Tuesday, August 11, 2015
So it’s summer again here in Fort Wayne—the perfect season to get in your boat, enjoy the warm breeze, and just create new awesome outdoor memories. However, before setting sail, you may want to ensure your boat is pest-free. When most people hear about pest management for boats, they usually think termite extermination, but boats can also be infested with rodents, and in some cases, the havoc they wreck is a lot worse. If you’re unfortunate enough to encounter rodents like mice, rats and, most recently, raccoons aboard your vessel, you must come up with a clever strategy to outwit them. Apart from being incredibly unpleasant, they cause a lot of damage that will definitely cost you—chewing anything and everything, from wires and plastic fittings to hoses and thru-hulls—and can even sink boats.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Summer may be a time for fun outdoor activities and travel, but the warm weather also increases the prevalence of pests. According to a report featured by NBC33 news, the tick and mosquito season has officially begun. For humans as well as household pets, mosquitoes and ticks are not just a nagging nuisance; they also pose a severe health hazard. For those who don’t know, the mosquito is regarded as the most dangerous animal on Earth, with the World Health Organization dubbing it responsible for thousands of human lives lost due to their disease-bearing properties.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Some household pests only come out at certain times of the year, but there are those that thrive in all seasons such as mice, roaches, spiders and raccoons. Using pesticides or traps against these creatures may seem effective at first, but this does not present a permanent solution because the rest of their species may still return. It’s also not safe because these pesticides could contain toxic substances dangerous to human health. That’s why pest elimination is best left to professional Fort Wayne exterminators, who use green methods to tackle pest infestations. Meanwhile, the most effective approach you can take is prevention. The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) laid out tips on how to create a pest-free indoor environment.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
American homes are no strangers to pest infestation. In select locales, different species of ants can call a specific dwelling their home. Of all these species, quite a few can actually destroy a home from the inside. They are aptly called carpenter ants, perhaps second behind termites for the title of most destructive house pest in existence. Yet, it’s sometimes hard to tell the two types of critters apart, making it necessary for you to discern and choose the right exterminator in Fort Wayne and elsewhere. Both carpenter ants and termites swarm during spring in order to mate and reproduce. Due to several qualities, it’s somewhat difficult to tell them apart from each other, though various differences still abound.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
There’s no denying that termites are among the worst nightmares of homeowners as these pests can eat away the supporting structures of a home. Stories of how termites can wreak havoc on a home are enough to send shivers among many people, knowing how these little insects can cause great damage on structures. Homeowners, however, aren’t the only ones worrying about termites. Commercial buildings are also at risk of termite infestation, making it a problem even for building owners. Fortunately, buildings, especially those with parts made of cellulose material, can be protected from termites with an effective Fort Wayne pest management strategy.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Summer is once again around the corner, and with warmer weather comes another army of ants making their way to houses everywhere. Ants are considered the top nuisance pests in America, and they are sure to make an appearance inside your home as the weather warms. With the help of eco-friendly pest control in Fort Wayne, however, you can bid adieu to these unwelcome critters while at the same time protecting your family from exposure to harmful pesticide chemicals. Why Ants Go Out During Summer Generally, ants are responsible in aerating the soil to make it more beneficial for plants, and they even feed on other pests like termites and fleas. Indeed, ants may be of great help outdoors, but there’s no way you should let them inside your home, since they could contaminate the food you eat or spread diseases. Moreover, some types of ants, when disturbed, can attack, causing a painful sting.
Friday, July 3, 2015
Nobody likes cockroaches showing up in their home as these dirty insects track in dirt and are a known vector for disease. They also happen to be quite smelly and unhygienic. Combined with their ability to crawl into almost everywhere, your food and health are definitely under threat. There are many ways to get rid of them, but quite a few of these options are also toxic to humans. Thankfully, experienced Fort Wayne exterminators know a few non-toxic, eco-friendly ways to get rid of them. Here are a few examples. Clean Things Up The best natural way to get rid or avoid a cockroach infestation is the simplest: keep your house clean. Cockroaches love dirty environments; it gives them a plethora of places to hide and a lot of food to feed on. A sink full of unwashed dishes and an open trash can are an invitation for roaches to move in. Ensure this doesn’t happen by always cleaning everything up; wash dishes promptly and place your garbage in sealed trash bags.