Showing posts from August, 2017

Oh No, I Found Termites!

According to the National Pest Management Association, termites cause an estimated $5 million worth of damage annually to homes and other businesses in the United States. Even if your home is made of brick or stone, termites can still do damage on structural supports, windows and door frames, insulation, plaster, baseboards and even items like books. Does Your Home Have Termites - Wood damage: This is probably the most well-known sign that termites have entered your home. Severely damaged, when tapped, will sound hollow. - Mud tubes: You may also see mud tubes along walls, baseboards or in crack and crevices. - Blistering, sagging laminate flooring: This is often a sign that termites are hard at work in the floorboards underneath. A spongy floor is also a red flag. - Unexplained cracks: Whether it's an exterior wall or an interior wall, it could be a sign that termites are presents. Cracks along ceilings, beams, decks and wooden fences could also mean there are termit

What You May Have Not Have Known About Groundhogs

If you've traveled around the Lake area, you may have seen groundhogs out and about. Although these furry creatures may be cute, they can tear apart your yard in search of food and a safe place to burrow. We see these groundhogs all over the place, but how much do we know about them? Best Pest Control has a few interesting facts you may not have known about groundhogs. They're Related To Squirrels  Groundhogs are a type of rodent known as a marmot, which are closely related to squirrels. Groundhogs can be found all over North America. In fact, they're the most widely distributed marmot, some are even found in Alaska  Woodchuck Has Nothing To Do With Wood Groundhogs have many different names including whistle-pig for their tendency to emit short, high-pitched whistles. They're also known as land beavers, but their most famous nickname is the woodchuck. However, the name woodchuck doesn't have anything to do with wood. It's thought to be take

Common Pest Control Myths DEBUNKED!

When it comes to pest control, many homeowners believe they can solve a problem with a simple DIY trick. What actually works though? We want our customers to be smarter about pest control, so we've debunked some common myths about pest control. Myth: My cat will take care of the rodents.  Truth: Most domestic cats have no interest in being your pest control technician. While they may chase mice and catch one occasionally, they do it out of a playful spirit. They don't see mice as a threat that they need to get rid of, so they will typically ignore them. Rodents can avoid your pets by traveling on surfaces and in spaces your pets can't reach. They may even be more attracted to your home because of your pet's food and droppings. Myth: My house is clean, so I don't have a pest problem. Truth: Your house is not shielded from pests because it's clean. This myth, unfortunately, causes a lot of homeowners to drop their guard and become susceptible to infestati

Reasons Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others

Have you ever spent a summer evening hanging outside with friends only to find yourself covered in itchy red mosquito bites and your friends saying they have none? You're not alone! It turns out that mosquitoes really are drawn to some people more than others. While scientists don't yet have a cure for mosquito bites other than not getting bit, they do have some ideas as to why some of us are getting eaten alive and others are untouched. Here are a few reasons as to why your summers may be spent constantly itching mosquito bites. You're Pregnant Unfortunately, those who probably want to get bit the least are the ones who attract mosquitoes the most. In several different studies, pregnant women have been found to attract mosquitoes twice as much as others. This is probably due to the fact that they exhale about 21 percent more carbon dioxide and on average are about 1.26 degrees warmer than others. You Have The Right Blood Type Just like you have favorite foods, m