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How to Keep Bed Bugs Out of Your Home

Bed bugs are notorious for being particularly nasty and hard to get rid of. They are easily able to move from place to place by traveling on clothing, bedding, boxes, luggage, and furniture. Bed bugs also bite and will cause itchy welts on your body when you're sleeping. These are very uncomfortable and since they are difficult to find and get rid of, prevention is really the best thing that you can do. How to Keep Bed Bugs Out of Your Home Double check anything you get secondhand: This is especially important when you're buying used beds, furniture, and couches. Look for signs of a bed bug infestation, such as red stains, dark spots, eggs, and live bugs, before you bring anything home. Use a protective cover on your mattress and box springs: These protective covers are light in color and make bed bugs easier to see. It also helps to eliminate many...
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Signs of a Rodent Infestation

If you think you might have a rodent problem, you are likely wondering what steps you should take to confirm your suspicion and contain the threat. Rodents can enter your home or office when you least expect to face the problem, and not everyone knows how to detect them in the early stages. This guide reveals the warning signs of an infestation and the dangers rodents can present if you don't address them, and you will understand what path makes sense for your situation. The goal is to arm you with the required information to choose the smartest option based on your needs. Detecting rodents and the issues they cause will be much easier, and you will know you have done the right thing. Rodent Hazards Mice, rats and other rodents that get into your home can cause a variety of issues of which you need to be aware. They...
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Ways to Avoid Attracting Ticks

Ticks spread Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and other illnesses to people and animals. Avoid being bitten by following these tick prevention tips from Arkadia Eco Pest Control. Arkadia provides safe, effective, environmentally friendly tick control services in New Jersey. Avoid Tick Encounters Staying out of ticks' way is half the battle. The following tips can help prevent tick run-ins in the first place to reduce the risk of being bitten: Know Their Habitats Avoid Wooded Areas Stay Away from Areas With Brush or Tall Grass Walk on Pavement Instead of Grass When Possible If you must venture into places with heavy vegetation, check your clothing, gear, hair and body for ticks as soon as you get home. In addition to inspecting kids post-outing, check your furry family members for ticks. Shower immediately to further reduce the risk of tick-borne diseases. Repel Ticks Sometimes you can't avoid tick-prone areas....
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Common Mosquito Myths

For millions of years, mosquitoes have terrorized the world by helping spread disease and sickness. While these problematic insects have always been a nuisance to humans, they are still quite misunderstood. Here are some of the most common mosquito myths. Myth #1: All Mosquitoes Bite Mosquitoes are well known for being bloodthirsty pests. However, not all mosquitoes actually bite. In order to nourish their eggs, female mosquitoes must collect blood protein. Special chemical and heat sensors enable them to detect nearby animals to feast on. On the other hand, their male counterparts typically feed on plant sap and flower nectar. Myth #2: Mosquitoes Die After Biting You Some insects, such as honey bees, die after stinging their victim. Unfortunately, this is not the case with mosquitoes. Not only will mosquitoes survive after biting you, buy they will go on to produce more offspring. Myth #3: The Cold Weather Kills Mosquitoes...
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