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
Your home is one of the most major investments that you will probably ever make in your lifetime. The last thing that you want to happen is for it to fall in value due to something that is within your control. Unfortunately, this can happen if you do not inspect for termites. It is estimated that by feeding on your home and other structures, termites cause over $5 billion per year in damages.
2 June 2016
There are many types of rodents that can infest rural homes, including deer mice. Here are five things you need to know about deer mice. How do you identify deer mice? Deer mice are small, round-bodied rodents. They reach lengths of between five and eight inches, including their long tails. The fur on their heads and backs is brown, but their underbelly and feet are covered in white fur. Like other types of mice, they have large ears and eyes.
6 January 2016
There are many different species of ants that American homeowners encounter in their backyards and inside their homes. It can be hard to identify the various species of ants that you find on your property, but identifying them is important since not all ant species will respond to the same pest control methods. Some types of ants, such as odorous house ants, have multiple queens, which complicates the pest control process.
7 July 2015
Once you've paid to have professionals clear up a bed bug infestation, it's important to take steps to ensure that you don't have to do so again. Unfortunately, people who travel a lot have a difficult time with this. That's because hotels are a prime location to encounter bed bugs. In fact, a survey shows that almost a quarter of all hotels involved required treatment for bed bugs during the time span of the study.
23 April 2015
Just last week, a family in Alberta, Canada was devastated by the deaths of two of their five children after exposure to an unlicensed pesticide. The children were exposed to pesticide pellets, purchased by the family in Pakistan, which the mother had positioned around the house to get rid of bed bugs. It is unclear how the family got the phosphine into the country past officials. The substance is highly toxic and, in both Canada and the U.
5 March 2015
The word "termite" is sufficient to strike fear into the heart of any homeowner. These tiny pests can create both huge problems and huge anxieties about those problems. Some of the concerns related to termite treatment and infestation may be overblown, but others are right on target. Here are four common fears associated with this threat to your home. 1. A Neighbor's Termites Migrating to Your Home If you've discovered, or at least suspect, that the house next door has a termite problem, you may be tossing and turning with nightmares about hordes of tiny wood chewers making their way over the property line to your beloved home.
3 March 2015