Winter Preparation Pest Control Checklist

Winter Preparation Pest Control Checklist

Winter is here and everyone is heading into the house for warmth and delicious meals, even the bugs and rodents in your area. Before you settle down for a cup of hot cocoa and a great movie, take the time to secure your house against uninvited squatters that will enter your house to eat your food and generally make everyone uncomfortable.

5 Pest Control Products Every Home Should Have on Hand

5 Pest Control Products Every Home Should Have on Hand

The worst part about household pests such as ants, roaches, and mice, is that they can show up at any time. There is no warning. Very often, their presence has nothing to do with anything that you can control. While your proximity to woods for example, may make it more likely for pests to invade your home, sometimes even location doesn’t matter.  These pests are looking to get out of the harsh environment outdoors and into the comfort of your home. It can be very important to be prepared for this eventuality. There are some great over-the-counter products that can help to keep a minor infestation from turning into a major problem.

Favorite Midnight Snacks for Pests – How to Keep Critters Out, by Not Inviting Them In!

Favorite Midnight Snacks for Pests – How to Keep Critters Out, by Not Inviting Them In!

Everyone knows that insecticides and rat and mouse poisons are, well, poisonous. They aren’t only poisonous to the creatures they are sold to eliminate, but they are also poisonous to humans and pets. The famous phrase, “If you build it, they will come,” has an opposite phrase too, “If you don’t build it, they won’t come.” In the case of pests, you want to avoid building a Home Depot and grocery store for them.

Try these 10 Tips to Keep Animals Out of Your Garbage Today

Try these 10 Tips to Keep Animals Out of Your Garbage Today

They show up in winter, in summer, almost anytime: raccoons, cats, and other animals hunting around in your trash looking for a free meal.  Here are 10 easy tips that you can use to keep furry creatures out of your trash right now.

Don’t let the bugs bite… But when you’re bit, this is what you should do.

Don’t let the bugs bite… But when you’re bit, this is what you should do.

It’s is part of being human, but it’s so annoying: getting bit by insects. Of course, the most common is a mosquito bite, but there are thousands of little bugs in the world that want a piece of you or want some peace from you. Here are some of the most common bug bites identified by what the bites probably look like.

Planning a Vacation? Bed Bug Prevention Tips for Travelers

Planning a Vacation? Bed Bug Prevention Tips for Travelers

When you go on vacation, you look forward to coming home with a tan, photographs, memories, and maybe even a few cheesy mementos. You don’t plan on coming home with a new insect infestation, but it happens often enough that it has become an epidemic. 

Homeowner’s Guide to Handling Termites

Homeowner’s Guide to Handling Termites

Owning a home means that you are constantly vigilant against dangers to the structure and its occupants. One of the scariest discoveries a homeowner can make is a termite colony in or near the home. These little insects can literally eat you out of house and home. This guide is designed to give you a little insight into dealing with termites, getting them out of your home and keeping them out.

How to Avoid Bee Stings

How to Avoid Bee Stings

No one wants to get stung by bees.  In fact, when a bee flies near you, the initial reaction is to run away.  There are a few things you can do to keep bees and wasps at bay.

What You Need to Know if You See a Raccoon During Daylight

What You Need to Know if You See a Raccoon During Daylight

There is a tradition that if you see a raccoon during daylight hours, it has rabies. This makes sense because everyone knows that raccoons are nocturnal creatures. Nonetheless, it is not necessarily true.

6 Ways to Keep Pesky Birds Off Your Roof

6 Ways to Keep Pesky Birds Off Your Roof

Almost everyone loves birds. Their beautiful songs and brilliant colors can be appreciated by many.  Nonetheless, when birds use your roof and attic as a nesting spot, it can be a pain in the tail feathers. Furthermore, it can even be dangerous. Bird droppings in large quantity can be a source of disease and allergens.