Guide in Choosing a Pest Control Company

The hunt for the best exterminator

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Pest Control Companies are aplenty, but not all of them are great.

When choosing for pest control service, discernment is the key. Pest Control Poway

8 To 5 XYZ advises home and business owners to not get overwhelmed about the results yielded by their internet search.

Through the world-wide-web, you’ll be quite astonished to see and endless choice of pest control providers desiring an enormous share of their marketplace. The large wide range of pest control companies sometimes causes it to be tough to choose one. One particular way of picking pest control services is always to see an assessment site, which, in a nutshell, compares the various providers of pest control obtainable. With the help of such internet sites, you are able to quickly choose an excellent supplier, based upon their rating, the costs they are seeking, and the forms of services, amongst others. You’ll also are able to search through reviews published by previous clients.”

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More tips

Wall Inside insists that professional pest control service is important if a home or business owner is serious in his or her quest to totally eliminate the pests in their property.

An extra benefit to hiring the professional pest controller would be the high-strength treatments and chemical there when needed. The majority of the products at a nearby DIY store aren’t that potent and might take several repeat treatments before you make any noticeable difference. Professional services are also able to offer preventative treatments spanning a desired time period, which is excellent for those that want long-term protection in position.”

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Making the right choice

Best Article Site Onlne shared more tips and guidlelines to those wanting too hire the best exterminator service in their area.

The next thing you need to find out is the experience of the service provider. You need to hire a provider who has been handling your kind of problem. You should therefore ask for a list of their previous customers. Interview those customers to find out how the company performed. Find out whether they had the same problem as yours and whether the provider offered a permanent solution.”

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The Perils of bedbugs

Annoying bed bugs cause so much hassle and stress

Cimex lectularius (bed bug)

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Bed bugs are not just plain gross and annoying, they too can get the better of owners of homes and properties that they infest.

Just like this man who had been reported to set his house on fire because of bed bug infestation as reported by WMUR-9. Pest Control San Diego CA

“An affidavit released Wednesday by the state fire marshal said Gracyalny admitted to investigators on the scene that he set the fire because of the infestation. Gracyalny reported that his wife was suffering from bites, and that he worried the bugs couldn’t be destroyed any other way.”

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Getting rid of not just the bed bugs

A landlord meantime threatened to make a tenant leave because of bed bug infestation.

“When an exterminator showed up last month at the door of Ashley Cunningham’s apartment, he noted a pest infestation so bad that he could see bedbugs crawling across her daughter’s playpen from across the room.  She immediately threw out the playpen and the unit was sprayed, but it wasn’t enough. Two days later, Cunningham and numerous other tenants in Emerald Street South complex, near Hunter Street East, were served with notice they will be evicted if they don’t help get rid of the pest problem. “

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In Detroit, a man accidentally set himself and his apartment ablaze because of bedbugs.

“The 30-yr-old man whose name has been withheld, was revealed to have sprayed rubbing alcohol on his couch and body at about 4:30am, in one last desperate attempt to get rid of the bed bugs in his home. After the alcohol ritual, the man was reported to have lit a cigarette to enjoy, and in a bid to burn one of the critters with the smoldering cigarette, he touched the lit end of the cigarette to the alcohol soaked couch, which immediately caught fire.”

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When bed bugs becomes too much of a problem, professional help is vital.

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Natural ways to free a dog from fleas

DIY Flea Control

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When a dog is plagued with fleas, its health and that of his humans get endangered.

Effective over-the-counter Flea control solutions though can come with a high cost.

Living traditionally shared a recipe of an all-natural anti-flea spray.

“Are You Poisoning Your Pet with Toxic Flea and Tick Products?  Commercial pest control products l trigger adverse reactions in dogs and cats, causing premature death.  The Natural Resources Defense Council released a report called Poisons on Pets: Health Hazards from Flea and Tick Products   which demonstrated a link between chemicals commonly used in flea and tick products and serious health problems in both people and pets. Unfortunately, there is no chemical based pest control product that is without the potential for side effects.”

