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How to Prepare for Fall Pests in GA

Each season has its pest control problems, and with fall about to arrive, now is the time to prepare for fall pests. By taking the proper preparations, you can stop an infestation from developing. Pests that tend to move indoors when the cold weather arrives include rodents, raccoons, spiders and cockroaches. If they make their way inside, they’re sure to become more than just an annoyance. Rodents contaminate food, damage electrical wires and transmit diseases while raccoons create massive messes. Spiders bite when they feel threatened, and cockroaches bring filth and diseases into homes. Preparing for Fall Pests To prepare for fall pests, inspect the exterior of your home for places that permit them to enter. Search for cracks, small holes and crevices. If you spot these features, seal them with silicone caulk. Pay special attention to the sections where utility pipes enter your home. If you come across large gaps...
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How Not To Do Pest Control

A man in Maine recently burned down the home of his parents when he tried to torch some ants with matches. One of the matches came into contact with acombustible substance and set the home ablaze. Although a few beloved pets died, the family was not harmed. This man's failed attempt at DIY pest control is a good example of one of the many things nobody should try. Also, it is a great reminder that you should always call a professional for all pest problems. What Not To Do You may be tempted to remove a pest problem yourself to save money. Think of the consequences of the pest problem worsening or what might happen if you injure yourself. Do not attempt the following: Use fire or smoke to remove pests Use a hose and spray nozzle to attack pests Use dangerous chemical recipes found online Use bottled chemicals from home...
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Common Summer Wildlife Nuisances

With the summer’s hot weather on the horizon, local wildlife will be scrambling to find new habitats. If you aren’t careful, your home could become their new source for food and shelter. Here are some of the most common wildlife pests in the area. Bats While bats tend to remain hidden during the day, they venture out at night to feed on insects. They find mosquitoes and moths to be especially tasty. However, sleeping cows and horses have also been victimized. While bats are fascinating creatures, you certainly don’t want them roaming on your property. These real-life vampires are extremely dangerous. Bats are known for carrying rabies, which is a serious viral disease. If bats happen to take refuge in your attic, you should call a professional immediately. The bat droppings and urine will create a truly unsanitary environment. Property damage is yet another key concern. Never attempt to remove a...
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Prepare Your Yard For Your Fourth Of July BBQ

As Memorial Day and the Fourth of July approach, local residents are planning their barbecues and festivities. If you are planning an outdoor celebration, you have probably already thought about food and activities. However, pests can ruin the fun for everyone if they decide to take over. It is especially important to think about parasitic pests this summer. Mosquitoes There are several types of mosquitoes in the area. They can carry harmful diseases such as West Nile virus, Zika virus, yellow fever, encephalitis and others. While most diseases cause miserable long-lasting symptoms, encephalitis can be fatal. Zika usually causes mild flu-like symptoms but is much more harmful to a fetus when a pregnant mother contracts it. Some babies of infected mothers are born with microcephaly, which is marked by a smaller-than-normal head and cognitive impairment. Mosquitoes are usually found near standing water and appear around dusk. These pests are attracted to...
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Don't Let Stinging Insects Ruin Your Memorial Day BBQ

A Memorial Day barbecue is the perfect opportunity to get outside and enjoy time with your family and friends. Unfortunately, unwanted party guests can spoil the festive mood. Whether it's wasps, bees or yellow jackets, stinging insects can be both a nuisance and danger. Keeping these stinging pests at bay is key to enjoying outdoor Memorial Day festivities. Thankfully, beating stinging insects doesn't have to be tough. Easy Ways to Keep Stinging Pests at Bay Getting stung be a bee can really dampen the mood at any barbecue or picnic. That's why it's so important to do all you can to keep stinging pests away from your gathering. Here are a few simple steps you can take to ensure that these unwanted guests don't crash your next party. Keep food covered. Bees, yellow jackets and other stinging insects are attracted to the scent of food. You can cut down on problems by...
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