Keeping Your Belongings Bed-Bug Free When Visiting a Hotel

If you are going to be traveling in the near future, and your trip requires a stay in a hotel, you may be a bit concerned about the prospect of bed bugs becoming an issue. Since the bed you will be sleeping in will not be your own, it is important to take a few steps to ensure your belongings as well as your body do not fall victim to these bloodsucking parasites. Here are some tips you can use when staying in a hotel to ensure you do not bring a bed-bug problem back to your home after you check out.   Read More...

Bats In The Belfry? How To Prevent And Remove Them

If you have ever lived in the country, you may have spent some time chasing a bat around the bedroom in the middle of the night. It's an unpleasant and sometimes scary experience and certainly not a long-term solution. Neither is garlic around the neck. If your home is harboring bats, you can take a few steps to get rid of them and keep them from returning. Dangers of Bats   Read More...

3 Ways To Get Rid Of Termites Yourself

Termites can be an awful pest to find in your home. Termite infestations can cause you thousands of dollars worth of damage in repair due to the extensive harm that they can cause to wood based structures in your home, especially if they are integral. If you find a termite presence in your home, give some of these methods a shot. If such a problem persists, it is highly recommended that you call on the services of a professional pest control company.   Read More...

How To Remove Slugs From Your Garden

Slugs are a common garden pest that can cause extensive damage to the plants in your yard. If left unchecked, they can breed quickly and spread over a wide area, which can be costly to fix and replace. Thankfully, there are a number of things that you can do in order to reduce the overall number of slugs in your garden and help to keep your plants healthy.  Copper  Slugs do not react well with copper: if they come into contact with it, they will receive an electric shock (similar to a static shock) that will either kill or stun the slugs, and at the very least will discourage them from coming any closer.   Read More...

Three Things You Need To Know About Termite Mud Tubes

Every year, 600,000 American homes are damaged by termites. Since these pests can be present without many visible signs of an infestation, you could have a termite problem without knowing it. One sign that is very easy to overlook is the presence of mud tubes. Here are three things you need to know about termite mud tubes. What do mud tubes look like? Mud tubes are easy to identify. They're about the same width as a pencil and they look like strips of dried mud.   Read More...