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.
Once you have a mouse problem in your home it can be very hard to clean until you’ve fully treated the problem. The problem with mice is that their droppings can cause airborne diseases. They leave scat and urine commonly in places in a home where you prepare food or store it. This can be particularly dangerous for children that have far less immunity to the infectious waste that mice are known for like hantavirus and salmonella.
Although a small number of ants outside your home typically won’t really bother you, when you see a big anthill you have to know that your home might soon be infested and that it is time for some pest control. Ants find ways to sneak indoors and it is very difficult to stop them due to their size and persistence. But what you can do is get rid of their colony and stop them from infesting your home that way. Here are some great ways to get rid of an anthill you found on your property.
Having to remove ticks from your pets during the summer and spring is a nuisance. Not only are these pests annoying and ugly to look at, they can also be dangerous to your pets because of various diseases they carry and their small size. They also can migrate from your pests to bit you if you are always in close proximity to your pets. Fortunately, there are numerous methods for keeping your pet free of ticks. Here are just some you can consider.
Think you might be dealing with a mouse infestation? If you’re right, you’ll be able to find a nest somewhere inside your home. These are very easy to recognize, since they’re basically balls made of whatever fibrous material mice have managed to find inside the premises. The materials used to create nests include everything from paper to fiberglass insulation. You’ll also be able to recognize them by droppings you’ll find in or around them. If you don’t know where to look for the mice, here’s a list of places they’re probably hiding.