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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

What to do After Termites Have Damaged Your Home

Termite damage costs an estimated $30 billion annually. Can termite damage be fixed? Yes. While it’s rare, there is a possibility that some termite species damage a house beyond repair. From structural supports to door frames and baseboards – termite damage costs can quickly add up. Following termite damage, construction can seem like a daunting task, especially because these pests eat the wood from the inside out. As soon as you realize you have termite damage, follow these steps when reconstructing your home. Continue reading

4 Facts About Pests and Pest Control

Bed bugs, rats and fleas. Oh my! While bugs and other insects represent over 90% of all living things on Earth, these pests transmit diseases including West Nile Virus, Lyme Disease and malaria. Common household bugs might seem harmless, but keep in mind – your local pest removal service can help if matters get out of hand. Unwanted critters are a serious matter and so is the extermination process of pest removal. But here’s a look at four facts about pests and pest control. Continue reading

Can Termites Hurt You?

Termites aren’t known to carry harmful diseases if you happen to be bitten or stung. However, people who live in a house infested by termites may suffer from allergic reactions or asthma attacks from termite saliva or droppings. Most people don’t see preventing termite infestations as an essential step in protecting their health. However, doing so can lower the risk of unwanted health issues. Some of these health risks associated with termite infestation can come from the chemicals that they use to kill or repel them, especially those who have asthma. Continue reading
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