When compared to rats, mice are almost a welcomed pest…the key word being almost. Although they may be more pleasant to look at, mice are just as harmful to health and home as their more unsightly counterparts, as they can contaminate food, spread disease, and cause substantial damage to the structure of your home.
If you have spotted mice scurrying along your floorboards, your highest priority should be getting them out, but that is often easier said than done. Many homeowners find that, no matter how many DIY treatments they perform, these pests just won’t go away. If mice have become a perpetual problem in your home, make sure you aren’t committing one of these three cardinal mistakes: Read the rest of this entry »
They may not be the most pleasant creatures to look at, but bats actually play a vital role in our ecosystem by controlling insect populations, dispersing seeds, and pollinating a variety of fruits across the globe. But despite their integral role in nature, they pose serious health risks to humans, especially if they take nest in their homes.
Due to their ability to spread disease and cause substantial damage to the structure of a home, removing nesting bats is a vital step in keeping your family safe. In order to better understand the importance of bat removal, following are three reasons why bats are more than just a noisy nuisance when they infest a building.Read the rest of this entry »
If you have been carrying out pest control practices this winter, you are one step closer to a pest-free spring. But the real battle has just begun: spring is one of the worst times of year for pest infestations, and as insects and rodents begin to awaken from their nests to reproduce and look for food, your home may be their next target.The best way to maintain a pest-free home this spring is to take precautionary measures starting as early as December. If you wait until the sun comes out, it will already be too late, for pests will have awakened from their hibernation, and you could be forced to deal with an expensive extermination. Following are simple, yet essential tips you can start implementing today to keep pests out once spring arrives. Read the rest of this entry »
Thought extinct during the mid-part of the 20th century, the Canada Goose has nursed back from the brink and managed to get off the roster of endangered species. In fact, their recovery was so tremendous, that they have become too abundant in some parts of Canada and the U.S., creating major problems for farmers and homeowners.Read the rest of this entry »
Thanks to recent conservation efforts, the once-dwindling Canadian geese population has again soared throughout Canada and the United States. However, this sudden increase in their numbers brings new problems for homeowners and businesses, who are struggling to deal with their droppings, bacteria, noise, and aggressive behavior. To treat this growing problem and reduce the numbers of these otherwise harmless birds, many people have taken to lethal actions, not realizing that this solution is only temporary, since it has tremendous negative consequences for the ecosystem.
Fortunately, there are plenty of organic, eco-friendly, and humane solutions that can effectively remove geese from your property, while causing no harm to the environment and geese populations as a whole. If geese have taken over your property, utilize the following treatments and tips to effectively and humanely remove these nuisance birds for good.Read the rest of this entry »
If you are an avid gardener, you understand how soil-bound pests can be detrimental to your plants. Unfortunately, to eradicate these agricultural menaces, people often utilize chemical-based treatments such as pesticides. Although effective, pesticides can be harmful not only to your plants, but to humans and pets as well, not to mention the long-term effects they have on the ecosystem.
In order to effectively prevent and remove pests from their gardens without resorting to the use of chemicals, many people are turning to organic solutions, one of which are nematodes. Beneficial nematodes are one of nature’s most effective pest controllers, and because theyRead the rest of this entry »
The home is often an individual’s biggest asset and, in order to protect it, insurance is a must. But even the most comprehensive of policies have their restrictions, and if something happens to your home and you lack appropriate coverage, you could be faced with an expensive repair bill.
One restriction that is almost always not covered is damage caused by pests, as it is considered a maintenance issue that the homeowner could have prevented. This means that if your home is infested with destructive pests like termites or rodents, you may be paying for the damage yourself, and that can be a tall order to fill. The good news is there are simple ways you can keep your home and family safe from destructive pests - all it takes is a little proactive care onRead the rest of this entry »
The most common creature-based phobia in the world is arachnophobia - the fear of spiders and other eight-legged crawlers such as scorpions. One look at these creepy, scary bugs and it’s no wonder why: they spread their webs everywhere, skitter around on their hairy feet, and are part of your darkest nightmares.
When spiders begin to infest a home, people will often take any means necessary to get them out as quickly as possible. However, unlike other destructive and disease-infested pests such as termites and rodents, spiders aren’t as bad for your home as you might think. In fact, they can actually help control pests and prevent the spread of diseases they carry in your home. Following are some of the key benefits that spiders provide for homeowners, and severalRead the rest of this entry »
As if the disease-carrying, stomach-churning rats invading our homes weren’t enough, a new breed of ‘super rats’ is now threatening to take over entire cities and towns. This new type of rodents is already overrunning most British towns and cities, and the prognosis is not favorable at all: it seems that they have developed resistance to traditional rat poisons, and there is currently no known remedy to guarantee their extermination.
While scientists warn about the new capabilities of this new species – deeming it ‘fitter, faster, and almost impossible to kill’ – pest control professionals are doing the best they can to keep up with the staggering number of inspection requests received on a daily basis. Since the rats do not react to conventional pest control methods, the only solution seems to be a stronger generation of poisons capable of putting them to sleep, although it would surely be difficult to make such potent poison and still adhere to current health and safety restrictions.Read the rest of this entry »
Earwigs are one of the most misunderstood insects that roam our planet. With an appearance fit for a horror movie, it’s no wonder why the mere mention of their name sends chills down the spine. The truth is, earwigs are not only completely harmless to humans, but are actually beneficial insects that feed on nuisance bugs in homes and gardens. However, as with any pests that invade your home, it’s preferable to keep them as far away as possible from your kitchen, pantry, and other risk areas. If you notice earwigs begin to invade your home, use these simple prevention and treatment tips to keep them out.