Pest Control Jackson, Mississippi-Tips on Control and Prevention

Pest Control in Jackson, Mississippi-Tips on Control and Prevention

Controlling pests in the Jackson Metro area is tough, whether you are a homeowner or pest control professional. As residents of Madison, Ridgeland, Jackson, Brandon, and Clinton know, there are really no down seasons for pests. The warmer weather in late spring and summer means doing battle with mosquitoes, fire ants, termites, fleas, and ticks. Bedbugs and spiders are almost year-round pests. And just when the weather becomes cool, the rodents, rats, and mice decide they would rather be inside where it is nice and warm.

Pest prevention is often the best form of pest control for your home. Contact your pest control company or technician for additional tips on how to prevent pests. Here are a few to consider:

1.Identify and seal entryways, cracks, and crevices around your home, including doors and windows.

2.Vacuum regularly

3.Keep windows and doors closed

4.Minimize exterior lighting during summer months when mosquitoes and other flying insects are abundant.

5.Lawn maintenance-Keep shrubs trimmed and grass mowed

6.Dispose of garbage, empty food canisters and rotten fruit promptly

7.Store firewood at least 20 feet away from your home to prevent termite and wood destroying insect infestations.

8.Gutters are easy to forget about-Keeping them clean and unclogged will minimize mosquitoes ability to breed there.

9.Empty garbage cans, both inside and out, frequently.

10.Standing water in the lawn, flowerbeds, and bird baths, etc. are perfect breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

If you regularly do all of these and are still having problems, it may be time to call a pest professional. Residential pest services focus on prevention by building a barrier around your home with liquid and/or granular insecticides. Pests are either repelled or killed as they contact the barrier around your home. Pests that make it inside require an interior application of insecticides which are usually combined with IGRs to interrupt pests’ ability to breed.

For more information on residential pest control, please visit or call us at (601) 624-6360.

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