Posts from March 1, 2015 to March 31, 2015
How long would it take you to decide to get rid of a roommate who goes to work every day at the local sewage treatment plant but you can’t remember the last time he bathed? Not only that, but every time you look over at him he's eating something disgusting, like glue, tiny cardboard pieces, dried human skin flakes, hair, your toothpaste and starch-based paints, while there is perfectly good leftover pizza in the fridge. And, you can't prove it, but you strongly suspect that he’s been licking the moisture from your open mouth while you're sleeping. Why would anyone live with a roommate like that? What you don’t know is millions of Americans have hundreds, if not thousands of these tiny, nasty roommate living in their homes. They're called cockroaches.
Before you head off on what may possibly be a once-in-a-lifetime spring excursion, you should take a moment and read this helpful article about the danger of bed bugs on spring break. It may make the difference between living a dream or living through a nightmare.
Having unwanted guests in your home can cause quite a headache, especially when they are of the insect species. Having creepy crawling insects foraging around your home can be dangerous for you, your family and your home. If you find that you are dealing with pests of the wood eating species, they can become very dangerous for your home's structure. The two types of pests that destroy wood are termites and carpenter ants. Though these two insects have a few similarities, they are very different to deal with and eradicate.
When the trees start to bud and the snow starts to melt, ant colonies will begin to send out scouts to search for food. After this long winter, those ants are going to be hungry and desperate for energy. If those scouts get by your defenses and find food, they will release pheromones that ant workers can follow, and soon you'll have a superhighway of ants crawling across your floor or covering a food bag in your cabinet. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to protect your home and your food.