Monday, June 6, 2016

Guide in Choosing a Pest Control Company

The hunt for the best exterminator

Dead Roach

What do you look for in a pest control company? (Photo Credits)

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.”

Check out the rest of the article here.

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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Have you ever experienced hiring a pest control company?

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Perils of bedbugs

Annoying bed bugs cause so much hassle and stress

Cimex lectularius (bed bug)

Gross and annoying bedbugs. (Photo Credits)

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.”

Read the rest of the report here.

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. “

Read the rest of the story here.

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.”

Check out the rest of the story here.

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

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Natural ways to free a dog from fleas

DIY Flea Control


What can be done about fleas? (Photo Credits)

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.”

Get the recipe here.

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.”

Read more here.

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.”

Get the ingredients and full procedure here.

How do you treat your dog’s fleas?

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Termite Trivia

Termite 101


They are more than just pests that destroy wood. (Photo Credits) 

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.”

Read more about Kumache here.

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.”

Read the rest of the article here.

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.”

Read the rest of the infos here.

Have you ever seen a termite mound?

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

All about Organic Pesticides


Advantages of using Organic Pesticides

Organic lettuce, Las Terrazas

Make your garden and home produce safer to consume with organic pesticides. (Photo Credits)

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.”

Get the ingredients and procedure here.

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.”

Check out the recipes here.

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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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Natural Mosquito Repellents

Prevent Mosquito Bites Naturally

Aedes albopictus feeding

Make your own chemical-free natural mosquito repellent. (Photo Credits)

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.”

Check it out here.

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.)”

Learn more here.

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.”

Read the rest of the post here.

How do you prevent mosquito bites in your home?

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

How to make your own Chemical-Free Plant Pesticide

DIY Natural Garden Pesticide

What the damned bugs did to my peppers

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.”

Check out the alternatives here.

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.”

Learn more here.

What pesticide do you use in your home garden?


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