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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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The Differences Between Termite Swarmers and Flying Ants

Spring is the time of year when the trees and flowers are blooming and the world is coming alive again after a long winter. Unfortunately, this is also the time of year when all of the bugs are out to play again. This can be a disaster for pests invading your home. One question that we get asked often is “what are the differences between flying ants and termites?” At first, these two pests appear to be indistinguishable to the naked eye, but once you know how to tell them apart, they are much easier to spot. Let’s take a look at some of the differences between termite swarmers and flying ants so you can better spot them in your home. Termite Swarmers When you are looking at a termite, you can expect to see an insect that has straight antennae, wings that are all equal in length, and a straight...
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Rodent Post Care Treatment - What You Need To Know

Nothing is more frustrating than when you’ve just spent your hard-earned money on a treatment, only to find you’re still having the same issue you had before. Not only do you have to spend more time handling what should have been taken care of already, but there is a possibility that there could be added cost and unnecessary stress. Advantage Termite & Pest Control is a family-owned and operated business that has been serving the Kansas City, Lawrence, and Topeka areas of Kansas since 1995. With a 4.9 rating, the team at Advantage Termite & Pest Control knows how important it is to deliver high quality, professional, and informed services that fit you or your business’s needs. Post Care Treatment Defined Post-care treatment is any service that may be necessary should the initial treatment not work. Usually, there are a few factors that may increase the likelihood that post-care services may...
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