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All Natural

Dogipedia also shared several natural solutions to rid dogs of fleas. San Diego, California

One of the most frustrating situations to deal with is when your dog get “infested” with fleas – in no time your entire house will get infected. So it’s imperative that dog owners know exactly what to do to prevent and stop fleas right away before hell breaks loose (further).  Sometimes it may not be the case of your dog’s skin having fleas developing on, it could also be that your dog has picked up the fleas from other doggie friends during their interaction. It could also be possible that fleas happened to already be in your household rather than on your dog and your dog just happens to be a victim as well.”

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Delicious and Chemical-free

Farmer’s Almanac also shared a recipe of this time an anti-flea dog treat that pests cannot resist.

Roll dough onto floured surface to about ¼ inch thick. Use knife to cut dough into squares, or use cookie cutters to make special shapes. Place cut dough onto large, ungreased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes, or until edges are brown. Allow to cool 2 hours, then store in plastic bags or airtight containers.”

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Termite Trivia

Termite 101

Termites

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Termites can sometimes be plainly seen as wood-eating pests that get the better of structures.

But these insects are more than that.

There is a whole lot to know and find out about termites.

For instance, it is not general knowledge that termites could be an ingredient to Hot Sauce as shared by the website Food Beast.

“In Kumarakapay, villagers make a special hot sauce they call kumache. While the base of kumache is made from yucca and hot peppers, what makes it special is the finishing ingredient of red ants and termites. Before finishing the sauce, natives go out and break up ant hills to harvest the insects by hand so that they’re as fresh as possible. The villagers have been making the special hot sauce for years, selling it to tourists looking to try something new and bold. However, the production of kumache is very limited, because yucca too expensive to harvest.”

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Same Reputation

In India termites have the same bad reputation. Carlsbad, Ca    

Time for instance published an article about Termites destroying India’s government records.

“Anup Surendranath, the professor at the Indian capital’s National Law University spearheading the research project, said that prisons across India responded to record requests by claiming many documents had been “lost or destroyed by termites.” Among the missing files are the 2001 mercy pleas of four men convicted in the 1992 Bara Massacre, a mass murder carried out by Maoist insurgents in the Eastern Indian state of Bihar.”

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Termite 101

Pestworld also gave a closer glimpse at termites as it published little known information on this specie.

“Colonies of termites are difficult to detect because most species build their colonies underground and move through subterranean tunnels. However, there are some species such as Conehead termites, found in Florida, that forage over top of the ground, similar to ants. This allows these termites to spread easily and quickly if left unchecked.”

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All about Organic Pesticides

 

Advantages of using Organic Pesticides

Organic lettuce, Las Terrazas

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Organic Pesticides is one of the safest and easiest ways to get rid of home garden pests.

Aside from it being a more affordable, it can even be made at home.

Purposefully Simple shared a recipe of Homemade Garlic Pepper Spray which can be used on garden pests.

“When the goop has sat for long enough strain it so that you only have the juice left. I used a piece of cotton fabric to squeeze the juice out of the goop and a funnel to get the juice in the spray bottle. I also covered my hands in plastic sandwich bags because I didn’t have any gloves. It worked but I definitely recommend gloves if you can get ’em and I definitely DON’T recommend using your bare hands.”

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Homemade and Organic

Homesteading Freedom also shared four recipes that households may choose from. Ace1 Pest Control    

“Homemade natural organic pest control is less expensive than buying and applying pesticides, and it’s safer for your garden, your family, the natural wildlife and the environment. With homemade remedies you know what is going into your garden. Many homemade sprays are used with good results controlling harmful insects. Long before the invention of harmful chemical pesticides (yes, the kind that is linked to cancerous cellular activity), farmers and Homesteaders came up with multiple remedies for removing insect infestations from their garden plants.”

