Looking forward to the moment when you’ll finally be installing that gorgeous live Christmas tree in your living room? Before you start making plans for decorating it, you might want to consider the dangers it can pose to your otherwise safe home environment. Since it’s a live tree we’re talking about, there is a possibility it arrives with a host of unwanted pests. While many will stay on the trunk or hide between the needles, some will desert it in search of light or food. Here is a list of some of the most common insects you should be careful READ MORE »
With the arrival of Christmas holidays, some pests will be fanatically searching for ways to sneak inside your home. We’re sure that the last thing you want around Christmas time is to deal with pest infestations. Winter pests are trying to make their way into your home and to prevent them you need to know which pests are the most active.
Like many homeowners, you’ve probably tried to handle pest infestations on your own. When it comes to preventing small pest problems, applying your own methods can be helpful. But, some things are best left to the pros. People choose DIY solutions primarily because they’re inexpensive. But homeowners are unaware of the fact that these solutions are only treating the symptoms, not the root of the problem. You’re going to spend a lot of money, but pests will stay right where they are. If you want a pest-free home, here are some reasons why you should leave pest control to the READ MORE »
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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.