Dos & Don'ts for Summer Pest Control

Summer means fun in the sun, splashing around in the pool, and backyard barbecues. Summer also invites a whole lot of pests in your yard as well as inside your home. The only way to practice effective summer pest control is to learn about the types of pests that trouble you and the different options that are available to control specific pests. Summer Pest Control Dos Sometimes pest infestations are simply a stroke of a bad luck, but you can avoid most annoying pests with by practicing proactive pest control. Start utilizing these methods of a summer pest control as early as you READ MORE »

9 Tips for Successful Tick Removal

Knowing how to remove a tick is a useful thing for anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors or who owns a pet, especially during flea and tick season. The truth is that there are specific tick-borne diseases, like Lyme disease, and this is one of the main reason why you should watch out for these pests. Here are some things you should and shouldn’t do for successful tick removal! Tick Removal Best Practices The best thing you can do for yourself and your pet is to prevent ticks from biting in the first place. Wear long pants and sleeves when you’re spending READ MORE »

8 Best Mosquito Repellent Options

Whether you’re camping in the deep woods or having a BBQ in your backyard, mosquitoes can easily ruin everything. When you’re planning to spend any amount of time outside in the warmer months, especially later in the day, it will benefit you greatly if you protect yourself with some mosquito repellent. A mosquito repellent is a substance that’s applied to human skin or other surfaces in order to prevent these annoying pests from biting or coming around. How to Use Mosquito Repellent Mosquito repellents don’t kill these pests, they just help to make you or an area unattractive to mosquitoes. You should apply READ MORE »

How to Remove a Wasp Nest

Yards and homes are not suitable environments for a wasp nest, especially since wasps can get disturbed easily and sting. This is why it’s for your best to remove a wasp nest if there is one in or around your home. Here are some tips on how to remove a wasp nest effectively! Identifying a Wasp Nest Before you do anything, make sure what you’re dealing with is in a fact a wasp’s nest. Before you tackle the nest, it’s important to know what species of wasp are you dealing with. Paper wasps are large with long legs and bodies. Their bodies READ MORE »

The Ant Identification Guide

Ant control can be difficult, but if you know a few things about different ant species and their behavior it can become easier. There are more than 12,500 species of ants that have been classified, and colonies can number up to 300,000–500,000. Worker ants may live seven years while the queen may live for 15 years. They nest almost anywhere in and around your house, so proper ant control is important during warmer months. Pavement Ants Workers are about 2.5–4 mm long and vary in color from dark brown to black. They have antennae and paler legs. Pavement ants are noticeable READ MORE »

How to Get Rid of Fleas in Carpet

Fleas are small insects, but they’re so tough since it may feel like they’re only spreading more day by day. If your pet has fleas, they’re most likely inside your house too, and a common place for them to infest is your carpeting. Here are some tips on how to get rid of fleas in your carpet and other parts of your home! How a Carpet Can Become Infested These creepy little insects love to grab hold of the warm fur of your pet and feed on them; even you could be their host. Your carpets provide excellent environment conditions for a flea infestation, READ MORE »

All About Silverfish

Silverfish are among the most ancient insects on the planet. They’ve been crawling around for more than 400 million years. Although they don’t pose a serious danger to humans, silverfish infestations usually go undetected since these insects are secretive in their movements. This is why proper silverfish control is important. Silverfish Appearance A is a small wingless insect. Its name comes from its silvery gray and blue color and movements similar to those of a fish. Their bodies are thicker in the front and are teardrop-shaped, usually up to 12-19 mm in length. They have two long antennas on their head, six legs, READ MORE »

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 »

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