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Elimininating Fall Bugs

Elimininating Fall Bugs

Football games, a little more rain and somewhat cooler temperatures mark the arrival of fall season.  If you are like me, you welcome the cooler weather; however, bugs and rodents are looking for a warm place to hide for the winter.  One fall bug in particular can cause a problem and it is commonly referred to as the stink bug.  Your home is a great place for these creatures to find shelter and warmth from the coming cool weather. Hiring a pest control company is an excellent option in getting rid of this tiny critters. Stink bugs get their name from the overpowering odor they emit when they are stepped on or squashed.  Originally from Asia, these fall bugs were first introduced into the United States in the latter 1990s in eastern Pennsylvania (that’s right – a little over 10 years ago.)  These fall bugs have been migrating to other areas of the country and if you have not seen them in your area, you will soon. Once they move into your home, you will not notice them until they become active in spring when they will gather near windows and on walls seeking a way out.  This particular bug multiplies very quickly and that is why it is spreading to other states at a rapid pace. According to research, female bugs can lay up to 240 eggs in one lifetime.  This makes it very difficult to control without seeking professional pest control help.  The best prevention for fall bugs such as the stink bug is to pest proof your home in the fall with the assistance of a...
How Can Humidity And Moisture Worsen Your Pest Problem At Home

How Can Humidity And Moisture Worsen Your Pest Problem At Home

Moisture, as well as humidity, provide the best settings for mosquitoes and pests to multiply. Wet and warm conditions are the favorite environments of pests like cockroaches, mosquitoes, crickets, earwigs, and so on to grow and survive. In warm weather conditions and with the boost in humidity following the rains, there is a good possibility that pests like mosquitoes will breed and infest a property. Each house has certain places that do not totally dry up and leave some level of moisture behind. There are some areas that have incorrect slopes where moisture have a tendency to accumulate. The rainy season also adds to the mosquito and pest issue in the house because it boosts the humidity level in the atmosphere. The rainwater accumulates and forms puddles in spots with the incorrect slope or in open containers and bins that may be lying around in your garden or yard, eventually creating water bodies that are stagnant. These are the best places where a pest infestation can begin since the majority of pests will lay their eggs and develop into larvae in these locations. They will then become adults in just a few days and spread the infestation immediately. Mosquitoes are commonly found breeding in trashcans, coolers, wet buckets, as well as recycling bins. These areas are usually neglected. Homeowners are asked to keep their recycling bins and trashcans dry by drilling some holes at the bottom so that the moisture will be drained immediately. Moisture can lead to humid setting, especially during the warmer months. Moist, humid, and hot weather are the primary reasons for pest infestations in gardens,...
Why You Should Leave Pest Control To Professionals

Why You Should Leave Pest Control To Professionals

Although there are lots of pest control methods that you can do on your own, it is always best if you hire professionals and have them control and manage the pest infestation you are currently facing. This is especially true if you find that you do not know the pest you are dealing with or that if the infestation is frequently re-occurring despite all your efforts to get rid of them. Aside from freeing yourself from the stress and pressure of dealing with stubborn pests, here are other benefits that you can gain from hiring pest control professionals like AAA Pest Control: You will not have to spend a lot of time and money in testing which pesticides will work and which are safe to use for your family. You will not have to think about proper storage for the pesticides, which is critical especially if you have kids and pets at home. You will not have to figure out where the best and most effective place to use your pesticide in order to quickly get rid of the pests. You will not have to create a schedule for pest elimination that fits your daily and weekly routine. The great thing about hiring professional pest management companies is that they have the necessary expertise and skills gained from years of dealing with different kinds of pests to effectively and quickly eliminate the pests in your house. They also know about the most effective, most appropriate and safest pesticides and methods to use to eliminate pests, depending on the specific type of pest. After having identified the pests that are...
Pest Control 101: Learn More About Winged Ants and Termites

Pest Control 101: Learn More About Winged Ants and Termites

According to Myrtle Beach pest control professionals, they have often received calls on termite infestation and when they arrive to the house, they realize the pests they are dealing with are winged ants. This is why many Myrtle Beach homeowners are indeed confused between these two common household pests. In this article, pest control professionals share information about winged ants and termites to help homeowners differentiate and easily identify them. Basic differences between winged ants and termites Pest control professionals say you can easily tell winged ants and termites apart by looking at three parts of their bodies. Waist – The waist of ants is nipped in while the waist of termites is straight. Antennae – The antennae of ants are bent while those of termites are straight. Wings – The wings of ants are composed of long front wings and short back wings. All four wings of termites have the same size. Basic pest control to prevent winged ants and termites from damaging your home These pests come out during springtime like all other types of household pests. They make their presence known to you and the rest of your family when they are swarming, which is when they are mating and looking for an area to live in. Listed below are some basic tips to ensure these pests will not be damaging your home. Pest control professionals advice on inspecting for signs of leaks on your roof, gutters, and outside pipes. These leaks become their water source. Make sure there are no leaks outside your house so they don’t have anywhere to drink in. Repair any leaks at once. Know what they are looking for in their new...
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...