It is normal for you to spend more time indoors once the weather turns chilly. But what you should know is that you are not the only one seeking shelter indoors when the temperatures drop. The likelihood of pest infestations is higher during the winter months as insects also look for a reprieve from the cold, and the warmth of your home provides a perfect haven for these critters too. The following are pest management tips to keeping insects at bay during the winter.
27 April 2018
Pest control is very important for any home, as many types of rodents or insects that might infest your home can cause damage to the home's framework and building materials. Pests also bring germs and bacteria into the home, and might even carry certain diseases that are dangerous to you and to your family, and even to your pets. If you own a home, note a few factors to keep in mind about pest control, and be sure to discuss any signs of a pest infestation in your home with a professional to protect your home and your family.
20 February 2018
No one wants annoying pests to invade their home and find safe haven. Contrary to what many people think, however, pests such as cockroaches, rats and mice do not often appear in homes uninvited. There are several possible reasons why these pests invade homes. Poor domestic hygiene is one of them. Maintaining good hygiene at home can go a long way in keeping unwanted pests at bay. Here are some simple hygiene practices you can follow to protect your home from pest attacks.
5 December 2017
Although most people are terrified of bees, they are necessary for the environment to thrive, as they are the biggest advocates for cross-pollination. Without them, flower populations would die off and the earth would probably run out of food. One of the most common bees that you will find hovering around the backyard would be the carpenter bees. This bee is common the world over, especially during springtime. By getting to know a bit more about them, you could potentially identify them as well as prevent them from nesting in your compound.
28 November 2016
One of the most resilient pests that homeowners have to contend with is ants. This is especially true during the warmer months when they come out to forage in high numbers. However, you do not have to wait to be faced with an ant infestation before you seek measures for ant control. Instead, you should try to prevent the infestation in the first place. The following are some of the handy tips that you could use to prevent an ant infestation in your home.
7 November 2016
Although they may seem relatively harmless, pigeons can pose a serious risk to your health and the health of your family. They can also cause extensive damage to your property. Below is a guide to the dangers posed by pigeons and some steps you can take to help to deal with them. Damage to Property Because pigeons will often nest in attic spaces and HVAC units that are attached to the roof, they can very easily cause extensive damage to your property.
4 October 2016
Apparently, termites have existed on Earth for over 250 million years. Given that their diet consists solely of wood, and that there are over 3,000 species of termite around the world, they must have eaten their way through billions of trees in that time. Unfortunately, termites eat anything as long as it consists of wood. That includes live trees, furniture, firewood, and (most distressingly of all) your house. A study at the University of Sydney found that termites cause $1 billion worth of damage throughout Australia each year, and attack 1 in every 5 homes.
18 July 2016