Dealing with summer pests, what you need to know - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Dealing with summer pests, what you need to know

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Summer is peak season for pests exterminators, rodents and bugs use this time to turn your home into theirs. 

They live in the tightest spots of your home, hidden away for weeks, even years.

"Your power outlets are a good spot to start. Any place a bug can enter a house, that's where we want to treat at," said Adams Exterminators expert Hunter Hodges.

He says it's critical to seal windows and doors, any place light can break through, pests will be sure to follow. 

"There is an actual hole going down to the crawl space and those little droppings you see there are from mice that have been entering in," continued Hodges.

The experts recommend to conduct routine inspections inside the home, especially in areas prone to moisture, such as under the sink, a perfect place for breeding. 

"See what you're up against," said Hodges. "If you don't do an inspection you won't know how to treat." 

Around this time of year, American roaches, ants and mice numbers spike, taking care of the problem earl could save you time and money. It will also decrease the chance of contracting a health issue.  

"They are one of the main causes of  a lot of respiratory problems in children, are the feces in roaches," said Hodges.  

Don't forget to check outside the home as well by trimming shrubs and replacing broken vents.

"Because if you get holes in those, the next thing you know a stray cat will get be under your house and you have fleas everywhere," continued Hodges.

By remembering to conduct simple maintenance, bugs and pests can stay out.

Copyright 2015 WALB.  All rights reserved.  

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Commissioners want to be progressive with bike trail

    Commissioners want to be progressive with bike trail

    Monday, April 24 2017 2:31 PM EDT2017-04-24 18:31:51 GMT
    On Monday, county commissioners heard more about the trails' master plans (Source:WALB)On Monday, county commissioners heard more about the trails' master plans (Source:WALB)

    Dougherty County Commissioners want to be more progressive when it comes to the planned Sasser and Flint River Trails. On Monday, April 24, 2017, county commissioners heard from Planning Director Paul Forgey about moving forward with the bike and walking trails. Commissioners need to adopt a Flint River Trails master plan as well as create a Friends of the Flint River Trails non-profit.

    More >>

    Dougherty County Commissioners want to be more progressive when it comes to the planned Sasser and Flint River Trails. On Monday, April 24, 2017, county commissioners heard from Planning Director Paul Forgey about moving forward with the bike and walking trails. Commissioners need to adopt a Flint River Trails master plan as well as create a Friends of the Flint River Trails non-profit.

    More >>
  • Proposed recovered materials facility gets put on hold

    Proposed recovered materials facility gets put on hold

    Monday, April 24 2017 1:51 PM EDT2017-04-24 17:51:32 GMT
    The facility would be placed in an area near Pecan Lane and Fleming Road (Source:WALB)The facility would be placed in an area near Pecan Lane and Fleming Road (Source:WALB)

    Dougherty County Commissioners want more information before they vote on a proposed recovered materials facility in East Albany. More than 20 acres along Pecan Lane are up for rezoning as a Restricted Industrial District. The facility would be used to crush concrete and other storm debris from the nearby P&G warehouse that was destroyed by the January storms.

    More >>

    Dougherty County Commissioners want more information before they vote on a proposed recovered materials facility in East Albany. More than 20 acres along Pecan Lane are up for rezoning as a Restricted Industrial District. The facility would be used to crush concrete and other storm debris from the nearby P&G warehouse that was destroyed by the January storms.

    More >>
  • Turner Field Road has a major detour

    Turner Field Road has a major detour

    Monday, April 24 2017 11:05 AM EDT2017-04-24 15:05:08 GMT
    (WALB image)(WALB image)

    It will require a major adjustment for drivers over the next three days in the 700 block of the road.

    More >>

    It will require a major adjustment for drivers over the next three days in the 700 block of the road.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly