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How to Prevent Pantry Pests

Pantry pests get their name from their chosen place of residence: the pantry. Many pests are known to haunt kitchen pantries from time to time, but there are a few which are particularly adamant about living amongst our cereal and bread crumbs, such as various types of grain beetles, flour weevils, and Indian meal moths. Considering that pantries house the foods that we eat, it’s important that we let these bugs and insects know that they are not available for rent. Therefore, here are some ways to keep them out. Keep Your Packages Sealed One of the best ways to keep pests out of your pantry is to make sure you’re not encouraging them to come inside in the first place. This means that if you have open containers, boxes or bags, you may be inadvertently enticing them. Seal up everything in your kitchen that contains food, and you may be...
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Apartment Dwellers: What to Expect When You Need Pest Control

Apartments are great for those who are single, live with a roommate or have a small family. Rather than having the responsibility of physically and financially taking care of a home, apartments offer the convenience of just enough space to store your things. Unfortunately, when it comes to pests, that is a whole other story. If improperly handled, a pest infestation in one apartment can affect the entire building. Keep reading on how to best prepare your apartment when you need pest control. Call the Pest Control Professionals As an apartment dweller, you know that you are sharing a space with other people. That means that any pests that enter into your apartment have easy access into the other apartments as well due to shared plumbing, walls and wires. So, if you notice an infestation in your residence, notify your landlord immediately. Once a pest control professional is called in, he...
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Pest-Free Tips For Apartment Living

Living in an apartment is a great option for a lot of people. A significant perk is that the landlord or property manager will handle most of the maintenance. Your apartment probably has a plan in place to prevent and deal with pests. However, you can do your part to reduce the risk of infestation by following these pest-free tips for apartment living. Clean Up Pests are always on the search for food and/or a new home of their own. Cleaning your apartment will remove any possible food sources and make the area less welcoming to pests. If you are just moving in go ahead and clean the entire apartment before bringing your stuff in if possible. It’s likely the landlord or property manager probably had the apartment cleaned, but still go ahead and do your own cleaning. Continue to keep your apartment clean while you are living there. Store food...
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How Bed Bugs Move and Multiply so Quickly

Bed bugs are a problem that no one wants to deal with. They can be incredibly difficult to get rid of once an infestation starts in the home. Many people believe that they reproduce quickly and move fast, but both of these conditions are misconceptions. Here is some interesting information on how bed bugs multiply and move. Reproduction Habits Compared to other insects, bed bugs produce rather slowly. Adult females generally lay only one-to-seven egg per day, which is far less than the 500 or so a fly will lay in the course of three-to-four days. Bed bug eggs gestate for about 10 days before they hatch. They become adults in about six weeks. Female bed bugs can become injured if they mate too frequently. But, if they can find someplace with a food source where they can be alone, they can produce more eggs. If a single female bed bug...
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How to Seal Your Home Against Pests

No one likes unwanted visitors in their home. Pests like insects and rodents are some of the worst guests to arrive uninvited. Fortunately, there is a proven method for keeping them out of your home. Read on to discover how you can take care of it yourself. Survey the Entire Exterior The best way to keep pests out is to understand how they get in. That means finding the holes around your home that lead inside. To do this, first carefully walk around the exterior of your home in search of holes. Bring a pencil and paper with you to mark down any vulnerable spots you see. Pests only need a gap of a few millimeters to get inside. After an initial walkthrough, it’s time to get a little more thorough in your search. Put on clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, along with safety equipment, including gloves and goggles. Get...
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