How to Get Moths out of Your Home

How to Get Moths out of Your Home

While wintertime can provide a welcome relief from fruit fly friends buzzing around your kitchen, you may start to notice them being replaced by other winged companions flitting about your home: moths. While moths are harmless and quite easy to kill, it’s not so easy...
Problems Created by DIY Pest Control Approaches

Problems Created by DIY Pest Control Approaches

Many homeowners believe they can handle pest control on their own, with the logic being, “Why spend money on an exterminator when I can handle the problem myself?” Do-it-yourself pest control may seem like a no-brainer—put out traps for rodents or spray insects—but is...
Pest-proof Your Home This Winter

Pest-proof Your Home This Winter

Many homeowners feel that they can relax their pest control efforts during winter; but pests are a problem year-round, even if they aren’t an immediate, evident threat. Staying vigilant throughout the cold months will help you assess existing damage, and stave off...

Friend or Foe: Do I Want Birds on My Property?

A bird’s chirp outside your window can be a wonderful way to wake-up. However, giving your mornings that “melodic” touch does not mask the destruction that birds can bring into your household. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of having birds on your property:...

Common Pest Phobias and How to Deal with Them

A phobia is characterized as an intense fear that can be either concrete or abstract in nature. If you have a phobia, you may know that your fear could be irrational, but your anxiety surrounding it cannot be controlled. Thinking about the subject of your phobia alone...

What Attracts Spiders to Your House and Yard

There’s good reason why some people shriek when spotting a spider. Psychologists have discovered a significant link between the fear of spiders (arachnophobia) and the disgust sensitivity in people who have this phobia. Many people go to great lengths to avoid being...

Animals That Can Damage a House

Soft or furry animals are not necessarily cuddly and friendly. These animals are not just a nuisance, they can also do serious and costly damage to your property. The damages are often so significant that it can cost thousands of dollars in repairs, ultimately hurting...
How Weather Affects Pest Pattern and Activities

How Weather Affects Pest Pattern and Activities

Weather influences pest movement and patterns. As the seasons change, so does the threat of pests invading your home. To prevent infestation, it’s necessary to gain knowledge of each season and its pest patterns so that preventive measures can be taken: Spring –...

Tips to Keep Ants from Your Home and Garden

Ants can be a nuisance, but once they start building colonies, they may cause damage to your property. They might eat food on your counter or in trash receptacles. In the garden, ants can encourage disease amongst healthy plants. Uncontrolled ant population growth and...
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