There is arguably no worse nuisance than pests. Regardless of whether they are rodents, spiders, insects, reptiles, or something else, a pest infestation is an annoyance that everyone hates dealing with. It can be frustrating to think your house is clean and then have various pests constantly appearing.
As we head into fall, more and more pests are going to try and enter your home for the warmth it provides. A typical home has many entry points that can lead to an infestation worthy of calling pest control. For that reason, it is important that you keep an eye on the most common entry points for pests in your house and ensure they are sealed. Here are 10 of the most common points of entry for pests in the fall:
The process of removing ticks from your pets’ bellies, rears, and between their toes is disgusting and nerve-wracking. These hideous arachnids are both icky and potentially dangerous for your pets – and you, if they transfer from your pet’s body to yours. They often carry and can transfer potentially life-threatening diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease, among others. However, there are several relatively easy methods of tick prevention that are safe and effective when used correctly.
With spring comes warmer weather, and with warmer weather comes flowers, longer days, more time spent outdoors — and an incursion of all sorts of pests that you usually don’t have to worry about during the winter. While you’re out enjoying the spring weather, pests may be making their way onto your property and into your home. Below are a few of the pests to watch out for.
Ants are one of the most common pests in North America, so try not to feel too disheartened if you end up with a row of tiny pests making their way into your home. It doesn’t mean your home is dirty, it just means they managed to find a food source, no matter how small, somewhere inside. Thankfully there are some steps you can take to take care of your ant problem!
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While warmer winters can be a relief for many who dread the cold winter months, it can also be a boon for many pests too. Harsh winters are great for cutting down pest numbers, as the colder it gets the less likely hibernating nasties are able to survive and re-emerge come spring. However, milder winters mean that most hibernating bugs will survive, increasing the risk of infestation in warmer months.
Some pests can survive or thrive in winter, but in general, the colder months is when pest activity is at its lowest. However, once the weather starts to warm up and spring comes, it can wake up hibernating or nesting menaces or kick start the hatching process for others. If homeowners are not prepared, the change in season can quickly bring an infestation that can rapidly get out of hand and require professional remediation. In this article, we will give you 5 pest control tips to help keep bugs at bay and ensure you can enjoy the warmer weather infestation-free.
Bed bug infestation can happen fast, so if there’s any chance bed bugs have entered your home, you will need to act fast. To properly address the situation, you need an understanding of what you are facing. The most important things to know about bed bugs is how they breed, what they look like, their life stages, and the ways they can sneak into your home so you can prevent it from occurring. In this article, we will answer these questions and give you some tips to combat these nasty bugs.
No one wants to stow away their favorite ugly-holiday sweater or expensive cashmere cardigan only to discover next winter that their clothing is riddled with holes from moths and now in need of costly replacements.