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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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How Quickly Do Bed Bugs Spread?

Bed bugs are notorious for their painful bites, their dogged resistance to extermination, and of course, their ability to infest an entire house in a very brief period of time. Nobody wants bed bugs in their homes in the first place, but if you do have an infestation, how long do you have before the problem gets out of control? Here is how quickly bed bugs can spread, and what you can do to stop them. Within a House A single female bed bug can lay over 100 eggs over the course of a month, and by the end of the third month of an infestation there can easily be thousands of developing nymphs ready to wreak havoc. Remember, bed bugs can spread to other places besides beds. If your infestation lasts long enough, you’ll begin to find them in carpets, furniture, and closets as well.  Between Buildings We know how...
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How Silverfish Get Into Your Home

Silverfish get their name from their metallic outer shell and their slick and fishlike bodies, and their prehistoric appearance makes them both fascinating and repulsive to look at. Either way, you don’t want them inside your home as they can easily eat up everything from your curtains to valuable books and documents. Here is how silverfish are able to get inside your home and some easy ways to get them out. How Silverfish get in Your Home Silverfish can cause some significant damage, but finding silverfish in your home can be a sign of a more serious problem. When rainwater seeps through your roof and into your house’s beams and walls, many organisms can grow from mold to mildew to fungi. These organisms weaken the wood and give silverfish the entry points they need to get inside. It also makes the wood easier for the silverfish to chew through, creating even...
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Tips For Avoiding Stinging Insects

Stinging insects are a common nuisance that can be dangerous to humans, especially if they’re in a swarm or if the person stung is allergic. Fortunately, there are several ways that you can prevent these pests from infesting your property. The following are some tips for avoiding stinging insects. Prevention Through Behavior There are several ways that you can change your behavior to have an increased chance of avoiding stinging insects. Always remain vigilant for bees or wasps in areas such as picnics, barbeques and concessions stands, because these are common places for them to gather. Never walk around with exposed feet, because this is an easy target for stinging insects. Keep a close eye on your beverages and always check inside before you take a drink. Using sealable bottles is also an effective way of preventing insects from entering your drink. Avoid wearing bright clothing and strong perfumes to reduce...
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