According to some statistics about 20 percent of homeowners have struggled with bed bug infestations or knew someone who was battling these pests. That means, if you're shopping for a home, there's a good chance you may end up with one that has these bugs already in residence. Unfortunately, the seller may not always be forthcoming about this type of infestation, so here are a few tips to help you determine if your future home has bed bugs.
26 February 2018
There is absolutely nothing appealing about rats and mice. They enter your home quietly and easily because of their ability to squeeze themselves through small open spaces or when you leave your door to the outside open. They are looking for food and shelter. Once inside your home, these pests are in for a long haul in hiding. They move around at night in darkness searching for food particles left within their reach.
24 January 2018
Becoming a landlord for the first time is tough because you need to maintain a functioning property for your tenants, but there are so many details that must be considered. While you will learn things along the way, you should do everything you can to maximize your confidence because this will instill confidence in potential tenants and make you feel better about renting. You do not want to pass up on any important services, even if they are preventive measures.
26 November 2017
Your garage and toolshed can be a major source of pest problems. This is due to the fact that it is common for individuals to overlook the need to protect these areas from developing pest problems. Once these issues have developed, it can be fairly easy for the pests to start targeting your home's interior. When it comes to preventing pest problems in your garage and toolshed, there are three ways in particular that you can help to reduce this threat.
7 November 2017
Maintaining the function, appeal, and cleanliness of your home can be overwhelming at times. Not only do you need to mow your lawn, wash the windows, and scrub down bathrooms regularly, but you also need to focus on controlling pests. The majority are harmless, but certain pests can wreak havoc on your home and health. Bed bugs multiply quickly, increasing the risk of an infestation in your home. In addition, they will bite you, feeding off your blood.
13 October 2017
If you're like most people, you probably don't much enjoy sharing your home with pests such as spiders. Luckily, there are a few things you can do on a regular basis to keep those pesky spiders from trying to move into your home. It's possible to keep them out of sight and out of mind throughout the year. Here are three effective options to consider implementing within your own household:
22 September 2017
Most ants are just a minor annoyance. They get into the sugar and freak you out a little when they crawl across your hand. Carpenter ants are a whole other story. These big, hungry ants eat wood, and they can cause a lot of damage to the wooden structures in your home. It's important to do all you can to keep carpenter ants at bay. Here are three such strategies:
6 September 2017