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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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Five Ways You Are Attracting Termites Into Your Home

You want to do everything you can to make your home a safe space for you and your loved ones. Equip yourself for success by learning about the five ways you may attract termites into your home. Clogged Gutters Cleaning the gutters may be an easy maintenance chore to overlook when you have so many apparent tasks to address. Termites are attracted to leaf litter and twigs that collect within neglected gutters. They also love moisture. Pools of water inside clogged drains are breeding grounds for termites. Invest in the vital task of cleaning your gutters regularly. Also, avoid pooling water by diverting rainwater from the home’s foundation with splash blocks and extended downspouts.  Wood Piles Against Your House When you have any type of wood touching the home, you provide a bridge to termites into your residence. Once termites build colonies in any outside wood sources, including mulch and wood...
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Winter Pests to be on the look out for

When winter weather hits, pests look for safety and warmth just like anyone else. They do not mind if you send them an invitation or not, they will let themselves in and get comfy if you allow it. The experts at B&B Exterminating have seen all creatures big and small, these are the winter pests you should be on the lookout for. Mice and Rats Mice and rats are different species with common looks and interests. Once inside a warm residence, they prefer to stay in the dark but are always looking for a meal. Rodents are considered highly dangerous because they carry diseases that are dangerous to humans. They leave their droppings everywhere and love to chew through electrical insulation and wiring, as well as food storage containers. Roaches If you see one roach in your residence, there are likely more you do not see. The World Health Organization describes...
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