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Emmett Lee

Hiking Tips to Avoid Ticks

Ticks 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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How to Remove Stinging Insects Safely

If you have any kind of stinging pests on your property, it's wise to try to get them removed as soon as you can. Most of the time, a professional company like ABC Exterminating can get rid of the pests quickly and safely if you don't feel comfortable with approaching the pests. If you're allergic to any kind of stinging insect, it's often best to let a professional handle the situation so that you avoid getting stung. Most of the time, there is a nest of some type if you see stinging insects. The nest could be on the side of your home or hidden in a log or tree. There simply isn't a way to clearly determine where it's located until you actually see the nest. Try to observe the movement of the insects to see where they travel on your property because they will often lead you to their...
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5 Common Pests in Connecticut

Known for its beautiful cities and scenic landscapes, Connecticut remains one of the best states to live in America. However, residents must take the necessary measures to protect their home from pests. Here are some of the most common household pests that we tend to encounter. Cockroaches No homeowner looks forward to being plagued by cockroaches. They are some of the filthiest pests known to mankind. Over the years, roaches have earned a reputation for causing sickness. If you happen to spot even a single roach inside your residence, take action immediately! Because roaches tend to multiply so quickly, it’s only a matter of time before you’ll be facing a full-fledged infestation. Mosquitoes Mosquitoes tend to become especially active during the warmer months. However, outdoor lovers should take the necessary precautions well ahead of time. Among the best ways to deter mosquitoes is to eliminate sources of stagnant water on your...
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How to Know if You Have a Bed Bug Issue

Once bed bugs get into your home and create a nest, getting rid of them will be next to impossible, and learning to spot and identify the pests at the start of an infestation is the No. 1 way to protect yourself from bed bugs and the problems they cause. If you don't know the red flags for which you should look, bed bugs can live in your home for months without detection. You won't know about the threat until you have a serious issue on your hands, and you will likely feel hopeless to rid your home of the invaders. To give you an advantage, the following guide will point you in the right direction. The First Signs of Trouble Learning about the red flags of a bed bug infestation is a smart move when your mission is to protect yourself, your home and your family from the parasites. For...
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How Common are Termite Issues in Connecticut?

Termites are a common problem throughout the United States. In fact, they are found in all states except for Alaska. Connecticut has a fairly high occurrence of termites due to its relatively mild winters and warm summers. The eastern subterranean species is the most common species to be found throughout the state. What are termites, how can you detect an infestation, and what problems do they create? The following information will help you understand more about these insects. Facts about Termites? Termites are a common type of insect that can infest homes, offices, and other buildings throughout the United States. Termites operate in large colonies similar to those in which ants reside. A single termite colony can contain as many as three million termites. This demonstrates how quickly a termite infestation can get out of hand. Since termites generally reside deep within the infrastructure of your home, you may not even...
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