Mid America Pest Control
FREE 58 Point Pest Analysis
Before we propose a program or a price for treatments, we will complete a FREE detailed 58 point pest analysis of your home or business, both inside and out. We want to be sure we identify all of the environmental conditions that either attract or support pest activity. Our 58 point pest analysis is part of our commitment to providing the best preventative pest control service in our area. We want to help our customers understand what factors might be attracting pests to their home or business and then address what things they can do to change that. Here are some of the areas our free pest analysis covers:
Windows and Doors
If caulk or weather stripping is coming loose or needs replacing, pests could be entering your home or business through these gaps. If your door sweeps are old or weak, bugs and small animals like mice can squeeze their way in.
Cracks, Crevices, or Holes in the Exterior Wall
Holes that lead into your home, such as where your power service enters your house, should be carefully sealed off. Pipes that lead to the outside should always be fully sealed as well. This is a common way pests can get into your home or business. This includes plumbing pipes and dryer vent system, which can also have gaps that need to be sealed.
Attic and Siding
If the louver screens in your attic are torn or have holes in them, chances are, that’s where pests have entered your home. If your siding is not insulated, animals can also squeeze their way inside your building here.
Weeds, Grass, & Tree Limbs
If your grass grows too long near your house, many critters could be hiding in it. To keep animals and insects further from your home, keep your grass well cut. Additionally, keep any firewood at least five feet or more away from the foundation of your home. It’s important to understand that bugs can be living in the wood or in your grass, so keep distance between those bugs and your house or office. Any tree limbs that hang over your roof or very close to the side of your house can introduce squirrels or other rodents into your home as well. If tree branches or shrubs come into contact with your house, it’s best to keep those trimmed back.
Gutters and Drainage
If your gutters are filled with debris or even tiny trees, a number of pests can be living in there. Lack of splash guards under downspouts can allow water to accumulate or seep into the base of your home’s foundation, thus attracting insects. Also, if rainwater does not adequately drain away from your home’s foundation, this standing water can attract unwanted pests. If there is any evidence of a water leak or rain water draining into your basement or crawlspace, pests could be present nearby.
If your pets have evidence of fleas – such as excessive scratching, flea dirt, etc. – then fleas could very well be in your house. They can jump off of your pet and into the fibers of your carpet, curtains, bedding, or towels, where they can live for more than 100 days without eating.
Food Storage and Garbage Containers
When food is left out or improperly sealed, bugs and rodents will be attracted to it. Seal off all food in tupperware or plastic bags to avoid attracting pests. If your trash cans have ill-fitting lids, the smell will also attract pests. They can get in through the lid, and might just stick around to explore more areas of your home. Make sure all trash can lids are tightly secured.
These are just some of the areas our 58 point free pest analysis covers. When our specialists arrive on your property, they’ll provide a comprehensive list of every item to check when monitoring for pests! Contact Mid America Pest Control today at (918) 373-4187 to request your free pest analysis.