Getting your home ready to put on the market requires some serious effort, especially if you have fallen behind on routine maintenance. Now that you have patched up the big stuff, it is time to focus on making sure that the sight of a roach scurrying across the floor does not turn off a prospective buyer. Fortunately, many of the things that keep pests at bay are also things that will help your house sell faster.
7 September 2017
For decades, there have been rumors circulating that they will crawl into your ears and eat your brain — but thankfully, this is just not true about earwigs. These annoying pests can be a nuisance, but, luckily, they are not dangerous, and you do not have to panic if you find them in your home. Don't let earwigs wig you out — here's a closer look at these pesky, but rather harmless insects.
24 August 2017
Finding bed bugs in your home can be a frustrating experience, especially if you don't know how the pests got there in the first place. Bed bugs can hitchhike in your luggage, laundry, and other personal items when you travel or wash clothes in a public laundromat. The pests can also invade your home by hiding in the things you buy from a thrift store or garage sale. Once the pests enter your home, they hide in places you can't access, such as your wall sockets and windowsills.
26 July 2017
Finding a mouse in your house is never ideal. If you trap or kill the mouse, you might suspect the problem is over -- but then you see a few more mice! Rather than continuing to trap and kill each mouse you come across, your goal should really be to find out how the mice are entering your home so you can stop future ones from entering. Here's a look at five common ways mice gain entry to homes -- and how to address each one.
13 July 2017
Fruit fly infestations are annoying. The fruit flies seem to appear out of nowhere, but really they invade your home through your window screens, the drains in your sink, and the crevices surrounding your doors and windows. The little buggers also reproduce really fast, so once they arrive, it won't be long before you have a full-fledged infestation on your hands. While it isn't always easy to rid your home of fruit flies by yourself, it is possible.
14 June 2017
Many property owners think that ant infestations are only an issue during certain seasons. Ants can set up colonies any time of year, and it can be difficult to eradicate them. Some commercial property owners try their own pest control methods, which might include damaging ant colonies or attempting to drown ants by saturating their colonies with water. Ants usually will attempt to rebuild ant colonies that have been damaged, and ants have special bodily functions that make it unlikely for them to drown.
10 April 2017
People in the Southern half of the U.S. have very different ways of doing things, but some of those ways make complete sense when you think about it. Take natural pest control, for example. Ants, especially fire ants and wood ants, are major problems in the South. You do not want to get close to these ants because they bite, and the bites are as painful as the ants are relentless in biting you.
22 March 2017
Aside from hobbyists who breed fancy pigeons, most people strongly dislike the troublesome birds, especially when pigeons build nests outside of windows and on top of roofs. When this happens, homeowners experience firsthand the two things pigeons are notorious for: cooing and pooping. If you have pigeons sitting outside your house, you know all about these two things. But what should really concern you is the fact that pigeons spread many diseases, including the three listed below.
1 March 2017
It is never fun to be going about your business in your own home only to find that you have a pest infestation. There are many different types of pests that can be found, but the most common are mice and rats. Now the rodents that infest a home are not the same that you can buy at a pet store. The rats and mice that come into a home can carry many diseases and can cause many problems.
1 March 2017
Exterminators and homeowners alike share a common fear: bed bugs. Resistant to pesticides and perfectly adapted to hide within tiny crevices all around your home, bed bugs are as hard to get rid of as they are to spot. Unfortunately, business travelers are especially susceptible to picking up bed bugs, since they tend to stay in a variety of hotels and might not have the time or energy to worry about these tiny insects.
24 October 2016