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Keep Rodents Out During Winter Months

When temperatures fall – squirrels, rats, mice and even larger rodents such as raccoons – will be looking for a warm place to escape the elements. These pests are looking for a way to enter your home, most commonly through the garage or attic, for food and shelter. Here are some tips to keep rodents out of your home during the winter months:
  • Make sure the underside of the flashing that covers the air conditioning conduits to the attic is sealed. This is one of the most common residential entry points for rodents in the Southeastern states.
  • Check the edges of the garage door to make sure there are no gaps or openings.
  • Seal off openings around pipes with sheet metal or concrete.
  • Block all possible rodent entry points such as the bottom of doors, pipe entry holes, ventilation pipes, roof vents and eave vents.
  • Pick up any trash or debris around the outside of your home that could provide a shelter for rodents.
  • Rodents are always on the lookout for food. Keep garbage cans sealed and eliminate any areas of standing water. Do not leave open food items out including pet food.

Rodents can squeeze through any opening their heads can fit through. For mice that can be an opening as small as ¼ inch! Eliminating all possible entry points is key to keeping rodents out.

To learn more on how to prevent rodents from entering your home, or to get a pest inspection – #BugUS!™
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5 Tips For a Pest-Free Christmas Tree

With each Christmas season, we’ll deck the halls, enjoy a sleigh ride, and go walking in a Winter wonderland. But no matter the festivities and tales of Santa, Christmas won’t feel quite complete without a decorated tree. Every year, evergreens from around the world are dawned with lights, tinsel, ornaments, candy, and more. However, if you’re planning to include a tree, real or fake, in your Christmas decor, consider its chances for containing bugs. No matter if you chopped it down or stored its plastic counterpart all year, your Christmas tree is a likely host to some bugs. So be sure that your Christmas tree brings into your home only good cheer, free of unwanted critters!

Bugs you might find in your Christmas tree this year: 

  • Adelgids (These are aphid-like insects covered in a white, waxy coating)
  • Aphids
  • Bark Beetles
  • Mites
  • Praying Mantids
  • Psocids
  • Sawfly
  • Scale Insects
  • Spiders
  • Webworms

Trees are exceptionally hospitable to insects, mites, and spiders. So ensure that before you display your tree in your living room window, that it is free of any of these kinds of critters. If you have a real tree, complete the following:

  1. Upon first bringing home your tree, make sure to thoroughly shake it out outside of your home to dislodge any insects, eggs, or other loose debris.
  2. Remove any bird nests or eggs. Check the undersides of branches, and in the trunk wherein these commonly hide.
  3. Refrain from using insect spray as these are often flammable.

If you have an artificial tree, you’ll likely store it for most of the year in your garage, basement, or crawl space. This is the perfect opportunity for bugs of all sorts to take up residence within its branches. So, before you set up your tree again this year, be sure to look out for bugs with these tips:

  1. Store your artificial tree in a fully-enclosed container that is tightly sealed. We advise against using just a box in which bugs can easily crawl inside.
  2. Unpack your tree outside. In case any bugs are hanging around, you can shake them off here in your lawn, rather than in your living room.
Make sure to check your other stored decorations for bugs as they are equally prone to harboring these pests. With a quick check, some thoughtful precautions, and Christmas music playing in the background, you’re decorations will be up and pest-free in no time!
If you encounter unwanted pests this season and need a quick solution to their permanent extermination, do not hesitate to call on us at Beebe’s Pest & Termite Control. We are your local, expert pest control professionals, and we’re prepared to serve your home this holiday!
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*Proudly providing pest control for Louisiana, Alabama, Florida & Mississippi!Beebe’s has provided pest control service to our valued customers for more than four decades. The goal is to not only provide you with quality protection, but also the continued security and peace of mind that comes with it! Our company uses only EPA-approved products that have been tested and proven effective. Not only are all of our pest control technicians professionally trained, but they also dedicate themselves to continuing education in their respective field.In fact, we pride ourselves with providing you the best customer service experience in the industry. We appreciate your business and also look forward to providing you with prompt and professional service.

How these 5 Insects Survive the Winter

When temperatures drop, what happens to mosquitoes, ants, cockroaches, and other pests? Is it true that we will not see any until the temperatures are warm again?It is a common misconception to believe these pests simply “die off’ during the colder months. Instead, these pests have found ways to make it through the season.

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Watch Out For Pests After A Hurricane

Watch Out For Pests After A Hurricane

Nobody likes having to deal with unwanted insects and pests in their homes, and that’s why so many people look for high-quality pest management services that will get the job done right (the first time around!).

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Pest Prevention Tips for Student Housing

Pest Prevention Tips for Student Housing
With the start of a new academic year just around the corner, students from all over the country are preparing to move into student housing. While this is an exciting season, it’s also a time when pest control companies tend to see an uptick in requests for pest control. When you have multiple people sharing a building, the risk increases for pest problems. Here are a few pest prevention tips for student housing:

Proper Trash Disposal

Students should familiarize themselves with the trash collection services provided by your residential facility, and the procedures may be different from what they do at home. Remove trash regularly from your dorm, so that trash doesn’t accumulate and attract unwanted pests.

Keep a Clean Dorm Room / Apartment

In a small dorm room, tiny messes add up fast. Unfortunately, food crumbs and clutter create a suitable environment in which pest populations thrive. Encourage roommates to work out a cleaning schedule that ensures basic tasks such as sweeping and vacuuming are done regularly.

Proper Food Storage

Many dorms allow small kitchenettes and mini-refrigerators so that students have access to a quick meal when they cannot get to the cafeteria. For pest prevention, store dry goods in airtight containers made from hard metal or plastic that stops mice and cockroaches from being able to access the contents.

 

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*Proudly providing pest control for Louisiana, Alabama, Florida & Mississippi!

Beebe’s has provided pest control service to our valued customers for more than four decades. The goal is to not only provide you with quality protection, but also the continued security and peace of mind that comes with it! Our company uses only EPA-approved products that have been tested and proven effective. Not only are all of our pest control technicians professionally trained, but they also dedicate themselves to continuing education in their respective field.

In fact, we pride ourselves with providing you the best customer service experience in the industry. We appreciate your business and also look forward to providing you with prompt and professional service.