Monday, December 15, 2014
Cockroaches are some of the best products of survival in nature. They have been around for millennia, and can survive in any place and in any weather. This means that while they are found in Chicago’s City Hall, they can also be creeping in the crevices of your Fort Wayne home. To make matters worse, roaches have the habit of migrating indoors during cold weather, so you could likely be sharing indoor warmth with these creepy crawlers. Pest control experts say that one of the best ways of getting rid of roaches is by starving them, which can be done by keeping your home clean, especially in places where food is kept. Make sure to clean up the dining table after every meal. Not only that, kitchen sinks also should be aptly dried of excess water. Likewise, stoves, refrigerators, microwaves, and cupboards should be free of crumbs and food wastes.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Once they have settled in a residence, their presence can immediately be felt by homeowners – these rodents are notorious for gnawing at electric cables, puncturing holes on practically anything they can get their teeth on, and nibbling on any human food they can get to. Ruining food and property notwithstanding, rodents are to be feared mainly for the wide variety of virulent viruses they carry, like leptospirosis, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, and Lassa Fever. Such diseases, once contracted, can not only affect a household, but could also spread to neighboring homes. It doesn’t help that rodents are also notorious for breeding at an alarming rate (a close second only to cockroaches).
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Unpleasant odors – One surefire sign of a roach infestation is the presence of a foul odor. Common American cockroaches emit a strong, unpleasant smell, which is extremely evident inside an infested building and on items roaches may have crawled on. These odors are so distinct that a skilled Fort Wayne exterminator may be able to tell if a building is infested by merely sniffing the air. A single roach doesn’t emit a strong, perceptible odor on its own; but when these pests swarm, they give off that characteristically foul oily or musky smell. Egg casings – All cockroach species produce casings, called oothecae, which contain multiple eggs–about 10 or 20 inside each casing. They are brown in color, and range from 5 mm to 10 mm in length. If you see these small, brownish, elongated egg casings in your home, you might have an infestation under your nose.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Wood damage – Wood damage is a sure indicator that termites have taken hold in some parts of your home. Termites damage wood according to a distinctive pattern—when they eat, they leave nothing but bits of wood grain. Some termite species, however, are known to destroy wood from inside out, so damage may not be visible on the surface. In probing for an infestation, bang on the wooden parts, and listen closely. If the wood yields a thudding, dull sound, that could indicate the presence of termites. Tunnels – Termites construct tunnels of mud outside brickwork, walls, concrete posts & slabs, and other dense structural materials. They use these tunnels when they can’t burrow through a specific object, such as a concrete wall.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Cartoonish as it might sound, it works: having a cat at home works as a great means of repelling rats and other rodents without resorting to chemical warfare. Even if your cat isn’t especially keen on catching mice, the scent of a live feline prowling around the house should already be enough of a deterrent. Even if you already have an infestation that you want to drive out, there are still ways you can get rid of pests without endangering the health of your family. For one, you can opt to hire reliable Fort Wayne pest management companies like Liberty Pest, Inc. that specialize in natural pest control methods.
Monday, November 3, 2014
No matter how well your lifestyle may be, there’s a really good chance your home in Indiana’s Summit City could have some sort of pest problem. Silverfish for one—they are small, wingless, and nocturnal insects that consume anything with polysaccharides, which is to say anything from corn starch to paper. Short of blasting your home with potentially-harmful substances though, there are many natural, but highly effective means of pest control in Fort Wayne, IN that you can try to get rid of a silverfish infestation.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
The most critical sign of a rat infestation is the presence of living rats. These critters prefer to be invisible to humans, so if you can see them in plain sight with some regularity, you may already have a full-blown infestation in your hands. Another way to tell is if you see damaged corners and large holes on floorboards or walls. Rats can gnaw incessantly and their teeth are strong enough to break through a lot of household materials. Where to get help for your rat problem If you want more information on how to protect your home from rats or get rid of those that are already in your property, call a trusted exterminator in Fort Wayne like Liberty Pest Inc. These professionals are well-equipped to eliminate the pests that are present in your home and provide you with solutions to keep them from returning.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Mass sightings of adult bugs is the greatest clue that you may already have a bug infestation. You may also see damage in your house plants, an indication of the bugs feeding. In the case of stink bugs, it’s in your best interest not to disturb these pests, as they can produce a strong foul odor. Once you encounter these signs, your best recourse is to contact a professional Fort Wayne exterminator. Getting rid of bugs naturally Choosing an organic way to get rid of bugs will help keep you and your family healthy and safe. That said, consider purchasing a boric acid powder product for your home. This natural chemical acts as a stomach poison to many bugs and can be used to control them. Boric acid is less toxic to humans than table salt.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The NPMA also stresses the importance of seeking professionals for pest control. Although you may be tempted to exterminate the bugs yourself, you may not know the safe methods to do it or you might not accomplish the task successfully. When you need to get rid of dangerous, unsanitary, or unsightly critters in your Indiana home, you can turn to professional pest management in Fort Wayne to properly do the job. Aside from the common household pests in Indiana (like roaches, ants, and spiders), there are some stinging insects that make their presence felt in the state during fall. You might suddenly find nests of paper wasps, which turn aggressive when threatened, in your porch ceilings or attics. You may also see bald-faced hornets that are outright hostile, so you better not attempt handling them on your own.
