Experienced Company In Hickory, NC

Do you live in Hickory, NC or the surrounding cities and have a pest problem? Go-Forth Pest Control can help get rid of this problem for you. At Go-Forth, we have trained technicians that are experienced with different pests and how to effectively eliminate them from your property. Different types of pests can be harmful, so it’s important to have your local exterminator handle the situation. Go-Forth can service in the Hickory areas of Morganton, Lenoir, Statesville, Conover, Newton, and more.

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Pest Control For You

Go-Forth Pest Control of Hickory can eliminate pests in your home through their different service options: 

  • Pest Control

  • Termite Control

  • Mosquito Control

  • Bed Bug Control

  • Flea Control

  • Hornet & Wasp Control

  • Ant Control

  • Real Estate Termite Inspections

Ways To Prevent Bugs In Your Home

One thing everyone will agree on is that bugs do not belong in the home. They have no business sharing your home with you and your loved ones, they create unsanitary conditions, and they are outright annoying. To make matters worse, there are more than five quintillion (5,000,000,000,000,000,0000) insects in the world - that’s a big number! Living a bug-free life may sometimes seem like a fairy tale, but it is achievable.

The first thing you need to do is identify attractants (what attracts bugs) in your home. Once you know what brings bugs to your home, you can start making some changes that will help you get rid of them.

Bugs, just like humans, need shelter, water, and food to survive. They can go anywhere these things are available, including your lovely home. By eliminating their food supply, and getting rid of their hiding spots, you have reduced the risk of the bugs’ invasion into your home. Seal up cracks and gaps in your home’s exterior, tightening up the entry points which allow insects to gain access, and of course empty trash as soon as possible. Now that you have gotten the headlines, are you ready to get started?

Install Screens

Most homeowners prefer natural ventilation; they rely on doors and windows to let fresh air into the home. Unfortunately, doors and windows are also entry points for pests; especially during the hot, humid days of summer. To enjoy the feeling of fresh air without the buzzing sounds and bugs bites, install screens in doors and windows to keep the bugs out.

Repair Cracks

Some bugs are tiny, and it is easy for them to enter your home through holes and cracks that are almost invisible to human eyes. Go Forth Pest Control strongly advises all homeowners to seal up cracks in homes exteriors. If a pencil can slide into a gap or a crack, any pest including young mice can fit through. Critically examine your home; look for missing or damaged sections of siding such as cracks, loose bricks, rotted wood, and also the foundation. Also, seal up doors and around pipe penetrations, and keep the foundation clear.

Eliminate The Clutter

The first two tips above will be of no use if you do not clear up the clutter. If you're keeping unprotected food lying around the house, bugs will find a way to make themselves at home. Get rid of water sources, unprotected food, and keep clutter to a minimum.

Maintain Your Yard

You have bug-proofed your home, now it's time you did the same to your yard. Maintaining your yard has a great impact on pest infestation, especially when you are dealing with fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. Ticks need tall grasses to hide, and mosquitoes need standing water to breed. By eliminating standing water, you have drastically reduced the population of mosquitoes on your property. Mow the lawn, remove debris such as dead or dying plants, pet droppings, and every other thing that attracts pests.


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