What to Expect with a Bed Bug Treatment and How You Can Help


Bed bugs are very tiny pests that can spread quickly throughout your home and cause a number of itchy bite marks on your body, and anyone else in your home as well. If you have bed bugs, you may not even realize it until you have an infestation. Bed bugs are only about the size of an apple seed when they are full size. An inspection of your mattress is one way to look for bed bugs, although you may have them on your other furniture in your home as well.

27 November 2019

2 Ways Having Your Home's Crawl Space Encapsulated Helps Prevent Termite Infestations


If your home has an open crawl space underneath instead of a basement, you may worry that the wooden supporting structures and underside of the floor are susceptible to infestation by termites. If so, consider the following ways that having the crawl space encapsulated can help keep termites from being attracted to the area, which can help to prevent an infestation. 1. Reduces the Amount of Moisture in the Space

15 July 2019

How To Prevent Rodent Infestations


Rats, mice and other types of rodents are one of the most likely types of pests that can take up residence in your home. They can cause all sorts of structural damage to your furniture and drywall, can chew through your electrical wiring, can get into your food and can carry a number of diseases and other pests with them. In order to prevent the headaches associated with repairing the damage that rodents can cause, as well as the struggle of removing them in the first place, there are a few different things that can be done to rodent-proof your home.

27 March 2019

3 Tips For Eliminating An Infestation Of Ants


Have you recently discovered ants crawling all over your kitchen? Are you at a loss as to what to do to get rid of them? Ants may not cause the visceral disgust that roaches or spiders cause, but they are still not house guests that you want to keep around. Unfortunately, due to their sheer numbers, it's not always easy to eliminate them in a timely fashion. But it's not impossible to eradicate them, so long as you follow a few simple tips, such as:

29 December 2018

Make Some Changes On Your Property To Avoid A Termite Infestation


Even if your home is inspected each year for termites, some of your land improvement and gardening techniques may attract these cellulose-loving pests. Wooden additions, border materials, stacked wood, and tree stumps will make favorable nesting spots, which could lead to damage outdoors and the possibility that termites will begin making their way closer to your residence.  Treat Wooden Structures And Avoid Cardboard Storage A wooden shed that is constructed of any variety of untreated wood requires a sealant that will protect the wood from rotting, which could lead to splintering wood and small furrows in the boards that termites may enter.

22 August 2018

Helpful Advice For Keeping Spiders Out Of Your Home


While you might not be able to ensure that you will never ever see a single spider in your home ever again, you can certainly learn some things that you can use to help with spider control. This way, your home will not be overtaken by spiders. Here are some helpful tips that you can start to make use of: Kill Off Their Food Source Many people make the mistake of assuming that they can kill off spiders with the use of pesticides.

6 June 2018

Common Myths About Termites Debunked


As small as some insects are, they can cause some serious damage to a home. Termites are one of these insects that eat wood, including the wood used for supporting your house, which causes structural damage in the process. Homeowners sometimes have misconceptions about termites, which causes them to ignore the problem and let the damage get worse. Here is the truth behind two of those myths. Myth 1: Termites Only Are a Problem In The Summer and Spring

6 February 2017

No Stowaways, Please! 3 Tips To Protect Yourself From Bed Bugs While Staying At A Hotel


Being attacked by bed bugs while you're asleep is scary, but what really makes bed bugs horrifying is just how difficult they are to remove once they've infested a property. If you travel frequently, you've likely heard horror stories of people bringing bed bugs home with them. Don't let this happen to you. Follow the three tips below to ensure you make it home without any unwanted stowaways. 1. Check Recent Hotel Reviews for Bed Bug Complaints

7 November 2016

Understanding Bed Bugs: In A Home Infestation, They Don't Stay In Bed All Day


Bedbugs are not as common as they once were back before pesticides were frequently used, but that doesn't mean they have been eradicated. While bedbugs tend to flourish in homes that are overcrowded and unsanitary, they can also be found in homes that are perfectly clean. What is important to understand is that bed bugs aren't just found in beds. They can be found in upholstered furniture, on carpets, in small cracks in furniture, or even on curtains.

20 October 2016

Tips For A Better And Healthier Lawn


Are you a homeowner whose lawn is less than ideal? Are you tired of a lawn that is only green for a few months out of the year? Having a lawn that is the envy of your neighborhood doesn't have to be impossible. There are many relatively small things that you can do that will greatly improve its appearance over time. The sooner you get started with your lawn, the sooner your neighbors will be asking you about your secrets to having great grass:

29 July 2016