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
Most ants behave in predictable patterns by how they nest and forage for food, which makes it a little bit easier for you to find and treat the pests yourself. But some ant species can be tough to locate and eradicate, including crazy ants. Crazy ants are invasive species that wreak havoc outside and inside your home, including your electronic devices. If you notice strange ants misbehaving in your home or on your property, take immediate steps to treat them.
6 December 2016
Planting a vegetable garden can be rewarding but can take up a great deal of your time. When you invest so much of your time into growing a successful garden, you want it free of damaging pests and insects. Here are two types of garden pests that can cause damage to your garden plants, and what you can do to protect your garden from them. Squash Bugs If you grow a vegetable garden containing pumpkins, cucumbers, squash, melons, or other plants with similar vines, stems, and leaves, your plants are at risk of being eaten and damaged by squash bugs.
10 June 2016