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Preventive Tips

Piper Pest Control, Inc.
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Phone: (919) 266-9421
Fax: (919) 217-2408

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Monday - Friday:
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Piper Pest Control would like to provide you with the following tips to avoid pests and termites:

Carpenter Ants

  • Eliminate any damp conditions in or near your house.
  • Avoid having wooden parts of porches and decks touch the ground.
  • Keep branches from touching your house.
  • Remove dead trees.


  • Keep your home as clean as possible.
  • Eliminate pathway areas by sealing or screening.
  • Cover, seal, and put away all food when not in use.
  • Avoid leaving standing water out anywhere.


  • Frequently vacuum carpet and furniture.
  • Keep pets in the yard.
  • Keep lawn well-maintained.
  • Remove wild animals from structure.

Flying Insects

  • Install or repair existing screens.
  • Change lighting.
  • Remove garbage daily.
  • Keep trash cans tightly covered and clean.
  • Repair any cracks around siding, doors, and windows.

Mice and Rats

  • Install physical barriers.
  • Clean up under work units where food debris can build up.
  • Check that doors fit tightly.
  • Inspect incoming boxes.

Other Ants

  • Avoid garbage accumulation.
  • Try to locate and eliminate nests.
  • Correct any drainage in houseplants.
  • Seal cracks in concrete slabs and pavement.

Pantry and Fabric Pests

  • Inspect foods and their packaging prior to storage.
  • Try to store foods in glass or plastic containers.
  • Clean old containers before filling them with fresh food.
  • Clean up spilled liquids and foods.
  • Store only clean cloths.


  • Eliminate any wood contact of your home with the soil.
  • Remove paper debris and scrap wood lying around.
  • Improve ventilation by reducing the humidity in crawl spaces.
  • Prevent shrubs and vines from growing over and covering the vents.