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Spring Cleaning… For Bugs. What You Can Do To Keep Bugs Away.

Taking basic measures can keep bugs away from your home. As we start thawing out from the cold of winter, you might have the urge to start packing away all of those heavy coats and sweaters, and giving your home a good spring cleaning.  You're not the only one gearing...

Pesky Spring Pests – Part 2

Thank you for rejoining us as we continue our series on pesky spring pests. In our first installment, we covered fleas, ticks, bees, yellow jackets, and wasps. Now, we will continue our series by expounding on spiders, carpenter ants, and rodents. Regardless of the...

Pesky Spring Pests – Part 1

Spring months are the prime time for pesky pests to start turning up around the home. In the earliest weeks of the season, many spring pests are breeding and others are transitioning from their winter homes to more open spaces. As the snow starts to melt away and the...

Silverfish Infestations Common During Winter

During the winter months, it is not unusual for silverfish to find their way into structures through rotted holes, cracks that have developed, frames that have broken, and other gaps. In recent years, the infestations of silverfish have become increasingly common...

Chemical Pneumonia from Pesticides

Improper Use of Over-The-Counter Pesticides Could Result in the Development of Chemical Pneumonia According to numerous studies, if over-the-counter pesticides are used improperly, the individual utilizing those substances could develop chemical pneumonia. While...

Safety Tips When Using Natural Remedies for Pest Control

Natural remedies, like essential oils are used in a variety of situations. Some essential oils are used in oil diffusers; others are used to make bath recipes. Many people use essential oils to create soaps and candles. Others use essential oils to create hand-dipped...

Pinkeye from Pesticides. What to Do about it.

Soothe the Symptoms of Chemical Conjunctivitis Caused by Over-The-Counter Pesticides Chemical conjunctivitis (also known as “pinkeye”) is caused by an unnatural response to an exposure to fumes, irritating liquid products, and powders. While many items may cause this...

Household Items that Can Poison Children

In the United States, each year, common household products poison millions of children. We hear stories on the local news, in our local newspaper, from the doctor our child visits, and other people, yet the issue is still occurring. It is time that we stepped up to...

Home Inspections – A Must for Home Buyers

If it's time for you to buy real estate, home inspections are such an important part of the process. This service is provided by a professional consultant that has the education and expertise to determine the present condition of the home and the systems that are part...

Extreme Weather Impacts Insects and Rodents

The Extreme Weather of the Summer Months is Impacting the Fall Pressure from Pests in U.S In late September 2016, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) released a comprehensive report referred to as the Bug Barometer. This is a bi-annual publication that...

Asian Lady Beetles: What to Do About Infestations

In the early 1990s, Asian Lady Beetles (ladybugs) become widely popular when they started infesting homes and other structures within the United States. In most instances, these bugs are considered to be beneficial as they feed upon pests that detrimentally impact...