If you're like most people who live in areas where mosquitoes are a common pest that frequently make relaxing and recreation in the backyard miserable, you probably already know about methods designed to minimize the populations of this pest. For instance, you are probably aware that avoiding having even small amounts of standing water in your yard reduces mosquito habitat and that burning citronella candles helps keep them at bay. You may not be aware, however, that there are certain plants that repel mosquitoes.
3 January 2017
No one likes bedbugs, but few people like coating their homes in all manner of poisonous chemicals just to get rid of them. Not only that, but bedbugs have also proven increasingly resistant to a number of chemical treatments. If you want to deal with bedbugs naturally, here are a few non-toxic remedies to consider. Diatomaceous Earth Diatomaceous earth is a popular go-to when it comes to bedbug treatments. Although it looks like ordinary powder, diatomaceous earth actually consists of the fossilized remains of diatoms -- small aquatic organisms whose skeletons are made out of silica and other minerals.
3 August 2016
Keeping roaches and other pests out of your home tends to be a continuous task, even when a pest control company treats the place on a regular basis. You'll likely find that it's essential to personally do a little leg work throughout the year if you want to keep bugs out of sight between those professional visits – here are a few awesome natural pest control options to consider for three common house bugs that are sure to provide results without any harmful side effects:
24 February 2016
Bed bugs have become an increasingly huge problem throughout the country; especially in urban areas. With bed bug infestations on the rise, it is prudent to take care of yourself and your home. More importantly, make sure that you don't pick up bed bugs while you're traveling. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn about four ways to avoid picking up bed bugs when you travel, when and where you should look for bed bugs, and what to do when you encounter these pesky pests.
22 December 2015
Termite infestations are a major worry for American homeowners. According to a survey conducted by the National Pest Management Association, 38% of Americans are worried about finding termites inside their home. With fears come misconceptions, and there are a lot of myths being circulated about termite infestations. Here are four myths that you shouldn't believe about termite infestations. Termites don't live very long One particularly harmful myth about termite infestations is that termites don't live for very long.
5 October 2015
If you're getting ready to move and you're in an area where bed bugs have been a concern, it's important that you take steps to prevent the bed bugs from moving with you. Although you could spend a month or two undergoing repeated treatments to eliminate the population in the house before you move, you may still want to be sure that you aren't bringing any residual bed bugs into your new place.
5 October 2015
Have you heard of chikungunya? If not, you may soon know more about this debilitating disease than you'd care to because it has become a growing threat in the Americas. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this disease, which is similar to painful dengue fever, was originally found in tropical areas of Africa, Asia and the Indian subcontinent. But in 2007, an outbreak in which the disease was locally transmitted was reported in Italy.
29 September 2015
When most people think of pest control, they imagine eradicating spiders or ants lurking around the kitchen or bedroom. However, pests can cause just as much trouble outside—and they can be even harder to control. Here are two pests that can destroy your lawn, and how a professional exterminator can help: 1: Grubs Lawn health starts at the roots, which is why grubs are so destructive. Grubs, which are actually the larva of adult beetles, feed on the tender roots of your lawn, creating large patches of dead grass.
25 September 2015