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  • A Jumping Nuisance: Why Springtails Show Up in Charlotte

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    Springtime is coming to an end, but springtails are still hopping around all over the place. These tiny hexapods are often mistaken for fleas due to their ability to jump high and far for their size. Though they don't cause harm to people or plants, they can become quite the nuisance in Charlotte, NC, as the heavy summer rainfall and high temperatures attract them. Learn more about this pest from Innovative Pest Management, Inc.

    Reasons Why Springtails Come Indoors

    It's too dry outside.

    Like any hexapod, the springtail prefers moist environments and will seek them out during the hot and dry season in Charlotte. It invades interior spaces such as the bathroom and the basement, where it enjoys the dampness and the humidity. These hexapods move indoors not only when it's dry outside but also after heavy downpours. If they find a nice, damp place indoors, they will stay there until they're forced back outdoors or eliminated altogether.

    They detect mold indoors.

    Most springtail species are herbivorous, preferring to feed on fungi and plant matter; they'll also consume algae and feces. Other species are carnivorous and will feed on their own kind, including arthropods such as nematodes. Mold and fungi grow in damp, moist areas of your home. If these pests locate a continual food source, they won't have a reason to leave the comfort of their newfound space.

    You leave the lights on.

    Some pests are attracted to lights whereas others stay hidden in the darkness. If a wandering springtail sees the lights on inside or outside your home, it won't stay out in the dark for long. These little creatures are attracted to the light and have no problem being seen in the open. Their small size usually makes them easy to miss until they gather together in one area.

    Springtail Pest Control in Charlotte, NC

    Whether you're dealing with or wanting to prevent an infestation, it's important to take action before springtails claim a space in your home. Contact Innovative Pest Management, Inc. in Charlotte NC to learn more about these pests and schedule an immediate inspection. Our pest control professionals will put an end to a springtail infestation and help prevent a reinfestation throughout the summer.

  • All You Need to Know About Ants to Avoid Infestations in Rock Hill

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    Ants are an incredibly invasive insect, and getting rid of an infestation on your own can be difficult. Rock Hill, SC may be the “Gateway to South Carolina,” but homes and businesses in this city are a common gateway for this pest, who take advantage of the sprawling development and prevalence of nature. As a provider of safe, effective ant control the experts at Innovative Pest Management, Inc. explain how to prevent infestations around your property. 

    Understand Ant Behavior 

    Ant colonies often build nests outdoors but venture inside for food and water. These bugs will forage in your home or business and bring their finds back to feed the rest of the colony. Other colonies nest indoors, making themselves right at home inside your house or commercial property. The goal is to avoid having them see your property as a source of sustenance. 

    Make Your Property Less Ant-Friendly 

    Maintaining a spotless home or workplace is a must when it comes to preventive ant control. Even if your home is very clean, the occasional missed spill happens – especially when kids are in the picture. Cleaning up crumbs and spills as soon as they occur is key, but proper food storage is just as important. Store all food in airtight containers or in the refrigerator, and avoid leaving pet food out for long periods of time. Water also attracts ants, so clear up any leaky pipes or call in a plumber to prevent an infestation. 

    Ant-Proof Entrances 

    Make it as difficult as possible for the local ant population to get into your home or place of business. Like most pests, these insects make their way inside via cracks, holes, and other unintentional points of entry. The best defense is to caulk or otherwise seal off gaps around doorways and windows and in your foundation or walls. Place salt around entryways as an added deterrent; the ant population hates it, but it's non-toxic to children and pets. Diatomaceous earth is used to kill these insects, but it’s also dangerous to kids and animals.

    Ant Control from the Rock Hill’s Professionals

    If you spot even a single ant inside your home or business, you probably already have an infestation. Don't tackle the problem alone, as DIY sprays and baits don’t always the trick. The ant control professionals at Innovative Pest Management, Inc. has the state-of-the-art equipment and knowledge of the latest techniques to safely banish ants from your home or business. We serve residential and commercial customers in Rock Hill, SC, so contact us today to schedule an appointment.

  • Innovative Pest Management

    Why Innovative Pest Management?

    Innovative Pest Management is your BEST CHOICE

    for Bug, Rodent, and Pest Control

    Whether it is Spiders, Termites or General Household Pests, trust your home or business to us. We are a family business built on values, knowledge, safety and commitment to solve your pest problems.

    Home Spider Web Removal

    Web Removal

    When one of our technicians comes to your home or business we remove all the reachable webs on the outside of the home or building.

    By doing so we remove egg sacks from the building which are protected from the product; thus creating a clean surface to apply pesticide. It also makes the appearance of your home or business more attractive.

     
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    Treating the Outside Perimeter

    While treating the outside of your home of business for pest prevention we focus on areas such as:

    • Foundation Base
    • Eaves
    • Doorways and Windows
    • Cracks, Crevice and Entry Points
    • Structure Perimeter  (We apply a granular to provide a 5ft-10ft barrier around the structure)
     
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    Interior Treatment

    Our inside treatment includes critical zones sch as pipe chases, corners, and entry points. All this and more at no additional charge to you.

    icon pet friendly houseOur products are pet-friendly and do not leave a visible residue. While servicing your home our technicians wear booties to ensure no dirt is tracked into your home.

     
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    Unlimited Callbacks

    Our clients enjoy the freedom and security of our unlimited callbacks. See a bug? We will come back out at no charge to address the pest problem. Our dedication is to fix your pest problems now and prevent future issues.

    Don't Hesitate. Call now to schedule your appointment.

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