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How to Fool Roaches into Your Trap

Roaches. You're probably shuddering already at the mere mention of the term. Like many of us, it's likely that you've had to bust out a can of spray or set a trap during the warmer months when roaches run rampant. Although sprays can be effective at keeping roaches at bay, the fumes are aggravating and the spray quickly dissipates and loses effectiveness, especially if you're treating outdoor areas. Plus, it's difficult to know exactly when/where to spray unless you're directly nuking the critter(s). For these reasons, it's safer and more effective to use traps, instead, and you'll want to set them at prime locations to stop roaches dead in their tracks. Here are some quick tips to increase the effectiveness of your traps: Know Your Enemy's Likes and Dislikes: Obviously enough, roaches require food and water to survive, so they're going to be attracted to moist areas where these resources are...
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Why You Need A Termite Inspection

If you are in the process of buying a home, you will likely have a home inspection scheduled. You should be aware that home inspections typically do not include pest inspections unless a pest is clearly visible during the actual inspection. Before you make one of the largest financial commitments of your life, ensure that your property is safe and free from pests by scheduling a termite inspection. A termite inspection is vital for any new home because termite damage or infestation may not be readily apparent to the untrained eye. Even though termites can do plenty of damage in a short period of time, the damage to the foundation of your home may not present itself right away. If left untreated for any period of time, this threatens the structural integrity of your home. In addition, termites can bring disease and bacteria in your home, which is dangerous for people and...
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Don't Let Bed Bugs Get in Between the Sheets

Bedbugs are nasty insects that will invade your home and make your life miserable. When you have a bedbug infestation, you probably won't notice the warning signs until the invasion is in full swing. At that point, getting rid of your unwelcome guests will be much harder, and many people feel lost when it comes to finding a solution. The good news is that you can reduce the risk of bedbugs by following the right plan. First, you must understand how the creatures get into your home so that you can keep them away. You will then need to learn how to inspect your home for signs of bedbug activity. How Bedbugs Get Inside Learning how bedbugs manage to get inside of homes and businesses is a great first step for anyone who would like to reduce the threat. Those who travel on a regular basis are the most at risk...
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