Handling Tenant Pest Complaints

It’s a call a landlord never wants to take — one of your tenants has a pest problem. Whether it’s bugs or rodents, it’s a call you have to take seriously and act on immediately, due to both considerations of the law and the comfort and happiness of your tenants. Below are some tips on how to work with commercial pest control services to best handle a pest complaint from an apartment tenant.

Recognizing and Preventing the West Nile Virus

The West Nile Virus isn’t something to mess around with — it is a serious illness with multiple potential complications and no vaccine to help prevent it. That makes it essential to know how to recognize the symptoms of this disease, and even more important to know how to prevent it to begin with to protect yourself and your family from the illness’s effects.

Summer Bug Repellant- Natural vs. Deet

While working with a professional pest control company is usually your best bet for protecting yourself from the variety of pests around your home or business, it is also important to keep personal protection in mind. Insect repellant can help keep pests at bay and protect you from their bites. Learn more about the types of insect repellant available below so you can decide which type is best for you and your family.

Are Mosquitos Pestering Your Pets?

It’s easy to forget that your human family members aren’t the only ones to suffer when mosquitos are around. After all, your family pet can hardly tell you why they’re suddenly itching. However, just like humans, cats and dogs can be bitten by mosquitos, resulting in itchy, raised bumps. Take a look below to learn how these nuisances can be more than just an annoyance for our beloved pets.

Post-Bed Bug Infestation Cleaning Regimen

No one wants to deal with bed bugs, but even more than that, no one wants to deal with bed bugs twice. If you’ve recently had to deal with these pests, how you clean your home after the bed bug treatment can impact how effective the treatment is in the long term. Below, we’ll cover the basic cleaning steps to follow after a bed bug infestation, but be sure to speak with the pest control expert that treats your home or business for any specific instructions.

5 Dangers of DIY Pesticides

When pests show up in your home or business, you want them taken care of quickly, so it often seems easiest to run to the local hardware store or concoct your own pesticide to rid your property of the problem. There are problems with both of these approaches, which can often lead to more problems than the bugs themselves can cause. Below are five reasons to skip the DIY pesticides and leave the pest control to the professionals.

D.I.Y. Didn’t Solve Your Pest Problem??

You may have tried to handle pest infestations on your own. When it comes to preventing small pest problems, applying your own methods can be helpful initially, but, some things are best left to the pros. People choose DIY solutions primarily because they’re inexpensive. Most of these homeowners are unaware of the fact that these solutions are only treating the symptoms, not the source of the problem.These solutions may even cause you more money when you are repeatedly buying the supplies, but are unable to solve the problem yourself. If you want a pest-free home, here are some reason why READ MORE »

Preventing Lyme Disease

Most people have heard of Lyme disease and know it is caused by ticks, but for many people that is the extent of their knowledge. Knowing what Lyme disease is, how it happens, and what the symptoms are can help you take steps to prevent it and recognize the early symptoms if necessary.

Lady Bugs...Helpful or Harmful Pests in your Garde ...

Most people are familiar with lady bugs. They are perhaps one of the least intimidating looking insects that may take up residence in your garden this summer. Known for their recognizable bright red and polka-dotted wings, they are easy to identify, but do you have a real understanding of their contribution to your landscaping? We’ve written a few key points to define a greater appreciation for their job in your garden’s eco-system, and some ways to make sure the species living there are in fact Lady Bugs and not harmful species.

Bee Allergies & Getting Your Home Treated

Bees are an important part of nature.  They greatly contribute to seasonal changes through pollination to flower plants in our yards.  There are some situations however where a high population of bees can be very dangerous for people who have severe sting allergies. Most people know if they are at risk for reaction to a sting. Even though honey bees are very valuable creatures, people who are susceptible to bee stings need to keep their populations down to decrease the chances that they are afflicted by an allergic reaction.

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