Carpenter ants are very useful creatures, responsible for looking after ecosystems by chewing through wood which produces saw dust which then becomes fertilizer for plants. However, while this is great in the great outdoors, when this starts to happen inside your home it constitutes far more of an issue. Let’s take a closer look at the damage a carpenter ant infestation can do to your home. What are Carpenter Ants?Carpenter ants are one of the largest ant species, ranging in size from ¼ to ½ an inch in length, and are dark in color. The worker ants are wingless, but READ MORE »
We’ve all heard of silverfish as pests we need to keep our homes, residential properties and businesses free of, but what exactly are they? What locations are likely to be infested by them? How do you get rid of them? In this article we’ll be aiming to answer these questions and more. Silverfish Aren’t Fish!When hearing the name alone it can be understandable why some might think these pests are fish, but in fact they are insects. They got their confusing name for several reasons, the first being their appearance. They are silvery-blue in color and have a scale-like exterior, READ MORE »
It’s no secret that ants are hardworking bugs. They build state-of-the-art homes, carry food ten times their weight and work tirelessly to accomplish their goals for the day. While most of us are planning to relax by the pool or take some time off, the ants are preparing for a colder climate. They’ll stop at nothing to gather those last little crumbs or key pieces for their construction project.
Many people are familiar with two kinds of ants; black or red ones. These two distinctions have shaped the way kids and adults view these hardworking critters. However, there’s an entire world of variety within the ant community. Understanding these vital differences is key to preventing infestation within your home or place of business.
Most of us consider our pets to be like family members. We love them, care for them, and go through specific measures to keep them happy and healthy. We provide food, water, medicine, playtime, and love to ensure their every comfort. However, many pet owners do not think about mosquito prevention and the troubles a mosquito bite can cause for a pet. When our beloved pet is bitten by a mosquito, they feel the similar sting that humans do. Their urge to scratch the itch is just as strong as ours, only cats and dogs don’t know that this action READ MORE »
As a landlord, you have many problems to negotiate with your tenants. One of the most common complaints from a tenant is the need for pest control. Bugs and rodents come with their own sets of health and property damage problems, none of which are attractive for anyone in the apartment building. Let’s discuss commercial pest control and how to deal with tenant complaints about bugs and pests. The Complaint: Listen, Acknowledge, and Act Quickly After a tenant makes a complaint about seeing a bug, rodent, or any pest in their living space, acknowledge their concerns. Maintaining a clean and READ MORE »
We’re approaching tick season! This means extra precautions must be taken in order for your pet to remain safe and free of these harmful pests. Do you know how to keep your furry-friend safe? If not, let’s go over these tips and tricks to help you keep your pet protected.
Mosquito season is coming! For many, that means it’s time to brace yourself for itchy welts all over. Mosquitos are pesky little creatures that will stop at nothing to munch on your arms and legs. Unfortunately, these pests do more harm than just annoy us. Some carry harmful forms of bacteria that could result in detrimental illness when left unchecked.