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Made by Nature, Proven by Science: DIY Tips to Stop Zika Spreading Mosquitoes

Posted by Rita Stadler

Aug 19, 2016 12:42:57 PM

With the local transmission of Zika in the United States, mosquito control and prevention is more important than ever. Protecting your family from pests doesn’t mean you have to bring harmful chemicals into your home. We’ve sorted out the DIY tactics and natural remedies to better inform you with what works, what doesn’t, and how you can get rid of mosquitoes naturally.

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Topics: Pest Control, Natural Solutions

5 Simple Ways To Make Mosquitoes Stay Away from your Backyard Pool

Posted by Lisa Dingeman

Aug 12, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Keep Your Child's Backyard Pool Mosquito Free

About a month ago, I came upon a story about two little kids. Two young boys were swimming in their backyard swimming pool--mixing hot weather and warm water can sometimes bring more than a good time. It just so happens that mosquitoes also love to be around the pool on a nice summer day. Two kids were playing and swimming and learning how to use the new water guns that their dad gave them. They discovered that there was a swarm of mosquitoes flying above the pool and that they would make a great target to practice with their guns. The boys’ mom had heard all of the fun being had and came outside to figure out what was so funny. Just as she stepped outside, the mosquitoes apparently lined up perfectly with her. Before she got a gallon of water to the face, all she had seen was her two boys pointing their water guns directly at her, almost as if they had been waiting for the opportunity. She was noticeably upset as the boys urged they didn’t do it on purpose. After the commotion wore off and she stopped cursing her husband for buying such nonsense water toys, she was pretty pleased with her boys’ problem solving skills. 

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How to Protect Your Pets from Fleas, Ticks, and Mosquitoes This Summer

Posted by Rita Stadler

Aug 7, 2016 8:26:20 PM

Preventing mosquito bites and protecting your family from the Zika Virus is a hot topic this summer. Despite all the current buzz about biting bugs this summer, our furry family members have been left out of the conversation. Disease spreading insects don’t care if they are biting you or your dog so pet-safe pest control is vitally important.

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Topics: Pest Control, Pet Safety

Ants in the kitchen, and how to get rid of them!

Posted by Rita Stadler

Jul 22, 2016 9:29:07 AM

If anybody should know how to have a pest free home, it oughta be me, but household pests are incredibly persistent, and pest problems can happen to anyone. You don’t have to just deal with it though, and you don’t have resort to harmful chemicals or expensive exterminators either. If you promise not to judge me too harshly, I’ll tell you my tale.

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Topics: Pest Control, Kitchen Ants

Spiders taking up shelter in your closet?

Posted by Lisa Dingeman

Jul 15, 2016 9:18:22 AM

Imagine opening up the door of your closet to grab that pretty blouse you've been wanting to wear, waiting for the perfect occasion. You spot it on a back hanger and reach out your hand to grab it. Your hand is just an inch away before you see that frightening sight -- a spider just chilling on your favorite shirt. That is exactly what happened to my friend, who just a week before that discovered a spider crawling down her arm sleeve (under the sleeve, I might add) making her late for work! As if that didn't make her crazy, the second occasion surely did. That is when she came to me. I reassured her that many people have experienced some of the same things she is going through. I decided to share some of my own research with any one else who may be as freaked out as my dear friend is, and let you know exactly what I told her.

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Topics: Pest Control

Pest of the Month:  The Mosquito -- How to Protect yourself from the World’s Most Dangerous Insect

Posted by Rita Stadler

Jul 8, 2016 8:49:36 AM

Some people like to joke that the mosquito is their state bird, but there isn’t anything funny about Aedes aegypti. While there are many different kinds of mosquitoes, Aedes aegypti is the one that most commonly transmits dangerous, sometimes deadly diseases to people. This little bug can be a big problem, but a few simple DIY pest control tips can help protect against disease and prevent mosquito bites.

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Topics: Pest Control

3 DIY Ways to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Posted by Rita Stadler

Jun 28, 2016 8:45:14 AM

There is one bug you never want to kill and that’s the stink bug. If you brazenly swat, squash, or step on this household pest once, you’ll never make that mistake again! These invading insects believe a strong offense is the best defense, so they release a foul odor if threatened or squashed. Getting rid of stink bugs is easy once you know what to do, so take a deep breath and find out how to make your home a bug free haven.

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Topics: Pest Control

How to Protect Your RV from Mice and Other Pest Problems

Posted by Rita Stadler

May 27, 2016 10:11:01 AM

Summer vacations are supposed to be the stuff memories are made of, but with stories about superlice and bedbug infested hotels, traveling might seem extra stressful. Considering the mild weather this past winter, a season of camping out in an RV has never looked better. Unfortunately, household pests don’t limit themselves to houses. RVs are very attractive to rodents, insects, and other uninvited stowaways.

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Topics: Pest Control