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WE COVER THE CHANGES IN THE ENVIRONMENT, THE PEST INDUSTRY AND YOUR CONCERNS.
When it comes to pest management and control, it’s paramount to stay up-to-date on environmental discoveries, extermination innovations and the changing dynamics of the world around us. We think it’s important to share these findings with you, along with the new discoveries and any new topics we uncover in our own day-to-day work as your hometown professionals.
5 Pest Control Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Plagued by pests in your home? Make sure that you avoid these 5 very common pest control mistakes. We let you know what to do instead.
How cockroaches spread disease and what you can do about it.
Cockroaches are among the most common and repugnant pests found in homes and buildings all across the country. While the mere sight of these long-antennaed intruders causes many a homeowner to shudder in disgust, the more disturbing fact is that roaches often get by without being spotted at all. Given their nocturnal lifestyle, cockroaches are usually discovered by the unsuspecting flick of a light switch in a dark room, followed by their trademark scattering. This means a cockroach colony could grow for months or even longer before being noticed by homeowners.
What brings cockroaches into your home?
The sight of a disgusting black cockroach skittering across your counter, sink, or floor is enough to send you running for a broom, shoe, or can of insect repellant. Everyone hates roaches, and for good reason. Cockroaches carry diseases, give off unpleasant odors, aggravate allergies (especially in children), and ruin food. In extreme cases, they even bite!
What Really Keeps Mosquitoes Away
Citronella candles? Ultrasonic machines? Picaridin? Find out what works and what doesn't so that you can keep mosquitoes off of you and out of your yard this summer.
It’s Tick Season! Here’s How to Stay Safe.
If you're planning on leaving your house this summer, you should be wary of ticks. Find out where ticks live, what kinds of diseases they spread, and how you can prevent tick bites!
What's the difference between carpenter bees and bumblebees?
Notice a buzz in your backyard this summer? If you frequently notice bees around your home, it’s important to know exactly what kind are buzzing around – although carpenter bees look similar to harmless bumblebees, the carpenter variety of bees can cause major damage to your home. Knowing the difference between the two will help you easily identify if you have bees helping around the house – or potentially harming it.
FAQs: Home Remedies for Bed Bugs
Freezing. Drying. Steaming. Bleaching. Applying baking soda. All of these methods (and more) have been recommended online as DIY bed bug treatments. We tell you which ones work and which ones are a waste of your time and money.
FAQs: Home Remedies for Termites
Can you kill termites on your own, or is this a job best left to the professionals? Let's look at some of the most common DIY termite treatments (ammonia, boric acid, nematodes, etc.) and see if any of them work.
FAQs: Home Remedies for Ants
Lysol, borax, coffee grounds, and vinegar: do any of these really work to kill or repel ants? Let's talk about which home remedies for ants are effective and which you shouldn't waste your time and money on.
The Problems with Do-It-Yourself Pest Control
DIY pest control is often ineffective, misused, a waste of money, and even dangerous. Find out why that's the case and what you can do instead from the experts.