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Spring Cleaning is Key

Those lengthening days and warmer temperatures give everyone a little extra spring in their step and the desire to start on a new project. By getting your spring cleaning done now, you’ll be ahead of the game, and you’ll be sure you don’t have any unwanted houseguests to contend with come summer.

Basement and Attic

These storage […]

5 Common Myths About Ticks

Lyme disease, which is transmitted by the bite of a deer tick, is a painful, debilitating condition that can cause permanent damage to the joints, heart, and nervous system. Other kinds of ticks, including wood ticks and dog ticks, can transmit other diseases to people and pets which, if less well-known than Lyme, can be […]

Gearing Up for Spring: Pests to Watch Out For at Home

Spring may bring warmer temperatures to Indiana, but it also means a generally wet climate. Besides worrying about the rain, however, think about the unwanted housemates that the season could bring to your property as well.

The season could mean new housemates that come in the form of ants, bees, and spiders. Here’s what you can […]

S.L.E.E.P.: A Guide to Better Sleep at Home and in Hotel Rooms

The rate of bed bug treatments from last year indicates that Indianapolis ranks among the top US metro areas with this particular pest problem. In fact, it’s only ten places behind the four areas with the highest incidence rates of bed bug infestations (Baltimore, Washington D.C., Chicago, and New York).

When faced with an infestation at home, […]

Pest Issues in the US You May Have Missed

Pests are unwanted guests for any property owner. Who would like to see wasps and termites chewing off their valuables, and who would want to stay up all night with bed bugs as their bed mates? Pest issues plagued several regions of the US recently. Here is an incident that made the news, in case […]

Rats in the Restaurant: How to Avoid a Rodent Infestation

 

If you are a restaurant owner, a rodent infestation is most likely your worst nightmare, and it can lead to your restaurant being shut down for good. Rats and mice bring with them dangerous germs and diseases, and they seem to multiply by the minute. Cities with high populations of people have enormous numbers of […]

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite: Debunking Common Myths About Bed Bugs

The infamous Cimex lectularius: the bed bug. There are few pests that induce the same sense of anxiety. They bite. They drink our blood. They leave red swollen marks that itch. And they often do it while we’re asleep and helpless.

Bed bugs are flat, reddish-brown insects that can be as small as the head of […]

How Integrated Pest Management Works

Globalization and increased mobility in recent decades have allowed increasing numbers of invasive species to cross geographic borders.
This has complicated the task of pest management, but strategies are now available that effectively control pests while posing few risks to the environment.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a broad-based, effective, and environmentally sustainable approach that relies on […]

Spiders Be Gone!

If you live in a house or an apartment, seeing the occasional spider is just a part of life.
A typical house spider is a common pest that comes in all shapes and sizes, and while some are actually helping you out in ways you may not realize, there are dangerous and even deadly types that […]

Dryer Sheets Won’t Make Bedbugs Bounce

When you have an infestation in your home, your first goal is to treat it as effectively and inexpensively as possible. With articles recommending plenty of ways to take care of bed bugs on your own, you might start thinking that you don’t even need to use pest control in order to take care of […]