2015

Keep Flies Out Of Your House

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If you find that your home always has flies buzzing around inside it, then it can be hard for you to relax. They can even chase you around and make it feel like they are intentionally trying to drive you crazy. Meal times can also be a real challenge when you have to swat them away while you are trying to enjoy your food. This article will help you by offering you advice on how you can keep flies out of your house.…

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Controlling Mosquitoes At Home

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Although you may constantly bemoan the mosquitoes in your yard, their presence is not inevitable. You do not have to tolerate their painful, itchy bites or expose yourself to the many diseases they carry. You can take steps to free your home and yard of these pests. Water Control Mosquitoes must have water to breed, so eliminating the sources of standing water in your yard can keep your lawn from becoming a mosquito haven.…

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Pest Control Tips For Apartment And Condo Dwellers

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Shared housing facilities, like apartments and condominiums, can become a hotspot for pests. Often, if your neighbor has bug problems, so will you. Fortunately, you can minimize the chances of insect pests, like ants an cockroaches, invading your space by utilizing the following tips. Tip #1: Cut Down On Food Sources A messy kitchen is the most inviting thing to an insect pest. Make sure you sweep the kitchen daily and wipe down counters after each use to cut down on crumbs.…

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5 Things You Need To Know About Electric Ants

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Fire ants aren’t the only invasive ants in American homes and backyards anymore; you may also encounter electric ants. Here are five things you need to know about these invaders. How can you identify them? Electric ants are very small. The workers are usually between 1 and 2 mm (0.4 and 0.8 in) long. They are either light or golden brown on the majority of their bodies, but the hind segment of their bodies may be a darker color.…

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Are Ultrasonic Rodent Repeller Devices Effective?

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Putting down chemical repellents and poisons is a common way of controlling mice and rats. However, many homeowners with rodent issues around their properties might not be comfortable putting down potentially toxic chemicals in areas where their children or pets might become exposed to them.  Ultrasonic rodent repellers purportedly offer a means of keeping rodents away without the need to rely on chemical treatments. This type of repellent functions by sending ultrasonic waves out that irritate rodents and keep them away.…

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Removing Honey Bees From Your Home

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If you have noticed several honey bees around your home, and you believe they are holed up between your walls, you will want to work quickly in having them removed to avoid excessive damage to your home’s structure. Left behind honey comb will deteriorate inside your walls, making an unpleasant odor. Because of this, and the risk of being stung, you may need to hire help in removing the bees safely and efficiently. Here are some tips to use when dealing with a honey bee invasion within your home.…

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Wood Destroying Insects: Identifying The Type That Is Damaging Your Home

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When the wood in and around your home is showing signs of insect damage, you must determine what species is causing the problem. Without this information, it is difficult to develop a strategy for getting rid of insect invaders. Wood Boring Bees Wood boring bees, which look similar to large bumblebees, are insects that damage the exterior wood around your home. The females dig cylindrical holes into the wood to create a nest for their eggs.…

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How To Get Rid Of Fleas And Ticks

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If your pet brings fleas or ticks in the house, it can quickly lead to an infestation. It’s very hard to ignore a flea and/or tick problem. Not only can it lead to skin irritations on your pets, but fleas will also attack family members causing red, itchy bumps. Ticks may cause Lyme disease. The trick with getting rid of these pests is to act as soon as you notice that first flea or tick.…

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4 Things Homeowners Need To Know About Velvet Ants

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Nearly one thousand different types of ants make North America their home, and if you’re not an ant expert, it can be hard to keep track of all of them. To make things more confusing, some pests that are known as ants, like velvet ants, aren’t even real ants; velvet ants are actually a type of wasp. Here are four things you need to know about these pests. How do you identify them?…

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Examing The Veracity Of Common Bed Bug Myths

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Bed bugs are a somewhat mythical creature for many people, and wildly exaggerated claims about their behavior may have made it hard for you to understand bed bug truth and fiction. Clearing the following myths of any truth can help you better understand these annoying vermin. Myth: Bed Bugs are Too Small to See Fact: While bed bugs are pretty small, they are by no means invisible. Fully grown bed bugs are about 4-5 mm in length or about ¼ of an inch.…

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