Finding Better Ways to Pest-Proof Your Home

Keeping Mice Away From Your Garden Shed

If you have a shed on your property that you utilize to hold your gardening tools and landscaping items, you will want to take steps in keeping this enclosure free of mice. If mice get into your shed, they can gnaw through bagged materials and leave droppings amount your gardening supplies. Since mice carry bacteria, this puts you at risk for health problems if you are exposed to germs left behind.   Read More...

How To Prevent And Remove Silverfish

Silverfish are a common household pest that, despite their name, more closely resemble a cockroach or millipede than any type of aquatic animal. Silverfish are particularly nasty, as they eat paper and fabric throughout your home, which can cause damage to your carpeting and furniture if left unchecked. Thankfully, there are a number of steps that you can take to prevent silverfish from inhabiting your house, and removing them if they ever do manage to get inside.   Read More...

Do Mosquitoes Love To Feast On You? Plant These Plants To Keep Them Away

Mosquitoes are the most dangerous creature in the world, and they kill tens of millions of people each year with mosquito-borne diseases, such as encephalitis, yellow fever, and filariasis. Mosquitoes seem to like some people more than others and if they have chosen you to feast on, there are things you can do to keep them away. One thing is planting the below plants in your yard where you generally frequent, such as near a patio or a porch.   Read More...

What To Do About Scurrying Squirrels In The Walls And Ceiling

The sound of scurrying claws running across a ceiling may shock a homeowner. Fears are sure to run through a person's mind about a disease-carrying creature finding its way into the living room or the kitchen. If the hyperactive animal turns out to be a squirrel, people may breathe a sigh of relief since these critters are usually thought of as harmless. The presence of squirrels should be ignored, however, since they can cause damage to a home and present  health hazards.   Read More...

Man, That Hurts! 2 Simple Ways to Alleviate the Pain of a Fire-Ant Sting

Now that summer is in full-swing, you'll be heading outdoors for some fun in the sun. That means the fire ants will be heading out too. Unfortunately, you can't always see fire ants until it's too late. That's because they like to hide underground or around the base of trees. If you've never been stung by a fire ant, you're lucky. Their stings are extremely painful. Fire ants are related to bees and wasps, which is one of the reasons why their stings are so painful.   Read More...