According to the latest numbers, homeowners will spend an average of $3,000 to fix damage caused by termites. These little bugs feed on cellulose, a common component in plants, and can cause significant damage to a home within a matter of months with their voracious appetites. It can be challenging to completely eliminate termites once they've taken up residence in your house, so here are five simple things you can do to keep them out.
14 April 2017
Planting and growing a garden is a rewarding activity, as it can provide you and your family with healthy fruits and vegetables. Along with gardening comes caring for and keeping your plants healthy by protecting them from damaging insects and pests. But before using any pest control treatment, you want to make sure it is safe to use around your family. Here are some safe and effective tips you can do yourself to help you keep your garden plants free of pests.
2 March 2017
The best form of termite control is proactive prevention. While any homeowner can take steps to reduce the chances of termites invading their house, homebuyers who are building new houses have unique opportunities to design their home to be termite-resistant from the beginning. No measures can fully stop termites from infesting a house, but if you're in the process of having a house built to be more termite-resistant, here are some practical steps you can take to minimize the likelihood that termites infest your home in the future.
25 October 2016
Theoretically, your landlord should manage pest control in your apartment building in order to ensure their rental property is suitable for inhabitation. However, when landlords are not conscientious about pest control, holding them to their responsibilities can be tricky for the tenant – you could end up in court trying to prove the pests pose a safety hazard. You're better off avoiding pest infestations altogether. One way to do that is by choosing an apartment that's pest-free from the start.
13 June 2016
If you discover a swarm or nest of bees near your daycare center, you need to take immediate action to ensure the safety of both the children and adults at your school and have the insects removed as soon as possible. It is a good idea to have an emergency plan in place so you can handle the situation quickly and efficiently. There are several things that you can do to make sure the bee removal is safe and successful.
22 January 2016
If you've recently noticed what appear to be bumblebees burrowing into your wooden patio furniture or the overhang of your roof, you likely have an infestation of carpenter bees. These bees are similar to bumblebees in appearance, but are solitary creatures that feast on chewed wood and can be quite destructive. However, killing carpenter bees can also cause ecological problems. Are there any ways to humanely eradicate these bees from your property and prevent their return?
20 August 2015
The mosquito is a pesky pest, indeed. This blood-sucking insect is common to almost every part of the world with warmer climates, and some with less than ideal conditions as well. They prefer humidity and moisture and will jump at any chance to suck the blood out of mammals to sustain their own well-being. In addition to being annoying, mosquitoes can pose a genuine threat to your health. Due to the fact they sustain themselves on blood and hop from host to host, there is a chance they can pass on a disease to you.
12 August 2015
There are many types of invasive ants that now make their home in the United States. Some of them, like fire ants, are household names, while others, like ghost ants, don't get as much attention. Here are six things homeowners need to know about ghost ants. Where do ghost ants come from? Ghost ants are originally from a tropical climate; they are thought to come from either Africa or Asia, though the exact origin isn't known.
3 August 2015
If you see tiny ants in your kitchen, you may wonder how and why they got into your home. There are two types of ants that frequent kitchens and other areas with food: sugar ants and grease ants. If you know their sizes, colors and eating habits, you can take steps to get rid of them. Here's how you identify and eradicate the ants in your kitchen. Identify the Ants Sugar ants range in color from orange to brown and have large, black heads.
31 July 2015
From ants to termites and house flies, there are a number of insects that can find their way into any home, and for the most part, they are all easy to get rid of. However, there is one pest that is so insidious that it can strike fear into the heart of landlords and tenants alike: bed bugs. Finding bed bugs in an apartment complex is a huge issue because these clever pests can spread quickly, and getting rid of them is very difficult.
30 July 2015