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Affordable and Effective

DIY Gardening and Better Living also posted homemade organic pesticide recipes.

“Spider mites, aphids and other pests can cause considerable damage to flowers and food plants (that is fruits and vegetables). These creatures attack your garden in swarms, literally draining the life from your crops and often inviting disease in the process. Many chemical pesticides can prove unsafe for the environment or may make crops unsafe for consumption, however. Thankfully, there are many homemade, organic options for you to turn to in your “war” on pests.”

Read about them here.

What organic homemade pesticide do you use in your garden?

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Natural Mosquito Repellents

Prevent Mosquito Bites Naturally

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Mosquito bites are not only annoying, it could also bring about dangerous illnesses such as Dengue virus, Zika virus, and even Malaria.

There are a lot of ways to stave off mosquitoes, but mostly those are ridden with dangerous chemicals. But there are natural options.

Tip Hero shared a fancy-looking solution. Exterminator       

“Nothing ruins a summer BBQ or picnic like an invasion of mosquitos. For an all-natural way to get mosquitos off the guest list at your next outdoor gathering try this simple Mosquito Repellant Mason Jar. The active ingredient is Lemon Eucalyptus Oil which is recommended by the CDC as an effective all-natural bug repellant.”

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Get rid of mosquitoes without chemicals

Natural News meantime says that Lemon Eucalyptus oil is a great mosquito repellent.

“One very effective essential oil for mosquito repellent is lemon eucalyptus oil. This safe, natural plant oil contains p-menthane-diol, a plant compound that has been proven to be more effective than the leading chemical alternative, DEET (diethyltoluamide). This is great news for those who want to repel mosquitoes without poisoning their own bodies. (DEET is a chemical poison in itself and can cause severe allergic reactions.)”

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Simple homemade solution

Tip Nut for its part shared recipes for natural repellents.

“if you’re interested in experimenting with homemade mosquito repellents, here are a few different recipes that you can try. Most of these have been sent in by readers and they’re all easy enough to make (thank you for sharing guys!). A few are made with assorted essential oils but there is one shared by Jennifer that uses simple ingredients (garlic cloves, mineral oil, water and lemon juice) so the expense is really minimal.”

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How to make your own Chemical-Free Plant Pesticide

DIY Natural Garden Pesticide

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What pests can do to your garden plants. (Photo Credits)

Having a lush garden is wonderful, but the reality is pests can come in to destroy that wealth of green any home gardener can make.

There however are ways to prevent pests from damaging garden plants – but not are all recommendable as most pesticides in the market are chemical-laden and can cause harm to the gardener, the environment, and even to the person who will eat the produce.

A good solution is chemical-free pesticides, which surprisingly are not as expensive as its counterpart, in fact one can even make it at home!

The website Bless my Weeds for instance shared a recipe for a homemade natural pesticide spray.

“It is estimated that more pesticides are used by homeowners and families than by actual farmers. This is an incredibly large amount of pesticides being used by everyday gardeners, but chemical pesticides can have their dangers. Here are some great ways to avoid using potentially toxic pesticides and replacing them with safer and more environmental-friendly alternatives.”

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Many ways to make chemical-free pesticides

Diet of Life also shared four recipes. Pest Removal

“Everyone who has a garden and enjoys gardening tasks knows how troublesome garden pests can get. Whether it is snails taking over your lettuce or aphids sucking on your roses, a pest infestation is definitely frustrating, but it is not a reason to resort to harmful, toxic pesticides.”

Get the recipes here.

A man who has meantime patented a non-toxic pesticide, is meantime seen as the person who can just make agricultural chemicals out of the shelves — for good.

“In a nutshell, mycologist and permaculture advocate Paul Stamets has discovered a chemical-free method to trick insects into gathering, stockpiling and eating insect-killing (entomopathogenic) fungi, which then take over their bodies and devour them.”

