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Insects and other pests need the same things we do: food, shelter and also water. Eliminating or reducing moisture in and around your West Palm Beach home will go a long way in decreasing pest populations.

Not only is water a necessary component of life, water makes wood more attractive to termites and carpenter ants. It also encourages fungal growth, and serves as a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other types of flies.

Even if you don't suspect that you might have moisture problems, it is probably worth investigating. Mulch and vegetation abutting your house holds moisture against your foundation. Moisture attracts pests like earwigs, termites, springtails, and millipedes.

Inspect your gutters and downspouts to see if they are working properly. Make sure they are clear of debris, and that water is draining away from the structure. Check to see if sprinkler heads are aimed away from the structure. It is important that you aren't soaking your house and drawing in pests! Two other possibilities include air conditioner condensation lines and leaky hoses.

Give us a call at 561-753-7777 and we will evaluate the situation and make sure your property isn't attracting and harboring pests.

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