Pest Control

Why are WASPS In My House? Fayetteville Georgia Termite and Pest Control

Have you ever had wasps getting inside your home and you couldn’t figure out where they came from?  Every once in a while we get a call from someone who has wasps that continually get inside their home and it is usually one of the two or three common entry points that allow them inside.

It’s one thing to have a single wasp get inside your house, but to have a few wasps every day getting inside is a different story.  A single wasp inside can simply fly through a door when the door is open for a few seconds too long, but when you have multiple wasps a day getting in it becomes more of a problem.  Most of the time when we are dealing with bugs and pests we focus on patterns rather than single insects.  If you see a single spider, it may just be a single spider and not a big problem.  The same thing goes for roaches, stink bugs, centipedes and even wasps.

This video highlights one of the places wasps can gain access to the inside of your home and become a particular nuisance.  These wasps are fairly contained inside the vent hood grease filter, but a few did escape into the room and cause some concern in this kitchen.  If you are like most people, its hard for you to stand still and not swat, duck or wince when a wasp or other flying, stinging insect is buzzing around your face.  The good news is that unless you are near their nest, wasps are usually not very aggressive and your chance of getting stung is low.  That said, we know you want the wasps out of the house.

If you have wasps getting inside your home, or maybe you have simple questions about wasps or some other kind of bug or pest, call Ennis Exterminating at 770-716-0867 and ask for me, Glenn Laney. I’ll be happy to speak with you any time!

Here’s wishing YOU a PEST-FREE Day!

Glenn

PS:  And don’t forget to ask about our FREE Consultation and FREE 58 Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!

Bug Free Home Tip – Fayetteville GA Pest Control and Termite Protection

Have you ever stepped in a sloppy, muddy pit when walking around your home?  Where were you when it happened?  Hopefully it wasn’t near your septic tank drain field!

Watch this short video to see a common muddy area around YOUR home that is an oasis for bugs and other pests.

Air conditioning condensation lines are common areas for excess moisture around the foundation of your house.  Not only will this create a tiny ecosystem oasis where bugs and pests can thrive during periods of extreme drought, but it can also create a WEAK SPOT in your termite protection if your home is protected by a liquid barrier termite treatment or make your home even more susceptible to termite infestation and damage if you have no termite protection at all.

May I just say that no termite protection at all . . . in Georgia and most of the southeastern United States . . . is a bad idea to begin with.

Now that we got that out of the way, if you:

  • Don’t have termite protection at all
  • Don’t remember the last time your home was inspected for termite damage
  • Have a problem with BUGS or other pests inside your home and need some help, OR . . .
  • Maybe you have a simple question about some other kind of bug or pest . . .

Call Ennis Exterminating at 770-716-0867 and ask for me, Glenn Laney. I’ll be happy to speak with you any time!

Here’s wishing YOU a PEST-FREE Day!

Glenn Laney

PS:  And don’t forget to ask about our FREE Consultation and FREE 58 Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!

Fayetteville Georgia Termite and Pest Control

Valuable Tip for Fewer Bugs Around YOUR Home!! – Fayetteville GA Pest Control and Termite Protection

Hi Folks,

In the famous words of Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams, you have heard it said:

 “If you build it, they will come . . . “

Just as important as doing what ATTRACTS the things you want around your home is GETTING RID of what attract the things you don’t want around your home.

This new series of videos will highlight many of the SIMPLE of things you can eliminate around YOUR home that make bugs and other pests happy.  For crying out loud, LET THEM BE HAPPY SOMEWHERE ELSE!!  Roll up that red carpet and hang out the “Not Welcome” sign to bugs and pests in your home and yard.

Watch this quick video to see one of the MOST common conditions we see around homes that creates an oasis for bugs and pests . . . and can make your home susceptible to termites or even WEAKEN termite protection you invest your hard earned money in to keep your home termite-free!

