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Steps To Prevent Your Pet From Getting Fleas

Female fleas can produce at a rate of 40-50 eggs per day for around 50 days. Once fleas have reached your pet’s fur, it's all suffering from there. To avoid this, use these steps to prevent your pet from getting fleas. Limit Your Pet’s Outside Time Pets love being active. They need time each day to run wild or roam freely outside. Although, too much time outdoors increases the risk of your pet getting fleas. Fleas will hitch a ride on any mammal they can. You don't want that mammal to be your pet. Instead of them spending too much time outside, create a fun and spacious environment for your pet inside. Spend time with them and use toys to entertain them.  Beware of Contact With Other Wild Animals One of the most common ways your pet picks up fleas is through exposure to other animals. Fleas can come from squirrels,...
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What To Do After You Get Stung by a Bee?

Bees are a vital part of a healthy ecosystem, and they are essential for agriculture too. That does not mean you want them building a nest near your home. Bees and wasps can be territorial, and you may find yourself the victim of a bee sting despite your best efforts to avoid them. Here’s what to do if that happens.  Don’t Panic The most crucial thing to do after you are stung by a bee is to avoid panicking. That’s often easier said than done. Bee stings hurt, and they come as a surprise. However, staying calm means you can respond quickly and in the best way possible.  If you have accidentally disturbed a nest, it is best to swiftly but calmly remove yourself from the general area. Honey bees can only sting once before dying, but other types of bees and wasps can sting multiple times. Wasps will sometimes bite...
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Dangers and Damages of a Rodent infestation

  No one wants to see is a mouse or rat scurrying around their home. As of 2017, it is estimated that 21 million U.S. households experience a rodent infestation each year. That is an astounding number. You may think that a stray rodent running around is no big deal, but they can cause a lot of damage. Not just to your home, but to your health too. Here are some dangers and damages of a rodent infestation.  Health Risks While one rodent is not a huge deal, they reproduce incredibly quickly. So, if you see one, there are probably more hiding in other places. As their population grows, so do the health risks. Rodents can easily spread viruses and bacteria through their feces. Common diseases carried by rodents include Hantavirus, Salmonella and the Bubonic Plague. Breathing in fumes from their feces can also exacerbate allergy and asthma symptoms. Rodents can...
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Effective Methods for Keeping Ants Out of the Kitchen

Your kitchen is the heart of your home. It is the central hub for nourishing your family and entertaining your guests. The last thing you want is the presence of pests, such as a trail of ants roaming around your floors or countertops. How do you stop ants from invading your home?  Try these five effective methods for keeping your kitchen ant-free: Sweep and Mop Floors Regularly Ants are experts at finding crumbs and food residue, so they must be regularly stopped at their own game. Make it a habit to sweep at least twice a day, even if the floors appear to be clean. Ants also have a sneaky method of leaving behind pheromone trails to map out paths for finding foods. Mop with a white vinegar solution and an antibacterial cleaner to remove their tracks and confuse their plans. Use the Scent of Citrus Fortunately, the smell of citrus...
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The Two Best Ways To Prevent Cockroaches

Roaches are probably the most common and most distressing pest there is. In addition to their appearance, roaches can be a health hazard. Roaches can carry and spread germs and diseases, presenting a special danger to infants and the elderly.  Roaches hide in the walls and dark spaces of a home, coming out in the dark to search for food when humans are asleep. Seeing one or more roaches is usually an indication of a much bigger problem. Find them and seal them off The first step in keeping roaches out of your home is cutting off their food sources. Keep food stored in sealed containers. Sweep up crumbs and wipe up spills immediately. The harder you make it to find food, the better chance you have of keeping roaches away. Look for signs of roaches in the obvious places, like under sinks and appliances and around openings to the outside. If...
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