Avoiding Pests from Invading Your Home with Trad’s Pest Control


STUDIO THIS IS “RIVER CITY LIVE.”>>HAVE YOU EVER TURNED ON A LIGHT IN YOUR HOUSE AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU SEE A COCKROACH CRAWL ACROSS THE FLOOR, OR EVEN TER MITTS THAT CAN ACTUALLY DAMAGE YOUR HOME? I AM HERE AT THE GARDEN CENTER. IT IS YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD GARDEN CENTER. THISY HAVE PEST CONTROL AND THAT’S WHERE THIS GENTLEMAN COMES IN. HI, HOW ARE YOU?>>I LOVED THAT. THAT WAS GREAT.>>WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS IN FLORIDA, AND IT IS NOT AN INDICATION THAT YOU ARE GROSS OR ANYTHING BECAUSE LET ME TELL YOU. I SAW A COCKROACH IN MY HOUSE THE OTHER DAY AND I DON’T THINK I AM GROSS. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS YOU HAVE TO LOOK OUT FOR?>>AS FAR AS THE ONES THAT CAN DAMAGE YOUR HOUSE, THERE ARE ONLY A COUPLE. CARPENTER ANTS AND TERMITES. CARPENTER ANTS INFEST MOIST WOOD OR AREAS WHERE THERE ARE ELEVATED MOISTURE LIKE UNDER MULCHING YOUR LANDSCAPE BEDS AND IN LEAKING ROOF SYSTEMS OR IN LEAKY SHOWER PANS. SOMETIMES WE FIND THEM IN TREES. WHEREVER THERE IS AN ELEVATED MOISTURE LEVEL. THEY LIKE TO INHABIT THE AREA. THEY DON’T ACTUALLY DAMAGE THE WOOD. THEY DO DAMAGE BY HOLLOWING OUT THE WEAK WOOD TO MAKE NESTS FOR THE COLONY.>>WHEN IT COMES TO CREEPY CRAWLIES, THE PRIORITY IS TO GET RID OF THE THINGS THAT ARE DAMAGING TO YOUR HOME AND HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT THAT?>>YOU CAN’T HAVE THINGS DAMAGING YOUR RESIDENCE.>>ONE OF THE WAYS WITH CARPENTER ANTS IS YOU WANT TO FIND THE NEST AND KILL THE NEST AND THAT IS SIMPLY SAID BECAUSE IT IS MORE DIFFICULT TO FIND THE NEST. SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO TRAIL THEM FOR HOURS BEFORE YOU FIND IT. WHEN YOU DO YOU CAN KILL THEM WITH RESIDUAL DUST OR OTHER SUCH PESTICIDES THAT WILL DISRUPT THEIR LIFE CYCLE. TERMITES, ON THE OTHER HAND, THEY LIKE TO EAT YOUR WOOD. THEY ARE A WHOLE DIFFERENT STORY. TO GET RID OF TERMITES, IT IS A LOT MORE INVOLVED THAN JUST TREATING A NEST. YOU USUALLY CAN’T FIND A NEST BECAUSE THERE ARE TWO TYPES. SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES. SUBTERRANEAN SUGGEST LIVE IN THE GROUND. WE DON’T GO DIG UP THEIR NEST AND FIND IT IN THE GROUND. WHAT WE DO IS PROTECT YOUR BUILDING BY TREATING AROUND AND INSIDE AND UNDER THE FOUNDATION, UNDER YOUR HOME.>>THIS IS SOMETHING TRADS CAN DO. IT IS WHAT YOU DO.>>YES. YOU PUT IT EVERYWHERE YOUR FOUNDATION HAS OPENINGS. IF YOU HAVE A HOLLOW BLOCK FOUNDATION YOU PUT IT IN THE HOLLOW BLOCK. YOU PUT IT UNDER THE HOUSE. IF YOU HAVE A CRAWLSPACE IT IS EASY BECAUSE YOU CRAWL UNDER THERE. OBVIOUSLY YOU TRENCH AROUND THE OUTSIDE AND TREAT IT CONTAINS THE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS IN THE TERMITE BUSINESS. IT IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE AGAINST SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES. ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN THERE IS DRY WOOD TERMITES. THEY INHABIT DRY WOOD. THEY FLY IN FROM THE AIR. THEY ARE AERIAL. AS A RESULT IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO DEFEND AGAINST THEM.>>THAT’S GIVING ME THE SHIVERS. THEN WE HAVE THE CREEPY CRAWLIES. THAT WILL HELP YOU OUT IF THAT IS AN ISSUE, RIGHT?>>THE PEST CONTROL SERVICE IS EXCELLENT AGAIN COMMON HOUSEHOLD PETS. WE TREAT INITIALLY THE INSIDE OF YOUR HOME AND AROUND THE PERIMETER ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE HOME AND IN THE ATTIC. THEN WE TREAT THE PERIMETER TO KEEP THE PEST OUTSIDE WHERE THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE.>>IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS THE BEST BET IS ALWAYS TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THE FOLKS. YOU CAN COME AND VISIT AND THEY WILL GET YOU IN TOUCH WITH ANYBODY YOU NEED TO TALK TO. THANKS FOR EXPLAINING THAT AND GIVING ME THE EEBY-JEEBIES.

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