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How To Control Bed Bugs

How To Control Bed Bugs

This spring there was a lot of press coverage about bed bugs. While the focus was on hotels (there is even a registry for hotels that ranks for bed bugs), they are also prevalent in local homes. What Are Bed Bugs? These are small, brown in color, oval insects that actually live on the blood of humans and animals. An adult bed bug will have a flat body and will be about the size of an apple seed. However, after they have fed, their bodies will swell and become a reddish color. Contrary to popular believe, bed bugs do not fly, but they can move very quickly over walls and floors. Female bed bugs can lay hundreds of eggs which are the size of a speck of dust. Myrtle Beach bed bugs are a nuisance, but keep in mind they do not transmit any diseases. How do you know if you have a bed bug problem? Check your mattress in the folds or cracks for stains or egg cases. You will also want to look in the carpeting, wallpaper and other furniture in the room. Even a small amount of evidence can be an indicator of a bigger problem. These little bugs can hide in the smallest of places including inside electrical outlets and beneath baseboards. How do you treat bed bugs? Start by thoroughly washing where the Myrtle Beach bed bugs exists. This should include bedding and linens, curtains and clothing in very hot water and then dry them at the highest setting possible on your dryer. For items such as shoes, stuffed animals and items that can’t...
Should I Hire An Organic Pest Control Company?

Should I Hire An Organic Pest Control Company?

Because various kinds of pests are not only found in the garden but inside the house as well, many homeowners are now considering hiring an organic pest control company. Although there are things that homeowners can do to eliminate and keep these pests at bay, it can sometimes get too much for them to handle on their own. Thus, they think about hiring professional assistance. What homeowners usually do to prevent the pests from coming inside their houses is they seal cracks and gaps along their walls, doors and windows that the pests use to enter their houses. Others, on the other hand, invest in pesticides that are environment-friendly. When running out of options, particularly when faced with an uncommon pest, some homeowners would bring a sample of the pest to their local pest control expert to seek for recommendations on how to get rid of them. As soon as the pest has been specifically identified, the appropriate product or method will be recommended to the homeowner. The great thing about consulting with professionals is that you can be sure that they will provide you with the safest product or process that will not harm or damage the environment nor put you and your family’s health at risk. Notice that these methods are only effective for those homeowners who have a lot of time on their hands to commit to a routine pest control process. Keep in mind that one of the keys to effectively eliminate pests is doing pest control repeatedly several times. And most of these processes have a certain schedule that homeowners are required to follow....
Pest Control Tips To Help You Get Rid Of Cockroaches

Pest Control Tips To Help You Get Rid Of Cockroaches

Pest control and management for cockroaches should not always involve insecticides that have harmful toxins and chemicals. Many homeowners stay away from using these insecticides because of its harmful effects to small children and pets. This is why homeowners are continuously looking for natural methods to control and manage cockroach infestation. If you are among these homeowners, here are some of the natural ways on how you can control and eliminate cockroaches inside your home. Baking soda and sugar – Sugar is like poison to cockroaches. Add baking soda to it and the mixture becomes extremely lethal to them. You should know that cockroaches have very high acid content in their stomachs. This is why when they ingest the sugar and baking soda mixture, it often results to death. After mixing baking soda and sugar, be sure you place them in areas where you often see cockroaches lurking such as in your pantry and kitchen cabinets. Make your own non-toxic bait – If you want a cleaner bait for the cockroaches in your home, consider mixing baking soda with bacon grease, minced onions, sugar and flour. What you will end up is a dough-like mixture which will be easier to distribute and less messy. And because of its structure, it will not get easily swept or vacuumed. Boric acid – Many control experts recommend the use of boric acid as it has been proven effective to kill most insects and is not toxic. It is usually available in powder form that you can easily sprinkle in areas where you often see cockroaches. Boric acid kills cockroaches by killing them...
DIY Pest Control: Which Is Fact And Which Is Fiction?

DIY Pest Control: Which Is Fact And Which Is Fiction?

There is a large amount of information on pest control available via the internet today. This is why many individuals are now opting to do their own pest management and working to eliminate pests in their homes without professional assistance. Although some of the information and tips from online sources are legit and effective, there are some pest control tips that are misleading, generate no effective results and, worse, may damage your furniture and your home and may even put your health at risk. To help you determine which among the DIY pest control tips are fact and which are fiction, here are some helpful tips. Grits do not deter ants. They attract ants. You may have read in many pest management how to articles that sprinkling grits in the counter will keep away ants. Remember that grits are still food. If you enjoy eating it, so do ants. And so, grits do not deter ants. They attract ants. So if you do not want to have armies of ants on your countertops, do not sprinkle grits and create a barrier. It will only be a matter of time before the ants consume all the grits and proceed to searching for more food sources in your kitchen cabinets. Bay leaves keep pests away from your pantry. This is probably because of the strong odor that bay leaves give off. Many pests do not like how the bay leaves smell so they will keep away from places where they can smell its scent. That is why it is considered a highly effective deterrent by many homeowners and Myrtle Beach pest...
Is Organic Pest Control Effective?

Is Organic Pest Control Effective?

The use of toxic free and safe pest control methods have become very popular because of the increasing awareness of environmental concerns along with the rising popularity of utilizing organic materials for people’s protection and safety. Using organic materials began on utilizing toxic free substances on crops and plants for healthy consumption. However, it took quite a while before chemical free pesticides for household use was introduced. There is an organic, eco-friendly way to get rid of pests in your home. These include flies, termites, rodents, bugs, cockroaches, and many more. A few people are still doubtful as to whether organic pest control works or not. For certain kinds of pests, organic pest control can be very effective. But you should also keep in mind that in most cases, it takes longer to take effect than typical pest control methods and substances. Brand new organic products, on the other hand, are far more effective compared to conventional pesticides. Be sure to gather all the information about the product that you plan to use. You should know whether it is made of organic materials or toxic chemicals. There are a few instances when organic pest control method isn’t as efficient and then there are also instances when it does not work at all. Keep in mind that when it comes to using pest control methods, you should know how to do it right if you want to make sure that it works and gets rid of the pests in your home. Homeowners also need to know that not all natural methods are effective and safe. There are a few toxic...