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Spider Control: Don't Be Afraid In Your Own Home
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Spider Control: Don't Be Afraid In Your Own Home

With the weather warming up, spiders are becoming more and more visible. They hide in the tiniest places and come out at the worst possible times; such as when you are in the shower, or when you go into the garage without shoes on. Who wants to get close enough to a spider to kill it? Most people run in the opposite direction, or throw things at it hoping that will do the job. Then the spider gets away, and you are left with the fear of where it has gone. There are also the poisonous spiders to consider, like the Brown Recluse or the Black Widow spiders. They are a danger to your family and/or pets if bitten. Your back yard is a place to relax and have fun; it’s a place for your pet to roam and get exercise. You don’t want to worry about being bitten and having to...
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Traveling Tips to Prevent Bedbugs and Avoid Needing Bedbug Control
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Traveling Tips to Prevent Bedbugs and Avoid Needing Bedbug Control

Whether you enjoy going on vacations or have a job that requires you to travel frequently, traveling is one of the most common ways that bedbugs can get into your home. While opting to stay at hotels with great reviews and avoiding ones that have had bedbug problems in the past should help you avoid bedbug encounters, you should still follow a few helpful tips to avoid needing bedbug control for your home. Inspect the Bed at Hotels Once you get into your hotel room, the first thing you should do is check the bed. Thoroughly inspect the bed by pulling back the sheets, checking the sides, headboard, and underneath the bed if possible. Hopefully, you will not find any bedbugs or signs of them, such as small blood marks on the bed. If you do come across bedbugs, go straight to the front desk, report the problem, and request a different room,...
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Termite Control: Frequently Asked Questions About These Pests
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Termite Control: Frequently Asked Questions About These Pests

Termite infestation can potentially cause thousands of dollars of damage and significantly reduce the real estate value of your home. The key to preventing this from happening to you is knowing the facts about these pests and acting quickly when you detect them in your house. Because knowledge is the first step in termite control, here are some commonly asked questions about termites: What are the different types Of termites? Three types common to the U.S. are drywood, subterranean, and dampwood termites. Drywood termites live in and feed on dry and undecayed wood. They live predominantly in the southernmost states of the United States. Subterranean termites live in moist soil but feed on wood. They construct mud tubes that connect from the soil where they live to sources of wood such as in the walls of your home. Dampwood termites feed on wet and decayed wood and commonly live in forested areas. How much...
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Rats, Roaches, and Furniture Beetles: You Need A Professional
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Rats, Roaches, and Furniture Beetles: You Need A Professional

From structural damage to your home and virus borne diseases, pests can blight the lives of your family and put holes in your wallet. While a few bugs here or there may not cause you worry, they may be signs of what goes on behind the walls. If you do nothing about pest infestations the moment you spot them, you'll put yourself, your family, and your home at risk. Thus, treatment is mandatory. Whether pests eat the structure of your home, chew through electrical wiring or spread diseases, a pest control service will thoroughly get rid of them and ensure your home and its occupants are safe. Here are 3 more reasons why you should use professional pest control services. Pest Problems Are Stopped Early Bugs and rodents reproduce rapidly if they find a safe and hidden place to nest. If they inhabit your home, this can snowball into a massive...
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Why Bugs Love Your Bathroom

Your bathroom is a place where you may sometimes feel vulnerable. If you're taking a bath, or you're sitting in a half-clothed state, the last thing you want to see is a big, creepy spider or a winged roach crawling in for a visit. Unfortunately, some bugs love being in the bathroom even more than humans do. Spiders, roaches, ants and silverfish are frequently seen in and around bathtubs, showers and sinks. Why Bugs Invade Your Most Private Room Insects show up in bathrooms for a variety of reasons. Some bugs may be attracted to the chemicals and cleaners you probably store under your sink. Because they need water to survive, plumbing leaks and dampness also attract insects. If you don't keep your bathroom clean, debris such as soap scum or decomposing human hair sitting in your drain can be a lure. When you spot a bathroom bug, try not to...
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