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3 Ways To Keep Rodents Off Your Property

Rodents can wreak havoc on any home. They spread disease and cause millions in property damage each year. But how do we keep them away from our property? Here are our top three tips for rodent prevention.  Clear Your Yard Remove the places where rodents are likely to make their homes. Clear out debris from your yard. Relocate or dispose of piles of wood, garden clippings and old vehicles. Cleaning improves aesthetics and decreases infestation problems. Rodents nest just about anywhere.  The fewer places rodents can make nests, the more likely they are to settle somewhere else. Keep the Food Away Open food containers ring the dinner bell for rats and mice. Mother Nature designed them to root out food like miniature bloodhounds. Seal up pet food containers and place them in proper storage areas. Rodents also raid open garbage cans, recycling containers and compost bins. Secure their lids and mix...
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Common Pests in Jacksonville Florida

Jacksonville, Florida, is a beautiful, sprawling city. It has a long history, stunning architecture, some incredible city parks, and, of course, the infamous Jaguars. The weather is warm and humid for most of the year, which is a major draw for visitors and long-time residents alike. Unfortunately, we’re not the only ones who appreciate mild climates. Jacksonville is home to a wide array of household pests. Keep reading to learn about some of the most distressing home invaders you’re likely to encounter in Jacksonville. Mosquitos Mosquitos are one of the most irritating pests out there. They bite and leave welts that itch and swell. Some people are allergic to them. Some mosquitos spread diseases like yellow fever, malaria, Zika, and West Nile virus. You’re already more familiar with mosquitos than you would like to be, but did you know they cause more human deaths than any other animal? They are not...
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Preparing Your Lawn for Spring

Now that the holiday season is behind us, winter is starting to settle in. The temperatures drop and the sun sets earlier. It is easy to feel somewhat depressed during this time of year. But keep in mind that spring is not too far behind and you can already start preparing for the next season. Keep reading for more information on how to prepare your lawn for this coming spring. Clean Up Your Lawn Even if you have cleared your yard of debris and leaves during the fall season, there will very likely be more debris that needs to be picked up after the winter season has passed. You may find yourself needing to rake more leaves, or use a leaf blower. Pick up any fallen twigs and branches. You may find other various items in your lawn that have been blown in by a winter storm. It is essential to...
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The Difference Between German and American Cockroaches

Cockroaches vary in size and color, so it is difficult to know what type of cockroach you are dealing with. Identifying what kind of cockroach is in your home is the first step in determining the best treatment methods. The two most common cockroaches are German and American ones. Here are some differences between the two and some tips for getting rid of them.  What is a German Cockroach? German roaches are one of the most common pest nuisances in residential structures, especially common in multi-unit apartment homes. They thrive in filth but even the cleanest homes can be at risk. Where You Will Find Them German cockroaches are brown with two long stripes running down them. They typically range from a half-inch to one inch long. They are usually found in kitchens in secluded areas, like behind appliances and cabinets. They are attracted to warm areas around appliance motors. These...
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Keep Fleas Off Your Pets and Out of Your Home

If you are a pet owner, you care about their health and safety. you also do not want them spreading fleas throughout your home. Unfortunately, owning a pet comes with the risk of fleas infesting your sanctuary: causing irritation to you and your pets. Keep reading for some tips to prevent fleas from bothering you and your pets.  Treat Your Pets There are several different types of flea treatments for your pets. Flea collars, oral and topical medication, prescription medication and flea shampoos can be effective in keeping your pet flea-free. Another effective way to keep your pets flea-free is to groom them after they spend time outside and before they come inside. Combing their fur helps reduce the number of fleas brought into the home. Grooming is especially vital for long-haired pets, as it is easier for fleas to remain undetected. Keep Your Yard Tidy A great way to keep...
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