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How to Keep Pests Out of Your Kitchen

A big nesting and breeding area for pests are kitchens. Kitchens have easy and quick access to food and water, which is essential for insects and rodents to survive. So, it is no surprise that the kitchen is a pest control warzone. Before your home becomes infested with pesky insects and rodents, check out these few ways of keeping pests out of your kitchen. Clean Your Sink Daily Sinks are the perfect breeding and feeding ground for pests. Many pests prefer standing water and can even swim. A full sink of water can create swarms of fruit flies, mosquitoes, and cockroaches overnight. You can avoid pest problems by cleaning your sink daily. Cleaning your sink involves washing all your dishes right away, draining any standing water, scrubbing the walls of the sink, and cleaning your disposal. By keeping your sink clean, you are preventing your home from becoming a pest paradise....
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Protecting Your Business From Pests During Lockdown

As a small business owner, you are dealing with far too many ‘what if’s’, and protecting your business from pests during lockdown should not leave you feeling uncertain. Surprisingly, you can protect your business from bugs and other pestilent threats with ease--and without spending more than a few dollars. Deep Clean Before closing your temporary doors, we suggest you deep clean your office or retail space thoroughly. Sweep and mop the floors, wipe down the counters and tables/display cases, and place ant/roach/rodent traps strategically throughout the space. Cleaning prior to adhering to lockdown procedures will offer you peace of mind while you’re worried about financial and long term goals for your shuttered business. No business owner wants to be greeted by colonies of pests when they’re eager to reopen. Remove All Food & Drink This might be a given but removing old or even recently purchased food or drink from the...
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Pest Control and Technology

When most of us think about technology and innovation, we imagine devices like smartphones and voice assistants. However, the fact is that all aspects of modern life are being improved upon with new tech, and the pest control world is no different. In this article, we want to look at a few of the ways that innovation is helping companies like us take care of those bugs and critters trying to invade your home. Here are the top results. Eco-Friendly Materials and Traps As sustainability becomes much more than a buzzword, consumers want products that will kill pests without harming the environment. Fortunately, manufacturers have stepped up to the plate to ensure that new pesticides and treatments are laser-focused on their targets. Best of all, in addition to protecting the ecosystem, you don’t have to worry about harming other beings inside the house, like pets. Inspection Drones Unfortunately, most invasive critters...
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Top Pests to Expect in the Springtime

Springtime brings rain, warmer weather, and lots of sun, which can all lead to more pests. Here are the top pests that you can expect to see in the springtime. Ants Ants become very active after winter and once the weather becomes mild again. They begin to search for food, and they will build new anthills in the soft, warm ground. Extreme rain during springtime will typically push ants to look for shelter, which, unfortunately, could be your home. Ants can smell food from quite far away, and they will be attracted to your home if they smell any kind of food debris in your yard. If you grill and have BBQs outside, make sure to clean up after yourself, as this can be the first invitation for these pests. Once they are in your yard, they are more likely to try and venture into your home. Termites Spring is the...
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Natural Insect Repellents

Pests are bothersome creatures, whether they are in your home, yard or garden. Further, many pests can cause untold amounts of damage in and around your home. The best way to deal with unwanted pests is to control their presence and eliminate them from the area. Chemical-based pesticides are a popular method for controlling pests. But, they are not always the best choice, as they can be caustic and can also be harmful to you and your family. Here are a few natural pest repellents that can help you get rid of your pest problem without causing damage to your home, yard or family. Citronella Candles Citronella has been used to ward off mosquitoes in backyards for decades for good reason. They have an appealing scent for humans, but they effectively keep mosquitoes away. These candles are non-toxic and contain no chemicals, so they are safe to use around your family...
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