When cool weather arrives, many homeowners use a wood stove or fireplace to aid in the warming of their home. But with the usage of firewood comes the risk of an insect infestation. Here are some tips you can use when using firewood in an attempt to keep harbored insects from becoming a nuisance to your property.
Avoid Getting Firewood From Outside Areas
It is best to obtain wood from an area in your current locale.
If you're in the market for a new home, you want to pay close attention to hidden dangers. One particular hidden danger you should look out for is termite infestation. If a home you're looking at has termites, you should walk away. The pests could have already caused considerable structural damage to the home. While a pre-purchase inspection will identify termite problems, by that time you might have already fallen in love with the home.
With its glossy black body and striking red hourglass marking, the black widow stands out from the typical house spider, and that's a good thing, because black widows are the most venomous spiders in North America. If your house is infested with black widows, follow the tips below to get rid of these dangerous spiders before someone gets bitten.
Starve the Black Widows
Like other spiders, black widows go where the food is plentiful.
If you're planning on having traditional termite tenting or whole house pest control service, then you may be wondering what you need to remove from your home and what can stay during the fumigation. During the time that your home is being fumigated, poisonous gas will be going through the house and could affect or contaminate certain things. It's important you take or move certain items when you leave for your alternative temporary living space.
Although ants may not be the peskiest of pests that can invade your home—those awards usually go to termites and roaches—they can still be an extreme annoyance from which you wish to be free. Read on and discover a few DIY ways that you can rid yourself from ants. If these methods are continually unsuccessful for you, consider calling on the services of a commercial pest-control service, such as Paffy's Pest Control.