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Do You Have Bed Bugs?

What Are Bed Bugs? Bed bugs are small, flat, wingless insects that range in color but are typically white or brown.They feed on humans and pets, which is why people end up with bites when bed bugs arepresent in their home. Bed bugs usually hide during the day and are active at night when theyfeed. While their bites do not necessarily spread disease directly to people, they may cause people toscratch at the bite causing breaks in the skin that can get infected easily. The bites can alsocause an allergic reaction in some people. For these reasons, action should be taken when bedbugs are discovered in your home. Where Can You Find Bed Bugs? Bed bugs are not regionalized. They are most often found in hotels, motels, hostels, shelters,and apartment complexes where large numbers of people come and go. However, they can endup in homes a couple different ways. They can...
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Cockroaches: When You See One, You May Have Hundreds

mayhaveroachesCockroaches are one of the most, if not the most, common pests across the country, but also one of the most widely loathed. While the vast majority of renters and homeowners already see at least one cockroach in their home once in their life, cockroaches in Los Angeles are becoming even more common in California homes. Local drought conditions have made outdoor water sources sparse, sending cockroaches and other pests inside to find the hydration they need to survive and reproduce. Unfortunately, they aren’t very picky and may become problems in almost any place containing food, making getting rid of cockroaches easier said than done. Before you call your Los Angeles pest control service, take a moment to educate yourself on how these irritating insects may come to find themselves in your home. Problems Associated with Cockroaches In addition to being just plain creepy and leaving a mess behind in the...
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Homemade Pest Control for Termite Treatment

gettingridtermitesTermite problems are one of the worst things homeowners can imagine, but they are also very common, so common that termites cost American homeowners more than $5 billion each year. Professional termite treatment can be costly, so many homeowners seek home remedies to deal with these destructive pests. Unfortunately, home remedies are rarely an effective solution, and while professional services can be costly, damage resulting from inadequate elimination attempts is even more so, so it’s recommended that homeowners simply hire professionals. However, home remedies can be used to minimize or prevent the spread of termites until a professional exterminator can provide treatment. Once you’ve scheduled your appointment with a professional pest control service, try these home remedies to keep your termites under control while you wait for help. Essential Oils There are a number of essential oils, including orange oil, neem oil, clove oil, and garlic oil that are toxic to...
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