Tag: Bugs

5 Homemade Chemical Free Bug Repellents That Work

Not only can insects be a nuisance in your garden, but they can ruin a perfect picnic or hike. Here are a few totally green, home remedy suggestions to repel insects without using toxic chemicals. #1 Pepper Spray This works great for ants and other small pests. Boil 2 or 3 cups of... more
Tagged with: , ,

Interesting facts about bees

Bees are flying insects that belong to the Apidae Family. There are about 20,000 known species of bees. There are found on every continent except Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants. Bees have a three-part body (head, thorax,... more
Tagged with: , , , ,

Flea Damage…affects the whole family

Fleas can cause damage to not only you, but also your pets and furniture and carpets. Fleas love making homes out of animal’s fur. They tend to hide under your dogs or cats chins, around the neck, or at the base of the tail, where your pets cannot easily reach. You can suspect your pet has fleas... more
Tagged with: , , ,

Burn some sage to get rid of mosquitoes

Burning sage is often used to “cleanse” a room or get rid of bad vibes, but it’s also a useful mosquito repellent.  Sage is about 40 percent effective at keeping mosquitoes at bay, which is better than nothing. But if you really want to keep the little pests away, burning thyme was found to... more
Tagged with: , , , , ,

Mosquito breeding grounds | Bug Tip Tuesday

It’s up to you to keep your home and business mosquito free. With that in mind, try to take these steps to eliminate sites where mosquitoes can deposit their eggs. Dispose of old tires, buckets, ceramic pots and other containers on your property that collect rain water or pool morning dew. ... more
Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Silverfish facts

The Latin name for silverfish, Lepisma saccharina, translates to "sugar eater". It was chosen because silverfish tend to eat starchy foods high in carbohydrates and protein. The insect's common name comes from the insect's distinctive metallic appearance and fish-like shape and movement. They... more
Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Wear Light Colors to prevent against mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are on the hunt look for things that stand in contrast to the horizon, so dark colors are a visual giveaway to your location. Dark clothing also traps heat, which also attracts mosquitoes, so wear your summer whites while you... more
Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Carpenter Ant Prevention | Bug Tip Tuesday

Replace moisture-damaged wood. Prevent moisture from wood or lumber that is stored in a garage or near the house by elevating it to allow air circulation. Store firewood as far away from buildings as possible. Remove tree and shrub stumps and roots. Trim branches that overhang the... more
Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

Bugs Will Be Seeking Shelter

If you’ve noticed a chill in the air, you’re not alone. Bugs and other critters will soon begin seeking shelter for the winter – most likely in your home. Check out these tips from A1 Exterminators to make your home pest proof. old weather brings everyone indoors. Sitting in your living room... more
Tagged with: , , , ,

Bug Tip Tuesday | Essential Oil Bug Spray

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the flowers are emerging from the ground. Unfortunately this weather also can cause some nuisance pests while outside enjoying the lovely spring weather. There is nothing worse than going for a walk by the lake or a hike up into the mountains and... more
Tagged with: , , , , ,