Do you often hear unusual movements in your home’s roof? Are you woken up by the sounds of rats rustling and scurrying in your roof? If so, then it is time to reach out to Legacy Pest Control in Utah before these pests wreak havoc on your investment. Also, if not dealt with promptly, pest infestation could lead to severe damages on your roof that could cost more to correct or replace. Besides, most pests pose serious health issues.
Gone unnoticed, termite armies can cause significant damage, costing homeowners in Utah thousands of dollars in repairs. The subterranean termite is the most common termite species in Utah, known to live on cellulose (the major component of lumber), these little pests are rarely seen and can be the cause of major structural problems. While identifying a termite infestation can be tricky, there are a few tell-tell signs that can help you determine If your home has a termite problem. Continue reading
Our homes provide us with warmth and shelter from the elements – a place to eat, sleep and raise our children. Unfortunately, our homes can also provide mice with the same amenities. House mice are the most common rodent problem found in Utah and as fall approaches, mice will be looking for a safe place to nest and store food for the winter. Aside from catching a glimpse of a mouse scurrying by, most homeowners are unaware that they are playing host to unwanted houseguests. Continue reading
Yes, Termites Do Live in Utah
Termites live in most climates. When most people think of termites, they usually think of more humid states like Georgie, Florida, Texas, and Hawaii. However, termites live in all 50 states, including Utah. Continue reading
Your home can be infested at any time of year. However, pest infestations are significantly more common in the winter. This is because pests are trying to escape from the cold in the same way that humans are. This is true of warm-blooded mammal pests, like mice and rats, but it is also true of bugs. Continue reading
Bugs can be found everywhere. From the driest desert terrain in Utah to the coldest mountaintop, you can bet some creepy creature calls it home. And unfortunately, there are many unwelcome crawlers that call our homes “home” as well. While some bugs may be helpful, many can be a nuisance. If you have creepy crawlers lurking around your home, the best solution is to contact the professionals at Legacy Pest Control. Continue reading
Pest control is vital for restaurants. It only takes a small infestation to create a huge issue, which can lead to your establishment failing inspection, and, in some cases, being shut down. The professionals at Legacy Pest Control have experience in helping to keep your restaurant pest free.
What Pests Are Attracted to Restaurants?
Restaurants have a particular risk for certain pests because of the sheer volume and variety of food present, and because of the kitchen systems and plumbing that can attract certain insects and other vermin. Cockroaches are, of course, always a concern. Roaches carry bacteria and a terrible reputation – if one customer sees a roach in the dining room, then your reputation can drop to match it. Flies actually cause worse problems, but there is something about roaches that puts people off.
Restaurant kitchens also attract drain flies. They breed in the sink drains, especially when food and waste oil are disposed of. Fruit attracts fruit flies, other food attracts things like flour beetles, bean weevils and meal moths, and everything attracts ants. Even worse are rodents, which can get through amazingly small holes from neighboring buildings and, in addition to carrying a host of diseases can bite through pipes and electrical cables.
Preventative Pest Control in Restaurants
You can deal with many of these pests by keeping all food in air tight containers when not in use. All food packages should be carefully inspected on arrival as some pests can actually lurk in opened packages. Keeping the place clean is important, especially inside cabinets and other hard to reach spaces. Always use trash can liners, and have employees take out the trash as soon as the bins are full. Store dry food off the ground so rodents cannot reach it. Cleaning up spills immediately and regularly running biological drain cleaner down the drains to remove organic material are great habits to get into that can help minimize the risk of an infestation.
Four Reasons to Choose Legacy Pest Control
- We have 15 years of experience in commercial pest control. As a local company, we know exactly which pests are most common in the area and how to deal with them.
- We only use methods and chemicals chosen to be safe around humans and pets. You don’t want your customers getting sick from the cure to the problem.
- Our treatment plans are tailored to your needs: To the pests that cause you the most problems, the foods you use, and your kitchen’s design. If needed, we also offer a quarterly maintenance plan.
- We start by offering a free inspection, so if you are not sure where pests are coming from, or even what kind of pest you have, you lose nothing by calling us to take a look.
Legacy is your go-to company for restaurant pest problems in Northern Utah. We have years of experience in freeing your kitchen from vermin. On top of that, we have experience helping other types of businesses with pest control, including daycare facilities, offices and even medical manufacturing facilities. We also provide residential services at a reasonable cost, including checking for nesting wasps and dealing with bed bugs. Contact Legacy Pest Control today at 801-779-3131 and schedule a free inspection to help keep your restaurant pest-free.
Summertime is a fun time for everyone. It’s a time for backyard barbecues, fun in the pool, trips to the beach, and time spent soaking up that beautiful sunshine. Unfortunately, you and your family are not the only ones who enjoy the weather this time of year; pests of all kinds also want to get in on the action. Flies, ants, gnats, cockroaches, rodents and wasps are all clamoring to make the most of these ideal weather conditions. During the winter season, these creatures are inhibited by cold, rain, and frost, making pest control a minor or nonexistent concern. But now that we’ve been enjoying the heat for a few weeks, unwanted visitors of all kinds are in prime condition to invade your home.
