Jeannette Walls’ The Glass Castle is a memoir about the author’s troubled childhood with a pair of parents more committed to their personal quirks than the well-being of their poverty-stricken children. In one particularly painful scene, a young Jeannette tells her mother about how a friend lives in a home that seems magically free of flies thanks to a No-Pest Strip. But her mother refuses to get one, saying, “If it kills the flies, it can’t be very good for us.” Read More about What to do after Pest Control Sprays »
How Often Should Pest Control be Done?
Regular visits from your neighborhood exterminator include checks for changes or signs of pest activity, checking traps, and putting preventative measures in place to reduce pest populations. With regular visits, even if pests aren’t visible, pest control experts have the chance to inspect the infrastructure of your building or facility and look for new pest-related threats. In addition, regular visits actually help to keep pest management costs down.
Bed Bug vs Flea Bites: How to Tell the Difference
Bedbug and flea bites are similar at first glance, so telling the difference can be rather difficult. You need to identify the problem so that you can properly treat it, as both insects can carry several diseases that can be passed to humans (and pets).
In general, flea bites can be felt almost immediately, are usually on the lower body, and typically don’t form patterns, appearing as random small groups across different areas. Bug bites won’t be felt until much later, tend to appear on the upper body, and can form patterns of lines or groups. Let’s break down the characteristics of each kind of bite and discuss how to better identify the insects that cause them. Read More about Bed Bug vs Flea Bites: How to Tell the Difference »
How Bed Bug Bites Can Impact Your Health & What You Should Do
You are probably cringing right now, just thinking of bed bugs. These pests are among the most feared by homeowners and, unfortunately, they are on the rise in the US. How can you protect your family from these pests? We will help you understand the health problems that bed bugs cause and develop a plan of action to prevent bed bugs from invading your home. Read More about How Bed Bug Bites Can Impact Your Health & What You Should Do »
Tell-Tale Signs that You Have a Bed Bug Infestation
Just the thought of bed bugs is enough to send most of us into a cringe and unfortunately, they often find their way into the cleanest of homes. Most homeowners don’t even realize they have an infestation until the problem is advanced and they see active bugs, egg sacks, or nymphs. The best way to keep your home bed bug free is to inspect your beds and upholstery regularly and look for tell-tale signs that bed bugs may be nearby. Read More about Tell-Tale Signs that You Have a Bed Bug Infestation »
Cleaning Tips For Rodent Control
Rodents are unwelcome visitors in our homes and businesses, yet that doesn’t seem to bother them too much. They don’t wait for an invitation, so it’s important to take steps to prevent them from infiltrating your property. With these cleaning tips for rodent control, you can optimize your property to be safe and rodent-free. Learn what it takes to keep rodents outside where they belong. Read More about Cleaning Tips For Rodent Control »
Pet-Friendly Pest Control Solutions
Our furry companions are among the best parts of our lives. They’re fun to spend time with, and they make us laugh even when we’re feeling down. Additionally, they serve as great alarm systems when it comes to intruders, even if the intruders are pests like roaches, rodents and more. Read More about Pet-Friendly Pest Control Solutions »
Termite Control 101
Termites have become infamous for the damage they can do to a property, and their capabilities haven’t been exaggerated. In fact, the residential and commercial damage they cause costs more than $1 billion a year in the United States. If you’re looking to stop termite invaders from infiltrating your property, you’re going to need the help of experienced pest control services. Learn the basics of termite control 101, and find out how we can help with your pest management needs. Read More about Termite Control 101 »
Mosquito Prevention Tips to Last all Summer: Fight the Moisture
Smithereen offered great tips to prepare for the hot, humid, mosquito-laden summer months. Here, our team of pest experts offers additional suggestions for preventative measures to keep those mosquito bites from happening in the first place. Read More about Mosquito Prevention Tips to Last all Summer: Fight the Moisture »
Prepare for the 2018 Mosquito Season: protect your property
When the change of seasons comes around, hot weather is often accompanied by storms, heavy rain and standing water. This is the perfect recipe for countless mosquitoes to come our way. Read More about Prepare for the 2018 Mosquito Season: protect your property »