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What to do if You’ve Been Bitten by a Tick

The summer brings warmer weather and longer days, but also more insects like ticks. Ticks thrive in hot, humid climates and prefer thick brush and grass. While most tick bites are relatively harmless, ticks are known for carrying bacteria and illnesses like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Knowing what to do if you’ve been bitten by a tick is essential for keeping yourself healthy and free of tick-borne diseases. Check Yourself Immediately After Outdoor Activities Ticks are fairly small and can be hard to spot, especially if they are attached to your clothes or on less visible areas like your scalp or armpits. If an infected tick is attached to you for too long, it can greatly increase your risk of contracting Lyme disease. Do a thorough, full-body check after any outdoor activity to prevent tick bites and tick-related diseases. Since ticks love moist, hard-to-reach areas, taking a hot...
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Rid Your Home of Mice in Your Walls

Few experiences are as unnerving as hearing scurrying and scratching within your walls after everyone has turned in for the night. Their sickening sounds are enough to make your skin crawl. All you can think about is getting these tiny invaders out NOW. It is essential to keep your wits about you during these times. Equip yourself with proven methods for ridding your home of mice inside your walls. Look for Clues It is vital to identify your unseen enemies through an assessment of clues: Chewed or frayed cardboard boxes, wooden items, or plastic bags. Mice love to make nests, so shredded materials are a definite sign. Oily stains along the walls. Oily stains indicate the “runs” of mice. Follow these trails to see if you can spot any entry points to the interiors of your walls. Droppings along “runs” and around food sources. Even though the evidence is revolting, droppings...
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How Insects Can Go from Surviving to Thriving

Insects are a lot like humans in the fact that they are in need of food and shelter in order to survive. The majority of their lives are spent searching for these things, and once they find them they stay put! What does it take for these pests to not only survive but thrive? Keep reading to find out. Food Sources In order for any species of insects to survive, they need to find a source of food. This is their driving force, looking for the next source of food at all times. If they are able to find a consistent food source, then they will be able to build a home-centered around that source. Cockroaches, for example, will eat almost anything. They move into a home and begin eating everything in sight, all the while making a nest for themselves within your home. Shelter Another factor that insects need in...
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Pet Friendly Pest Control Services

Pets are an undeniable part of the family. And as such, you worry about their health and wellbeing as you would yourself. Pests and other unwanted guests in your house can not only be annoying and gross, but also harmful and potentially life-threatening to your pets. Certain pests can harbor diseases or can be a parasitic presence for you and your pet. Read on to learn more about pest control services that keep your pets in mind. Flea Control Most people associate fleas with pets, but they can also cause discomfort and harm to humans too. Flea bites are not only annoying and unsightly, but fleas can also bring in diseases like tapeworms. Fleas can thrive and hide well in the fur of your cats and dogs but also potentially in carpeting. Having a professional come by and take care of fleas can give you peace of mind. Tick Control Ticks...
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Where Do Stink Bugs Come From?

People living in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic may be familiar with the pesky invaders called stink bugs. While they don’t present any health dangers, stink bugs can be annoying to deal with for homeowners. The following is where stink bugs come from, and ways to get rid of them. Their Origin and Spread Brown stink bugs are native to Japan, Taiwan, China, and South Korea, and were first discovered in the United States in 1998. They quickly spread throughout the country and are now a common nuisance. How They Enter Your Home There are numerous ways that stink bugs can find entry into your home and start an infestation. Cracks and holes in your walls, doors, and windows are common ways that stink bugs find their way in. They can be transported inside unknowingly on items such as furniture, groceries, and clothing. It’s important to seal up any entry points and...
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