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Emmett Lee

How to Keep Your Home Healthy When You Have Roaches

Roaches can enter your home through cracks in the walls, pipes in your sewer, and even the grocery bags you bring home. Your home, unfortunately, is a nice, cozy and warm breeding ground and nesting site for roaches. In fact, they can stay active all year round in such cozy surroundings. Roaches are associated with numerous health problems, and kids can particularly be susceptible. If you have a toddler or kids that walk barefoot on the floor, they can pick up the skin and droppings that roaches shed. This shed skin greatly impacts allergies. Asthma is also greatly complicated by cockroaches because their skin and droppings contain allergens which can cause somewhat severe allergic or asthmatic reactions in your child. In some cases, these reactions can be life-threatening. What Attracts Roaches It is well known that roaches carry disease. These insects are naturally attracted to grubby areas of your home like...
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What Pests Are Most Harmful? A Handy Guide.

When it comes to a pest infestation in your home or yard, there are no good ones. Any unwanted guests should be dealt with quickly to avoid things getting worse. Many can bring with them additional diseases that can harm you and your family. Others may bite and can cause you extreme discomfort. If you have any pests in your home, be sure to contact a pest control specialist as soon as possible to make sure things don't get worse. Here are some of the worst pests to deal with. 7. Spiders Depending on where you live, the problems spiders can cause vary in severity. Even those that aren't deadly can cause a serious infestation in a home and can be extremely hard to get rid of. They may venture inside when the weather starts to cool off. Some, like the yellow sac spider, can cause very itchy bites that take...
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What Brings Rodents into Your Home?

RatSuffice it to say that the best day in your life is not a day when you spot a mouse or rat in your home. The first impulse is to scream and jump onto the nearest chair for safety. Even though rodents are small creatures, they can quickly create havoc in your house. For one thing, mice and rats tend to leave droppings everywhere they roam. You can find the droppings on your kitchen counter, kitchen floor or inside your cupboards where you store food products. If you think about unpleasant incidents occurring in your daily life, seeing rodent droppings is at the top of the list. Rodents Require Shelter and Food Rodents may decide to live in your home even if the environment is clean. For one thing, a rat or mouse needs shelter. If your kitchen or dining room floor contains even the smallest number of crumbs left over...
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3 Tips to Keep Your Pets Pest-Free

FleaMites and ticks, fleas and lice – these pests and more feed on your pets and wait for them to venture into their infestation zones. Though your pet may love to go outdoors, it's a risk every time it takes off running in the backyard. Pests have their eyes on your pets, but there are ways to keep them off your furry best friends. 3 Ways to Keep Pests Off Your Pets 1. Inspect your pets before letting them inside. Take a fine-toothed comb to brush through your pet's fur every time it comes indoors. Check close to the skin for fleas and run your hand over its fur to check for irregularities and hard spots. As ticks fill up with blood, they'll grow larger and risk infecting your pet with diseases. Performing regular pet inspections will help to keep fleas and other pests out of your home. 2. Clean pet...
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Hiking Tips to Avoid Ticks

Tick on grassTicks are small insects that can feed on the blood of humans and animals. They populate areas that have a lot of trees, and they can jump onto the victim without being detected. Once they are on the human body, they can bite into the flesh without causing any sensation, and this makes it difficult to know if you are carrying a tick. Keep the following tips in mind when you are preparing to go for a hike at your favorite location. Prevent Ticks, Hiking Tips Ticks are insidious because they can bite you without being detected. They often jump on the head of the person and crawl slowly towards the scalp where they will bury their head and gorge on human blood. They will also move from a pet to a human, so people are at risk when ticks latch onto their dogs or cats. If you are hiking with...
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