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Protect Your Household With These Mouse Infestation Prevention Tips
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Protect Your Household With These Mouse Infestation Prevention Tips

Prevention is the best medicine, and this rings true for many topics. One of those especially being the infestation of rodents in the home. Even after their removal, the damage all those gnawing little teeth will cause in the unseen places in your household will not be so easily reversed. For this reason, it's best to take precautions to prevent the infestation from happening to begin with. Not only are they unsightly, but rodents can be the culprit of electrical fires within the home if they chew threw the home's wiring. To help prevent a rodent from sheltering in your home, abide by these tips; Store foods in sealed, air-tight containers. Practice basic hygiene and keep your home free of food scraps and crumbs. Take out the trash on a regular basis. Repair damaged screens and doors promptly. Trim shrubbery back away from windows and the perimeter of the home. Store...
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Bee and Wasp Control: Don’t Perspire Over Sweat Bees a Minute Longer

Have you ever been out in the lawn on a hot day and found yourself under attack by sweat bees? There are more than 40 different species of them in the world and each one is attracted to human sweat. Unfortunately, that makes them problematic to have around, especially during the summer months when everyone is more apt to sweat at some point in the day than not. The good news is you don’t have to perspire over sweat bees a minute longer. Seek out professional bee and wasp control services instead. They will help eradicate them and other members of the order Hymenoptera so everyone can enjoy summer without being stung. The first step in sweat bee control is locating their underground nesting sites. The tiny, metallic colored bees are often found living in level areas of bare, fairly loose soil that receive full sun during most of the daylight...
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Mosquito Control Experts Discuss Sunscreen – Topical Repellent Studies

Summer is undoubtedly a great time to be outside. However, it is not without its downsides. For instance, people must make it a point to protect themselves from a number of potential pitfalls. As mosquito control experts, biting insects are obviously the first things that come to our minds. But as we mentioned earlier, they’re not the only potential problems that need sidestepping. With cancer rates what they are, sun related damage is also a top concern for many Americans. Of course this makes many people wonder just how much stuff they can spray or slather on to their bodies in the name of summer protection. Our mosquito control experts can’t answer that question but we can point to at least one study that may help out some folks’ minds at ease. The study that we’re referring to was published years ago in the journal, Drug Metabolism & Disposition. It looked at...
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Bee and Wasp Season Has Arrived
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Bee and Wasp Season Has Arrived

As the weather starts to get warmer, the bees and wasps increase in number.  Knowing the difference between bees, wasps and hornets can help you understand how to deal with them and when to call the professionals. Bees are the friendliest of the three.  Bees are fatter and shorter in length than wasps and hornets and are fuzzy or hairy.  Bees, such as honey bees and bumble bees, can only sting once and only sting if they feel directly threatened.  Their stingers get embedded in the soft tissue of whoever they sting and are then pulled from their bodies.  If a bee stings you it will die, so don't worry about it coming back for more. The nesting habits vary for these three types of bees.  Carpenter bees chew tunnels into wood, which includes any wooden parts of your home.  If you notice holes about a quarter to a half-inch in...
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Six Signs You Need a Termite Control Professional
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Six Signs You Need a Termite Control Professional

Termites are highly destructive pests and are the leading cause of damage to wood walls and structures in homes. If termites have invaded your home, you need to act fast to limit damage to your walls, floors, ceilings, and the wooden structural framework of your home. Since you won't know the exact extent of their invasion, you will need the help of a termite control professional. The first step in termite control is detection. Since they won't be in plain sight, you will have to look for signs of infestation. Here are six signs: Wood That Sounds Hollow When subterranean termites eat wood, they leave the grain behind. This produces hollow chambers inside the wood with tunnels connecting them. These can be detected by tapping the wall and listening for a hollow sound. Mud Tubes Subterranean termites require the moist environment of soil to live, yet require wood for food. They...
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Can't Sleep? Bedbug Infestations Are On The Rise
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Can't Sleep? Bedbug Infestations Are On The Rise

Reports of bedbugs are on the rise giving many people sleepless nights, and expect the infestation to get much worse before it gets better. Oval, wingless, and a quarter of an inch long, bedbugs love to bite while you're sleeping. And, that's their problem. You aren't sure if they're actually there or where they're hiding. There are visual clues: little black specks in your bed, sheets, and pillows, that don't move nor brush off. This is bedbug fecal matter. Other signs include: Itchy welts  Blood stains on sheets or pillowcases egg shells or shed skins near where bedbugs hide a bad and musty odor from the bugs' scent glands Although bedbugs are a menace, they are not a health concern.  Professional exterminators claim a combination of heat, isolation, and targeted pesticide will get rid of any infestations. But you absolutely need a professional. In fact, getting rid of the stubborn pest without...
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How Pests Deal With Snow

What do people and pests have in common? We share the relentless desire to escape snow and cold temperatures by fleeing to a warmer, sunnier climate. Unfortunately, mice, insects and squirrels can’t jump onto a plane and travel to exotic locations, so they retreat to a more accessible winter locale: people’s homes. If you don’t want your home listed as a 5-star winter resort in the Pests’ Leisure and Travel Guide, a pest control professional can bar access to unsavory guests. Survival mechanism dictates that when it’s cold outside, creatures venture inside. Professional pest control services involve the removal of pest infestations, it’s true, but true professionals will also inspect your home to identify ports of entry used by the rodents or insects. These experts, let’s call them Critter Whisperers, have the education and experience the layman lacks to get inside the minds of pests, be they furry or many legged,...
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It's never just one pest

You can always hope that the roach that you sprayed in the kitchen is the only one in your house, but you know that is not true. It may have done you a favor though, because it lets you know that you have a roach problem. The same rule holds for any pests in your home: it is never just one roach, one flea, one mouse or one termite. Do the math to figure out how many roaches are hiding in your walls. Roaches lay multiple eggs, and each egg case can produce more than 50 roaches for some species. Some adult roaches start reproducing in a matter of weeks. Your pets can assure you of the viciousness of fleas that bite them and leave blood excrement in their coats. The poor creatures that suffer painful bites from fleas need your help. Termites are a force that you do not want...
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