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Got Termites? I Can Help

Termites are nasty critters that work their way into your home and destroy it from the inside out. My name is Linda, and I am a pest control specialist. I have seen many homes and other buildings absolutely destroyed by termites. A termite infestation can cause a great deal of time and money to fix, and I'd like to tell you how to avoid having termites in the first place. I'll also discuss the clues that you have termites in your home and what to do if you already have an infestation. You can fix a termite problem, but you should act as quickly as possible. Let me be your guide.

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Got Termites? I Can Help

2016

Tips To Protect Wooden Play Sets From Termites

When it comes to termites, you likely already take the steps necessary to protect your home from these voracious wood feeders. Yet, your outdoor play set may be set outside and exposed to these pests. Not only can they ruin the play set and thus your investment, the termites feeding could also compromise the safety of the set. The following tips can help you avoid a termite infestation. Tip #1: Use treated wood

It's Getting Warm Out: 3 Steps To Keep Mosquitoes Away

Winter will be over before you know it. Once the warm weather returns, so will the mosquitoes. Unfortunately, mosquitoes can carrydiseases that are detrimental to you and your family – including the Zika virus, West Nile virus, and Yellow Fever. Luckily, there are some steps you can take to keep mosquitoes away. Here are just three of the methods you can use to keep mosquitoes out of your yard. Get Rid of Standing Water

3 Tips For Getting Relief From Itchy Bed Bug Bites

If you have a bed bug infestation in your home, you are probably thinking about calling a bed bug exterminator as soon as possible so that you can take care of the problem. However, you might already have existing bites that are making you miserable. You should also know that even with the help of a professional, you might not get rid of your bed bug problem right away, depending on how serious the infestation is.

Tracking Termites | A Quick Termite Inspection Checklist For Home Buyers

Finding and buying a home is an arduous process filled with many potential pitfalls. One such pitfall that you need to avoid is purchasing a home riddled with termites--insects capable of causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. When you're viewing potential homes, review the quick checklist below to ensure the property is termite-free. 1. Check The Yard For Termites Begin your search for termites in the front and back yards.

Tips To Keep Animal Pests Out Of Your Crawl Space

If you are like most homeowners, you probably don't even think about your crawl space most days. It's usually only a concern when you need to go into it to service a broken pipe or similar home repair job. Unfortunately, a crawl space can be an inviting place to rodents and other small mammals. It's warm and protected, with water and food just a short jaunt away through the floor boards.

How You Can Keep Pests Out Of Your Pantry

Pantries are by far one of the most important closets in a home. Between your kids getting their afternoon snacks and you rushing in to get everything together for dinner, the pantry can get messy. Pantries are also a haven for pests. From tiny weevils to mice, the buffet inside these spaces is attractive.   Invest In Plastic Storage Containers Food items like packaged cookies, flour and sugar bags, and potato chips are basically impossible to close once their seal has been broken.

Have Cockroaches Inside Your Home? Know The Health Risks

The sight alone of cockroaches is usually enough for you to want to get these pests out of your home quickly. Cockroaches are not just an annoyance though, since they pose a danger to your health. Know what risks come with having cockroaches, and prevent this pest from getting back in. Parasites and Disease Cockroaches tend to walk across surfaces that are grimy, food that is rotting, feces left by animals or pets, and even dead corpses of rodents that they find in or out of your home.

Rats In The Daytime? It's Not What You Think

If you see rats inside your home or on your roof during the day, you might think that you have a large infestation on your hands. While you could possibly have a large rodent problem in your home or somewhere on your property, you could actually have a very small population of rodents living in your home instead. Here's why you see rats during the day and what you can do to eliminate them.

Have a Wooden Backyard Playscape? Learn How to Protect It from Pests

Having a backyard playscape is great to keep your kids busy by climbing and swinging. Unfortunately, a wood playscape is prone to having bugs infest the construction material by burrowing through the wood or consuming it. Here are some tips to help keep these pests away. Use Cedar Wood For those that have not yet constructed the playscape, consider using cedar wood to build it. This lumber will be more expensive, but it will deter insects from getting into the wood.

