Dustin Pest Control Blog

4 Facts About Rodents

Don’t let the movie Ratatouille foul you. We wish we could say that all rodents are like Remy the rat, with dreams of becoming a professional chef in Paris. Unfortunately, this is not the case. However, what Disney did get right that a rodent is a kitchen’s worst nightmare – and in our case, a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Here are four facts about rodents that will help you understand why you don’t want them calling your house home. Continue reading

What Are The Worst Pests In Your Home?

We think it’s fair to say that most homeowners want their house to be a bug-free zone. However, we also understand this can be a challenging task to maintain year round. It is not uncommon to see the occasional fly in your home. And while we wish we could say that all other pests are as harmless as flies, that’s not the case. Here is a list of pests you do not want in your home. Continue reading

Why You Should Be on the Lookout for Fleas and Ticks

We tend to associate fleas and ticks with our pets. And it’s true, these little insects find your furry friend a great place to call home. But what happens when your pet comes indoors? Are fleas and ticks a problem for your household? We are here to answer these questions and address the problems that could occur when fleas and ticks decide to inhabit your home environment. Continue reading

How To Control Mosquitoes In Your Yard?

As we look forward to warmer temperatures and days spent outdoors, it is likely that the backyard preparation is in full swing. Whether you are trimming weeds, planting new flowers or doing an entire backyard renovation, one thing you don’t want to forget about is planning for all the critters that might call your backyard home. Nothing can ruin a good backyard BBQ quicker than those pesky mosquitoes. Therefore, we want to help you ensure your backyard is BBQ ready. Here are a few tips and tricks to making your yard mosquito free. Continue reading

Ant Deterring Plants For Your Home

Plants That Repel Ants

There are few greater frustrations than your house being invaded by ants. From big to small, there is always one that sneaks its way in. And where there’s one, there’s likely many. While your initial instinct would be to call an exterminator, you might want to first consider some natural remedies. Several plants take the medal stand in terms of repelling ants. With that being said, you might want to take a trip to your local gardening store to seek out these anti-ant plants. Continue reading

How to Coexist With Honey Bees

The honey bee is what scientists call a “keystone species.” Without the honey bee, our ecosystem and our food supply would change drastically. Honey bees pollinate many of our food sources, allowing us to eat apples, strawberries, broccoli and even help feed the meat and dairy industry with alfalfa. Living in harmony with such a vital species is required. Honey bees can be annoying at best and dangerous at worst to humans, so bee safety is key to co-existing. Here are some things you can do to reduce the buzz and increase your safety, especially during bee season in the warmer months. Continue reading
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