2015

Dealing With Fire Ants On Your Property: Important Dos And Don'ts

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Fire ants aren’t just a pest; they can be quite dangerous to humans and pets alike. Specifically, fire ants can and will sting when they feel threatened, and their stings inject potentially dangerous venom into the body that can cause irritation and even allergic reactions. If you’re dealing with fire ants on your property, your best bet is talk with a professional, like Desert Pest Control, to eradicate the problem safely and effectively.…

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The Connection Between Mosquito Breeding And Crawlspaces: And What You Can Do

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Damp crawlspaces are an annoyance because they can cause a variety of problems, such as mold and deterioration. However, one of the most misunderstood problems it causes is excessive mosquito breeding. Understanding why moist crawl spaces breed mosquitoes (and what you can do about it) ensures that your home remains relatively mosquito-free this summer. Why Moist Crawl Spaces Breed Mosquitoes If your crawl space is moist, there’s a good chance that much of that water is pooling up.…

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3 Reasons To Hire A Pest Control Service

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A pest control service can be an important resource for any homeowner due to the difficulty involved in trying to deal with many pest infestations. Below are a few important reasons to hire a pest control service to deal with your infestation. Multiple Methods Of Pest Control One of the biggest reasons to hire a pest control service is that they can offer you quite a few different options for eliminating the pest from your home.…

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How To Deal With Pests

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Pest infestations can be health hazards and sources of incredible irritation. Therefore, it can be very useful to understand how to implement a variety of pest control methods. Preventative Measures Of course, the best way to deal with pests is to never get pests in the first place. There are several main ways you can prevent pest infestations. First, you’ll want to seal your home against pests. Make sure that you don’t have any cracks or openings in the walls and that your doors and windows are properly sealed.…

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Four Reasons To Appreciate Termites And The One Big Reason To Dislike Them

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Termites are ancient creatures that are as difficult to eliminate as their distant cousin the cockroach. These fairly unattractive pests are not disliked for their creepy appearance the way many other insects are, but for the very real damage they do to some homes. However, no one is all bad, and termites do have some redeeming qualities. They Improve Soil Quality Termites help to speed up the decomposition process of wood and other plant fibers.…

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Sleep Tight! Tips To Combat A Bed Bug Infestation In Your Bed

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It may be a good night and you may really want to sleep tight, but if you know you have bed bugs, that is likely the last thing that you will be doing. Even though bed bugs are not known to cause a great deal of harm to their human hosts unless there is a major infestation, the idea of sharing your bed with these unwelcome critters is enough to make anyone lose at least a few winks of sleep.…

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How To Remove And Keep Away Summertime Wasps

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In many areas of the world when the weather gets warm and dry, wasps like to start building nests. Human homes provide many places for wasps to build their nests, and often come with the added benefit of providing food. Removing nests yourself can be dangerous, but it can be done safely if you use the right methods. Once you’ve removed all the wasps from your area, you can set about trying to deter any more from sticking around.…

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Down And Dirty Facts About Cockroaches That Will Make Your Skin Crawl

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Cockroaches are one of the most common household pests and can be found in different varieties not just across the country, but across the globe. There is no doubt that seeing these bothersome critters in your home is enough to give the willies already. However, there are many facts about cockroaches that you may not know which will have you jumping for the phone to get in touch with a professional pest control service.…

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Think Your Small Pest Problem Won't Grow Too Quickly? Think Again...

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It’s easy to dismiss a couple of ants as “no big deal” or think you “might” have a situation on your hands after seeing a few roaches. After all, you probably lead a busy and hectic lifestyle that doesn’t have time for a major pest problem. These problems aren’t to be swept under the proverbial rug, however: Pests multiply faster than you can get a handle on them and they’ve very cleverly evolved into super-survivors who won’t go away without serious intervention.…

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A Couple Of Concerns You May Have About Bed Bugs

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There are few insect problems that can cause more stress and concern that a bed bug infestation. These insects have made a roaring comeback in recent years, and there are many areas of the country where these infestations are almost at epidemic levels. Due to the sudden increase in bed bug reports, there are many homeowners that may want to know more about this potential threat to their homes. After learning how bed bugs make it into your home and the warning signs of this problem, you will be better positioned to defend your house from this common threat.…

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