Tag: exterminators

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
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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
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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
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How To Get Rid Of Gray Squirrel In Your House

If you learn that you have squirrels in your house, you will certainly want them gone as quickly as possible. They can be dangerous by spreading disease through their droppings. They leave debris in your house and nasty smells. They also do a fair amount of damage by chewing through electrical... more
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Outdoor control of carpenter ants | Bug Tip Tuesday

Often, carpenter ant nests found indoors are satellite nests that can be traced back to a parent colony outdoors. Look for nests in: Trees Stumps Roots Fence posts Landscape timbers Other wood structures Try removing the wood with the parent colony. When that is not... more
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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
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How Dangerous Are Bat Droppings?

Bat droppings are a bad thing to have around, because they are a source of diseases that will affect other animals, pets, and people. At the same time, because bat droppings have such mineral and vitamin content, it makes the perfect stuff to fertilize your garden with ... Except, you might not... more
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Indoor control of carpenter ants | Bug Tip Tuesday

The best way to control carpenter ants is to locate and destroy the nest, replace damaged or decayed wood and eliminate moisture problems, if they exist. Eliminating a carpenter ant nest can be difficult because of the hidden nature of the nest. Carpenter ant control is usually best done by an... more
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Mosquito Life Cycle

The mosquito life cycle includes four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult (or imago). Adult females lay their eggs in stagnant water. The egg, larva and pupa stage usually take place in water. Development time, from egg to adult mosquito, is only five to fourteen days depending on the species... more
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Mice Pest

Mice are usually classified as a pest species due to their habits of living in houses, getting into food and gnawing on wood and wires. The most common complaints include the following: Mice living in the attic Mice scratching in the walls Mice raiding the pantry Gnawing on electrical... more
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