Say Bye Bye to the Mouse Living in Your House

As small, harmless and attractive as they may seem, mice can undoubtedly cause a lot of harm to you and your family. During dry seasons, pests and rodents including mice start preparing for fall seasons, hence look for alternative sources of food, water, and shelter inside structures. Much like other groups of rodents, mice require food and water for survival and your home is their target. Mice are aggressive on getting food; they can spoil, and contaminate their target source of food by chewing container tops and other food packaging and in the process transmit harmful bacterias such as salmonella. The mice will spoil your furniture and the house in general not forgetting the awful smell they bring. When mice invade your home, you can use traps. They are inexpensive and incredibly effective. Traps use a simple principle. A mouse smells food (for instance cheese), comes inside the trap, and the trap closes. As a result, the mouse will be trapped. So, you may take it to a safe place and set free. Some traps kill mice. However, you may use the ones that only capture them, if you do not want to kill mice for reasons such as disposal. Proper sanitation is the key to getting rid of mice out of your home. You should collect and keep your garbage receptors tight or empty it, clean your counters, collect garden debris regularly and make sure you eliminate clusters. Also, prevent mice and other rodents from gaining access to your home by blocking any form of the entrance they may access such as holes and cracks. Below are preventive...

Putting Pest Allergies to Sleep This Winter

Putting pest allergies to sleep this winter The cool temperatures of winter bring with it the comforting fact that there is reduced amount of pollen levels in the air thus translating into minimized incidences of allergies. However, that does not, in any way, mean that you would experience no allergies during this time of the year. There are yet still sources of allergies all over your house including pets, mold, dogs, dust mites, and cockroach droppings just to mention a few. They can pose a significant health risk to families if not properly handled. Luckily, there is a myriad of ways you can alleviate the risk of getting allergies from these sources. Here are some of the ways Eliminate dust to mitigate dust mites Foremost, you have to get rid of dust mites around your home. The surest way to achieve this is by eliminating the dust in the first place. Dust mites are among the most common allergies you will find indoors. As such, by getting rid of the dust, you will naturally get rid of the dust mites from your environment. You would want to do the best you can to avoid kicking the dust during cleaning.In this case, you will need to put on a mask and use a dust rag dumped in water or some treated cloth that works to attract dust instead of spreading it all over in the air. Clean your beddings frequently This goes without saying. Dust mites often thrive in sheets. This is where their ideal environment and as such they tend to multiply even more in dirty sheets and beddings....

Myths and Facts About Bed Bugs

When it comes to bed bugs, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. These annoying creatures have become the subject of just about everything from media reports to fictional stories. Whether you’ve dealt with them in the past or your home is trying to remain bug free, check out these common myths that could change the way you look at the tiny terrors. Myth: Cimex Lectularius First Appeared In The 1990s Verdict: False Bed bugs appeared in great numbers before World War II, but seemed to go away in 40s and 50s. Many experts believe this was due to cleaner living conditions and rise of household bug killers. Their resurgence in the past ten years is thought to have come about after increased international trade. Myth: Bed Bugs Fly Verdict: False Though some homeowners are sure they’ve seen the pest fly, it’s impossible for these bugs to lift off. Instead, they crawl across any surface. Myth: Bed Bugs Are Cold Blooded Verdict: True Bed bugs are actually cold blooded for an important reason. Colder blood temperatures protect them from hunger based issues by slowing their metabolism. In some cases, they can go a full year without eating! Myth: Bed Bugs Are Protected By Warmer Climates Verdict: False We’re not sure where this one came from, but it is probably one of the most well-known myths. In fact, warmer climates offer challenges for these pests. Most bed bugs can only go two to three months without eating in a warmer climate and higher temperatures may inhibit their feeding options. Myth: Bed Bugs Are Active Day and Night Verdict: True Make...