You’ve tried store-bought fixes and home remedies. Your pest problem may have temporarily subsided, but your infestation is back again. If you’ve tried and tried again, it's time to call in reinforcements. Here are just a few signs that you should enlist the help of pest control professionals.
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You’ve heard the phrase, “Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill,” but talk to any homeowner with a mole infestation, and they’ll likely tell you they’d take the “mountain” instead! While moles may seem harmless at first glance, these tiny creatures can wreak serious havoc on your lawn and garden. If you find yourself faced with the monstrous task of ridding your yard of moles, we feel for you. Here’s what you’ll need to know to deal with the pesky moles tearing up your yard.
They’re big, black, and look like something out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but let’s be honest. Carpenter ants are gross! If you’ve spotted a few of these guys around your home, or even worse, in your home, you probably have a few questions about what their presence means for you. Need a quick update? Check out our answers to some of the most frequently asked carpenter ant questions.
If you need to hire an exterminator, chances are that you’re already in a fairly stressful situation. The last thing you want to do is hire a "professional" pest control company that turns out to be lacking in both the professional and effective pest control departments. To ensure your highest satisfaction, you should know these ten things before hiring an exterminator.
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They’re responsible for $5 billion in property damage each year, and chances are, they’d love to add your home to their menu. Termites make their homes in 49 of the 50 states and can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to yours. The best way to protect yourself from termites and their monstrous appetites is to implement preventive practices and engage in early detection.
Their name alone is enough to make you cringe, but what should you do when you find one (or probably more) of these critters living in your home? How can you prevent an infestation, and why on earth do they stink? Read on for answers to these questions and more!
You’ve noticed an outbreak of tiny red bumps on your arms and legs. They aren’t painful at first, but then they begin itching and more and more appear every night. Then it happens, you spot several tiny, flat, wingless, insects crawling around in your bed. The nightmare is real, but thankfully, so is the solution.
Spiders are kind of the worst. Sure, they’re good for keeping the pesky insect population down, but one look at those creepy eight-legged monsters sends many of us running for the hills. Although arachnophobia runs rampant in the Western population, very few spiders have the capability to actually harm a human being. Regardless, spotting one—or more—of these invaders in your home can be unsettling and may even indicate a larger problem.
You can take steps to reduce the number of spiders that enter your home, and if you do spot a few, you can eliminate them with natural products that you can easily make or purchase. Sometimes, however, spider infestations require a professional pest control technician’s attention.
The biggest threat to your home may be attacking you right under your nose—or floors. Termites affect more than half a million homes in the U.S. each year. Unfortunately these silent destroyers can go undetected for quite some time, often until the damage has harmed not only your home but also your wallet. If you’re not careful, you may be chipping into the $5 billion spent each year on termite-related expenses.
Concerned that your home may be at risk? There are several precautions you can take to lower your chances of a termite infestation. Check out these five ways to protect your home from termites.
When it’s cold enough outside to see your breath, it seems like insects should be the last thing on your radar. But, as it turns out, one particular foe likes to strike when the weather outside is frightful. You may have noticed today’s subject and mistaken it for another insect—the ladybug. Today, we’re dissecting this critter so you can correctly identify it and effectively keep it out of your home.
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