Symptoms of Tick Bites

Ticks are small, blood-sucking bugs. They belong to a special group of mites and they list of tick species is impressively long. Ticks have been around at least 90 million years. Hard ticks and soft ticks are usually known to transmit diseases to humans. You should learn how to recognize them if you love spending time outdoors.  All ticks are external parasites that require blood to develop and to reproduce their eggs. Some ticks can carry harmful diseases and germs so it’s important to recognize the common symptoms of tick bites.

How to Pest-Proof Your Home

Pests aren’t just annoying. Some carry dangerous diseases and you don’t want them in your home. Instead of waiting to go on the defense against pests, you should pest-proof your home before the cold winter months. Pests are active during warm months because the weather is perfect for them to be outside. But, during the winter they need to find a shelter inside in order to survive the winter. If you want to prevent pests from moving into your home, try the following pest-proof measures.

Do Bugs Cause Allergies?

There are a lot of insects and bugs that bite humans. Some stinging insects can cause allergic reactions in the right people. Mosquitoes, for example, are the deadliest animals on our planet in that they carry and transfer diseases from victim to victim. Besides these pests, there are some bugs that usually live in houses and buildings that can also cause allergies.

Why Bed Bugs are So Hard to Kill

Bed bugs infest homes, hotels, and commercial buildings worldwide. These pests don’t care if your house is clean or dirty. They feed on human and animal blood, and as long as they have food sources they’re going to live happily under your roof. To infest your home, they’ve got to hitch a ride inside on a carrier, so you can’t exactly prevent them like other pests. They may even infest some public places like theaters or cinema which means you can easily take them home with you after a nice night out. Bed bugs are hard to kill, and here’s READ MORE »

How to Sterilize After a Mouse Infestation

Mice usually leave between more than 50 droppings per day as they explore around our homes. But, they also leave urine traces everywhere they run. You can find these signs of mice anywhere in your house, including the places where you prepare your food. This can be very dangerous, especially if you have children or pets in your household. Mice are well-known as pests who carry dangerous diseases like hantavirus and salmonella. When a professional manages to exterminate mice from your household, you also need to sterilize your house properly.

The Threat of Cockroaches

Cockroaches are found throughout the world and they rank among the oldest and most resilient insects on the planet. These creatures appeared on the Earth roughly 400 millions years ago and they can survive wherever people live, especially inside manmade structures. The indoor infestation often creates an unsanitary situation which pose various health threats to humans. Risking these pests inside your home is definitely something that should be avoided, so here’s what you need to know about them.

Got Mice? Get Owls.

If you’re facing a rodent problem outdoors and you’re wary of them making their way inside, you might want to think about another option before going straight for any DIY methods. For general mice control and prevention, one of our suggestions is to make your yard owl friendly. Owls are natural predators of mice and eat them daily. Attracting more owls to your yard and having more of them around can do wonders in helping to keep the rodent population in check and keeping your home from becoming infested.

How to Catch Insects: 4 Clever Tricks

The weather is ideal for insects to enter the indoors this time of the year. That’s why you need to start to think about a proper pest control before the temperatures drop. Here are some clever tricks you need to know if you want to get rid of some in the process.

How to Control Crickets in the House

When crickets start reproducing in your house, they can damage furniture, clothing, and paper products. In some Asian cultures, crickets are considered to be a luck charm and they were kept in the cages in homes for luck. Having a couple of crickets in your home isn’t really a problem, but having a colony can be. They can prevent you from getting a good night sleep, as well as contaminate your food and damage your goods. Usually, cricket problems occur in the fall when they are searching for a warmer place to migrate. Here are some simple methods on how to READ MORE »

5 Pests that Can Be Hiding in Your Gutters

It’s very important to clean your gutters twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. Dirty gutters are full of debris that prevent the water from draining away from your house. This can further lead to problems like mold growth, roof leaks, and damage to your home’s sidings. It can also create an environment that pests love. If you don’t have gutter shields, you might not be happy this time of the year as many pests take up residence in dirty gutters where there are plenty of places to stay warm. If your home drainage system is not READ MORE »

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