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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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What Causes Tree Root Damage?

It’s incredibly important to take care of the trees that are in your yard and prevent their roots from becoming damaged. Damaged trees can be a hazard if they’re neglected, potentially causing serious injuries or damage to your property. The following are some of the most common ways that tree roots become damaged. Natural Causes There are several natural causes of tree root damage that are difficult to prevent. These will deteriorate the integrity of the tree and can create a hazard. Aging- Trees that have been aging for a long time are much more likely to fail than young trees, especially if they’re larger in size. Severe Weather- Extreme weather is a common cause of tree root damage. Wind, rain, snow, and ice can cause even the healthiest of trees to fail. Trees that are already damaged or weakened are at much greater risk during extreme weather events. Leaning and...
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Protecting Your Home From Pests While Traveling

Ancient wisdom tells us that when a fortress is vacant, it is difficult to defend it against invasion. Few of us have fortresses to protect from attacking armies, but many of us have homes to protect from pests. And when we leave our houses empty during a short trip, it’s easier for pests to enter and spread. If you’re planning on travelling for a couple of days, you may be worrying about what creatures might come into your house in your absence. However, with just a few preparatory measures, you can make sure your house is safeguarded from pests while you’re gone. Here is how to protect your house from pests before you leave. Clean Your House Pests are primarily drawn to our homes by the food we eat, and they don’t discriminate between food on a plate, on the floor, or in the garbage. You should keep your home clean...
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