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Millipedes And House Centipedes: Why They're In YOUR House, And How To Get Rid Of Them

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Most people are not fans of ultra-creepy-crawlies like millipedes and centipedes. Even mentioning these insects tends to make people’s skin crawl. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that these insects are associated with death and decay. At any rate, if you have house centipedes racing across your floors and climbing your walls and curtains at night, and millipede carcasses are swept out from underneath the furniture, you probably want to do something about it.…

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Getting Rid Of Ants And Enhancing Your Home's Atmosphere

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Ants are some of the most annoying unwelcomed guests. Though ants are not seen as gross critters, they tend to get into every nook and cranny of the home with ease. Ants are able to get inside of pantries, behind appliances, and even on beds without too much issue. If you notice that your home has an ant problem, you need to act immediately, as the issue is likely to spread quickly.…

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2 Effective Methods For Treating Mosquitos

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If you have a mosquito issue, then it is going to be in your best interest to get rid of the mosquitoes as soon as possible. Not only are mosquito bites painful and, if allergic, cause you to swell up to huge proportions, but they can also carry horrible diseases such as the West Nile Virus. Thankfully, there are multiple different methods that are used for treating mosquitoes that can effectively remove them from a large radius.…

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3 Ways To Definitively Detect Bed Bugs

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Technically speaking, bed bugs are sizeable enough creatures to see with your naked eye. Yet their sneaky habits and naturally skittish nature make them difficult to detect. If you have reason to suspect that your home has become infested with bed bugs, read on. This article will discuss three ways to conclusively determine if you are right. Passive Monitors Passive monitors, also frequently referred to as interceptors, represent the most basic and least expensive means of bed bug detection.…

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Your Guide to Carpenter Ants

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Carpenter ants can be a huge nuisance. Not only will they get into your house to forage for food, but they can also cause structural damage to your home. Need to get rid of carpenter ants? This guide will help you. When are you likely to see carpenter ants? You are most likely to spot these pests at night or early evening, as this is when they tend to look for food.…

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Keeping Black Bears Away From Your Home

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If you just moved from an urban area to a home in a rural spot, you are most likely to encounter wildlife creatures walking through your property. People who live in wooded areas after living in a busy town may find it disturbing to see black bears occasionally in their own backyard. Knowing how to deter these animals from the area is best to avoid potential injury and damage to your property. Here are some steps one can take to make their yard less attractive to bears.…

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4 Things You Can Do Now To Protect Yourself From The Zika Virus

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Although mosquitoes in the United States are not transmitting the Zika virus at this time, the CDC feels like it’s only a matter of time before an outbreak occurs here. Currently, there are 346 cases of the Zika virus in the states, but in each case the virus was acquired during travel. Mosquitoes with the virus are terrifyingly close, however. Zika is transmitting via the insect population in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.…

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Effectively Removing Bats From Your Attic

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If you have noticed bats flying around your rooftop, and you have heard sounds coming from your attic, there is a good chance they have taken up residence in this area. Since bats are known to harbor disease, removing them effectively will become a priority to reduce the risk of injury to people living in the structure. Here are steps to take in eliminating these creatures without harming them in the process.…

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Keeping Spiders Away From Your Iron Porch Railings

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If you have a decorative iron railings adorning your home’s front steps, you may have noticed they are an attractive area for spiders to make webs. Since the rails are relatively close together on a staircase railing, spiders tend to use them to try to capture insects that fly in the area. Here are some ideas you can use to eliminate spiders from this iron structure so you no longer have to put your hand on a railing in fear that you may touch a wriggling arachnid as a result.…

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4 Signs To Look For If You Think You Have A Woodpecker Infestation

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Woodpeckers may be a cuddly, cute protagonist in any number of children’s books and movies, but these birds can be a serious nuisance if they get into your home or its structure. That’s why you should immediately work towards eradicating woodpeckers if you suspect their presence in your home or on your property. In order to quell any suspicions about the presence or absence of woodpeckers around your home, here are four signs that could point towards a woodpecker problem at your home.…

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