Public Sleeping Day must have been invented by pests who want you to close your eyes while they take over your home. In retaliation, take a snooze in their territory on February 28th: — a park bench or beach blanket. Then contemplate how you’ll make sure that there will never be a day when pests sleep in your home.
Knowledge is Power
Learn the telltale signs that pests leave behind as clues. Some pests, like ants or roaches, are quite visible as they will boldly scamper across your countertop or floor looking for food. Rodents, while sometimes hard to spot, leave droppings near food
sources such as pantry shelves and you can often hear them within your walls. Other pests, like bed bugs and termites, hide from view.
Bed Bugs – At a low-level infestation, you may not know you have a problem by looking at the few bites on your skin. And, people react differently to bed bug bites. Periodically inspect the seams of the mattresses in your home. Always check hotel
rooms, and to make sure you don’t transport any home with you unknowingly, never place your luggage on the floor or on the bed. Use the luggage rack provided to you in the room.
Bed bugs are hard to get rid of on your own; it’s best to call a professional who knows how to kill bed bugs. Should you suspect bed bugs somewhere you’ve been, like a hotel or movie theater, take your clothes off in your garage and place them in a sealed plastic bag. Then wash them in the hottest water possible.
Termites – Termites can slowly eat your home from the inside out right under your nose if you’re not proactive. Inspect your home for telltale signs, like tunnels built on the outside of your home near the foundation, frass or termite droppings in your basement or attic, or wings found on your windowsills or porch after rain in the spring.
Calling in a Professional
Whatever pest you find in your home, getting help from a professional is imperative. You won’t find Ecola pest control specialists sleeping on the job – not even on February 28th. Your best defense is to arrange a free termite inspection by calling 1-800-332-BUGS (2847). Ecola specializes in natural termite control that is family-friendly and highly effective. Keep your eyes open for the early warning signs of a pest infestation, then call Ecola for your free estimate.