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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 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 be washed,...
Pesky Rodents are No Mickey Mouse

Pesky Rodents are No Mickey Mouse

If the pesky rodents that are unwelcome in your house were half as entertaining and adorable as Disney’s Mickey Mouse, then having them around your home might not be much of a problem.  Unfortunately, having pesky rodents running around your home and gnawing at your stuff is simply too annoying and could even be dangerous – think about your newest designer bag chewed up in one corner or your electrical wiring bared and prone to sparks that could start a fire.  When you have a rodent problem, you cannot simply shrug it off and ignore it.  You have to do something about it at the soonest possible time to prevent damage to your home and personal belongings.  There are professional pest control companies that can help you get rid of your rodent problem.  They are equipped with both the pest control knowledge and the expertise to help get rodents out of your home and keep them out for good. Why Use A Pest Control Company To Get Rid Of Rodents? It is not all the time that people consider consulting with a pest control Myrtle Beach professional.  Some people might not know that they have rodents in their home or they might believe that rodents simply cannot get into their home.  But, these pests can actually make their way into your home with the smallest of holes and spaces.  Especially during the colder winter months, these rodents search for places where they can stay warm and feed – homes are perfect as it presents a “buffet” of food for these rodents.  The best pest control tip to keep these rodents...
Clean, Green, and Pest-Free With Pest Control Myrtle Beach Style

Clean, Green, and Pest-Free With Pest Control Myrtle Beach Style

Why Organic Pest Control? Chemical pesticides are not your only choice in getting rid of pests in your home.  There are pest control Myrtle Beach professionals that offer what is called as organic pest control services.  These greener options allow you to have a clean and pest-free house without being exposed to the health hazards of chemical pesticides.  Chemical pesticides have been known to cause allergic reactions, poisoning, and even contribute to the development of life threatening ailments as cancers and reproductive disorders.  Aside from these health risks, the use of chemical pesticides also adversely affects the environment as they are discharged through the air and water in the surrounding areas.  A wiser option would be to go for organic pest control Myrtle Beach treatments that are equally as effective and competitively priced as conventional chemical pesticide treatments. Solutions for Organic Pest Control There are different pests that are present in different homes and there are various pest control solutions that are organic and environmentally safe.  Pest control Myrtle Beach professionals are able to use their unique philosophies in their organic pest control management system.  First and foremost among the things that professional pest control Myrtle Beach service providers should know and understand are the biology and habits of the household pests they are to rid the home of.  Having knowledge about how pests are able to gain entry to the households, how they live and feed, what conditions make it conducive for them to exist, and what signs are present when they are around would enable these professionals to provide an organic pest control plan that is appropriate...
Winter Pest Control

Winter Pest Control

Is Winter Pest Control Necessary? The weather has become cooler even here in Myrtle Beach and as we start adding that sweatshirt or sweater to our outerwear, the insects and other pests such as rodents are also looking for a warm place to retreat.  That warm place is very often your home. Rodents, such as rats and mice, in particular are looking for a warm hiding place for their families.  They look for a place that is warm with plenty of food sources and that makes your home very inviting.  The biggest problem with rodents is the property damage they cause in the way of chewing electrical wires, tearing your insulation and contaminating your food. Many people think their house is pest-proof, however, a small mouse can squeeze through tiny spaces as small as a nickel.  This makes it easy for them to find their way into your home. Pest Control Tips For Keeping Your Home Rodent Free The first thing you will want to do is to seal any cracks or holes on the outside of your home.  Look for areas where utilities or other pipes enter your home.  This is one of the most common places where pests will enter your home.  Use a sealant such as expandable foam or steel wool to seal the area around the pipes. The next pest control tips is to check your screen vents in your crawl space and around your chimneys.  Make sure there are no holes where rodents have entered in the past.  If necessary replace these screens with a tight mesh screen. Install door sweeps or rubber seals...
Look For These Creepy Pests This Halloween

Look For These Creepy Pests This Halloween

Myrtle Beach Pest Control Looking For Those Creepy Pests This Halloween Will your kids be dressed up as ghosts, vampires or the latest goblin this Halloween?  Well, they won’t be the only creepy thing lurking around our home and neighborhood.  Myrtle Beach Pest Control wants you to be aware that as the temperatures drop, creepy creatures like spiders, rodents and cockroaches are looking for refuge in your home.  The change in temperature will drive these pests indoors for water, shelter and food.  I am sure that you have seen the rubber replicas of these pests as decorations during the Halloween holiday season, but you definitely don’t want the live versions haunting your house.  A recent survey done by a national pest control company showed that 39% of the people taking the survey disliked these particular pests because of their creepiness.  In this same survey, 100% of the respondents listed cockroaches as the creepiest of them all.  The main reason given for their dislike is the fear of being attacked or bitten by these insects. With Halloween approaching, it is a good time for Myrtle Beach Pest Control to remind homeowners of the risks that are posed by these particular creatures and give you some tips to help reduce the activity around your residence.  Like you, rodents find that leftover holiday treats make for a perfect evening snack.  Rodents carry several diseases that are spread through bites and their urine and feces according to the Center For Disease Control and Prevention.  Myrtle Beach Pest Control reminds you to clean up the leftovers and crumbs after your Halloween party to eliminate...