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How to Rodent Proof Your House

RodentBefore rodents get inside your home, there are a few things that you can do to help ensure that they stay outside. Many of the ways to rodent-proof your home are humane options that are safe for your family and your pets. If you do happen to see rodents inside, you can contact a professional company, such as B&B Exterminating, to come to your home to get rid of the rodents and use treatments that can keep them away. Start on the outside of the home. Keep your yard clean and free of debris that rodents might want to use as a home, such as trash bags or logs. You should also minimize any bird seed that you use because small rodents enjoy eating the seed when it's on the ground. If you have a garage or a utility room attached to the home, keep the doors closed so that rodents...
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Three Fall Pests: Look Out For Them

RatThe autumn season is usually accompanied by pleasant weather and a change in the color of the leaves on the trees. This creates a scenic atmosphere that is ideal for enjoying the weather just before the winter seasons begins. However, this season also attracts certain types of pests, which can ruin your ability to enjoy the fall season. To avoid these common pests in the fall, you should learn about the reason that they are attracted to the area in the first place. This information can help you to identify these pests and hopefully to avoid the discomfort that they can bring. When you know how to recognize the most common fall pests, you can protect your family and friends when you are enjoying your time outdoors. Common Autumn Pests The three most common pests will appear during the autumn months for a specific reason. When you understand the reason that...
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How to Check for Bed Bugs When Coming Back from School

Bed bugWhile you're away at school, you will probably have to sleep on a mattress provided in the dorm room. However, you can usually have your own sheets and other linens with you. Unfortunately, you don't always know who has been on the mattress before you and how well the mattress and the bed have been cleaned before moving into the dorm. When you get home, there could be bed bugs in your luggage, clothing, and linens. Fortunately, there are ways to check for them and get rid of them. One option is to contact B&B Exterminating, a company that can treat the entire home for bed bugs while using products to keep them away in the future. As soon as you get home, look through all of your bags to see if there are any bugs that are easily seen by the naked eye. They usually hide along crevices of suitcases,...
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Fall Lawn Care Tips

Green lawn in FloridaWhen autumn approaches, it's time to change your lawn care routine to maintain your lawn's good health and prepare for the winter ahead. Adding a few simple steps to your regular fall maintenance, including raking your leaves and replanting dead areas, will help your yard start off green and healthy when spring arrives. Keep Mowing Although your grass may not grow as quickly as it did in the spring and summer, you should still keep mowing your lawn throughout fall. If you don't keep up with your mowing, you may end up with clumps of grass that winter weather can damage. Don't mow the grass too short, however; if you cut it too short, the lawn will have a harder time surviving the winter weather. Plant New Grass An especially hot summer and drought conditions can damage your lawn, leaving plenty of bare spots. Fall is a good time to lay...
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Mosquito Prevention Tips

Mosquito on leafMosquitoes don't care that we want them to stay out of our outdoor space. Their life's mission is to breed and feed on human blood. Thankfully, if you utilize the following prevention tips, these flying vampires won't be able to rear their ugly heads so easily. Make Your Outdoor Space Uninhabitable Mosquitoes will flock to any area that has standing water, and this is especially true if humans and pets are present. Therefore, it's time for you to do some maintenance to your yard. Any containers that are holding an ounce of water can support the eggs of mosquitoes, so get in the habit of emptying them on a regular basis. These insects are particularly drawn to the gutters, plant trays, pet bowls and yard fountains. Rain barrels need to be sealed tightly. Keep in mind that mosquitoes aren't really restricted when it comes to breeding grounds. As opportunistic pests, they...
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