2015

  • Does Your Home Have Siding? These 3 Pests Can Destroy It

    Your home's siding needs to withstand hail, wind, rain, and all kinds of environmental factors, but homeowners often forget about pests that can cause damage to it as well. Here are 3 pests that can cause you trouble. Rodents The goal of a rodent is to get into your home for food and shelter. A squirrel will often find their way into an attic or a room on the top floor of a house, while rats and mice tend to get into the basement and rooms on your first floor.
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  • Four Things To Know About Ant Bait

    If you have a problem with ants in your home, it can be easy to turn to spray to get rid of them. However, this is often a temporary solution that doesn't always end up providing the results that you want to see. Instead of turning to spray, it may be more beneficial to use ant bait. Here are four things to know about how ant bait works: Ants Voluntarily Digest the Poison: When you set out the ant bait, it is going to attract the ants because it appears to be food to them.
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  • Identifying, Eliminating, And Preventing Residential Termite Infestations

    Finding the signs of termites in your home's wooden structures is always an unsettling feeling. The good news is that any damage that the termites have caused can be repaired, the termites can be eliminated, and you can take steps to ensure that the nasty wood-eating bugs will not return in the future. By following these tips, your home can be free of termites and their damage: Find the Termite Damaged Areas of Your Home
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  • Home Filled With Fruit Flies? 4 Ways To Get Rid Of The Pests

    It's summertime. The warm weather has set in. The market is filled with a wide variety of fruit, which you're bringing home to your family. More fruit in your home means it's time to deal with those irritating fruit flies. Before you throw in the towel and call the exterminator, try a more natural approach. Take a look at these simple techniques for getting rid of fruit flies. Trap Them in Water and Vinegar
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  • How A Cat Can Help With Mice Problems

    If you have mice on your property, you want to do the best you can to eradicate them. It can be a challenge to get rid of mice, traps and poisons can be a threat to your own pets and other wildlife. There is a way you can lower the mouse population on your land without the use of pesticides or traps. You can get a good mouser cat, a feral cat or a kitten to raise as a mouser.
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  • 5 Steps To Restoring A Home After A Hoarder Has Been In It

    If a hoarder has been living in your rental property and you did not know how bad the situation was, there will be many steps you will need to take in order to turn your property back into a livable space. Hoarding attracts pests, damages the home, and can often lead to mold growing throughout the house. The following guide walks you through the steps to take to have your rental property restored to a livable space.
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  • What Not To Do If You Have A Bed Bug Infestation

    A bed bug infestation can be extremely difficult to get rid of, so a pest control officer needs to be called in. Whether you rent or own your home, there are a few things that you should not do if you have an infestation. Do Not Sleep Elsewhere If you have an infestation, or believe you might have an infestation, remain sleeping in your normal bed. The bugs are extremely small and will hide in your clothing.
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  • Four Wild Facts That Illustrate Why Roaches Are So Hard To Kill

    What's harder than having a home full of disgusting cockroaches? Trying to get them out!. Have you ever wondered why? Here are four reasons that explain why cockroaches are so difficult to eliminate. Understanding these points should give you a deeper insight into these vermin. Cockroaches are Very, Very Old Sharks and alligators are among the oldest living species on Earth and have remained virtually unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs.
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  • Three Signs Your House May Have A Termite Infestation

    The time to be alert for an infestation of termites is in the spring. The weather turns warm, and a new generation of termites is looking to find new sources of food and start a new colony. It is at this time and throughout the warm months in the area you live that you need to stay alert to termites. There are several signs to look for that will indicate that you may have a termite problem.
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  • Identify And Managing A Gopher Infestation In Your Edible Garden

    If your thriving edible garden suddenly comes under attack by critters eating fruits and vegetables, you may have a gopher infestation. These rodents are voracious vegetarians and will feed above and below the surface of your garden. After you identify a gopher infestation, you should take action to rid your yard of the pests. Identifying Gophers Gophers are small, brown rodents with long front teeth. The furry pests resemble moles. However, they are larger than moles, have soft fine hair and usually grow between five to ten inches long.
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