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Unusual Bugs And What To Do If You Spot One

Have some unusual-looking pests invaded your home recently? Every homeowner knows the distress of spotting a strange insect crawling across the floor or wall. Here are some of the more unusual bugs that take up residence in homes in southern Georgia and northern Florida. Box Elder Bugs Box elder bugs have red or orange stripes on a black body. You’ll often find them hanging out near windows or other areas of your home with sun exposure. Most likely, they will enter your home between fall and the first part of spring. They are considered harmless to humans and pets, but they can omit an unpleasant odor if you crush one. Earwigs Humidity-loving earwigs are typically found in bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms. These reddish-brown bugs are considered a nuisance pest, meaning they are not harmful to humans and will not damage your home. Like box elder bugs, they can omit a...
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5 Simple Tips for an Ant-Free Picnic

Ants are those annoying party crashers at your picnic and stopping them is easier than you might think. You can use these five simple tips to keep your picnic free from ants. Cover Up When you are setting up for your picnic, keep covers on the food. If you place the food in containers that seal, you can keep the ants from finding it. This is important for foods that contain high amounts of sugar like fruit, sodas and desserts. You will want to remember to close the food containers every time you open them. Keeping the containers closed will reduce the ant’s attraction to the food. Setting a Decoy Instead of having the ants crash your party, give them their own. When setting up your picnic area, you should set out some sugary food or decoy a good distance from your site. The sugary food in the other location will...
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5 Ways to Keep the Bees at Bay

Where They Bee Summer is here, and bees be out and about. While they are a beautiful part of the ecosystem and perform a vital function, they are not always welcome in the area for many reasons (allergies being the top). Fortunately, there are a few tried techniques to help reduce the buzz of bees in your home and area. 5 Ways to Keep the Bees at Bay The normal living situation is that bees find a place to nest, and then use that nest as home base to feed and reproduce. If there is no nest on your property, you only need to worry about keeping them away and preventing them from being appealed to your property. If there is a nest, it will need to be removed or destroyed to get the bees to leave the area. The top recommended methods to repel bees include: A Vinegar Spray. Common...
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We Mite Have a Problem: What A Termite Infestation Looks Like

Termites are one of the top concerns that homeowners face. Not every house will be targeted by these pests. Many times, it can be easy to jump the gun and mistakenly assume that you have them though you do not. It can be just as easy to overlook the signs of having them, as well, if you don’t know what to spot. The sooner an infestation is noticed, the better the chances of preventing major damage to the structure of your home. Looking for Termites Things to keep an eye out for to spot termites in your house include: Shelter Tubes. As the name suggests, these are clay-like tubes that termites use for safety when crossing exposed areas such as walls or foundation. In addition to protecting from predators, the tubes maintain a dark and humid area for them and their food. Exposed Holes in Trees. If there are trees in...
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Bed Bugs and Beyond: How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are well known around the world as miniature nocturnal bloodsuckers who prey on your flesh while you sleep and cause painful welts. Most people, whether they’ve been bitten by bed bugs or not, have surely been warned of the dangers through the iconic rhyme. Now, however, you actually have to deal with them for yourself, and you realize that bed bugs bite whether you let them or not. Here is what you should and shouldn’t do if you have these annoying creatures in your house. What Not to Do There are many things that people do in haste when they find bed bugs in their house, which usually doesn’t solve the problem and may even make the situation worse. One thing you shouldn’t do, for example, is immediately toss out all of your belongings at the first sign of trouble. There’s no reason to throw away your valuable possessions...
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