Monday, October 6, 2014
So what happens if you have to apply pesticides on your own? How could you keep yourself and your family safe? For one, don’t use any techniques or products that use chemicals for pest control. Chemicals should be utilized only for their intended purposes; always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when doing so. Also, buy only what you need, so there won’t be a lot of hazardous chemicals to store. Of course, the best way to minimize exposure to harmful pesticides is to hire companies that perform professional pest control in Fort Wayne and only use safe products and techniques. As a homeowner, you have the responsibility to protect your family against the hidden dangers that might be plaguing your home.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Wasps do not seek out and sting humans arbitrarily – they are merely “following their noses”. This means wasps are attracted by strong odors in general, including human sweat. They are also drawn to bright colors. Entry points into the house, such as torn screens, open vents, holes in walls, and the like should be sealed. Leftover picnic food should be disposed of properly because they don’t just attract bears and raccoons. Setting a trap Another natural way to deter wasps is by trapping them using custom or commercial traps filled with either water or sweet-smelling liquid such as lemonade. Once trapped, the insects will tire out and drown in the liquid.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Ants lead each other around their environment with an invisible trail. Using a cleanser made from 1/4 cup vinegar, 2 cups water and 10 to 15 drops of peppermint, clove, eucalyptus or tea tree essential oil, you can eradicate ant trails to prevent their return. You could also render their trails useless by sprinkling powdered cinnamon, paprika or cayenne pepper across them. No more silverfish in the “sea” Silverfish thrive in warm, damp environments in the kitchen and bathroom. The first step to removing them is clearing the area of food particles and insect eggs. Second, dust with either diatomaceous earth or boric acid (do not use boric acid if you have pets).
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Wasps are a type of insect that can invoke mixed feelings. On one hand, they continue to prove very useful, as they prey on other insects and help keep the pest population down. On the other, they themselves act as pests—and a dangerous type at that, with aggressive stings that can cause severe allergic reactions and, in the case of some people, even death. When found in an area with little to no people, wasp nests are best left alone. When found in the home or property, however, it is important to not deal with it by yourself, but to immediately seek professional pest management in Fort Wayne. As an article published last August 15th on the agriculture section of The Elkhart Truth attests.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
When it comes to pest control, it can be argued that none is more needed than in a fruit or vegetable orchard. While it is important that any place occupied by people is pest-free, the amount of produce grown in orchards often attracts the deadliest of pests. As detailed in an article published by the Good Fruit Grower last August 18th, there is quite the increase of yellow jackets and wasps at orchards and produce markets, which can be quite the hazard to people: Not only do these critters sting humans, they damage ripe fruit, gouging out chunks varying in size from small holes to nothing-left-but-the-core. In u-pick orchards or farm stands, the consequences of biting into an apple or pear— or drinking a cup of juice —that has attracted a wasp can be life-threatening. A sting in the mouth or throat for some can lead to deadly swelling.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
A simple and common kitchen item like vinegar can serve as an excellent alternative to chemical pesticides, which pose health hazards, if wrongly administered. As the article explains, vinegar is capable of disrupting ants’ trails, generating confusion. It may not kill them, but vinegar sure does keep them at bay, at least for the meantime. Other home remedies like peppermint oil that also serve as safer alternatives in controlling pests also promote the idea of using earth-friendly products, which is beneficial in terms of sustaining the environment, not only for today but for the generations to come.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Opting for these simple alternatives yield a number of benefits and advantages, like more savings, since your synthetic pesticide usage will decrease significantly. They also lessen harmful impact of pesticides, not only on the health of your family but also the environment. Sometimes though, pests can really become stubborn and a little helping hand from the experts is needed. The moment you realize that your amateur efforts fail to curb the infestation of spiders and other forms of bugs and pests in your home, it becomes more ideal to instead ask for assistance from a trusted bug and termite exterminator in Fort Wayne.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Despite their small size and the size of their bites, it’s easy to tell where they have been munching. Small holes on book pages and yellow stains on fabric are the most apparent indicators of their presence. The number of holes and stain spots may show how large their population is and what kind of pest management in Fort Wayne is needed to eradicate them altogether. Surprisingly though, silverfish don’t bite or transfer infectious disease to humans like other pests. However, in large numbers they can become annoying and destructive so they have to be taken care of. Minor silverfish infestations can be dealt with by performing some simple at-home pest management techniques, including spraying home-made citrus solution.