For $2 – $3 you can get all the hardware you need to extend your A/C condensation line away from your house and keep it from dripping right on your foundation.  Not only does this excess moisture create an area for bugs and pests (like ants, roaches, centipedes, mice, rats and mosquitoes) to rehydrate, but it can also flood termite bait stations in the immediate area or weaken a liquid termite barrier around your foundation.

We suggest getting the condensation lines as far away from your house as possible without interfering with your lawn mower, walkways or other high traffic areas.

If you have a problem with BUGS or other pests inside your home and need some help . . . OR maybe you have a simple question about some other kind of bug or pest . . . call Ennis Exterminating at 770-716-0867 and ask for me, Glenn Laney. I’ll be happy to speak with you any time!

Here’s wishing YOU a PEST-FREE Day!

Glenn

PS:  And don’t forget to ask about our FREE Consultation and FREE 58 Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!

Fayetteville Georgia Termite and Pest Control

 

Clean Your Gutters to Get Rid of ANTS & CENTIPEDES!!! – Fayetteville GA Pest Control and Termite Protection

When was the last time you cleaned your gutters . . . or had them cleaned?  Last week, last month . . . LAST YEAR???  I tell people all the time how important it is to clean their gutters to reduce the moisture in and around their home, especially in times of drought like we’ve had in the last few months here in Fayetteville, Georgia.  (Gutter cleaning is important for lots of other reasons, also . . . including termites).

WELL, I guess I need to practice what I preach.  Watch this video to see what I found in MY gutters when I was up there this weekend cleaning them out before the next thunderstorm.

That’s a whole lot of ANTS!  After I put the camera down and continued cleaning the gutters, I actually found some happy centipedes crawling around in there, too.  Luckily I caught them and got rid of them BEFORE they got into my house, but that isn’t always the case.

Most of the time if ants have just gotten into the house, finding the trail and nesting site OUTSIDE is the quickest way to get rid of them.  THE PROBLEM IS, too often the home-owner fights the good fight against ants from the inside of the home only for such a long time, the ants get so comfortable they actually begin to NEST inside YOUR home.  Once the population has gotten to that point, its usually too late for a homeowner to get rid of them without professional help.

If you have a problem with ANTS or centipedes inside your home and need some help . . . OR maybe you have a simple question about some other kind of bug or pest . . . call Ennis Exterminating at 770-716-0867 and ask for me, Glenn Laney. I’ll be happy to speak with you any time!

Here’s wishing YOU a PEST-FREE Day!

Glenn

PS:  And don’t forget to ask about our FREE Consultation and FREE 58 Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!

Fayetteville Georgia Termite and Pest Control

Could YOU Be Bringing in More Than You Bargain For On Your Firewood? – Fayetteville GA Pest Control and Termite Protection

Is it possible that you are bringing in more than you planned on when you picked that damp firewood off the ground outside and carried it into your garage or basement?  Its June right now, and the temperatures in our area are high 90s, so thinking about firewood is not really on a lot of people’s radar.  The fact is, many people actually bring firewood into their garage or basement at this time of year to dry out in preparation for cold weather, when sitting under a cozy blanket next to the calming flashes of warm fireplace is appealing again.  I know I enjoy the warm glow of a fire when the time of year is right.

Strange things can happen when you bring firewood inside!  Watch this short video to see what happened in THIS home when they brought firewood into their garage.

I am guilty, too!  I bring firewood into my house on a daily basis during winter because I heat my house primarily with a wood burning stove, AFTER thoroughly inspecting my firewood (especially for termites).  Bringing firewood in isn’t the problem, but storing firewood inside can be a BIG problem.  Firewood can have stink bugs, ants, roaches, spiders, beetles and even YELLOW JACKETS, hunkered down under the bark for a sheltered place to over-winter until warmer weather returns.  Yellow jackets are actually the biggest problem I personally have in my home with firewood because they are hibernating in the wood pile, but will “wake up” when brought into the house and buzz around the house until they stop long enough for me to swat them.

