I knew that living in the country would come with a lot of changes, but I didn't realize how many pests I would have to deal with each day. Even the winter came with its own pest problems. My blog is all about the problematic pests that country living presents. You will find out what you can do to keep your home pest-free and how to eliminate the pests that have already moved into your home. Hopefully, my personal experiences can help you find the solutions to pest problems that you have and take back your home from the insects and rodents causing you troubles.
2 March 2016
There are many types of mosquitoes that can cause problems for Americans, including Anopheles mosquitoes. Here are three things you need to know about Anopheles mosquitoes. How are Anopheles mosquitoes identified? Anopheles mosquitoes have pale to dark brown bodies, and on their wings, they have four dark spots. They also have a rather distinctive feeding pattern. If one of these mosquitoes lands on you and starts to feed, you'll notice that it holds its body at a 45 degree angle instead of keeping its body straight like other types of mosquitoes do.
2 March 2016
Woodchucks, also called groundhogs, are large rodents that are found throughout much of the United States and Canada. These animals can cause major problems for gardeners. Here are three things gardeners need to know about woodchucks. How can you identify woodchucks? Woodchucks are in the same family as squirrels, so when you first see one, you may think it's an abnormally large squirrel. These brown-furred rodents can weigh as much as 13 pounds, which is about as much as a large house cat.
2 March 2016
If you have been hearing scratching sounds in your attic during daytime hours, you could very well have a squirrel problem to address. Squirrels are not nocturnal like raccoons and mice, making them noticeably heard if they decide to take up residence in your home's upper level. Here are some steps to take to remove squirrels and ensure they do not return in the future. Hire Some Help Quickly Since squirrels can harbor disease, it is best to have a pest control service come to your home to handle the removal of them from your attic.
1 March 2016
If you travel a lot, necessitating staying in hotel rooms while you are away, bed bugs are a risk you will need to take seriously. Since several people use the rooms, a bed bug infestation could easily be transferred to a hotel room by someone carrying them in their luggage or on their clothing. As soon as these bugs make their way to the hotel bed, they will burrow in and use travelers to obtain blood needed to keep them alive.
29 February 2016
Termites are a common pest that are often found on or in wooden items that are located in dark, damp places. They burrow in moist wood and eat the cellulose that it is made of, causing damage. If you have noticed a swarm of small, winged insects on the wooden steps that lead to your home's front porch, eliminate them with the following steps. Removing termites will prevent them from damaging the steps further or spreading and posing a threat to your home's exterior