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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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About WDOs and Fumigation

Several pests eat wood or damage it other ways, such as boring through it to build nests. These pests are referred to as wood destroying organisms. They can cause significant destruction to homes and other buildings, but the damage isn't always obvious to the naked eye. Most of the time, it takes experts to identify and eradicate pest problems, and fumigation may be the best solution in serious cases. Common WDOs in Florida Florida is home to numerous WDOs, including termites, carpenter ants and beetles. There are several species of each, and they behave differently. The two main species of termites are subterranean and drywood, and wood is their primary source of food. They have straight antenna and two pairs of wings that are equal in length. The most damaging type of subterranean termite is the Formosan. They can grow into colonies with millions of termites, so they can destroy wood...
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Treating a Bee or Wasp Sting

WaspGetting stung by a bee or wasp causes enough trauma to ruin your day. Unfortunately, a sting may happen unexpectedly. For instance, you may inadvertently step on a bee that is comfortably resting on your living room floor. If you are not wearing shoes or slippers, the bee may sting your foot as a form of self-defense. Nevertheless, a bee or wasp sting is not the end of the world unless you are allergic to stings. Known as anaphylaxis, a small minority of people living in the United States die from stings each year, which is why it is important to know how to treat a sting once it happens. Bring salt, water, vinegar and a bottle of hand sanitizer with you whenever you are on a camping trip. Otherwise, you may not have any available method for treating the painful sting. First, you need to remove the stinger. If you...
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