To prepare your firewood to be dry when you need it, simply stack the wood OFF the ground and UNDER a tarp or other shelter, OUTSIDE!  I go to the nearest industrial center and get few pallets headed for the trash pile to stack my firewood on.  After proper storage, inspect each load for pests that will shake off onto your hearth BEFORE you bring it in, and go straight to the fire with the firewood instead of storing it inside.

If you’ve got a problem with termites or any other pest…or simply a question…call Ennis Exterminating at 770-716-0867 and ask for me, Glenn Laney. I’ll be happy to speak with you any time!

Here’s wishing YOU a PEST-FREE Day!

Glenn

PS:  And don’t forget to ask about our FREE Consultation and FREE 58 Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!

Fayetteville Georgia Termite and Pest Control

Ants In YOUR Kitchen or Bathroom? – Fayetteville GA Pest Control and Termite Protection

What do YOU do when you see ants in YOUR kitchen or bathroom . . . or anywhere else in your home for that matter?

Learn what NOT to do first (IT’S NOT SAFE FOLKS), then see the first thing you SHOULD do in this short video.

I hope that video is helpful to you, and that you can identify ways to speed up the process of getting ants out of your home.

If you’ve got a problem with ants or any other pest like termites, rats, mice, cockroaches, mosquitoes, fire ants, spiders or scorpions . . . or simply a pest question . . . call Ennis Exterminating at 770-716-0867 and ask for me, Glenn Laney. I’ll be happy to speak with you any time!

Here’s wishing YOU a PEST-FREE Day!

Glenn

PS:  And don’t forget to ask about our FREE Consultation and FREE 58 Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!

How do Ants get inside YOUR home? – Fayetteville GA Pest Control and Termite Protection

Have you ever come into your kitchen to find a HUGE trail of ants, and thought to yourself “How did they get THERE?”  If you’ve wondered how ants get into your home, you are NOT alone.

Ants seem to march like a well trained military, highly focused on their goal . . . FINDING FOOD OR WATER.  They seem to come out of nowhere, and go back to nowhere, leaving a long trail of soldiers making their presence known and causing an unsightly and annoying nuisance.

This short video will highlight just ONE of the MANY ways ants can leave your yard and invade your home.

I hope that video is helpful to you, and that you can identify ways to speed up the process of getting ants out of your home.

If you’ve got a problem with ants or any other pest like termites, rats, mice, cockroaches, mosquitoes, fire ants, spiders or scorpions . . . or simply a pest question . . . call Ennis Exterminating at 770-716-0867 and ask for me, Glenn Laney. I’ll be happy to speak with you any time!

Here’s wishing YOU a PEST-FREE Day!

Glenn

PS:  And don’t forget to ask about our FREE Consultation and FREE 58 Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!

Just How Far DO Ants Trail? – Fayetteville GA Pest Control and Termite Protection

Here at Ennis Exterminating, we know where to look FIRST when you call us with ants in your home.

Some places we find ants are OBVIOUS . . . like kitchens, bathrooms, areas where small children drop (or hide) food, pet food storage, etc.  Anywhere a source of food or moisture exists, there can also be ants.

But maybe you are thinking, “My house is immaculate” OR “We ONLY have food in the kitchen” OR “My cat’s food is in a sealed container”.

Ants trail from great distances looking for either food or water.  Watch this short video below and you will see why we ALWAYS begin our inspection for ants OUTSIDE your home or business.

This is just one of the common areas we find ants outside.  There are many, MANY more places ants can come from to invade your home.

If you’ve got a problem with ants or any other pest like termites, rats, mice, cockroaches, mosquitoes, fire ants, spiders or scorpions . . . or simply a pest question . . . call Ennis Exterminating at 770-716-0867 and ask for me, Glenn Laney. I’ll be happy to speak with you any time!

Here’s wishing YOU a PEST-FREE Day!

Glenn

PS:  And don’t forget to ask about our FREE Consultation and FREE 58 Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!