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Tips & Tricks: Getting Rid of Ants

Ants have walked the earth longer than humans have, and they're still here. They get inside your home through unseen entry points and hunt for food in your pantry and cabinets. Advantage Termite and Pest Control understand the need to keep your home free of invasive ants and their damaging effects. 3 Ant Control Tips That Work Tip #1: Seal every crack and crevice Getting rid of ants starts with uncovering their entry points and sealing all the cracks and crevices. These areas include the gaps around doors and windows, dryer and attic vents, and all the cracks along the foundation. Don't forget about the openings around plumbing pipes. Ants can also get into your home from there. Tip #2: Try a few home tricks Sometimes you can use a few things in your cabinets to combat an ant infestation. Things like salt, vinegar and essential oils can repel ants from an...
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What You Need to Know About Bedbugs

While you are sleeping, bedbugs are hard at work. About the size of an apple seed, bedbugs feed off the blood of humans and animals. Although they have been around for thousands of years, bedbugs have recently become a problem for residents. Most people confuse bedbug bites for mosquito bites. Therefore, it is crucial to identify the signs of bedbugs to prevent an infestation.  Bedbugs Can Live Anywhere Hence their name, bedbugs can wreak havoc in bedrooms. You can check for bedbugs in the seams of your mattress or around the bed frame. However, the bedroom isn’t the only place where bedbugs like to hang out. You can find bedbugs in:  College dorms. Hospitals. Schools. Movie theaters. Retail stores. It is important to note that bedbugs depend on blood. Therefore, even the cleanest homes can be a target for bedbugs. Bedbug Bites are Painless The bedbug’s saliva acts as an anesthetic,...
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What Kind of Pests Are in Your Pet’s Bed?

Pests are typically a big concern for homeowners. They are gross, intrusive, and troublesome to deal with. They can even send a shiver down your spine if you find one in the wrong area. While not incredibly common, finding pests in your bed can be one of those nightmarish scenarios. Unfortunately, your pets can experience that same problem with critters in their sleeping quarters. Here are some of the pests you may encounter in your pet’s bed. Bed Bugs Bed bugs can be found where your pet sleeps, too. While not as commonly found as in human beds, they can still create problems. They will bite your pet just the same as they would bite you, so keep an eye out for them. Fleas Fleas are almost a guarantee to find in your pet’s bed at some point or another, especially if you own a dog. The problem with fleas is...
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Stop Doing These to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Mosquito season is here and that only means one thing — mosquito bites. Mosquito bites are not only itchy and painful but can carry life-threatening illnesses. Mosquitoes kill more than 750,000 people in the world and account for 17% of the world’s burden of infectious diseases. Thousands of people unknowingly do things that attract mosquitoes. Don’t be one of those numbers and instead stop doing these things to keep mosquitoes away. Not Wearing Mosquito Repellent One of the easiest ways to keep mosquitoes away is to wear DEET or other mosquito repellents. DEET if used correctly can efficiently keep mosquitoes (and ticks) away. Entomologists advise people only to use it sparsely on your body and clothes. Ingredients in repellents that entomologists and the CDC recommend are picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, para-menthane-diol and 2-undecanone. If you are not sure what to look for, the safest option is to find a...
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Why You Should Inspect Tall Grass Before Trimming

Lawn care is necessary if you want to keep your property looking clean. However, that should not be the only reason for keeping it well-maintained. If grass is left to grow without being trimmed on a regular basis, it can pose problems you may not have expected. There are dangers to mowing tall grass. So, it is crucial to inspect it before cutting. Here are some reasons why you should inspect your tall grass before trimming it. Lawn Mowing Safety Tall grass can jeopardize your safety. It may not seem dangerous, but it creates an environment full of accidents waiting to happen. Tall grass can often conceal any debris that is scattered across your lawn. The shovel, broken branches or toy that was left sitting on your lawn could now be buried under the thick of the grass. These objects can get pulled in and ejected from the lawnmower at high speeds....
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