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Rain and bugs go together-so what can you do about this?

rain and bugs

Why are they coming inside, well hello?  It’s raining, it’s pouring – you know the old nursery rhyme.  These bugs aren’t snoring.

Why inside?  They want to be dry so they look for a safe place and your home looks inviting.  Larger insects can handle the rain, but smaller ones like ants, flies and spiders often need shelter or risk a certain death.

Here’s are some things you can do. Ants may be the most common pest you’ll find after the rain starts.  To remedy this, try laying out a piece of duct tape with a little jam on it (sticky side up friends). The ants will be attracted to the jam and will get stuck on the tape.  Kids love this and there is no 800 number to call for bug torture.

Often, Palmetto Bugs  may be found flying around your home after a heavy rain. They can find any and all entry points into your home because they have entry p0int radar. Make sure you have sealed off holes, window sills, cracks under doors and pipe entry points. If they didn’t come in when you opened the door, there is an opening somewhere that needs to be sealed.

Another way Palmetto Bugs enter your home is through drain pipes. They can hold their breath under water for 5 to 7 minutes! When drains aren’t used often and the rains cause waters to rise, the roaches will come up shower, sink and toilet drains.

Run hot water and pour a cup of bleach to cleans the drains and prevent the palmetto bugs from swimming in- stop giving them life preservers.

The tiniest crack or crevice is an open invitation to little critters. So grab an inexpensive container of caulking and some weather stripping.

When bugs cross the barrier of a home that has been properly treated by a Coastal Pest Control , the uninvited visitors should die shortly after entering your home. If you do see dead bugs in your home, there is no need to call us because it means the products are working.

However, if you see multiple bugs, it may be time for a re-treat of your home’s exterior. While you can buy insecticides yourself, it is safer and often more cost effective to trust a Coastal Pest Control to treat your home or office for pests.

Who are you going to call?  Call Coastal – 772-879-0904

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We have a lot of fun in blogging but every now and then it is a good thing to share valuable information with you, the buying-a-house public.

Recently a real estate organization asked us for an article so we submitted one on wood destroying organisms here in the sunshine state.  Afterwards it dawned on us that, you, the buyer of a property should really understand what we look for when we inspect a home you may be purchasing.

We went to the University of Florida site for a complete explanation with pictures – yes pictures – of these nasty little insects that love to eat wood.

This is the link to their site where you will learn a lot – more than you wanted to probably but still needed to after all you want to purchase a house that is free from all these little buggers.

Keep in mind in FL carpenter bees and carpenter ants do not have to be reported, don’t ask us why – ask the state.

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in035

We are always here to take care of your needs in pest control.

In business it is all about marketing or is it?  You can market your you-know-what off and get nowhere.  How you market is very important.  If you make a promise, how you own up to it can make you or break you.

When you listen to those who understand PR and marketing the good old 80/20 rule always comes up.  Business marketing should be 80% of what you talk about and 20% should be personal.  People want to know whom they are doing business with, and they want to trust.

These are things we, at Coastal PC, learn about when we attend our networking groups and when we listen to those who know a little more than we do in getting our word out there.

One thing that stands out loud and clear – or maybe we should label it one question that stands out when we are out marketing and networking is what’s you charity?  Everyone in business should have one (or more) and believe in it.

How do we begin most of our marketing?  We do it in real estate.  The contract you signed clearly asks for an inspection, and you are given  the names of companies that do these inspections.  After you close your deal there is a good chance you received something in the mail possibly with a discount.  Real estate agents are an important part of our business and we support them locally.

If we did not give good service we would not be in business.  It’s the circle of business and that circle does include supporting a charity.

This year we hope you will join us and sign up for a Friday filled with fun on the golf course where Coastal PC is sponsoring “Men’s Longest Drive”.  It’s a fantastic way to show appreciation for those you have either done business with or who have made your life easier and happier in some way.

flyer for promotion – go ahead open it all the info you need is there.