- Created: 01 July 2016 01 July 2016
While bees provide essential pollination that keeps your flowers and food growing, they also represent one of the most common pests homeowners must deal with. In small numbers, most bee species are harmless and can even help you out in the garden. However, new bee swarms and aggressive bee species can cause concern, especially if you or a family member have a bee allergy.
Bees typically create hives in hollow trees, bushes, and other natural shelters. But a new hive can appear in buildings as well, especially in attics, sheds, and garages. These indoor beehives pose one of the scariest and most difficult bee infestation scenario.
In this blog, we provide four steps to ensure that local bees stay outside.
- Created: 30 June 2016 30 June 2016
Many homeowners often rely on do-it-yourself methods to get rid of bug problems. However, how do you know if a pest control problem is beyond your control? Pests can cause costly damages to your home, so it's important to know when to call an extermination service.
Look for the following signs to determine when a pest problem is out of your control.
- Created: 23 June 2016 23 June 2016
In the outdoors, insects serve a unique purpose. Each has their place, and each contributes something different to the environment. But when bugs and pests get into your home, they can bring a host of problems with them. They can damage property and crowd your home.
One such bug is the carpet beetle. Though small, this little beetle can munch its way through a myriad of materials. In this blog, we'll discuss how carpet beetles get into the home, what they eat, and what to do in the case of an infestation.
- Created: 20 June 2016 20 June 2016
Scientists have found ancestors of present cockroaches dating back 300 million years. In fact, cockroaches have probably been on the earth since the time before the dinosaurs. This insect's ability to eat non-food items helps it to survive even in the harshest environments. With this information in mind, you can imagine how hard it is to eradicate cockroaches from your home.
One of the best ways to keep cockroaches out of your home is by knowing what attracts them. Below, we list a few of the ways you might unknowingly entice cockroaches to enter your home.
- Created: 16 June 2016 16 June 2016
Do you remember the movie "A Bug's Life"? The movie focuses on a bunch of circus bugs who stumble on Flik, a country ant looking for big bugs to protect his colony from the wrath of angry grasshoppers. But those circus bugs-a band of insects that include pill bugs, a lady bug, a stick bug, a spider, a moth, a caterpillar, a horned beetle, and a praying mantis-had an interesting boss. Their boss, who they called "P.T." is a flea.
Throughout the film, you see Mr. Flea traveling across the city and countryside looking for his runaway performers. While P.T. seems like a friendly businessman, he does not portray fleas accurately.
If you've ever dealt with fleas in your home, you know exactly how misleading P.T. Flea's personality can be. In fact, fleas in real life are nothing short of a nuisance that causes serious discomfort.
In our blog below, we provide you with a guide to all things flea. As you read through this article, you'll learn how to identify fleas, why you should get rid of these pests, and how to make an action plan so you can enjoy them on the big screen and nowhere else.