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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...
Effective Pest Control Requires Proper Insect Identification

Effective Pest Control Requires Proper Insect Identification

One of the important keys in ensuring effective pest control is proper insect identification. Keep in mind that not all insect and pests are harmful or pose a threat to your home and health. There are actually insects that serve an important purpose to the environment. These include the honey bees and bumblebees which help in the pollination process of crops and many flowers. These helpful insects do not pose a threat as they do no harm to people and their homes. Unfortunately, many of the harmful insects look very much like the friendly ones. There are distinguishing characteristics but you would have to take a closer look in order to properly identify them. Why is proper identification necessary in pest control? It is important that you are able to properly identify an insect before making any move to remove or eliminate them. The reason for this is for you to be able to avoid accidentally hurting the good and friendly insects. Also, it helps if you know what to look for to properly tell what type of insect is lurking in your yard so you won’t mistakenly attempt to go near a harmful and dangerous insect. There are some ways to tell these insects apart. Because they look very much alike, you can look at their size and where they build their nest to tell what specific type of insect you have on your yard. Also, they have different characteristics that will tell you what type of insect they are. For example, most harmful insects are very territorial with their nests. Some others will chase people for miles...
Is Organic Pest Control Effective?

Is Organic Pest Control Effective?

There have been conflicting thoughts on what is more effective for your garden. Whether you opt for standard pest control procedures through the use of chemical solutions as well as various other agents or go for milder organic pest control methods. For many years, people have actually realized that there is absolutely no point in exposing their garden and the surrounding areas to dangerous, potentially toxic chemicals if there is something they can do about it. This has actually resulted in the organic pest control measure to be incredibly popular. Apart from that, its efficiency has also encouraged more people to choose it over the conventional methods. The idea of organic pest control indicates that you are not planning to remove all the bugs from your yard. Just like our bodies which require some types microorganisms in order to help in the metabolism, some bugs are really useful for the yard and their retention would help in maintaining the garden’s freshness. These pests guarantee that the unwanted pests will be kept away from the yard or lawn and that is an efficient means of controlling them. It is additionally much cheaper and less dangerous to the environment. An additional means of organic pest control is by growing certain types of flowers that can lure specific kinds of insects but repel pests. For example, blue flowers would attract bees and wasps, which are effective at keeping other kinds of pests away from your garden. Generally, wasps are not beneficial for the garden in great numbers. But a few of them will be effective as an organic Myrtle Beach pest control...
Pest Control Tips For Businesses

Pest Control Tips For Businesses

Pest control for commercial properties can save business owners lots of time and money, not to mention safeguard their reputation. With the growing popularity of social media reviews on almost all kinds of businesses these days, a post regarding the discovery of a pest on your property is a huge headache that all property managers would like to avoid. Use Door Sweeps In most cases, property managers think that pest come through unnoticeable cracks from the property foundation or walls. What they tend to forget is that doors are among the easiest entry points for pests, too. One affordable and effective method to prevent pests from getting inside your establishment is through door sweeps. They can stop rodents and insects from moving through small openings under the door. It minimizes the need to hire a Myrtle Beach pest control company. Service Floor Drains Regularly We like to think that the food waste that goes down our drain poses no threat because it just disappears without a problem. But the fact remains that residual food particles can produce an odor that can attract unwanted pests. You should make sure that your janitorial and maintenance team will service your floor drains, especially unused ones, on a regular basis. Choose The Right Plants, Flowers, and Trees We all know that landscaping can improve the aesthetics of your commercial building’s exterior. However, it can also increase your property’s chances of attracting pests. There are certain types of trees, flowers, and plants that can draw in various kinds of insects and wildlife. Be sure to ask your landscaping company to minimize or even avoid...
Tips For A Pest-Free Christmas Tree

Tips For A Pest-Free Christmas Tree

It is that time of the year when we bring a live tree inside our home, adorn it with beautiful lights and décor as we join in the festive spirit of Christmas. But we all know that a pine and fir tree can be home to a host of bugs like mites, mantids, aphids, and more. You would not want to bring these pesky little critters inside your home, right? Because of that, it is very important for you to make sure that your Christmas tree is pest free. The best method of pest control is always one that does not involve the use of sprays or chemicals. A lot of Christmas tree lots offer the utilization of mechanical tree shakers to get rid of egg clusters, nests, and most of the bugs that may be residing on the tree. You may also try to manually shake it vigorously. Fortunately, there are only a few kinds of bugs that actually reside in Christmas trees are harmful to humans. However, they can still be a nuisance. You can take out these insects by coating your Christmas tree with neem oil or Diatomaceous Earth. Meanwhile, if you are having problems with pest infestation inside your home, one that’s been around even before you brought in your Christmas tree, be sure to call a professional Myrtle Beach pest control company. Apart from pest-proofing your tree, you may also wish pet proof it. If you have dogs, make sure that they do not chew on your tree. Be sure to place ornaments at a height that they cannot reach. For cats, make sure...