How Can You Protect Your Pets From Fleas and Ticks?

As summer gets ever closer, most of us are looking forward to spending a lot of our time outdoors with our family, friends, and pets.  While there’s nothing wrong with that in principle, outdoor environments are always teeming with pests like fleas and ticks. Exposure to these pests can make us and our pets susceptible to Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, or general irritation.  Flea and tick infestations are tough to control once they take root, which means prevention is the best policy. Below are four ways you can protect your pets from fleas

May 3rd, 2022|Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , |

What Homeowners Should Know About DIY Pest Control

Dealing with a pest infestation can be an annoying experience for any homeowner. Critters such as roaches, rodents, and bed bugs not only spread deadly diseases but can potentially wreak havoc on a property. This is why most people instantly look for ways to eliminate these pests as soon as they become aware of them. In many cases, homeowners choose to go the DIY route to control pests in their homes. However, there are several things that one needs to keep in mind when deciding whether to implement DIY pest control strategies or

April 11th, 2022|Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , |

How to Control Millipedes on Your Property

Millipedes are among the common household pests. They have segmented body parts and tiny paired legs that help them crawl on the ground.    What Attracts Millipedes Around the Home? Millipedes are scavengers, often looking for decomposing vegetation for food. As such, you'll easily spot them around your home. These tiny pests will come into your home to: Search for moisture and shelter during hot weather Search for dry spots during wet conditions Search for a place to hibernate during winter   How Can You Keep Millipedes From Your Home? Remove Debris Around the Home

March 8th, 2022|Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , |

Do Roaches Die-Off In Winter?

Cockroaches are known as bugs that never die. They have a very rigid body and a hard outer shell, which protect them from most common household chemicals. Cockroaches can live a month without food and a week without water. They are the only creatures that can hold their breath for 40 minutes! Therefore, they are very adaptable to their surroundings. Cockroaches have been around for millions of years and have survived different disasters, including meteor showers. They are also one of the most well-known pests in the world. Cockroaches are usually only seen

February 7th, 2022|Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , |

Where Do Rodents Go in the Winter Time?

There’s a common misconception that rodents can’t handle extremely low temperatures and therefore go into hibernation in the winter. The truth is, most rodents (rats, mice, and squirrels in particular), are very “hardy” and remain active even through the coldest nights of winter.  The little animals have strong survival mechanisms that not only enable them to maintain their destructive habits across a wide range of habits and climates but also carry and spread diseases like hantavirus and salmonella. These mechanisms include:   Hoarding Food Rodents can sense when winter is near and by

January 4th, 2022|Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , |

How to Prevent Pantry Pests

Gathering and storing food is a practice found in many home kitchens. As we head towards the festive season, these supplies will prove essential.  However, pantry items such as grains, flour, sugar, cake mixes, nuts, and cookies are also a favorite for pantry pests. Grain beetles, weevils, and Indianmeal moths are the main culprits and will likely infest your pantry if you don’t enforce proper pest control measures. This post explains what you can do to keep these pesky pests at bay so you can enjoy good, uncontaminated food during the holidays with

December 7th, 2021|Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , |

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