No pests are good pests, but there are certain kinds that can seriously upset certain non-human members of your household. We’re talking about fleas, and if you have a dog or cat, you know that they can be notoriously difficult to control. You do all of the right things, buy all the right medicines but somehow they just keep coming back. Well, chances are the problem lies in your grass.
There’s no question what’s happening when you see a home in your neighborhood covered in colorful tarps. You know that for one reason or another that home is being fumigated. And when you live in Florida you can bet your money on the fact that the fumigation is hoping to eradicate termites from the structure.
Sometimes, no matter how effectively you follow watering and mowing guidelines you just can't seem to keep your grass looking green and healthy. You’ve tried all the tricks, tips, and old wives tales and you find yourself at a loss. It’s almost as if something down below is eating your lawn. Well, it just might be. There are sneaky pests that love to make their home under the leafy blades of your front yard and they can wreak havoc on your turf costing you tons of time and money.
Is it just us, or are cockroaches some of the grossest bugs around? And the truth is, some (but not all) cockroaches are dirty and carry diseases that they pick up from their environment and track through your home on their bodies. So there is a good reason to want them out of your house. Plus, cockroaches are known for triggering allergies and even asthma in people living in infested homes. I think we can all agree that roaches are less than desirable housemates, but are your pest control methods enough to send them packing?
When you're asked think about irrigation what first comes to mind? Is it the sprinkler system you have buried in your front yard? That’s a common first thought. Perhaps you think of the large systems that farmers use to water entire crops. Both of these things are types of irrigating systems, but another that you may not immediately think of is drip irrigation. This type of watering is ideal in many different situations. Here are some of its more popular uses.
You’ve heard the statistics and read all the termite horror stories. You know that fumigation is the best solution for eliminating your termite infestation. But how do you know when it's time to fumigate your own home?
Summer is the perfect time of year for termites to swarm around your home and yard. They thrive in the damp, warm environment created from the combination of hot days and heavy afternoon rains. So, right now you might be beginning to make some plans to fumigate your house this fall. You’ll do plenty of research about how you can prepare your home for fumigation. You’ll make plans to get your family and your pets out of the house for a few days.
Remember the old days when your mom or dad would have to stand outside with a hose multiple times a day to make sure that the yard and plants get enough water to survive the summer heat? They didn’t know the difference, but the idea sounds crazy in this age of high tech home irrigation systems. But as much as we all love having a set it and forget it sprinkler system installed on our properties, there are some common irrigation problems that can pop up if you’re not keeping a close eye.
The grass has always been greener on the other side of the fence, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. You too can have fresh green grass with a brand new sod install. Not only will it amp up your home’s natural beauty, but it will make a great first impression when it comes time to sell. Whether you choose the do-it-yourself route or hire a company to professionally install your sod there are a couple of things you might want to consider before placing that brand new sod on your property.
One of the newer trends in home pest control is the ultrasonic pest repeller which emits high-frequency sounds to repel rodents and other pests. These devices release ultrasound which is too high pitched for human ears but is highly disturbing to some animals. In theory, these devices sound great, like they may be a one-time solution to all of your pest control needs, but are they really the thing you’ve been looking for?