant infestation professionally and safely, using methods that have been proven safe for all members of your family (children and pets included). An ant infestation is nothing to be ashamed of and is something that can become much worse if left unattended. It is important to make sure that the situation is handled and that your home is protected. You can count on Accurate Pest Control to handle the situation!

The Threats Mosquitoes Pose on Workers

As we approach Summer, the threat of mosquitos grows larger. For workers, especially those who work outside or travel, mosquitoes can pose a dangerous threat. Therefore, it is important that you, and your employer, take steps to protect you against the threats mosquitos pose. While, in the United States, it is not common for mosquito-related illnesses to cause death, mosquitos are still able to make a person sick.

At Risk Workers

Because different species of mosquitos inhabit different parts of the United States, those at risk include:

  • Those who travel for work
  • Outdoor workers
  • Healthcare workers who may be handling infected patients
  • Those who work with infected samples

Each of these areas has the possibility, some higher risk than others, of contracting mild to life threatening mosquito based diseases.

Keeping Your Employees Safe

It is important that steps are taken to ensure that employees are provided a safe environment to work in. Therefore, consider the following steps to ensure that mosquitos look the other way:

  • Stop mosquitos from breeding by eliminating stagnant water
    • properly store equipment
    • remove debris (from ditches, holes, and trenches)
    • remove areas that collect stagnant water (tires, buckets, barrels, bottles)
    • ensure proper drainage away from worksite
  • If working indoors, ensure that all doors and windows are outfitted with proper screens
  • Give worker training
    • the risk mosquitos pose
    • symptoms of mosquito based diseases
    • proper use of insecticide and repellent
  • encourage workers to wear proper clothing that covers the whole body
    • in particularly bad areas, encourage workers to wear a net that covers their face
  • provide repellents with an EPA registered active ingredient (DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon, eucalyptus, para-methane-diol, 2-undecanone)
    • it is vital that workers have proper training when handling repellent to avoid injury

Keeping Yourself Safe

While it is extremely important that your employer helps to maintain the office space or jobsite, it is equally important that you are able to take care of yourself as well.

  • If you are provided repellents, do not be afraid to use them
    • FOLLOW LABEL INSTRUCTIONS
    • Permethrin can be applied to clothing and gear
    • If using skin based insect repellent, but you are also using sunscreen, apply the insect repellent first
  • Wear clothing that covers the entire body and extremities (hands), and consider wearing hats that have built in nets to protect the face and neck
  • Help remove stagnant water from office space or jobsite
  • If you begin to encounter symptoms of a mosquito related illness, or notice a coworker experiencing similar health issues, do not hesitate to inform a supervisor and get medical attention

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this information, do not hesitate to reach out to us! Accurate Pest Control is certified in handling mosquito related issues and will handle the issue professionally and safely.

Preventing Ants in the Workplace

When it comes to having ants in the workplace, nothing is quite as annoying. Not only does it represent a dirty office, but it also can lead to broader issues as well, such as contaminated food, disease, and can even cause issues with the infrastructure of the office building. Therefore, it is crucial that one always maintains a clean office space and takes preventative steps that make sure ants look the other when approaching your office.

Prevention

Food Storage

  • One of the most important preventative steps you can take is food storage. Ensure that all food is secure within a plastic container that will not only keep the pests out but also keep the smell locked in. Furthermore, always make sure all food is put away when the office is closed. Food should never be left out, especially when there is no one around.

Clean Up

  • If your office has a kitchen, it is essential that after each person is done using plates or utensils, that they clean them. Leaving dirty dishes in the sink is leaving an open invitation for ants, especially if they are left in the sink overnight. In addition to doing the dishes, it is also important that all crumbs are picked up and cleaned. While there is an argument for not eating at one’s desk, if one practices good clean up (eating with a tray, wiping down the surface after eating, etc.), there will never be an issue.

Garbage

  • Make sure that after each workday the garbage is disposed of outside, away from the office building. This is twice as important if there is food in the garbage as well.  Leaving food in the trash overnight is another way to invite ants into your office building.

As long as one follows these steps, preventing ants in the workplace is easy! However, if you find that you already have an ant infestation in the workplace, consider calling Accurate Pest Control for assistance. We will make sure the ants are gotten rid of in a professional and timely manner without interrupting the workday.

Rodents and The Workplace

No one wants to find out their business has been infested with mice. Not only are they unsightly, but they are also a health risk to yourself, your employees, and your clients. Furthermore, they can create discord between employees who wish to either save or kill the rodent, raising office tensions. Whatever your stance on mice is, I think we can all agree that they do not belong in the workplace. Therefore, it is important that steps are taking in order to prevent such an event from occurring. Together, let’s review what can happen if a mouse has found its way into your business, and what to do if one has decided to make your business it’s home.

