Prevention Tips

fleas control servicesDo you want to avoid pest and termites from entering your home or business? If you answered yes, then be sure to read the following pest and termite prevention tips.

Pest Prevention
Here are some tips to prevent pests

  • Do not accumulate trash or debris on your property.
  • Always cover or seal trash tightly.
  • Seal all possible pest entry points.
  • Check for and remove structural damage such as moisture-damaged wood. Water damage can cause weak spots in the roof causing animals to enter through the weakened area.
  • Repair damaged windows and screens.
  • Keep gutters clean.
  • Keep all areas clean where food is prepared, stored or served. Do not leave of crumbs and grease.
  • Carefully check for pests in furniture, boxes, paper and other items brought into your home.
  • Consider chimney caps or wire mesh to cover. Chimneys are quite often the location of squirrels, raccoons and birds since it is the largest opening for your home.

Termite Prevention: 

Here are some tips on termite prevention:

  • Keep mulch, wood debris, scrap lumber, sawdust and firewood away from your home.
  • Trim all shrubs, bushes and other dense greenery away from the foundation of your home. Move mulch away from the foundation as well.
  • Don't bury wood debris near your home.
  • Remove infested trees and stumps.
  • Repair leaking faucets and water lines, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Fix leaky roofs and gutters.
  • Don't allow leaves to accumulate in gutters and drains.
  • Seal all cracks and holes in your home's foundation, which may provide a handy access point for termites.

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Athens Exterminating

7080 Smokey Road
Athens, GA 30601

866-680-ANTS (2687)

Fax: 706-546-7410

Business Hours:
Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed Holidays
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