Halting Ant Infestation in Its Tracks

Ants are helpful to farms and serve a purpose; they’re natural predators and often feed on insects that can cause damage to the roots of plants. They also help pollinate flowers and distribute seeds. But when ants take over your indoor living space, it’s time to eradicate them. Ants can be destructive to property. Expert pest control companies will eliminate the ant nest, remove their food sources, and recommend barriers to prevent new ant infestations. Continue reading

Hard to Miss Symptoms of Bed Bug Infestation

Bed bugs are tiny and freakishly flat. They can easily hide and nest in the vicinity of resting areas — beds and sofas are among their favorite haunts. These give them easy access to an idle and unwitting host they can feast on for hours. They can also travel unnoticed, often hitching a ride on belongings like luggage or used furniture acquired from a local garage sale.

As simple as a bed bug’s means of transportation might be, there are also a few simple and hard-to-miss signs they’ve chosen your mattress as a permanent bed and breakfast. Continue reading

Cap Your Chimney and Reap These Benefits

Many homes with chimneys have an open top, but this can create a problem for homeowners. An open chimney allows birds, squirrels, and raccoons to enter your house. If they fall into the opening, get trapped, and die inside, you’ll have to deal with pest control and suffer other costly difficulties. Also, when it rains or snows, moisture can damage your chimney, including its stainless steel liners, dampers, and mortars, welcoming the growth of mould and mildew. Continue reading

Pest-Proof Your Food Processing Facility or Restaurant

When it comes to food processing facilities and restaurants, it is very important to have a pest control plan in order. First, the facility should hire a professional pest control company that is fully bonded and insured. This will protect the food processing facility against liability. The technician who comes out to assess the pest problem should be able to provide identification, certification, and a license prior to touring the facility and searching for pests of any kind. Continue reading

Eco-Friendly Pest Control Protects Your Home

Sometime in the beginning of the industrial age, pest control took a big turn. Chemical byproducts with suspicious origins began to be used against fleas, ticks, flies, cockroaches, etc. While these mass-marketed sprays and insecticides seemed effective, few people understood the poor side effects for humans. Today we’re more aware that pesticides made from artificial substances are poisonous to humans and animals. There’s now a surge in popularity for natural or eco-friendly products. Continue reading