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
With spring just starting, it is also time for the neighborhood ants to make a return as well. If you struggled with keeping ants out of your home last spring and summer, here are a few things you can do ahead of time to help keep the ants at bay this year. #1 Package Up Your Pet Food Don't leave your pet food sitting out, open, in the bags that they came in.
11 April 2017
Spiders can be a terrible nuisance for a homeowner to have to address. In addition to causing fear, spiders can also cause potentially serious bites. Sadly, there are many homeowners that are not sure of the steps that they should be taking to help reduce the risks that their home develops a spider problem. Keep The Home Clean Keeping your home clean and orderly can be one of the most effective ways of helping to combat this problem.
24 March 2017
One of the most common nuisances you might face with your garage is nesting squirrels. Especially when the weather gets cold, squirrels look for shelter and warmer places to nest, which often leads them to the garage. In fact, one common place for them to nest is under the hood of a car, because the engine provides some heat. Here are some tips to help you keep the neighborhood squirrels out of your garage and car, protecting your engine wires and the rest of your belongings.
11 March 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