Solving Pest Problems Once and for All

Keeping Your Belongings Bed-Bug Free When Visiting a Hotel

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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....

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Bats In The Belfry? How To Prevent And Remove Them

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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 Although you will not turn into a vampire if you are bitten by a bat, you can be exposed to several nasty viruses, including rabies and ebola. Bats carry some of the...

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3 Ways To Get Rid Of Termites Yourself

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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. Use Nematodes When it comes to getting rid of termites, the old adage, “Fight fire with...

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How To Remove Slugs From Your Garden

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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...

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Three Things You Need To Know About Termite Mud Tubes

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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. You may find these tubes both inside and outside of your home. Indoors,...

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Dealing With Fire Ants During Dry Season? 3 Tips To Keep Them Out Of Your Home

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Fire ants have a wicked bite and sting, and during a hot, dry summer, you have to be extra careful. These insects are the most painful to deal with during summer because of the increased venom levels. Their bites are common, with as much as half of people in areas with a high fire ant population getting them. But, you should still do everything you can to avoid feeling the pain that they can cause. You may also want to avoid seeing whether you will have an allergic reaction to the bite itself. Throughout dry season, a yard with...

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Keeping Your Outdoor Lawn Furniture Spider-Free

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If you live in a wooded area and enjoy spending time outdoors during warmer months, you probably do not like sharing it with the pests that are likely to be in the area. One pest that tends to hang around wooded outdoor areas in search of insects to feast upon is the spider. If you find you have spider woes in your own backyard, they may harbor in cracks and crevices of your lawn furniture. Try some of the following tips to divert spiders to other areas so you can enjoy your time lounging on your lawn furniture without seeing these...

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Mice Infestations: 3 Common Myths Busted

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Mice are a common household pest, but just because they’re common doesn’t mean that they’re well understood. Below are three common myths surrounding those pesky, little house mice and the facts behind them. Myth #1: Cats are the Best Natural Mouse Deterrent Fact: While some cats may be great little mouse hunters, the majority of domestic cats won’t do much to prevent a rodent infestation in your home. Your cat may catch an occasional mouse or two, and they may even kill it, but it’s more likely that your cat...

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Bed Bugs: Little Known Facts You May Not Have Realized

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Bed bugs are some of the most frightening of all household pests, and they’re also some of the most difficult to eradicate. These small, brown insects can be found in hotels, your home, and even in movie theater seats. When people hear the term bed bugs, certain images and thoughts immediately come to mind. Here are a few facts about these annoying pests that you may not have known. The Name Is Not Important The name “bed bug” comes from an ancient Latin word that  translates to “bug of the bed.” But bed...

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Feral Cats And Wild Dogs: Are You Legally Allowed To Exterminate Them?

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If your garbage is regularly rummaged by feral cats or ransacked by wild dogs, you may have reached the point where you want to permanently eliminate the problem. The question is: Can you legally exterminate dogs and cats that are running loose in your neighborhood, and if so, how? In most parts of the country, pest control experts and exterminators may be the best source of information for this, but if you cannot find someone with the answers to your wild animal questions, the following should help. Extermination as a Means of Control for...

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