Fungi Pest Solutions in Tennessee
While fungi aren’t considered “pests,” types of fungi, such as mold and wood decay, can attract a wide range of unwanted house guests to your home, such as cockroaches and termites. Keep these fungi-attracted pests away with solutions from U.S. Pest Protection. For any fungi or pest concerns or questions, contact us right away.
Get Rid of Old Food
Where there’s mold, there are likely to be cockroaches. While cockroaches are drawn to mold, it’s not because they feed on it—mold simply acts like a dinner bell for these scuttling pests. Once food in your kitchen expires, mold breaks it down. Since it’s easier to feed on food in this rotting state, they seek out mold in hopes of finding their next spoiled meal.
Stop cockroaches from raiding your kitchen by keeping an eye out for moldy food. Check expiration dates, try to use your riper produce first, and throw out any food that has started to form mold. it’s also crucial to take out your trash consistently, as cockroaches could dive into your trash can for moldy food.
Keep Your Home Dry
Unfortunately, it takes more than checking your apples for mold to stop carpenter ants and termites from invading. While moldy food attracts cockroaches, carpenter ants and termites are drawn to the fungus that attacks your home directly: wood decay.
Wood decay occurs in your home’s wood when it has too much moisture. Whether the humidity in your house is too high or you’ve recently suffered water damage, it doesn’t take much for wood decay to develop and break your wood down into a soft, spongy mess.
Clean Out Your Gutters
It’s important to clean out your gutters regularly. Not only will a clean gutter prevent overflowing water from flooding your roof, it will also discourage carpenter ants. These pests often feed on clogged organic matter in your gutters before crawling into your home to dig tunnels through wood decay-infested areas.
Use a Dehumidifier
Unlike carpenter ants, which use fungi-infected wood to dig easily throughout your home’s structures, termites feed on the cellulose-rich wood. Thankfully, both wood decay and termites have a weakness: They need moisture to survive. If the humidity levels in your home are high, bring in a dehumidifier to keep your wood safe and dry.
Stop Fungi Pests with U.S. Pest Protection
While these solutions may help curb the number of fungi-attracted pests in your home, it’s always best to bring in professionals. U.S Pest Protection is proud to offer a wide variety of fungi and pest control solutions.
Haven’t found fungi or pests in your home yet? We can help keep it that way with equally effective preventative solutions. No matter what kind of pest or fungi concern you have, we provide a free inspection to give you peace of mind. Take the first step toward a fungi- and pest-free home, and schedule your free inspection today!