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Pests That Like to Hide in Your Lawn’s Pile of Leaves

Many people worry about pests being inside their homes. However, we often don’t think about the pests that are right outside our doors. When autumn comes around, the foliage is beautiful. But with that, there also comes large piles of leaves on your front lawn which are a perfect place for unwanted guests to hide. Here are four pests that like to hide in your lawn’s pile of leaves. Earwigs This reddish brown insect has a long, flat body and is about an inch long. It can easily be recognized by its pincers located at the tip of its abdomen. And they like to hide out in damp areas; like your lawn debris! Earwigs are not dangerous, but if agitated, they may pinch. And although they are not venomous insects, they tend to live together in large numbers; which isn’t good news if they are congregating right outside your home. When...
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What To Expect When You Have A Flea Infestation

Fleas tend to sneak up on you and your pets, and finding them should be concerning. Although they don’t breed on humans, they can harm your pet pretty significantly. If you find a flea, chances are that you’re find dozens more. They breed so fast that one female can lay up to 50 eggs in one day. If you want to protect your pet, it’s wise to first learn the signs of an infection. Expected Signs of a Flea Infestation It’s important to know and look for the signs of a flea infestation so you can take action before it becomes too serious. To deal with fleas, you need to be on the lookout for these signs: Fleas will bite any animal that has blood, including you. Although they don’t normally prefer humans, if they leave an animal host, they need other sustenance. Usually these bites are contained in your legs...
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Tick Season: When is the Prime Time to Expect Tick Bites?

There are many aspects about nature to enjoy whether you are on a hike, camping, horseback riding or reading a book in a hammock. In contrast, there are also things that you will not enjoy while in nature, one of those things being ticks. What Harm Can They Cause? These nasty little creatures can infect humans with various diseases. The Center of Disease Control and Prevention said the following about ticks, “Infections from tickborne diseases are on the rise, and new tickborne diseases have been discovered in recent years. Some ticks can transmit multiple diseases, posing diagnostic and treatment challenges.” Another common form of disease you can get through ticks is Lyme's Disease. When Are Tick Bites Most Prevalent? According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention website, there are nine types of ticks that are most likely to bite you. Although the time of year when getting bitten is...
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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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