Pests

How To Get Rid Of Termites Yourself

Termites may be small but the damage they cause is definitely not. The worst thing about termites is that they are not only very dangerous but also act silently. This means that termites might be living and thriving in your home while you remain totally clueless. By the time you notice signs of damage, it [...]

What Do Bed Bugs Look Like? FAQ

When we hear of bed bugs most of us think of small bugs which are close to invisible, that infest our beds due to improper cleaning of the beddings or immediate surroundings. Contrary to this popular belief, bed bugs are actually visible! We hardly see them because they are usually active in dark places. During [...]

How To Kill Bed Bugs Naturally

There are a number of natural methods that can be used to kill bedbugs. These natural methods actually also tend to be the most effective making them the preferred treatment to get rid of bed bugs in your home. Suffocation - cover all your beddings and furniture using plastic bags and encasements. Ensure that there [...]

How to Use Diatomaceous Earth For Bed Bugs

Food Drade Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is not harmful to humans, but is very lethal to bedbugs. Once the bedbugs come into contact with the treatment, they die since the treatment severely dehydrates their bodies. Before you begin the application process, you will have to steam clean or vacuum your box springs, carpets, mattresses and all [...]

How To Kill Bed Bugs In Clothes

One of the grossest and most uncomfortable parts of a bed bug infestation is when they get into your clothes. This puts them right up against your skin for feating purposes and is enough to make anyone's skin crawl. If you have an infestation there is a very simple thing you can do to get [...]

What Kills Bed Bugs? FAQ

Some of the most frequently asked questions regarding bed bug control revolves around what kills bed bugs. These are stubborn and resilient pests, and there is a lot of misinformation about what does and doesn't kill bed bugs, so hopefully this FAQ will clear up any questions. Let's start out with more natural, or homeopathic [...]

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How To Kill Flying Termites

Flying termites are just common termites that are in their winged life stage. This phase is part of their reproduction cycle. While they are breeding adults at this stage and don't cause significant damage themselves, they create thousands of termite wood-chewing offspring. Flying termites seek new locations for their colonies. It you find winged termites [...]

How To Kill Subterranean Termites

Finding termites in yourhome can be frustrating. Being able to identify the type of termite and the steps needed to get rid of the termites is a valuable skill. This is a guide on how to kill subterranean termites in your home. Subterranean termites are the most common type of termite. They need moisture to [...]

How To Kill Drywood Termites

Drywood termites can be very destructive to any wooden structure. From the name itself, they are species of termites that are highly adaptable to dry areas. Unlike subterranean termites, drywood termites don't need to have contact with soil to nest underground nor do they need moisture. They directly infest dry woods and create tunnels and [...]

How To Kill Termites Naturally – 4 Effective Methods

In nature, termites are considered environmentally beneficial as they help to clear out fallen trees and rotten stumps. However, termites can be quite destructive when they start attacking your home and can cause massive damage if their progress remains unchecked. As such, it is of the utmost importance that any homeowner be able to identify [...]

Termite Identification

Termites are eurosocial insects that live in colonies and often number several hundreds or millions at a given time. Their colonies are decentralized but well organized. Activity is guided by swarm intelligence that exploits sources of food and environments unavailable to an insect acting alone. A termite colony comprises of workers, alates (winged male and [...]

DIY Termite Control Options

Termites can be dangerous, especially when they invade your house. They eat plant cellulose or plant fibers. They are classified according to their feeding behavior and the general groupings include soil-feeding, subterranean, dry-wood, grass-eating and damp-wood species. The dry-wood and subterranean species are largely responsible for the destruction of man-made structures. You should treat them [...]

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Flying Termites

Most people refer to termites as silent destroyers because they are known to secretly hide and thrive in your home without any signs of damage. The termites are known to feed on cellulose based plant materials. Termites can infest any home provided they can find something to feed on. This is why it is very [...]

Drywood Termites

If you’re concerned that your home is infested by drywood termites then the best way to confirm your suspicions is to look for their fecal pellets. This is because drywood termites have a very distinctive fecal matter called “frass.” They are at least 1mm long hexagonal shaped pellets that can be found at the base [...]

The Different Types of Termites

Termites are commonly known as ‘silent destroyers’ as they have the capacity to destroy your basement, yard or furniture, and pretty much anything made of wood of plant cellulose without any immediate signs of damage. Proper identification of various termites is crucial for effective pest control in homes. The nesting behavior and moisture requirement of [...]