Ground beetles, or carabidae, are small insects with a slender body and a snout. Most species are black, but some are shiny or dull, while one species is greenish-yellow. The caterpillar hunter is one such insect, with a pair of sharply-serrated mandibles. It is considered a highly beneficial predator, and can be found in log piles and under flat objects.
Changing light bulbs
To keep the bug population down, replacing your insect light traps’ lamps is essential. Most bulbs last about 7,000 hours, and they’ll lose their appeal to insects after about nine and a half months. You should change the bulb in these traps every spring to keep them functioning at peak efficiency. But when is the best time to replace them? Read on to find out. Here are some tips to keep your traps working efficiently all year long:
Keeping your yard clean
A perfectly maintained yard is every homeowner’s dream, but keeping it pest-free is no walk in the park. Yards can quickly become overgrown with leaves, yard trimmings, and moss. By regularly raking fallen leaves and clearing yard clippings, you can help keep bugs and other animals from making their home in your yard. You can also consider hiring a professional pest control service to treat your yard every quarter.
Removing sources of food, water and shelter
Bugs will invade your home in search of food and water. Eliminating these sources will force these pests to find other sources. You should clean your home regularly to minimize crumbs and other food sources. In particular, make sure you vacuum upholstered furniture and clean underneath cushions to remove crumbs. Also, clean up spills immediately and store all food in airtight containers. Food should also be kept in the kitchen and dining areas. Do not let children eat crumbs and other food around the house.
Removing infested textiles
In some cases, the best way to combat insects in textiles is to remove them. In some cases, standard insecticide formulations are ineffective, or even dangerous, for the objects that are infested. In some cases, a residual insecticide, such as permethrin micro-emulsion, is the best option. In these cases, trained personnel should apply the pesticide with proper safety procedures, following health and safety guidelines. However, repeated treatments may be necessary. Insects, rodents, and other pests can be resistant to many pest control methods, but still remain infested textiles.
Removing insects from your home
There are several ways to pest control Adelaide from your home, including cleaning up their hiding places and eliminating clutter. The best method is prevention, but some people use chemicals. For example, you can make a spray with a mixture of water and red chili powder and use this to keep out mosquitoes. It is important to use a natural repellent, however, as it can stain furniture and rugs. Another effective method is to install window screens in warmer months.