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Flying Termites

What you might think are flying ants in your yard during rainy season could be flying termites. When a nest is ready to start a new colony, usually in very humid weather termites will take to the skies to reproduce and go on to establish new colonies. The main difference between flying ants and flying termites is that flying ants don’t shed their wings , so if you find wings lying around, it could be a sign that there is a mature termite colony around.

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What are signs of Termites?

·         Faint 'lines' on drywall.

·         A hollow sound when you tap on the wall.

·         Bubbling or peeling paint.

·         Baseboards that crumble under slight pressure.

·         Visible frass

·         Droppings and dead carcasses 

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How often should you spray for cockroaches?

Once the problem is under control and you do not see any more cockroaches, it is recommended to spray once every 30 to 60 days inside and outside your home to help keep the problem from coming back. Spraying inside and outside every 30 to 60 days will also keep all other pests out of your home.

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How to prevent Cockroach Infestation

  • Keep your home,specifically your kitchen,as tidy as possible. 

  • Take out the trash every day.

  • In the bathroom, use silicone to fill any gaps around the bathtub and sink, and fix any leaky pipes.

However, if cockroaches have already entered your home, it’s time to call South Coast Pest Control. Cockroaches reproduce quickly and are difficult to get rid of for good.

 

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What can attract Cockroaches to Your Home?

Cockroaches are attracted to food that has been left out on the counter, dirty dishes in the sink, and crumbs laying on the floor. They are also attracted to moisture, such as from a leaky pipe or a wet bathmat on the floor. While having a dirty house can extend a cockroach’s stay, having a clean one also will not guarantee that you won’t get them at all. Cockroaches and their eggs can come into your home in various ways, including through cracks, vents and pipes, and even on things like grocery bags, purses, boxes and shoes.