Signs Your Porch's Untreated Wood Is Infested With Carpenter Ants

If you have noticed large ants crawling around on your porch,you may not be concerned about their presence at first. However, if your porch was built using untreated wood, you should investigate further, looking for the signs discussed below, to find out whether the insects are carpenter ants that may be causing serious structural damage to your porch.  Piles of Sawdust on the Floor Carpenter ants burrow their way into any beams or planks, creating small holes in the process.   Read More...

That Buzzing Doesn't Sound Happy: What To Do When You Run Afoul Of Bees This Summer

Now that summer is here, you'll probably notice an increase in bee activity around the yard. In most cases, bees will stick to themselves and leave you alone. However, there may be times when bees decide that they want to claim your entire yard as part of their territory. When that happens, you need to take great care. The last thing you want is a yard full of angry bees. Here are four steps you should follow if you run into problems with bees.   Read More...

Four Summertime Habits That Attract Pests Into Your Home

Have you ever wondered why you see more pests in your home during summer months? From cockroaches to rodents, these annoying creatures seem to show up when the weather is warm. This is not only because they are more active in the summer, but also because most homeowners engage in some summer habits that attract these pests. Here are four summer habits that might attract pests to your home. Leaving windows open without screens.   Read More...

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...