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Tips to Prevent Pests From Entering Your Pantry

Pantry pests such as flour beetles and rice weevils invade homes and businesses on a regular basis. They seek the food inside pantries, such as wheat flour, rice and cereal. They infest food-storage areas and chew through boxed goods to reach the inner contents. These pests, including the Indian meal moth, will then lay their eggs in cracks and crevices of the pantry and increase their population. 3 Tips to Keep Pantry Pests Away Seal the Pantry Pests can easily get into your pantry through small cracks and crevices around the door. Attaching a rubber door bottom will prevent the pests from sneaking under the door and gaining access to the food in the pantry. You can also seal the cracks and other openings with silicone to create an impenetrable barrier. Remove Opened Goods Opened goods attract pantry pests by the dozens, including other pests such as roaches and rodents. If...
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Understanding Yellowjackets and Preventing Stings

Those who spend time outside are no strangers to yellowjackets and their painful stings, and you are likely wondering what you can do to avoid these pests. When you don't understand yellowjacket behavior, you are much more likely to get stung, but taking a look at what motivates them will get you moving along the right path. You will go outside without stress when you understand their behavior. Although you can never eliminate the risk, you can decrease your odds of getting stung by following a few tips. Common Nesting Sites Since yellowjackets are social wasps and will defend their nest if they feel threatened, knowing where they like to build nests is a good move. yellowjackets conceal their nests for safety reasons, and you can spot them in attics, under porches and underground. These stinging insects can even craft nests near outdoor furniture and under picnic tables. If you plan...
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Keeping Your Pets Pest-Free

If you have cats or dogs that you consider a part of the family, you will do your best to protect and keep them out of harm's way. Most pets will go outside on occasion and put themselves at risk for fleas, and you might not spot the signs of trouble from the start, preventing you from addressing the issue in the early stages. Fleas can carry and transmit a range of diseases to you and your pets, so you must strive to keep the pests at bay. Detection, elimination, and prevention are the steps you will need to take in order to keep your cats and dogs free from fleas. Detection Excessive scratching is the first red flag you will likely notice if your pets have fleas. Some pets will scratch so much that they will remove patches of fur, and moving fast will safeguard your animals from unneeded suffering....
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3 Things You Didn't Know About Ants

Ants don't hold back their wrath. They terrorize home and business owners without thinking twice, so the following facts shouldn't be hard for you to believe. Ants Attack Their Own Kind Some species are called slave-making ants because they are as aggressive as an attack dog. They ruin other colonies by waylaying the ants and killing their queens. If you take this into account, you will better understand how important it is to protect your home. Ants are like humans in that they will do just about anything to feed and expand their own colonies. Your home and your business provide the ideal conditions that these critters need to survive. However, with regular pest control treatments, your properties will be less vulnerable to an ant invasion. Ants Recruit Their Neighbors to Carry Out Their Agenda Inside the nests of some ant species, fungus is cultivated. Scientists have always thought that these...
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Why DIY Pest Control Is a Bad Idea

No matter where you live or what steps you take to safeguard yourself, you could encounter pests when you least expect it, and you might be wondering what you should do to get rid of them when they strike. If you are like many homeowners who want to save money, you are curious about at-home solutions that promise to get the job done. However, pest control products from the store won't always give you the results you had expected. Pest Control Solutions Are Not Universal Many pest control products promise to treat a range of pests, but no solution is universal. Buying the wrong pesticide or treating for the wrong pest will stop you from getting rid of the invaders. Many people repeat this mistake several times before realizing that their approach is not working. You Can Create Additional Risks You can find some pest control products that work if you...
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