Preparing your Home for Bed Bug Treatment

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Discovering that you have a bed bug infestation can be devastating. It is important that you know bedbugs do NOT discriminate. A bed bug infestation is NOT a reflection of you, your personal hygiene, or the cleanliness of your home.

Many bed bug infestations come from traveling and staying in hotels that are infested or having house guests that have been traveling. You are not alone and certainly are not the only one who has encountered the bed bug in some ...

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When Pests Cause Destruction: Three Pest-Caused Epidemics

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iStock_000041855648_SmallEveryone knows pests are destructive. Who hasn’t complained about rats tearing into their clothes and who have not heard the news about the diseases brought by mosquitoes? However, there were times in human history when pests upped their level of destructiveness that they have caused too much human suffering and innumerable number of deaths. Here are some of the most horrific pandemics and epidemics spread by pests.

The Black Death in Europe ...

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Three Methods to Eradicate Ants at Home

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iStock_000013856896_SmallAnts are often used in literature as an example of diligence and hard work.  The truth is these small insects really are extremely hardworking and that’s something humans can emulate. However, what you may not appreciate is when they begin to invade your home, take your food, and bite your feet. Ants can be menacing as they can spoil your food, damage your property, and even cause allergies with their bite.

Getting ...

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Four Areas Where Cockroaches Live and Multiply

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cockroach delete ideaThere is a popular theory that cockroaches can and will outlive humans in the moment of catastrophe. Due to their powers of longevity, it is believed that they can survive even the most lethal of bombings. But life as we speak need not be as appalling and hopefully, bombs won’t be needed just to eradicate these pesky crawlers. Simply put, homeowners should not put up with cockroaches.

But first, people ...

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When to Call a Pest Control Company

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Making a phone callAccording to the 2011 NPMA’s 2011 Bed Bugs in America Survey: one out of 5 Americans has experienced bed bugs problems in their homes or knows someone who does. Bed bugs are nasty little creatures that can cause you sleepless nights because of their itchy bites.  However, bed bugs are only one of the hundreds of pests that can invade your home and some pests carry not one, ...

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When to Get Professional Pest Control Services

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pest controlPest control for the home is as important as daily cleaning. No matter how much vacuuming or dusting is made, pests will always find a way inside as a functioning house is also one that brings out a lot of wastes. Pests know no bounds and for as long as the house provides sustenance, they will stay and proliferate.

Although there are means to handle pests through a do-it-yourself style such ...

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Winter Pest Control Tips

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Winter may still be months away, but when it comes to protecting your home and family from pests, there is no time for slacking.  It will be wise to plan how you can fend off a possible invasion of uninvited crawling in winter.  When the surroundings are extremely cold, many pests will hibernate, but not all of them. Some will look for a warm place with available food and water ...

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All Things Pest Control: Why Professionals are Better Than DIY

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When it comes to pest control, let’s admit it: we think we’re the experts. People usually work on what their great grandmothers tell them and hope it works. Unfortunately, it does not and all those months of delaying the intervention of professionals have left many homes infested with more pests that they can control.

So before you leave a piece of cheese on top of a mouse trap at the corner ...

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Managing Spring Insects and Pests

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Insects and pests can be a problem all year round. On the other hand, sometimes some pests are a dilemma during specific times of the year for a short time. Seasonal pests are a common household problem especially the spring insects and pests.

The most common spring insects and pests that you may encounter during the spring season includes the termites, ants, flies, rodents, stinging insects, and cockroaches.

To ...

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Pest Magnets and Solutions to Common Pest Problems

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Homeowners are often not aware when and how pests started invading their homes.  They only notice the problem if the infestation has already gone to the critical level. When it comes to pests, prevention is always better than the cure. By knowing what attracts pests into houses, you will be able to make changes inside your home to ...

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