Talking About Pest Control Techniques

Drywood Termites: How to Identify, Keep Out, and Get Rid of This Common and Destructive Pest

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Drywood Termites: How to Identify, Keep Out, and Get Rid of This Common and Destructive Pest

According to Termites.com, the average homeowner can expect to pay around $3,000 to have any termite-related damage to their home repaired. There are three types of termites that typically invade homes: subterranean, dampwood, and drywood. Typically, drywood termites are found in homes in the southern United States, and if you are affected, these insatiable pests can destroy any wooden structures in your house very quickly. Here is some invaluable information about drywood termites—including how to identify this common pest, prevent them...

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5 Things You Need To Know About Asian Tiger Mosquitoes

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Things You Need To Know About Asian Tiger Mosquitoes

Asian tiger mosquitoes, also known as forest mosquitoes, are an invasive species of mosquito. Originally from Southeast Asia, they’re now found in parts of the United States. Here are five things you need to know about Asian tiger mosquitoes. How can you identify them? Asian tiger mosquitoes are quite distinctive, so you don’t need to be a mosquito expert to identify them. They are black with thick white stripes on their bodies and legs; this pattern is how they got the name “tiger mosquitoes.” These mosquitoes are...

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Drain Flies: How to Exterminate These Pests from Your Pipes

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Drain Flies: How to Exterminate These Pests from Your Pipes

Drain flies, also known as sewage flies or moth flies, are tiny flying insects that swarm out of drains, often as a result of some sort of plumbing or drainage issue. If there is decomposing material lining the interior walls of your plumbing pipes, this creates the perfect environment for drain flies to feed and breed inside the pipes. The following tips can help you eliminate these unwelcome guests from your home. Find the Source of the Drain Flies Before you can get rid of these pests, you need to figure out where they’re coming...

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Ask A Pest Control Expert: Four Scary Reasons Why Bed Bugs Are So Hard To Get Rid Of In Apartments

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Ask A Pest Control Expert: Four Scary Reasons Why Bed Bugs Are So Hard To Get Rid Of In Apartments

For some apartment owners, bed bugs have become the stuff of nightmares. These little critters are notoriously difficult to get rid of, and a single infestation can cause extensive and expensive damage. So why are bed bugs so hard to exterminate? Here are four chilling reasons why. They are masters of disguise If bed bugs set up home in your apartment, it can take many months before you even realize the little critters are there. What’s more, unlike some pests, bed bugs don’t generally hang around where you can easily...

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3-Step Guide to Keeping Termites from Destroying Your Untreated Deck

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3-Step Guide to Keeping Termites from Destroying Your Untreated Deck

If you have an untreated deck, you may worry about the possibility of termites invading the wood and destroying your deck. If so, use the following three-step guide to keeping termites away using household ingredients. Step 1:  Clear the Area around the Posts The first thing you need to do before applying any homemade treatments is to clear away the area around the posts. This not only keeps the wood from rotting, but because termites love dark, moist places, taking away their preferred environment is one way to keep them from viewing...

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4 Things You Need To Know About Brown-Banded Cockroaches

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Things You Need To Know About Brown-Banded Cockroaches

Cockroaches are an incredibly common type of household pest. In urban areas, as many as 98% of homes have cockroaches, according to studies. Since they’re so common, you need to be prepared to encounter various species of cockroaches. Here are four things you need to know about one of the cockroach species that you may encounter, brown-banded cockroaches. How can you identify them? Brown-banded cockroaches look fairly similar to other cockroach species. Like other types of cockroaches, they have brown, flat bodies, six legs, and long...

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3 Essential Cockroach Control Tips

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Essential Cockroach Control Tips

Cockroaches are both an unsightly annoyance and a health hazard for you and your family. It is important to have a plan for preventing these pests that are known for spreading disease through saliva and droppings. Here are three essential cockroach control tips every homeowner should know. Remove Food and Water Sources Roaches are drawn to homes in search of food, water, and shelter. It isn’t difficult to eliminate roaches’ food and water sources in your home if you take a few extra sanitation steps each day. The most important...

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