2016

Removing Bees In The Wall

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It’s no secret that bees are an important part of the ecosystem as a necessary and industrious pollinator of flowers and food crops. Yet the pain of their sting is also no secret, so most people prefer to admire the hard work of a honey bee from a distance. The problem is when a hive decides to take up residence inside the walls of your home. The following can help you prevent this and give guidance on what to do if it does occur.…

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Not In My Home: 3 Steps To Get Rid Of Termites And Keep Them Away

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If you have a home, you owe it to yourself to inspect for termites at least once a year. Termites any tiny little insects that can destroy your home from the inside out. They feast on exposed wood, and once they set up shop in your home, they won’t stop feasting until you destroy them – and the colonies they’ve set up. Here are three steps you should take to protect your home against termite damage.…

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How To Tell If You Have Bed Bugs And What To Do About It

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You may associate bed bugs with seedy hotels or dirty homes, but the truth is, even the cleanest homes and best hotels can get bed bugs. You might pick them up on your clothing when you go to the movies or department store. You might pack some home in your grocery bags. Once established, they are difficult to get rid of, but in the early stages, DIY methods may be all you need.…

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How To Get Rid Of Carpenter Bees That Have Taken Up Residence In Your Wooden Structure

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Since carpenter bees don’t usually sting, many people think of them as just a minor annoyance compared to other bees and wasps. But these big, fluffy-looking bees can do a lot of damage when they take up residence in your deck, fence, or porch boards. They build tunnels burrowing through your wood, which weakens your structure and opens it up to rot and decay once moisture enters these holes. They also leave dark stains around the entrances to these tunnels.…

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How To Prevent A Drywood Termite Infestation

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The termites you’re probably most familiar with are dampwood termites. They live in the soil, coming up to feed mostly on decaying and moist wood. If you keep your wood dry, you shouldn’t have much trouble with them. But there’s another type of termites to be aware of too. Drywood termites actually live in the wood, and they’ll eat your home from the inside out if they have the chance to infest it.…

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2 Tips To Help Keep Your Home Free Of Rodents

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If you’re the kind of person who feels a slight shudder at the very thought of a mouse, rat or other rodent entering your home, you’re not alone.  There are many people who deal with unwanted house guests on a daily basis, and they may be at their wit’s end concerning what they can do to deal with the problem.  Although you can certainly call a pest control expert when a problem arises, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.…

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3 Simple Steps To Help You Get Rid Of Fleas Inside Your Home

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If you have an indoor dog that has fleas, there’s a good chance you have fleas living in your home. Fleas are extremely small and can leave you with itchy bites, and fleas can also make your dog very uncomfortable. If you want to get rid of the fleas you have in your house without using harsh insecticides, you may want to take these steps to help you naturally rid your home of fleas.…

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What You Should Know About Cabbageworms

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If you are growing cabbage in your vegetable garden, you might have seen small green worms that blend in with the cabbage plant. These are called cabbageworms and can do a lot of damage to your growing cabbage. Here are some things to know about the pesky pests, including how to gain more control over them. They Can Attack All Vegetables in the Cabbage Family While they are called cabbageworms and are often seen on the traditional green cabbage you consider when you hear the term, they can actually attack all vegetables of this family.…

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Preventing Mice Infestations In Your Home: Three Actions To Take

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Mice can enter your home through the tiniest of openings, and once they have nested in your home, they can sometimes be difficult to get rid of. A pest control company like Garrie Pest Control can help you to exterminate a mouse problem, but there are a few things you can do to prevent these tiny rodents from making your house their home. Here are a few actions you can take on your own to keep mice at bay.…

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Four DIY Termite Prevention Techniques

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Termites can be one of the most expensive bug infestations, since they actually eat away at the structure of your home, reducing its value and sometimes even requiring rebuilding of damaged portions. This fact makes them a very frightening prospect for homeowners. And while you should make an effort to prevent a termite invasion, the possibility of termites is not something that should keep you up at night because you can do something about it.…

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