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long-island-extermination-facts-5Pest extermination is serious business. Just ask anyone who’s had an infestation in their home.

 

 

Long Island residents are no different. Every year, a number of insects are threatening to invade our houses and apartments, and it’s up to each and every one of us to be diligent and learn what to do in order to rid our homes of whatever pests have become a problem. Let’s take a look at a few Long Island exterminating facts and how they can help you maintain a pest-free home.

 

Long Island exterminating fact #1: Spraying still works, but it’s risky.

 

Visit your local hardware, department, or grocery store, and you’ll be inundated with a wide variety of pesticides. There are sprays that target cockroaches, ants, spiders, and almost every other insect you can think of. These sprays are prevalent, because they work. Even the smallest “spritz” of spray can make bugs and arachnids stop dead in their tracks. However, you must also consider the risks of poisons. These sprays can be toxic, which means exposure to them can be harmful. This is especially important to remember if you have small children or pets.

 

Long Island exterminating fact #2: Baiting systems are often underappreciated.

 

Surely baiting pests can’t possibly work, right? Wrong! Baiting systems are extremely helpful in getting rid of many insects without the need of a messy cleanup or dangerous chemicals. A baiting system features a poison that has been designed to attract certain bugs. The bug enters thorough an opening in the unit, and then takes a piece of the bait back to its nest. The poison acts slowly, so as not to kill the critter before it has reached home. Once the nest has been reached, the poison will begin to affect all those that come in contact with it, and before you know it, a large number of insects have been infected. It’s a great way kill a number of pests as efficiently as possible.

 

Long Island exterminating fact #3: Sometimes, a professional must get involved.

 

If you’re a diligent homeowner, there are a number of pest problems that you can take care of yourself. Between the sprays, baiting systems, and precautions to keep pests out of your house in the first place, many of us do a great job when faced with critters that have invaded our home. But there are also times that an infestation is too big for us to handle. Plus, pests like bed bugs and termites can often be too much for a homeowner to deal with, whether it’s because of their hiding capabilities or their sheer numbers. If you need assistance, you should never be afraid to ask for a little help.

 

 

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