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Why Not to DIY Pest Control

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Whether you're dealing with bugs, rodents or other pests, it's tempting to try to take matters into your own hands when you find unwanted visitors in the home. Unfortunately, attempting to handle pest control by yourself can backfire. You may find the methods you try to be ineffective or, in some cases, actually make the problems worse. Here are a few top reasons why you should leave pest removal to the experts:  1.) Mistaken Identity Some pests can easily be mistaken for one another. For example, you might think that the carpenter ants in your home are termites, or that you have a mouse problem when the issue is actually rats. This makes a difference because the methods for eradication will vary depending on the pest you're dealing with. Having an experienced professional make that call is the first step toward success.  2.) Pest Control Methods Are Dangerous To be...
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Where Do Pests Go in the Winter?

Pests dislike the cold weather as much as you do. Unfortunately, many of them try to invade your home as the weather declines in November. Some pests, including rodents and insects, will seek shelter close by or inside your house to survive through the season. 3 Places to Find Pests in the Winter Outdoor Clutter Clutter makes the perfect shelter for pests when the winter arrives. It protects them from the elements and gives them small areas inside where they can build nests and wait until the season ends. You can reduce the pest population around your home by cleaning up the clutter, such as putting away old car parts, picking up wood debris and putting away the children's toys. Inside Your Home Pests have instincts, so they seek the warmest place in the vicinity when it gets cold. If it's your home, they'll search the entire perimeter for a...
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Don't Let Ants Ruin Your Thanksgiving

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Ants in the South may not be as active during late fall as they are in the summer, but they still come out when they catch the scent of food. Thanksgiving is the perfect time for ants to make their way indoors where they can find plenty to eat and to carry back to their colonies. If you want to keep ants out of your house this holiday season, it pays to take preventative steps to ant control. 4 Ways to Keep Ants Away This Holiday Clean up after cooking your meal. Cooking a Thanksgiving meal takes a lot of work, including a ton of ingredients. As you cook, you may leave behind crumbs and other bits of food on the counter or the floor. Wandering ants will find these food items easily and bring other ants to the area using pheromone trails. Clean up as you cook and after...
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