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How a Warmer Fall Season Can Impact Your Pest Control Options

In recent years Autumn temperatures have been on the rise in Kansas. The warmer Fall temperatures are resulting in modified behavioral patterns from some of the most despised pests around your property. As the temperature begins to cool, ants, termites, stink bugs, mice and rats are just a few of the pests and vermin that seek shelter in your home. So why would a warmer Fall be such a bad thing for you? Why is Warmer-Fall Weather Such a Bad Thing for You? As Autumn breathes the comforting imagery of your favorite sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and watching football with friends and family, it also sends the pests scurrying for shelter inside your home. Spiders, rodents, ants, roaches, and other pests will find a way to trespass in your home when the weather turns cold. With warmer-Fall weather in recent years, these pests are given new opportunities to terrorize you and...
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Can Termites Still be an Issue in the Fall?

Termites are one of the most destructive pests you can have in your house. They may not bite or sting, but if left unchecked, they can completely ruin your home, costing you up to thousands of dollars in repairs. If you’ve had termites all Summer long, does the coming Fall mean that you’re soon to get a break from these relentless destroyers? Not quite. Here are some things you need to know about termite behavior during cooler temperatures. What Do Termites Do During the Fall? Termites are small insects about the size of a grain of rice that live in colonies and consume cellulose, a nutrient which can be found in wood, paper, cardboard and some types of clothes. They form their colonies in all sorts of places, usually trees, as there they can live, reproduce and eat all in the same spot, though they become especially problematic when they find...
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Bed Bugs: Where Do They Come from and How Do I Prevent Them?

Of all the species of pests which can cause you trouble, bed bugs hit closest to home. What’s a worse place to have blood-sucking insects lurking than in the very mattress you sleep on? Luckily, bed bugs don’t have to be a problem as long as you know where they come from and take some precautions against them. Here is a quick look at the behavior of these pests and prevention methods you should know. Where Do They Come From? To start us off, let's take a look at how bed bugs get into your home in the first place. For such small creatures that are unaware of public transportation, it does seem quite odd that they are able to move around as much as they do. However, bed bugs have a couple of things going for them. For one, they’re resilient. Even if it takes them months to settle down...
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How to Keep Your Wooden Structures Safe from Termites

All of humanity’s architectural ingenuity is vulnerable to termite attacks. While other pests can bite and spread germs, termites can bring entire buildings to the ground and cause thousands of dollars in repairs, which means that if you’re not taking precautions against them, you’re risking more than you may know. Fortunately, there are ways to keep your home safe. Here are some methods of preventing these little creatures from causing big problems. Fix Leaks and Limit Humidity One thing that termites love is damp wood. Water makes wood soft, and soft wood is much easier for termites to chew through. This means that you’re going to want to keep your home as dry as possible, and a great way to go about that is by fixing any leaks around your house which allow water to drip onto your wooden beams or floorboards. Make sure all of your pipes are intact and...
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Ridding Your Home of Pests

Your home is your castle and one that you do not want to share with insects and pests. Keeping your home pest free takes a little work and some behavior modifications on your part. One of the easiest ways to keep pests out of your home is by keeping your house clean. You will need to focus more on areas where there is food, water and garbage. You need to eliminate the pests and insects food source, water and habit to ensure a clean home. A Clean Kitchen One of the major food sources for pests is the kitchen. The crumbs and dirty dishes can attract pests and insects. You can remove the food source by: Making sure the dirty dishes are not sitting in the sink for any length of time. You wipe up the counters and floors to remove any crumbs. You empty the trash frequently to keep the...
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