Purdue University's Department of Entomology reports that termites require both wood and soil to survive, which is why you'll typically find them within structural wood or foundation walls that sit directly up against the soil. Unfortunately, these tiny insects can do a great deal of damage to your home. It is important to regularly monitor your home for termites and implement residential pest control strategies immediately after discovering them. Below are a few tips that will help you deal with these unwanted visitors.
2 August 2017
At any time of the year, you can have spiders hanging out in the corners of your ceilings, or making webs across the expanse in your lampshades. While it's not difficult to eliminate them by using bug spray or tissues, you might want to keep them from coming into your home to begin with. There are some natural ways to get rid of spiders that can definitely help, and if all else fails, a simple call to the exterminator might be in order.
17 July 2017
If you have an old wooden porch that was made with untreated wood, you may worry about the risk of a termite infestation. If so, use one or more of the following four tips to help keep termites from invading your front porch. Replace Any Rotten Boards If your front porch has any rotten boards, the first thing you need to do is replace them. When wood becomes rotten, it becomes extremely soft.
21 June 2017
When most people think of bedbugs, they think of hotels and suitcases. However, bedbugs are such a major problem that there is no limit to where these biting critters will show up. They have actually become quite the problem for healthcare settings, including nursing homes. Almost 60 percent of bedbug pest control agents reported treating a nursing home in 2014. If you have an elderly loved one in a nursing home, it is a really good idea to be on the lookout for signs that there are bedbugs in the facility.
11 April 2017
Yellow jackets are predatory wasps that have thin waists and yellow and black or white and black stripes on their bodies. These pests are often attracted to sweet-scented flowers and household trash and are notorious for their painful stings. If a yellow jacket nest is secured to the underside of your home's eaves, eliminate the colony of pests and their hive by completing the steps below. Materials pair of binoculars protective clothing work gloves mesh fabric scissors extension ladder flashlight pyrethrin aerosol spray insecticide dust plastic sheeting large shovel rake long-handled scrub brush water hose Locate The Nest's Openings And Apply Pesticides
31 March 2017
If you have bed bugs in your home, you likely have already called in the professionals to get rid of them. If not, then you should do so right away since bed bugs are difficult to get rid of. You definitely don't want to share your home with them longer than you have to because they multiply quickly and are quite annoying because they leave bites. Here are four steps to help you prepare for the bed bug treatment:
30 March 2017
Bedbugs are a common household pest that can inhabit your bed or any other soft fabric. Besides carrying diseases and just being generally unpleasant to be around, bedbugs also leave nasty bites, which can swell up and become extremely painful. Thankfully, you can contact a professional to eliminate bedbugs in just a couple of days, no matter the size of the infestation. There are two main types of bedbug treatments, each of which uses a different method to eliminate bedbugs.
29 March 2017