Tips for Outdoor Pest Control

The weather is finally inviting and people are spending more time outdoors in their yards. The warm weather always brings certain species of pests that hide and breed in your lawns and backyards. Not only do can these pests be bothersome while you’re spending time outside, they can also easily spread from your yard into your house. Because of this reason, regular and proper outdoor pest control is important. Mosquitoes Mosquitoes are the most common pests during summer times and by far the most annoying ones. There are some things you can do before and during your summertime barbecue to keep your READ MORE »

The Signs and Effects of a Clover Mite Infestation

Clover mites are tiny but destructive insects. To reduce the chances of a clover mite infestation, you need to practice proper clover mite control in the spring and fall. If you have any doubts there is an infestation going on in your household, check out common signs and effects of a clover mite infestation. Just remember, if there is an infestation, clover mite control is best left to your pest management professional. Common Signs of a Clover Mite Infestation Usually, clover mites are hard to see without magnification, so before you do clover mite control, make sure to have some tools READ MORE »

9 Places Mosquitoes Love to Live & Breed

Usually, mosquitoes live and breed around bodies of stagnant water, but people are not always aware of how easily this can happen in their own backyard. These iconic summer pests are not just annoying, they can also cause serious problems since they can transmit dangerous diseases and viruses. One of the best ways to keep mosquitoes at bay is to stop them from breeding around your house. Here are some common places for mosquito breeding and tips on how to do proper mosquito control! 1. Any standing water source in your yard is an invitation for a mosquito female to lay its eggs. READ MORE »

The Bee Identification Guide

There are 20,000 different species of bees in the world, but they all have some similar characteristics. They live in colonies that contain the queen bee, the drone, and the worker bee. A worker bee and a queen bee are female, but only the queen bee can reproduce while worker bees collect nectar and clean the hive. The drone’s job is to mate with the queen. All in all, each bee has differences in its behavior and appearance that are both extreme and slight. Here are the three main species of bees we deal with in our area and tips READ MORE »

7 Best Plants for Pest Control

One easy way of keeping pests at bay is to strategically place insect-repelling plants in your garden or inside your home. Insects tend to avoid these plants because essential oils in them work as natural bug repellent. Here are some plants, herbs, and flowers that might offer you some relief during spring and summer season when common pest species are most active! 1. Basil Basil is a great solution for repelling mosquitoes and flies. You can plant this herb near the doors to your home or in outdoor areas. Pests are annoyed with the very smell of this plant and it is sometimes used in READ MORE »

Flea & Tick Season: What You Need to Know

If you have ever experienced problems with fleas or ticks, then you are well aware of the pain these pests can bring to both you and your pets. While you can’t feel the pain of your furry friend, the fact that these nasty pests are able to bite your pet more than 400 times in one day and lay hundreds of eggs should definitely raise your awareness. If you don’t want your pet or yourself to become a host for these blood-sucking pests, make sure to remember some crucial information to prevent these parasites during this flea and tick season. Flea READ MORE »

4 Reasons Why There's an Ant Infestation In Your K ...

Ant infestations usually happen with clear reasons and the main one is their quest for food. The ants you see on your kitchen floors are known as worker ants, and their work is all about locating good sources of food and bringing food back to the nest. Interior ant infestations present a serious problem, especially when they nest in your kitchen. There is always a justified reason why you are experiencing an ant infestation in your kitchen. Here are a few common reasons along with some tips on how to help get rid of the ants in your kitchen. 1. You’re not READ MORE »

6 Tips for Wasp Control & Prevention

Wasps are most active during the spring and summer months. Prevention is key if you want to avoid problems with these pests. Don’t wait for them to invade your home and garden, perform proactive wasp control regularly – this way you can prevent an infestation. When an infestation happens, there isn’t much left to do but to call a professional to deal with this problem. Here are some useful tips for controlling and preventing wasps! Wasps nest where they can find a shelter, usually in a dark and dry place away from constant disruption. The first step to proper wasp control READ MORE »

8 Most Common Hiding Places for Spiders

House spiders are common and are never a treat to discover. These pests are extremely skillful at finding the best hiding places in and around your home. To prevent them from entering and creating an infestation, it’s good to do be proactive about spider control. Here are the most common places in and around your home that spiders use as hiding places. 1. Inside your vegetation. Whether inside or outside of your home, spiders are attracted to vegetation, such as bushes, shrubs, and plants. If you have a lot of vegetation in or around your home, there is a good chance READ MORE »

How to Tell Bed Bug Bites from Mosquito Bites

During the spring and summer, getting a few bug bites is to be expected; however, sometimes it is hard to detect the insect that caused itching and marks on your skin. It is important that you find out which insect might have bitten you as soon as possible so you can visit a doctor, if necessary, or call a pest control professional to handle the insects. Among the most common types, that are easily mistaken, are bed bug bites and mosquito bites. Below we outline the differences between the two. Bed Bugs Bed bugs rely on blood to survive and complete their READ MORE »

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