The Effects of an Untreated Ant Infestation

Sometimes it is hard to identify an ant infestation. These tiny insects usually invade your home in search of food. When a scout ant figures out how your house is the excellent source of food, it leaves a scent for other ants to follow. This is why they spread so quickly. Most ant infestations are difficult to get rid of and require a trained professional. Some species of ants, like carpenter ants, can significantly damage your home. When ants are eating your house piece by piece, things can become quite ugly. A lot of other negative effects can happen as a READ MORE »

How to Pest-Proof Your Home

Pests are annoying in so many ways. If you think that cooler weather means you’re entering a pest-free season, unfortunately, that’s not true. Most people look forward to warm weather, but pests feel the same about sunny days. During the fall and winter, they’re looking for a nice and warm place where they can thrive, and our homes are just perfect for them. Pests are not nice roommates, so it’s good to fully pest-proof your home while you can. Take advantage of the last few weeks of warm weather and make your house uninviting for all pests. Inspect your home for potential 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 »

Why Pest Control is Best Left to the Pros

When you notice pests inside and around your home, you may be debate whether to call a pro to deal with the situation or to tackle the problem by yourself. There are plenty of reasons why it’s not recommended to do your own pest control and even more reasons why pest control is best left to the pros.

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 »

Pantry Pests & How to Get Rid of Them

Pantry pests is a term used to describe a group of pests that like to feed on stored foods. There are hundreds of different species of these annoying insects, but the most common include grain moths, rice weevils, grain beetles, granary weevils, and rain bores. If you don’t want to open a bag of flour and notice something crawling inside, you should know how to prevent pantry pests. Identifying Pantry Pests Moths Moths vary in appearance and size depending on the species, but most pantry moths are smaller than two centimeters. They have two pairs of wings, are covered in scales, READ MORE »

Big Black Ants or Carpenter Ants? How to Tell the ...

The presence of big black ants sometimes means that your home is invaded by carpenter ants. If this is the case, you don’t want that since they can literally eat through parts of your house if you don’t notice them on time. People sometimes assume every big black ant is a carpenter ant, which can bring an instant panic; however, not all big black ants are carpenter ants. In order to identify them properly, all you need to know is a little basic biology. Since carpenter ants can cause significant structural damages, you need to know how to recognize them when compared 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 »

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