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The Pest Problem Solver: What Exterminators Can Do For Your Pest Problems

If you’ve ever had a pest problem in your house, then you know that getting rid of them can be a long and difficult process. Trying to eradicate an infestation is an almost impossible task, and there’s only so much you can get done with over-the-counter solutions like what you can find at your local home improvement store. There is where professional exterminators come in. It takes skill and know-how to deal with casual and serious infestations, and we at RID Pest Control have the best exterminators and state-of-the-art equipment that helps us to handle any problem. But that’s not all, in addition to extermination, we also offer other services to help you deal with your pest concerns. For example: Prevention In addition to dealing with an actual infestation, the most important service your exterminator offers is that of prevention. By establishing a regular schedule of visits, usually every three months,...
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The Health Effects of Cockroaches

Here in the United States, the most common type of household cockroach is the german cockroach. When you mention cockroaches, many people have a strong negative reaction. And why wouldn’t they? Roaches have a reputation for surviving harsh conditions for centuries and spreading disease. In fact, their presence in your home may be causing you considerable alarm. If you’re concerned about roaches, then read on. You’ll discover the health effects of cockroaches in your environment, and why you might want to take action. What Attracts Cockroaches? First of all, why are roaches entering your home? Like most insects, they are attracted to food. Leaving spilled food on the countertops and floors or dirty dishes in the sink is guaranteed to put out the welcome mat for hungry cockroaches. Water is another attractant. Leaky pipes under sinks or other moisture-prone areas of your home are especially appealing. And of course, roaches prefer...
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How to Avoid Bed Bugs While Traveling

Bed bugs. Just the thought of them gives people nightmares and sends shivers up and down their spines. These creepy crawlers hide in our mattresses and come out at night while we’re asleep and defenseless and feed on our blood. If this gives you the heebie-jeebies, you’re certainly not alone. No doubt you’ve done everything in your power to make sure your home is free of these nasty critters, right? But what about when you’re on the road? How can you be sure that the mattress you’re sleeping on in your hotel room isn’t infested with these little suckers? Here are some tips to keep free of bed bugs, no matter where you go: Check the Registry The first and most important thing you can do is check the online Bed Bug Registry. This free website offers up-to-date information about where bed bugs have been spotted. Go here before making any...
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What All Household Pests Have in Common

If you’re like us, you hate the idea of having creepy crawlies living inside your home. Unfortunately, however, as much as we don’t like it, pests are always going to be a problem, no matter where you live. Thankfully, though, you can mitigate the problem of having bugs and vermin inside your home by cutting off some of the primary reasons why these pests take residence in the first place. Today we want to talk about the elements that all household pests have in common so that you can know what to do about it. With these tips, you can sleep better at night, knowing that your property won’t have a giant neon sign advertising space for rent. Food All living things need to eat, and in their quest to feast, pests will always take the path of least resistance. Unfortunately, if that means gorging themselves on food laying around your...
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How to Keep Rodents Out

In wintertime, many things that have been living outdoors tend to want to find shelter for the colder months of the year. They favor human homes due to our tendency to keep them heated, but they’re not great roommates. They can cause visible damage to your home, spread disease, contaminate food storage and prep areas, and even increase the risk of electrical house fires due to chewing on wiring. The one thing better than getting unwanted rodents out of your home is not having them there in the first place. But, how? Keeping Outside Critters Out Fill Holes, Cracks and Gaps. Rodents can crawl into any entrance that is large enough to only fit their heads (average size - a US quarter). Inspect your entire home for openings that size, or larger. If any are found, seal them with the most appropriate means available (small cracks may be fine with caulk,...
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