Summertime Pest Control Tips
So what’s to be done to prevent pests from joining the guest list during the warmest part of the year? Well, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is there’s a lot you can do to discourage pests. The bad news is some of the most important pest prevention measures you can take should be done before we reach the high summer months, and some should only be done by qualified pest control experts.
Here’s a list of things you can do, and things you should avoid doing, to keep unwanted visitors to a minimum.
Pest Control Do’s
Even if pests have been nesting in your home for some time, they still had to come from outside originally. A good place to start your pest prevention measures is on the outside of your home.
- Replace your window weather-stripping
- Repair loose bricks, mortar, and concrete around your foundation
- Remove standing water
- Direct rainwater away from your home
- Keep your landscaping trim and neat
Bugs and other vermin want food and shelter, just like humans. To keep your home free of pests, you need to remove the things they are attracted to as much as possible.
- Keep kitchen areas clean and place unused food in sealed containers
- Get rid of any hiding places pests might like
- Keep your basement, crawl spaces, and attic dry and well ventilated
- Dispose of overripe fruit and vegetables
Pest Control Don’ts
Creating attractive areas for bugs can be difficult, but following these tips will make your home exterior less appealing to them.
- Avoid storing building materials or firewood up against the house
- Don’t let sprinklers spray directly onto your home’s foundation
- Don’t allow garbage to pile up
- Don’t ignore cracks or little openings around the bottom of the house
Anything messy, wet, rotten, soiled, or dark is a draw for bugs and pests. Dissuade them with these indoors don’ts.
- Avoid leaving pet food out for prolonged periods of time
- Don’t let dirty dishes sit in the sink
- Avoid letting moisture accumulate
- And don’t give pests a free meal
Do: Call the Professionals
This list of summer pest prevention tips will go a long way toward reducing pest activity inside and outside of your, home, garage, and exterior buildings. But of all the ‘do’s’ on this list, the most important is to call the professionals if you believe you may have a pest or vermin infestation. The most important don’t is, don’t attempt to remove a serious pest infestation on your own. Some pest infestations present a risk of property damage and even personal injury. Some pests can be dangerous, and the methods necessary to remove them should only be done by pest removal experts.
If you suspect you might have a serious infestation, it’s best to contact the pest control experts at Legacy Pest Control right away. You can contact us here, or call 801-799-3131 for a free quote, knowing that we’ve served Northern Utah for more than 15 years.
The National Pest Management Association has ranked ants as the #1 nuisance pest in the United States. In terms of sheer numbers, they are the dominant species on the planet. It’s estimated that ants outnumber humans by at least a million to one, and there are a total of over 22,000 different species worldwide. Fortunately, only three of those species are most likely to invade homes in the U.S. Those three are carpenter ants, odorous house ants, and pavement ants. To prevent them from dominating your home, there are a few steps you can take.
Carpenter ants burrow into wood that has been compromised by moisture or decay to build permanent nests. Piles of wood shavings are often evidence of a carpenter ant infestation. Performing regular inspections, especially during and after the rainy season, is one of the best ways to prevent an infestation. To avoid the growth of fungus that causes decay, it’s important to take the necessary steps to preserve your wooden structures. One of those steps is maintaining a protective coating of paint.
Odorous House Ants
Odorous house ants build temporary nests in multiple locations, which can make an infestation more difficult to eliminate. These ants often live in the vegetation surrounding homes. One of the steps you can take to prevent an infestation is to ensure that none of your shrubs, plants, flowers, or other vegetation comes into direct contact with the structure of your home. These ants are attracted by the aroma of human foods, so storing food in sealable containers and taking the garbage out more frequently during summer months are other important steps you can take.
Pavement ants also build nests in multiple locations to accommodate their many queens. They are sometimes called mason ants because they move the sand from beneath sidewalks, patios, and driveways. As anyone who has encountered them while outdoors enjoying a backyard barbecue can tell you, these ants have a stinger. To prevent them from entering your home, you should regularly inspect windows, seams, and doors for any gaps that could provide them easy entry. Any cracks or crevices in walls or floors should be promptly repaired.
In Case of Infestation: Ant Pest Control
Even when you’ve taken all the right steps, a sudden change in climate conditions or the actions of a negligent neighbor can result in an infestation that requires professional help. Legacy Pest Control has been in the ant pest control business in Northern Utah for over 15 years. If you need pest control for ants, we’ve got you covered!
We know how quickly an ant infestation can happen, and the consequences it can have, so our customer service representatives are available 24 hours a day. Many of our customers enjoy the benefits of our regular service plans designed specifically for their individual needs. Others prefer to take advantage of our one-time services, all of which come with a minimum 30-day satisfaction guarantee.
As a family-owned business, we’ve built our reputation on a foundation of dependability, respect for your home, and using only products that are safe for your children and pets. We have experience in eliminating virtually every type of household pest, including roaches, rodents, and more. To make an appointment for a free inspection, you can give us a call at 801-779-3131, or contact us here.