Stirring Up A Wasp's Nest: How To Remove Pesky Wasps From Your Eaves

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Although wasps have a role in controlling insect larvae populations, they can be quite a nuisance themselves since they can sting multiple times, unlike honeybees. And according to Schmidt's "Pain Index of Stings," a wasp's sting is caustic and quite painful compared to other pests. So if you've noticed a wasp's nest developing under your eaves, now is the time to act. As long as you don't have serious allergies and can properly prepare, you can try some DIY removal methods first before contacting a professional.

18 August 2016

All-Natural Pest Control Methods: Do They Really Work?

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You've discovered creepy crawly invaders in your kitchen or mice in your walls and you want to get rid of them quickly, but safely. A quick search for natural pest control solutions will turn up all kinds of tips and tricks for everything from getting ants out of your kitchen to humane mice control, but do these all-natural pest control methods really work? Here are a few that you might find in your search and information on how effective each method tends to be.

31 May 2016

What You Need To Know If You Have Anxiety & PTSD From A Bed Bug Infestation In Your Home

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If you have a fear of bed bugs, you are not alone. In fact, some people become so distraught over the little blood suckers that their mental health gets impacted, which is what happened in Detroit when a woman burned down an apartment building out of her desperation to get rid of the bed bugs. That incessant worry and anxiety caused her to not think clearly about her actions, which involved an opened stove on full blast to get the apartment as hot as possible and fumes from rubbing alcohol to try to kill the bed bugs.

24 May 2016

Taking Aim at Squirrels: What to Do When They Infest Your Rental Property

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When you rent out apartments or homes, it is important to keep your tenants satisfied with the maintenance of the property. This includes making sure that pests like squirrels do not take over the grounds, destroy vegetation and infiltrate building spaces. If you have an infestation of squirrels in your apartment complex, the following guide can help you implement a plan to manage them. Warn Residents About Squirrels Squirrels can destroy plants, invade bird feeders, and even short out electrical devices like transformers.

18 May 2016

Worried about the Effects of Termite Extermination on Your Kids and Pets? What Are Your Safest Options?

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If you've recently received the sobering news that your home has termites, you may be anxious at the thought of these pests digging their way into your home and want to schedule a bug bombing as quickly as possible. However, if you have young children or pets at home, you may also be concerned at the thought of them encountering residual pesticides in your home or on your lawn. Are there any natural or nontoxic ways to quickly eliminate your termite problem?

11 May 2016

Termite Control: 3 Pre-Construction Techniques That Keep Termites at Bay

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Termites can single-handedly destroy the architectural support of your home, as colonies work 24 hours a day eating away at wood and other types of construction materials. While there are many strategies recommended for exterminating termites, you want to make sure that the termites are not even presented the opportunity to start a colony. Your house is most vulnerable when it is still being constructed or when new renovations are being made.

2 May 2016

Swarming Insects: Identifying Flying Ants And Flying Termites

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The sight of swarming black insects near your home may raise your concerns about termites. While they may be termites, they may also be flying ants. Both insects go through a swarm stage and can be difficult to tell apart. Knowing how to tell the difference between the two and what to do if you spot them is important to the safety of your home. Flying Ants Many people are confused about exactly what a flying ant is, as they are accustomed to seeing wingless ants.

28 April 2016