The Risk Mice Pose

  • Disease
    • The most pressing issue of having mice in the workplace is that they are capable of spreading disease.  This is usually done through droppings and urine.  Therefore, if you notice dropping or urine, make the matter known immediately and begin to take measures to remove the infestation from your office.
  • Cable Chewers
    • Another sign you have a mouse in the office is chewed cables. Mice, known as curious creatures, explore the environment around them by chewing, potentially costing your company hundred, if not thousands of dollars in repairs.
  • Data Loss
    • Due to their tendency to chew on anything them come across, cables included, a mouse chewing through an important cable is not unlikely. If a mouse chews through the right cable they can cause data loss or corruption, and in more extreme cases can complete destroy computers and servers.
  • Fire Hazard
    • Again, due to their tendency to chew, if a mouse chews on a cable with a steady electrical current, a fire could erupt.

It is extremely important that preventive measures are taken to keep mice out of the business office.

Preventive Measures

  • Clean
    • Mice, as previously read, will chew and eat just about anything, making it extremely important that the office cleans up after itself while and after eating. If the office has plates, it is important that after each use they are thoroughly rinsed and cleaned. This will not only prevent mice, but other pests as well such as roaches and ants.
  • Empty Trash
    • No one likes having to be the one to take out the trash at the office, but someone has to do it. In the combined effort to maintain office cleanliness, it is important that trash cans, especially those with food, are removed from the office and properly disposed of outside.
  • Maintain a Clean Workspace
    • While this can be interpreted as saying, “Do not eat at your desk!”, the message we are trying to convey is that it is important to clean up after yourself. If you decide to snack while at your desk, which is still not recommended, make sure that all crumbs are disposed of properly, and all trash is taken too the proper trash can so that it can removed promptly, not sitting at your desk overnight.

Following these preventive measures will make sure mice look the other way when approaching your office building.

However, if your office building has already been infested with mice, the best course of action to take is too seek professional help. Consider contacting Accurate Pest Control! We are professionals at dealing with mice infestations in office buildings and will make sure your office building is properly cleaned, without causing harm to your employees or clients. At Accurate Pest Control, we will make sure your rodent issues are resolved completely, without causing any unnecessary interruptions for your business.

Mosquitoes are in the Air!

With the arrival of Spring, despite the cold weather as of late, brings the arrival of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes, perhaps the most annoying insect to deal with, are extremely dangerous due to their tendency to spread a variety of diseases, some even capable of death. It is important that you arm yourself with the proper ways to deal with these pests, in order to protect yourself and your family.

Protecting Your Home

Before opening your windows to let the nice Spring breeze in and cool down your house, make sure each window is outfitted with screens. If you open your windows without a properly fitted screen, you are unintentionally inviting, not just mosquitoes, but numerous other pests into your home. Therefore, before opening your windows during the Spring, make sure screens are installed and are free from any tears or rips. Furthermore, ensure all cracks and holes in the house are sealed off as well.

Protecting your Yard

Mosquitoes are most prominent, and most annoying, in one’s back yard.  This is not only because it provides them with a steady source of food (pets and humans), but it also provides them with a safe, reliable breeding ground. After mating, the female mosquito will search for stagnant water (clogged gutters, planters or pots, toys, bird baths, open trash cans, puddles) in the immediate area. In order to prevent mosquitoes from setting up camp in your backyard, consider the following:

  • Citronella Repellant Candles – while proven to provide some relief, this method is not reliable on windy days.
  • Natural Plants – consider panting rosemary, catnip, marigolds, and citronella in your backyard.
  • Bug Sprays – sold at most retail locations, bug sprays are another effective way of dealing with mosquitoes but will not provide lasting relief and will need to be done every few weeks. This also include bug spray that is safe for skin contact, which can help relieve an individual from mosquitoes for a short time.
  • Foggers – while not recommended for individual use, if you do decide to use this method, it is extremely important that you read and follow ALL instructions. This method will provide most lasting relief and can kill on contact.

Consider the Professionals

While we understand wanting to resolve this issue on your own, we encourage you to reach out to us for help, if you require assistance! We use proven methods known to reliably remove mosquitoes from your property while keeping your family’s safety as priority. If you have any questions regarding our methods and availability, do not hesitate to reach out to us! At Accurate Pest Control, we ensure the job is done properly, while keeping your family’s safety as our top priority.