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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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How to Find the Right Pest Control Professional

If there are pests living in your house, you’re going to need to find somebody, or a couple somebodies, to get rid of them for you. This is what pest control professionals are meant for. Pest control professionals are trained to assess the situation and exterminate any bugs or insects which may be causing you harm. However, some pest control professionals are better than others. Here are four things to keep in mind when choosing the one that’s right for you. Experience Practice makes perfect. The old adage is true for everything else, why not pest control? Pest control companies which have been in business for many years are more likely to thoroughly exterminate every bug in your house, use the right amount of chemicals in the right areas, and finish in a timely manner, than startups which have opened their doors only recently. Before you hire somebody to eliminate the...
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Signs that you Have Termites and What to Do About it

Finding termites in your home is no laughing matter. These hard-to-spot pests can easily cause hundreds, thousands, and even tens-of-thousands of dollars of damage to your home. The best way to take action against termites is to stop them in their tracks before they get started. If you haven’t had termite problems in the past, we recommend that you put a termite prevention plan in place as soon as possible. Here are two of our top ways to tell if you have termites invading your home. 1) Wood Damage One of the first things that you may notice if you have termites in your home is damage to wood areas around your house. If you have seen small holes in any wooden ceilings, walls, and flooring in your house, you may have a termite infestation. We highly recommend taking a lap around your entire house, both indoor and outdoor, to inspect...
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