18 April 2018
When summer rolls around, a few things are for certain. Temperatures will climb, and you'll find boxelder bugs -- probably lots of them -- around your home. Even though these oblong bugs don't bite, they can be a real nuisance, leaving marks on door frames and other home materials. How do you keep them away? Start by following these tips. Eliminate Debris in Your Yard Often, boxelder bugs are first attracted to piles of landscape debris.
31 March 2018
Thrift shopping is gaining in popularity among all income levels and ages. For some, it's an opportunity to find a bargain price that will stretch their budget and allow them to save money for other purposes. For others, searching out bargains at thrift stores, consignment shops, online classified sites, and garage sales is all about the potential thrill of finding something valuable or collectible. While the reason behind the attraction for thrift shopping is not important, those who indulge should know that they are at risk of bringing home an item infested with bed bugs.
13 March 2018
Moving to a new apartment generally results in crunch time. You have to pack up and clean your old place on time in order to get your deposit back for your apartment. You will also need to set up your apartment as quickly as possible so that you can easily resume your regular schedule. Before you make the leap from one apartment to another, you should get pest control services for the new place.
23 February 2018
Whether you use your shed to store firewood, gardening tools, or outdoor toys, this area of your backyard can be attractive to termites. If you are looking for ways to keep termites out of your shed, here are some tips you can use. Rotate And Cover Firewood A pile of firewood can be an attractive buffet for termites. While you don't want to treat the wood with chemicals that can be hazardous when you light a fire, there are some steps you can take to protect your wood pile.
22 January 2018
There are many seasonal pressures for your home that come with cold weather. To ensure that you are able to enjoy the various things that winter has to offer without having to constantly worry about your home and property, it is important that you properly prepare your home. This is true for weather and pests; otherwise, home maintenance problems can turn into a huge headache. So, here are three tips to help set up a line of defense that will minimize your seasonal pressures:
14 November 2017
Protecting your commercial property from a pest infestation is critical when it comes to ensuring the safety of your employees. Pests can transmit diseases and cause structural damage when left unchecked, so taking action to keep pests away from your property is important. Here are three simple things that you can do to help keep pests away from your commercial property in the future. 1. Make sure your commercial property is structurally sound.
18 October 2017
In most areas of the United States, fall marks the end of summer and the beginning of colder weather. But if you live in a location that enjoys mild weather in the fall and winter, keep an eye out for mosquitoes. Although mosquitoes hibernate during the cold season, the pests can survive temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Here are ways you can control the mosquitoes around your home. Remove All Signs of Water
27 September 2017
Lawn pests and diseases are a terror for residential homeowners. Knowing what to expect in terms of problems and maintenance will help you to be on the lookout for these four common lawn pests and diseases so that you can keep your yard beautiful: Slime Molds One of the most common would be slime molds. Though they do not specifically harm the grass per se, but they are quite unsightly to look at.
10 September 2017
The scampering of little feet through your walls is always an eerie and disturbing sound. Those little mice or rats might have started to try and make your house their house. The problem with rodents is that they can actually cause a lot of damage. Rats are known to carry fleas, the same fleas that started the plague. Mice are carriers of a virus called Hantavirus that is deadly to humans.
14 August 2017
Every winter, you may dread the inevitable invasion of your home by mice coming in from the cold. Not only are the mice destructive, but they also carry diseases that could put you and your family's health at risk. Before winter arrives, use the following four strategies for turning back the yearly mouse invasion. Remove Their Cover by Keeping Your Home's Perimeter Clear Your first line of defense is to remove anything around the immediate perimeter of your home that the mice could use as cover.