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How Effective is Mosquito Spray?

Mosquitoes are pesky insects that thrive in hot weather. High temperatures speed up their life cycle, meaning an increase in egg-laying and hatching. With mosquito season reaching its peak during summer months, they can really put a damper on your outdoor plans. In order to take on mosquito season, many people take preventative measures. There are a lot of mosquito repellents out on the market, and many people opt for mosquito spray. But exactly how effective is mosquito spray? What is a Mosquito Repellent? Mosquito repellents are substances that are designed to keep mosquitoes away. There are many products such as creams, sticks, candles, and sprays available. The products contain ingredients that can help deter the insects from biting you. Mosquito repellents can protect you from the bothersome insects. However, it is not as simple as grabbing any repellent you see off the shelf. Each product’s percentage of active ingredients may...
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Is Your Yard Attracting Snakes?

Snakes are a common pest that can enter your yard and present danger for pets and children. There are certain factors that contribute to a snake choosing your yard as their new home. The following are the ways your yard is attracting snakes. Long Grass Snakes are far less likely to reside in areas where the grass is short because it leaves them vulnerable to predators such as hawks and owls. Keeping your lawn short will deter snakes from living in your yard, and make it easier to spot them if they do. Overwatered Lawn When your lawn becomes overwatered it will attract frogs, slugs, and worms. All of these prey species are a delicious meal for snakes. Openings and Cracks in Home Cracks and openings in your doorways or foundation provide a point of entry into your home for snakes. Make sure to properly seal any cracks or openings to...
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Will Killing a Stink Bug Attract More?

When someone sees a bug inside their home or at the office, their first instinct is usually to kill it. Most of the time, this is a simple and correct response when spotting a bug. However, is it always the right thing to do? Morals aside, some bugs will attract more of their kind after they are killed. The stink bug is often associated with that trait, but should they be? Does killing a stink bug attract more to the area? No, It Does Not The simple answer to the previous question is no, killing one does not attract more. Per the National Pesticide Information Center, that myth is false. There is an odor left behind after they are dead. However, it is not a scent that draws additional stink bugs in. The leftover odor is not exactly pleasant though, so consider disposing of them with a method that does not...
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How to Check Your Pet for Ticks

Dogs are adorable, fluffy companions that fill our lives with joy. Ticks are painful parasites that feed on blood and transmit dangerous diseases. These two animals have almost nothing in common, yet at the same time, pets like dogs and cats are some of the most vulnerable animals to tick bites. And when ticks bite, they don’t let go. To protect your beloved pets from these harmful pests, here is how to check them for ticks and make sure they stay pest-free.   Checking Your Pets for Ticks   Ticks don’t fly or leap onto your pets like fleas. Ticks latch on to their legs, or any other body part that makes contact with the ground, and work their way upwards. To see if they have any ticks on their body, rub your fingers against their fur, feeling for any bumps. They will just think you are petting them. Make sure...
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Top 5 Reasons Why Rodents Are in Your Home

Rodents have received a bad reputation over the centuries. And all for good reason- as they have been carriers of deadly diseases and illnesses. The last thing that you want is to have these unsanitary critters in your home. But what if you already have discovered an infestation? Here are the top five reasons why rodents are in your home. 1-A Messy Home Keeping your home clean is one of the best ways to detract rodents. They are attracted to sticky spills, crumbs and uncovered food. They also like moist, mildew and mold. This is why it’s important to clean every area of your home. Check-in your bathroom for mildew and mold. Clean your kitchen thoroughly, including the inside of your cabinets.  2-Clutter Mice and rats love finding new places to nest, and your home can provide the perfect nesting materials. Dark, cluttered areas are prime real estate in the eyes...
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