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Choosing a Pest Professional

 

    Termites vs. ants
      Straight Antennae                                         Bent Antennae
     Equal Length wings                                      Unequal length wings
      Straight abdomen                                         Joint Abdomen

 

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  •  Keep Cellulose debris( mulch, scrap lumber, sawdust, firewood) away from home. If you keep firewood outside , keep it raised off the ground.
  • Trim shrubs, bushes, and other greenery away from foundation. Move mulch away from foundation as well.
  • Remove infested trees and stumps.
  • Repair leaking faucets and water lines, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Fix leaky roofs and gutters.
  • Grade soil so that water runs away from the foundation. (including air conditioning condensation pipes).
  • Ventilate crawlspace and attic to reduce humidity.
  • Install plastic sheeting on the soil in your crawlspace (80%).
  • Wood siding, Stucco, and foam board should be a least six inches away from the ground.
  • Caulk and close off any cracks to crawlspace or foundation opening.

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