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FullScope Pest Control shares how homeowners might be inadvertently opening their home to an infestation

 

This March, FullScope Pest Control and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) are working to spread public awareness during Termite Awareness Week, March 7-13, 2021 about the extensive damage these pests can cause to homes. Recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events, this annual observance is the perfect time to highlight the estimated $5 billion in property damage termites cause in the U.S. each year—damage that is typically not covered by homeowners insurance. To help prevent an infestation before it begins, FullScope Pest Control is sharing some of the ways homeowners could be attracting termites to their home and how to stop them before it’s too late.

 

“With spring around the corner, now is the time of year when termites begin to swarm,” said Derek Salazar, Owner at FullScope Pest Control. “Although there are only a few species of termites homeowners need to be concerned about in the U.S., each of them has the ability to overtake your property and cause costly damage. When it comes to preventing a termite infestation, it’s important to know what actions you can take to ensure you’re not attracting them to your home in the first place.”

Homeowners can keep their property protected from termites by doing their best to avoid the following: 

 

  1. Stacking firewood near the home. Firewood is especially attractive to termites, and having it too close to the home can attract them inside. Be sure to store firewood at least 20 feet from the home and five feet off of the ground.
  2. Improper drainage. Termites love water and clogged gutters offer the perfect opportunity to collect moisture. Divert rainwater away from the foundation of your home using down-spout extenders and be sure to regularly clear your gutters of leaves and debris.
  3. Excess mulch. Although mulch can provide a beautiful touch to your yard, it serves as a meal for termites and also retains water. Minimize the use of mulch and be sure to keep it at least 15 inches from the foundation of the home.
  4. Trees growing near the home. Tree limbs and leaves can provide a pathway to your home for termites seeking a new colony location.
  5. Excess wood throughout the yard. Any rotting wood material is an easy meal for termites, so be sure to remove any logs or tree stumps from your property.

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For more information about termites, or to contact a licensed pest control professional, please visit FullScope Pest Control

 

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About FullScope Pest Control

Fullscope Pest Control was founded in 2018 by Derek Salazar, by a lifetime resident of the Houston area.

Although Fullscope Pest Control is new to servicing customers, Derek Salazar brings over 30 years of commercial and residential pest control Knowledge to the company. He spent the last 30 years in the pest control industry, training and managing technicians throughout Houston. Derek brings in-depth knowledge to his company and can service your home or commercial facility with top-notch results.

We are proud to offer our experience to you. Fullscope Pest Control will be serving the Kingwood, Atascocita, Humble, Cleveland, Splendora, New Caney, Porter and surrounding areas. With a highly technical and hands-on background, Fullscope not only brings you solutions, but also professional technicians who care about protecting your family, pets, and property.

At Fullscope Pest Control, we specialize in both commercial and residential pest management, offering solutions to virtually all of your pest problems.

So when you are searching for pest exterminator near you, check us out and see why we are considered the premier pest provider in your area, servicing satisfied customers in Kingwood, Conroe, Porter, Humble, Atascacita, New Caney, Splendora and Cleveland, Texas

Our Techniques are created around science, and this can only be developed through a life time of knowledge and expertise. Master Entomolgist on staff to provide the highest, most professional level of pest control solutions.

The Premier North Houston Pest Control Service Provider, 30 years Experience. Serving Kingwood, Humble, Atascacita, New Caney, Porter, Splendora, Cleveland, and Conroe Texas.

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Thief ants are one of the smallest of household ant species, and they get their name from their clever habit of nesting near other ants’ nests, so they can rob them of food and their young.  If you have other ant species nesting in your New Caney, TX yard, there's a good chance that Thief ants will show up at some point!  

Generally speaking, ants are among the most hearty, resilient, and adaptable insects around, and most species can be difficult to get rid of once they're indoors. It's a good idea to know what type of ants you're dealing with to help you in managing them.

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White-footed ants are prolific reproducers and can produce colonies and even supercolonies that can house tens of thousands and up to millions of ants on your Humble, TX property, with up to 1/3 of them actively reproducing. These ants are found in different places around the U.S., mainly in Florida, but also in Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, and South Carolina.  

White footed ant colonies release winged female and male reproducing ants from their colony during mating season, and they will mate to create an entire new colony. Males die after mating, and the female will die more than a year later, after founding one or more colonies. 

Generally speaking, ants are among the most hearty, resilient, and adaptable insects around, and most species can be difficult to get rid of once they're indoors. It's a good idea to know what type of ants you're dealing with to help you in managing them.

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FullScope Pest Control  provides tips to protect the home from a rodent infestation 

DID YOU KNOW? Mice can fit through an opening the size of a dime, and rodents can squeeze through holes the size of a quarter. 

During the winter season, it’s estimated that rodents seek shelter in more than 21 million homes in the United States. 

With cold weather and snow blanketing much of the country, homeowners aren’t the only ones seeking shelter indoors. FullScope Pest Control, a pest management company servicing North Houston, TX Areas, warns that rodents are also looking for a warm place like our homes to escape the winter chill. 

Unfortunately, these small pests can cause more than just a headache for homeowners if they gain entrance inside. 

“Rodents can contaminate food sources and serve as vectors of many diseases, such as salmonella and the potentially fatal Hantavirus,” said Derek Salazar, Owner for the FullScope Pest Control. “Moreover, mice and rats can cause serious structural damage by chewing through insulation, wallboards, wood and electrical wiring.”

A female house mouse can give birth to up to a dozen babies every three weeks. House mice produce between 40 and 100 droppings per day.

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Rats

  • Are baby-making machines. 
  • Mate around 500 times in a six-hour period 
  • Some can have up to 8 or 9 offspring 

Rat Extermination

Rodents are problems for nearly one-third of American homeowners. In addition to drawing unpleasant reactions as they scurry across kitchen floors, mice and rats pose significant health risks and property damage. 

 

Rodents can bring fleas and mites into the home, exacerbate allergy and asthma symptoms, contaminate food with Salmonella, and spread other diseases including murine typhus, infectious jaundice, Weil’s disease and rat-bite fever. 

 

The white-footed deer mouse is also known to transmit Hantavirus. 

 

These pests can also cause structural damage by chewing through walls, wood and wires, increasing the risk of house fires. 

Rodent Prevention

It's much easier to prevent an infestation than to get rid of pests after they've found a cozy retreat inside the home. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recommends the following tips to keep homes rodent-free this winter:

  • Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home, including areas where utilities and pipes enter, using caulk, steel wool or a combination of both. 
  • Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and windows.
  • Screen vents and openings to chimneys.
  • Store food in airtight containers and dispose of garbage regularly.
  • Inspect items such as boxes, grocery bags and other packages brought into the home.

 

To prevent a rodent infestation, homeowners should seal cracks in the home’s exterior, and screen vents and chimney openings, as well as keep attics, basements and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.

Derek Salazar advises homeowners to also be on the lookout for signs of an infestation. “If you find rodent feces or hear sounds of scurrying in the walls, contact a licensed pest professional to inspect the home for rodents.”

 

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What's not to love about summer? Well, mosquitoes are one thing most people aren't crazy about. These pesky critters buzz in your ears and can inflict itchy bites. More seriously, they can also spread diseases like West Nile Virus, Zika virus, Dengue, and Malaria. And who wants to worry about mosquitoes on your New Caney property when you're trying to grill, entertain, and enjoy time with your family and friends?  

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