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Don't Bring Them Home For The Holidays: How To Prevent Bed Bug And Lice Infestations

With the holidays coming up, it's time to start planning for the unexpected guests – bed bugs and lice. Whether you're going to be spending time in hotels, with friends or loved ones, or you're having guests stay in your home, these types of pests are serious problems. Bed bugs are particularly worrisome, especially since many hotels across the United States are infested with them. Here are just a few steps you can take to protect you and your family against bed bugs and lice.

5 Ways To Rodent-Proof Your Home This Winter

Many rodents turn to hibernation to survive the cold winter months. Unfortunately, rats and mice lack the ability to slow down their metabolisms and gorge on food to gain extra weight like chipmunks and squirrels. Their only option is to seek out warm, food-filled places to wait out the winter -- with your home being one of those places. Follow these tips to keep unwanted guests of the whiskered and long-tailed kind out of your hair and away from your home.

2 Misconceptions About Dealing With A Bed Bug Infestation

If you recently woke up to find bites on your arm or saw a few insects scurrying around your bed, you may suspect you have bed bugs and decide to spring into action to get rid of them. However, before you do, make sure you know the truth behind a couple of misconceptions about dealing with a bed bug infestation. 1.  Keeping Your House Clean Keeps Bed Bugs Away After discovering your home has bed bugs, one of the first things you may start to do is frantically cleaning your house.

Sharing Your Home With Spiders? Tips For Evicting These Scary Squatters

Autumn is the time when most homeowners begin preparing for the cold weather that will force them to spend more time indoors. Unfortunately, many of the spider species who have spent their summer quite happily outdoors are also making preparations to seek shelter from the cold, and your home is probably their first choice. If you are tired of seeing these silent, eight-legged squatters within the living areas of your home, the following tips can help you make your house into a spider-free zone.

For Easy Pest Prevention, Remember The Acronym PESTS

Nobody wants to have to call the exterminator. And the best way to prevent calls to the exterminator is to take action to prevent pests from invading your home and garden in the first place. You don't have to completely change the way you live or do any extensive remodeling to make your home less inviting to creepy crawlies and rodents. In fact, all you need to do is remember the acronym PESTS.

3 Essential Reasons Why You Must Use Professional Rodent Control Services

Have you recently seen a rat or a mouse in your home? Are you concerned but not that concerned because it's "only" one rat or mouse? Although it might not seem like that big of a deal, sighting one rat or one mouse can actually be a significant problem. You may even think that you can just handle everything on your own. This is not necessarily true and there are a number of reasons why you should be thinking about getting some professional assistance.

The Secret Life Of Wasps: Why You Should Eradicate A Nest When You Find It

Wasps are bizarre cousins to bees. They can sting the life out of anything without dying themselves, and little provocation is necessary to do so. For anyone that is allergic to bee stings, this is a very bad thing. Worse still, uncovering a nest of these angry pests is a nightmare. Wasp eradication should only be handled by a pest control pro because of the nature of wasps and how they operate.

Be a Termite Terminator with This Proactive Three-Step Plan

Termite damage costs U.S. home and business owners millions of dollars every year. These hardy pests are known to be a problem in every state except Alaska, where the winter temperatures are low enough to freeze them out. States in the northernmost location of the lower forty-eight states, such as Montana and North Dakota have few known termite infestation issues, yet they still suffer termite damage when the pests are brought into these states concealed in furniture, lumber, or firewood.

A Few Things To Know About Carpet Beetles

Carpet beetles can be a big problem in your home without you even knowing they're around. That's because they hide in carpeting, food packages, and clothing, so they stay hidden most of the time. These pests can do a lot of damage to your belongings if you don't take steps to get rid of them. Getting rid of a full-blown infestation can be tricky since the bugs can be all throughout your house.

Warning: 3 Things to Know Before Performing Termite Treatment on an Exterior Property Building

Of all the pest problems a homeowner can face, a termite problem can be the scariest of them. These wood-eating insects can plow through a wooden structure and cause all kinds of problems. Often, a termite problem will start out in older exterior buildings because these structures are not quite as structurally sound as the house, and the food is easier to access. If you have found a termite problem in a detached building on your property, you definitely need to take care of the problem quickly.