Approaching winter it is important to begin thinking about wildlife looking to your home as a safe and warm place to build their nests. Make sure to properly prepare for rodents because the best deterrent is to prevent them from even entering your home. Clean the crawl space, basement, attic. These three areas are hotspots … Continue reading How to rodent proof your property.
Carpenter ants are a species of ant that can be very detrimental to the structure of your home. Commonly mistaken for termites, carpenter ants burrow into wood the build their nests. However, they do not eat the wood. Carpenter ants remove wood shavings constructing a safe place for their queen and colony. These nests can … Continue reading Why are carpenter ants attracted to moisture?
The fall weather can bring tons of bugs to your home. No more prominent than the orange and black striped boxelder bug. The pure amount of them is enough to annoy any home owner. They can result in an uncleanly home or environment. What is a boxelder bug? Boxelder bugs are named after the boxelder … Continue reading How to prevent boxelder bugs.
It’s common knowledge rats and other rodents carry many different diseases and viruses that can affect humans. Rats are blamed for the outbreak of the plague in London in the mid-1600s. Just because that’s centuries behind us and we’ve found different treatments for illnesses doesn’t mean we should ignore rats. They can be a greater … Continue reading What disease do rats carry?
Each insect has a different way of surviving the winter months. There are many variables and each species of bee has different outcomes when the temperature begins to drop. Bees will do things ranging from hibernation to dying and putting energy into future generations. Honeybees When the weather starts to get cold honeybees will stop … Continue reading Where do bees go in the winter?
There’s always multiple do-it-yourself strategies to prevent bed bugs. But, they can only kill small amounts of larger infestations. Bed bugs are most attracted to humans no matter the trap. They’re looking for an easy meal and mostly feast on our blood during the night. What are bed bugs. Bed bugs are parasitic insects of … Continue reading Bed bugs and carbon dioxide.