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Spider Invasion

When Spiders Invade the Home

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What you can do when you face a spider invasion. (Photo Credits)

Just the thought of having spiders in the home can creep up many people, especially families with young children.

They bite, they are venomous, and are just plain hair-raising.

In Ireland, a particular specie of spider has recently multiplied and have been the subject of pest control callouts as mentioned in Sunday World. Pest Services           

The false widow spider or Steatoda nobilis which came to the UK from the Canary Islands a hundred years ago have made a home for themselves in Ireland and are growing in population. A bite from the false widow is rarely fatal, but can cause infections and in some cases amputations.”

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Scary Spiders

And who would not be scared when the number of attacks have been escalating. The website Irish Mirror has shared that Pest Control companies have been issuing warnings about such.

“The poisonous pests have been multiplying in large numbers for the past few years due to our milder winters. One pest control company has revealed it is dealing with 10 to 15 callouts a week from terrified homeowners nationwide.”

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In Australia, a nightmare for those with Arachnophobia has just become a reality. Fun Times News reported that baby spiders rained down on people in one area in the country.

The crazy incident happened at Goulburn were homes and streets were covered in cobwebs and spiders. Those who were out and about at the time reported getting hundreds of spiders landing on them and getting stuck in their hair. Several guys reported having them crawling through their beards”

Check out the photos about the spider rain here.

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Avoid Termite Damage in your Property

How to Prevent Termite Damage

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Termites can just be the worst thing that could happen to anyone’s property. Structural and financial damage are definitely imminent when a home or an establishment gets infested.

Green Ply Plywood Blog shared some tips on how to prevent termites from damaging a property.

“Wooden furniture bring a lot of natural warmth to any home, and also look great for ages to come. Unfortunately, they also attract termites. Even if you take good care of your furniture – once you hear that familiar scraping noise, it means all that effort is moot. You have two solutions – to replace the furniture, or to fumigate them to kill the termites. The second one isn’t too safe either, if you consider a recent CNN news item, where it was shown how a 10-year old had to be hospitalized and lost most of his motor skills after suffering from poisoning caused by fumigation.”

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Avoid the worst

Articles Hub also shared yet another set of tips to avoid termite damage.

“The first thing that a homeowner can do is to eliminate their food and water sources. Keep mulch that you are using in the flower beds away from the foundation, cut back foliage, keeping it well away from the house. If you water your lawn, make sure the sprinklers are aimed away from the house and use downspout extensions to deliver rain water well into the yard.”

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The website About also shared some prevention tips. Pest Control 

“Having your property inspected yearly by a certified termite inspector can help spot any existing damage. These inspectors will look for signs of termites such as swarmers or mud tubes. They will also inspect the wood for signs of damage.”

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Have a Tick-Free Garden

How to get rid of ticks in the Garden

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Prevent and get rid of ticks in your yard and garden. (Photo Credits) 

The garden offers rest, relaxation and even leisure to hobbyists but it can also be a place for ticks to hide.

Awesome Jelly shared ways on how to get rid of these critters.

“Ticks love to hide in piles of leaves and yard debris. Most experts agree that simply keeping your grass trimmed and tidy will severely reduce the number of ticks that congregate on your property.”

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Tick-free Yard

Tree Hugger also posted its techniques on tick prevention and eradication. San Marcos CA

“Biting bugs suck, so to speak – they are a nuisance and carry diseases. Deer ticks, in particular, are vexing. They put the ick in tick. They bring us Lyme disease, the bacterial infection anaplasmosis, the parasitic infection babesiosis and the Powassan virus, all of which can be serious (and even fatal) at times. And in general, tick populations are expanding their turf.”

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Do My Own Pest Control also shared some important things to keep in mind to get rid of ticks. Pest Services

“Eliminating a tick infestation will mean treating all the places that can be infested including your pet, your home and your yard. Failing to treat all of the areas will likely lead to treatment failure. We recommend starting with your pets and then treating the home and yard. The treatments should be done around the same time for the best results.”

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