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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In most people’s minds, birds are those wonderful creatures that tweet and make the world a more pleasant place. For the most part, this is true, but in large numbers or the wrong location birds can be annoying and even dangerous.
Your real Christmas tree has beautiful lights and shiny decorations. It might also be transporting some unwanted guests into your home, pests! While few of these insects are harmful, they are very unsightly and, well, gross.