Some home improvement projects attract pests. While that might sound odd, it is true. An excellent example of this is a new deck that attracts carpenter bees or even carpenter ants. Inside is a closer look at how making home improvements can attract pests to your home.
There are so many species of ants around that it is a bit crazy. However, they serve as a good introduction organism. Ants eat either meat or plants. If you think about what a pest eats, you can often identify the risks of attracting them to your home. One of the highest priorities for insects and other pests is finding water. Plant a flower bed too close to your house, and you could end up with ant infestations, inside the house. The ants are attracted to the water you give the flowers.
We deal with about five species of cockroach in the pest industry. Cockroaches eat dead things – Dead animals, rotting vegetables, that leftover baked potato you left on the counter overnight. A fantastic home improvement project that can reduce your odds of attracting cockroaches is to move the garbage and recycling away from the house. Doing so can also help prevent ant and rodent issues too.
In the spring, termite colonies disperse. Installing new woodwork or doing home repairs can attract termites. Untreated wood, such as the deck’s underside, foundation repair, etc., can attract termites, carpenter bees, and carpenter ants.
The New Fence – If you put up a new wooden fence and suddenly it is full of holes, the damage may have been something else. The problem could be carpenter bees. If the damage is not in a straight line, then the culprit is most likely wood-boring beetles. That situation may have come with the lumber you bought for the new fence.
Learn more about pest prevention or for help dealing with an existing pest issue; give us a call. We provide comprehensive and affordable pest control solutions to the Bryan and College Station communities.