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Keeping Termites From Destroying Your Home's Wooden Structure

If you just purchased a home and discovered from a neighbor that there are termites present in the soil of nearby properties, you are most likely concerned about them getting on your own land and destroying your investment. There are several steps you can take to try thwarting a possible termite invasion. Here are some preventative measures to take in keeping termites from becoming a problem when they are known to be present nearby.

The Dangers Of The Over-Application Of Pesticides

DIY pest control for a garden requires the careful application of focused pesticides. However, many people accidentally over-apply their pesticides, which can result in a variety of dangerous side effects These dangers will mainly affect your garden, but they can also impact your health. The Problems Of Over-Application On Your Plants Dousing your plants with heavy doses of pesticides is likely to kill the insects on your plants, but they may also end up killing your plants.

Tired Of Drywood Termite Droppings In Your Home? Here Is What You Should Do

Drywood termites don't need a lot to survive. They are designed in such a way that they can find all the water, food and shelter they need to survive in your furniture. They also rarely leave their nests. This makes it hard to not only detect their presence, but also get rid of them. The most common way through which homeowners can tell that they have infested a home is through the droppings that they leave behind.

4 Ways To Ensure That You Don't Bring Bed Bugs Home With You This Summer

If you plan on traveling this summer, the one summer companion that you don't want to bring home with you is bed bugs. Bed bugs can be time consuming and expensive to deal with when they infest your home. Here are five tips to ensure that you don't bring these companions home with you from your travels.  #1 Be Careful Where You Put Your Luggage When you check into a hotel room, don't leave your luggage on the carpet or put it on the bed or any of the other furniture in the room.

3 Common Summer Pests To Be On The Lookout For

Summer time brings sunshine and fun, but it can also bring out pests. There are a number of pests that are more common in the summertime, and you should know what they are so that you can prevent them from taking over your home or yard or get rid of them if they have already infiltrated your home. Ants Ant problems are common during the summer months, and if you leave your doors open or have any cracks or holes in your walls, you might quickly find your home overrun by ants.

Predators, Parasites And Pathogens: The Three P's Of Natural Termite Control And How They Work

Termites, albeit annoying little pests, are actually unaware that they are being pests. Most termites within the U.S. are just trying to establish a colony and find food. Sometimes people make the mistake of constructing people abodes and buildings too close to where these cockroach cousins are living, and then people are surprised when they find these pests in their homes or buildings. Whatever your situation with termites, you can safely eliminate them with natural termite control methods.

Why Are Mosquitoes Attracted To Me?

If you notice that you are frequently bitten by mosquitoes, your plight might be the result of a variety of factors, some of which are controllable and others that aren't. By knowing why you are more likely to attract mosquitoes, it will be easier to find ways to avoid attracting mosquitoes in the future without the need for an exterminator in the area.  Your Genetic Makeup A significant portion of why mosquitoes might prefer you over other victims is genetic.

Prevent Zika Virus By Exterminating Mosquitoes Now

If you have been watching the news at all lately, you know that Zika virus is on the rise. Mosquitoes are the source of the virus for most, and growing concerns about the role mosquitoes play in spreading the illness are leading to an increase in pest control services. While the majority of cases of Zika have no symptoms, the chances of symptoms are still there -- especially for pregnant women.

4 Things Homeowners Need To Know About Billbugs

There are many types of pests that can destroy your nice, green lawn, including billbugs. Billbugs are weevils that feed on the stems, crowns, and roots of your grass, which leaves unsightly brown patches in your lawn. Here are four things you need to know about billbugs. How do you identify them? Billbugs are very small and only reach lengths of up to 11 millimeters. They have six legs, short, broad bodies, and pointed snouts.

Pests In The Attic: What Can You Do?

If you are like many homeowners, you may be afraid to look too closely in your attic. Often, the attic is a dark and stuffy place that attracts destructive pests. When you  hear scratching, squealing, and thumping coming from the top of your home, you cannot ignore your attic any longer. You need to have it checked for pests. Pest Types Any number of pests can find their way into your attic.