Bed bugs are the nastiest uninvited pests you could have in your home and although once they are in, there’s only one way to get them out – annihilation – knowing where they come from should probably help you avoid the hazard in the future.
So where do bedbugs come from? (more…)
Ants make themselves welcome into our households every time spring and summer arrive and while these creatures are tiny and usually quite harmless, they do tend to get in our way in their quest to find food and take everything they can back to their nest.
Black ants are a common sight in many households during the hot summer months and what these species lack in size, they sure make up for in numbers! (more…)
A mice infestation is often taken too lightly, thanks to the size of the creatures involved. However, in spite of the small size of these rodents, mice can cause quite a lot of damage, to your property as well as on the health front.
As far as damage to your property is concerned, mice can chew up just about anything you can think of, from wires that are an integral part of the electrical circuit of your house to plastic hoses. In their search for food, they chew through walls and cabinets and when they set up nests, create quite a lot of damage in and around the area. (more…)
When it comes to bed bugs, prevention is usually a far better idea than a cure, as once these nasty pests enter your home, it is pretty difficult to annihilate the problem in its entirety. However, if your home, or a part of your home is already infested with these bloodsucking creatures, you need to make sure that you control its spread to other areas. (more…)
Cockroaches are quite the troublesome pests and apart from invading your space and creating a nuisance, they also dirty every nook and cranny they live in, making the entire surrounding unhygienic. Moreover, their ability to spread diseases and cause allergies is yet another reason to ensure that they do not make themselves at home in your house. (more…)
Bed bugs bites can be dangerous, irritable and frustrating. The bites leave ugly and itchy marks on the skin surface. In most cases, bugs are the cause of sleepless nights for those infested. While the bed bug bites may appear to have less visible effects, in most instances they can lead to prominent blisters leading to mental, psychological and physical distress.
According to recent research on the impact of bed bugs bites, it was found out that bed bugs do not transmit diseases. However, they have been confirmed to transmit causative agents of relapsing fever, yellow fever, tularaemia, typhus, plague, and anthrax. Furthermore, they carry at least forty pathogens such as parasitic worms, protozoa, bacteria and viruses, which adversely affect the human health. Children infested by bed bugs are mostly affected as they turn pale and listless. (more…)
While the environment offers a wide variety of insects that can infest people’s homes, cockroaches are a formidable pest that thrive in most areas with food and water. It easy to identify cockroaches from other insects because of their distinct dark red-brown, dark brown, or black body color, and their total body length can range from one to one-and-half inches. Though both male and female cockroaches will often have wings, their ability to fly depends on the species. But a common household nuisance are the “nymph” cockroaches (which are unable to fly), but their strong legs allow them to run fast. So when it comes to do-it-yourself pest control, considering the species of cockroach you are trying to kill will depend on the cockroach species and the size of the infestation in your house, and whether or not you have any pets and children in the house. (more…)
The seasonally dry weather of April and May led to a drastic increase in the number of ants in the territory. In most situations, it isn’t the ants that are an issue, but the anthills which are like mini-mole hills across the territory.
They prefer to live in dry light soils and have the ability to shift a large portion of soil onto the territory’s ground and thus cause havoc to the mower as these raised surfaces can get easily scalped when mowing.
Luckily there is something which you can do to control the ants. Here are some of the best methods you can use to control ants and their anthills. (more…)
Who said that homeowners should only seek to deal with mice when they’ve arrived home to pay a visit. The best thing is to keep them away, as the uninvited guests that they are. So let’s check out a few mice repellents which can stop mice manifestation on their tracks. Please don’t forget to call your local mice control service. (more…)
A few decades ago bed bugs could be quickly eliminated using very powerful but toxic chemical substances like DDT. However, most of these chemicals were banned due to their adverse effects on human beings and the environment. This is one of the reasons that has contributed to bed bugs becoming the nuisance that they are today. As troublesome as they may be, getting rid of them shouldn’t be a problem if you know what to do. The following five tips will come in handy when you decide to implement bed bug control. (more…)