We're quickly approaching the end of National Pest Management Month, and it's a good time to look at your pest control strategies for you home. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) takes this time each year to give recognition to the hard working professionals in the pest control industry for their role in the protection of people's home and health through regular pest management.
It's important to recognize how important your regular pest control is to maintain a high quality of life. "The NPMA is pleased to have the opportunity to publicly recognize the important work that pest professionals do every day during National Pest Management Month," says Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the NPMA. "In honor of National Pest Management Month, the NPMA is dedicated to raising public awareness about the risks posed by household pests and encouraging homeowners to take proactive steps to prevent pest infestations in their homes and properties."
In all reality, most insects fall into one of three categories. They either eat your home, they take over your home leaving behind feces, OR they feed on you making your life miserable potentially transmitting diseases. Pests like termites and carpenter ants can cause millions of dollars in home damage a year; rodents and cockroaches come into your home, and if not handled properly these pests can take over claiming your home as theirs; pests like mosquitoes and bed bugs use humans as blood hosts potentially spreading diseases through the blood stream.
Not so fun if you ask me.
The important thing about pest management is setting up regular maintenance and staying on a regular cycle. I can't stress enough how important it is to stay on the suggested pest control cycle (whether it's quarterly for general pests or every 3 weeks for mosquitoes and fleas). After a few treatments, you may find yourself saying, "Wait a minute, I'm not seeing bugs anymore. Great job! I don't need you anymore." BUT the probability is that you're not seeing bugs because you're seeing us every 3 months. In my opinion, I think we're a little easier on the eyes.
Give us a call today to schedule your appointment.
Few things are more beautiful and more memorable than a bride saying her "I Dos" in that perfect outdoor wedding scene. Weddings should be a picture perfect day. When each and every detail is planned, these amazingly beautiful events can go off without a hitch. Unfortunately, if pest control is taken for granted, you may find yourself and your guests under attack. As outdoor weddings become more and more popular, so does the threat of nasty, blood-sucking, disease spreading mosquitoes attacking your special day.
Any outdoor event you may be planning doesn't have to be ruined by the threat of an attack. You can fight back. This is where a quality mosquito treatment becomes key. A mosquito treatment to your party venue is imperative for the comfort of your guests. Being pest free will take your epic party to the next level, and it will help insure that EVERYONE but the mosquitoes have a great time.
Champion Pest Management is here to help you in the fight against mosquitoes and reach a party of epic proportions. Our qualified technicians will come out and treat the site a few days before the scheduled event to ensure that the treatment is set and begins working before any larvae hatches.
Don’t let mosquitoes ruin your special day.
Call Champion Pest Management, and we will treat your outdoor event space.
Spring is upon us, and with spring comes warmth and rain. With warmth and rain, come the termite swarmers.
So, what exactly are termite swarmers?
If you happen to see signs of swarmers (ex. a mass of flying insects at night near lights sources, abandoned wings either in your home or on your porch/deck) it's important not to panic. This is NOT an indication that your home is infested; however, they are indeed a sign that termites are nearby, mating, and looking to build new colonies.
Chances are if you're seeing swarmers, there's an already mature colony not too far away from your home. While it is true that it is important not to panic, you really should take this season seriously. This is a great opportunity and visual cue and warning to have your home inspected and placed under either a termite protection bond or a termite service plan.
Charleston, SC is an area of extreme high risk. Both subterranean and drywood termites are known to damage homes in South Carolina. In particular Formosan termites were first discovered in the continental U.S. in Charleston in the 1950s. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Americans spend more than $1 billion annually to repair property damage caused by Formosan termites.
Why take that risk with the most important financial investment you've made?
Call Champion Pest Management to schedule your free termite inspection.
Champion Pest Management is a locally owned, family run, pest control company operating in Charleston, SC and the surrounding areas.