Bolster-Up Your Outdoor Space Before Mosquito Seas ...

Getting ready for the summer season should involve more than equipping your outdoor space with proper furniture and barbecue equipment. If you really want to enjoy the warmest time of year, you should also make sure you’re not overwhelmed by mosquitos. These pests are known for their resilience, which is why you should take the matter seriously. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to make the mosquito season a lot more enjoyable for yourself!

Do Mosquito Traps Actually Work?

Dealing with mosquitos can be a tiresome task, especially during the most humid times of year. But since these tiny creatures are so aggravating, we humans spare no effort in getting rid of them. That’s why there are countless recipes for remedies that promise to protect you from having your skin attacked by mosquitos. They’re usually not as efficient as one would like them to be, which is why you should research each recipe before you decide to go to the trouble of making it. To help you save time, we bring you the reviews on some of the most READ MORE »

How to Get Rid of Boxelder Bugs

Boxelder bugs are familiar insects to most people. During the summer, they’re hard to notice, but during the fall they move into homes as they search a warm place to spend their winter. Indoors, they present a real problem. They can stain household items with their excrement and because of their large numbers, they can simply be a nuisance. Once they invade your home, the first bunch of nymphs arrives only 10 to 20 days later. This is why it’s important to prevent them from entering in the first place. Boxelder bugs are named for their primary host, the boxelder tree. READ MORE »

How to Tell the Difference Between Termites and Fl ...

When you notice a swarm of ants in your kitchen, it’s easy to assume how you’re dealing with termites, especially if you live in the South. Maybe you’re not dealing with termites at all, but you have a well-established colony of flying ants. Either way, termites can do significant harm to your home structure, so it’s important to know some main differences between the two pests. There are easy ways to determine if your home is a hiding place for a termite colony or a flying ant colony. Termites Termites* may be secretly hiding in your home without any visible READ MORE »

How to Deal with Bees

Our world would be a much different place without bees and their enormous benefits, especially the pollination. But there are some times and places where we just don’t like to have them flying around. This is usually in our homes or yards. Some people are allergic to bee stings, so these small insects present a great threat to them. Many people are also scared of bees, so it’s good to know some tips on how to deal with bees. How to Avoid Getting Stung by a Bee Bees nest in protected areas, like attics, walls, roof awnings, and tree cavities. There are READ MORE »

Back to School - How to Avoid Bringing Bed Bugs Ho ...

Every year we hear about bed bugs at schools and in college dorms. This problem continues to haunt students and parents. Even if you’ve never heard about a bed bug infestation coming from school, don’t underestimate these blood-sucking pests. They can easily manage to find their way into your house. Here are things you need to know in order to avoid bed bugs at school. How do bed bugs travel home? It’s not that easy to tell how your child can bring bed bugs home. All in all, the increase in travel made these pests a master hitchhikers which means they could be READ MORE »

How to Avoid Mosquito Bites

If you’re planning a nice summer barbecue, then you’re not the only one who’s planning a feast. Mosquitoes will also feel invited to your summer gathering. These pests are among the most dangerous pests in the world because they spread deadly diseases. Plus they’re just simply annoying. Mosquitoes do need human blood to develop fertile eggs, but you can avoid their bites if you protect yourself properly. These pests smell their dinner from a distance up to 50 meters, so you better protect yourself the best you can. Here is some advice on how to avoid mosquito bites during warm summer evenings.

The Deadly Truth Behind Bottle Flies in Your Home

Bottle flies — also known as blow flies — generally feed on decomposed meat, garbage, and even on the wounds of live animals. When you notice bottle flies in your home, it usually means you have a dead animal or bird somewhere in your home. So, it’s important to know some things about these pests. How to Identify Bottle Flies Bottle flies are similar in size to house flies, but they’re easily noticeable due to their metallic blue-green color. These pests are usually 6-14 mm long. They have clear wings with brownish wing veins, dark legs and antennae, and large reddish-colored eyes. READ MORE »

Why are Honeybees so Important?

There are around 25,000 different types of bee species worldwide and almost 4,000 of those can be found in the United States. They’re divided into more than 4,000 genera of bees, with only nine families of bees. The Apidae family is the most well known, with members that include the carpenter bee, bumblebee, and honeybee. These species play an important role in our ecosystem and our lives would be much different if they didn’t exist. Not all bees need to be exterminated. In fact, there are laws in place that restrict honeybee extermination—a professional beekeeper is called in to relocate a READ MORE »

How to Treat a Horsefly Bite

The horsefly is known by many different names, including clags, deer flies, breeze flies, or gadflies. They pose a serious threat since they may transmit parasites and diseases among its victims. A female needs proteins before reproduction, so they tend to bite anything they can. Knowing how to treat a horsefly bite can reduce pain and also stop a potential infection. But first of all, it’s good to know how this insect looks like exactly so you can avoid them entirely whenever possible. Appearance Horseflies are blackish or yellow-brown in color. Their 20 to 25mm long body is covered in hairs. Some READ MORE »

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