What To Do When Your Vacation Home Is Overrun With Pests And Wildlife

If you dread heading to your vacation home because it's become overrun with pests, then relax. There are simple, easy ways to get rid of these little bothersome creatures and free up your house so that you can enjoy it. Some of them are things you can do yourself, while others you will need help with and are best advised to call in a professional pest control service. Here's a breakdown on some common pests and how to handle them.

Three Common Mouse Control Options

Having mice in your home can be a serious concern: the little rodents can carry diseases and get into your food, and if left unchecked, their population can grow exponentially in just a few weeks. If you've seen a mouse in your home, or have seen the signs of one around, there are several ways that you can remove them to control their population. Mouse Traps The most common type of mouse trap available is a simple wooden spring loaded trap that can be baited using peanut butter or cheese to attract mice.

Squeaks in the Night: How to Tell Whether Mice Are Invading Your Attic

Does your attic sound haunted due to nighttime squeaks and strange sounds? Well, don't call Ghostbusters just yet! More likely, you need to call Mousebusters: squeaks in the attic often mean there are mice in the area. The bad news is that mice are capable of chewing through wires and starting electrical fires. Fortunately, you'll know whether mice are invading your attic by identifying a few telltale signs. Listen Closely to the Noises Coming from the Attic Late at Night

The Process of Bed-Bug Treatment

If you believe that you may have a problem with bed bugs, then it is going to be in your best interest to contact your local pest-control company to have them send out a professional. Doing this will ensure that the issue is properly diagnosed and treated in the best and safest way possible. Since dealing with bed bugs is no joke, you want to make sure that you find an effective way to get rid of the bugs and stop them from spreading to other beds and other places within your home.

How to Safely Eliminate Sugar Ants & Prevent a Reinfestation

If you on a small restaurant and sugar ants have been spotted around some of your spices and other dry ingredients, safely eliminate the pests and deter new ones from entering the premises with the following methods. Once you have eradicated the ants, the kitchen in your restaurant will remain sanitary and you won't need to worry about scaring off customers or staff members due to annoying insects. Citrus Oil

Tips For Preparing Your Home For A Newborn

Preparing for a new baby involves ensuring that your home is ready. Some preparations can be handled in the days leading up to the birth, but others should be taken care of weeks or months ahead. If you are welcoming a newborn to the family soon, here are some tips to ensure your home is ready.  Pest-Proof Your Home Pests will not respect the fact that you have a newborn in the home.

What To Do When Your New Rescue Cat Has Fleas

If you have just adopted a recuse cat, and have found out that they have fleas, you are probably wondering how to handle the situation. The good news is that this is not a problem that will result in huge vet bills. You can get flea treatments over the counter that will kill the fleas on the cat. The more troublesome issue is if the fleas have gotten off your cat and into your carpets or other places in your home.

3 Reasons To Hire A Mosquito Control Specialist

If you have a mosquito problem, this can be a huge issue for multiple reasons. Mosquitoes are attracted to most humans because of their blood, thus making you their main target. A great way to get rid of annoying mosquitoes is hire a a mosquito control specialist to come take care of them for you. They will likely offer you a few different methods to get rid of the mosquitoes, all of which will likely include spraying, and you can choose the ones that work best for you.

Pest Control Services For Naughty Raccoons: How You Can Help

As much as people have an affinity for cute, furry banditos known as raccoons, you will want to avoid any contact with them. They can be quite vicious, and they carry rabies. In addition to these issues, raccoon feces is notorious for carrying numerous worms and intestinal parasites, which can cause major health problems for those that come into contact with it even by accident. As such, you will need professional pest control services to intervene if you have a raccoon problem.

Basic Home Defense: A Guide For Keeping Termites Away From Your Home

The old saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," was never truer than when applied to termite infestations. It is much easier to defend against termites and the damage they cause than it is to treat them and make repairs after the fact. Here are some simple things you can do as a homeowner to keep termites from entering and eating your home. 1. Get yearly pest inspections.