Monday, August 11, 2014
With the technology that weather forecasters have, it’s not surprising how quick they can predict the series of thunderstorms awaiting to drench Fort Wayne throughout summer. Even so, there are other species aside from humans that can perform accurate weather predictions. One of which is ants, which experts say have the ability to predict seasons by differentiating the lengths of days. This ability of ants, although quite amazing, can prove devastating to houses, especially during summer when some species seek shelter from the thunderstorms. Besides shelter, ants also seek food for survival throughout the season of unpredictable weather patterns. This food can be pet food, stored goods, and even the house’s drywall. Simply put, ants can be very troublesome and costly to deal with.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
While Vanderburgh County is located in the southern parts of Indiana, who’s to say that the mosquitoes won’t make their way up to northern areas like Allen County? In fact, Fort Wayne runs its own Mosquito Surveillance and Control Program from May to October because mosquitoes have been responsible for some of the city’s deadliest outbreaks since the 1970s. In spite of this government program, residents still need ample protection from mosquitoes with the help of experienced Fort Wayne exterminators like Liberty Pest, Inc. Aside from mosquitoes, these professionals can also deal with ants, spiders, rodents, and other pests. For now, mosquitoes will be their top priority given how dangerous chikungunya is.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
A common green option is the use of floating row covers, where porous plastic fabric is wrapped around plants to shield them from insects; the sheet is translucent, allowing sufficient light to reach the leaves while keeping them safe from outside threats. A version of this incorporates sticky sections that are colored to be attractive so that they can trap particular insects. Artificial pheromones are also available to lure pests into traps, hindering their chances to reproduce and making a dent on their overall numbers. This method is especially effective when combined with the previous two techniques, since pheromones serve as an early warning system due to their tendency to attract the males that usually serve as advance scouts for itinerant pest species.
Monday, July 14, 2014
"Clean Kitchens Any expert in pest management in Fort Wayne, IN will tell you that the best way to prevent roaches from invading your restaurant would be to keep the kitchen and bathrooms spotless at all times. Enforce a strict “Clean as You Go” rule with all your employees. Cockroaches are hard to deter and even harder to get rid of, especially on your own. If you find yourself struggling to do so, you may want to call in a Fort Wayne pest management service like Liberty Pest Management, Inc. Many pest control experts use natural pest control methods instead of harsh chemicals, which is a perfect way to get rid of roaches yet keeping your food safe for consumption."
Saturday, July 12, 2014
"Bright Clothes Several studies have shown that mosquitoes are naturally attracted to dark colored clothing. Shades of blue are their favorite. If you still have that bright beach polo from Hawaii, now is definitely the time to wear it. Apart from these natural preventive measures, you may want to ask a trusted pest control service in Fort Wayne like Liberty Pest Management, Inc. to inspect your home. An experienced exterminator can help you locate areas in your home that may be collecting the stagnant water that mosquitoes love so much. Exterminators can also advise you on other natural pest control methods that keep mosquitoes at bay without threatening the health of your family."
Thursday, July 10, 2014
"Responsible Fort Wayne exterminators, such as Liberty Pest, Inc., may be able to help with identifying and eliminating relatively harmful spiders. In general, spiders play a role in containing insect populations, so people can’t just kill them on sight. Seeing a tarantula approach, though, could get a normally composed person all worked up. The article gives some helpful pointers on how to recognize spider species: Color It’s easy to panic at the sight of a spider, but stay calm and study their appearance from a distance. Start with their regular colors. The marbled spider, for example, has an abdomen with predominantly yellow parts, but its legs have red and white stripes. Some spiders have bright colors, while some camouflage their appearance."
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that people infected with chikungunya do acquire immunity from the virus once they are well. However, newborn children and people already afflicted with other illnesses are vulnerable to serious cases. Chikungunya is usually carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is abundant in Indiana. A mosquito and termite exterminator in Fort Wayne such as Liberty Pest Inc., would usually evaluate your home and implement environment-friendly measures to ward off the mosquito threat. Some experts recommend to throw away leftover water from the kiddie pool and to dispose of old tires after draining them of water inside the tubes. Allen County Health Commissioner Deborah McMahan adds that people should wear insect repellent and stay indoors when the mosquitoes are out in force."
Sunday, June 8, 2014
"Ringgold, GA and Fort Wayne, IN are separated by more than 500 miles, but households in both cities experience similar problems with ants. Households that need effective pest management in Fort Wayne should not hesitate to call a reliable service to help combat ants in the upcoming days. Ants are difficult pests to deal with due to the fact that colonies can quickly grow to numbers reaching 500,000 for 15 years, which is a queen ant’s average life span. Moreover, ants can quickly relocate their colonies if their home is ever compromised."
Friday, June 6, 2014
"Ants can be beneficial or obstructive, depending on their environment. The problems that they can pose to a household may urge homeowners like you to contact a service that provides superb pest control in Fort Wayne. On one hand, ants are beneficial because their tunneling habits effectively aerate and mix the soil, making it ideal for cultivation. These critters also eat pests that are otherwise harmful to a farmer’s yield. On the other hand, ants can sneak into the small crevices of a house and consume food and water sources hidden inside. Their numbers (colonies of which typically reach 300,000) can also pose problems."
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
"Rodent infestations can affect any family in any home, especially in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In a recent report by the Fort Wayne-Allen County Health Department, health issues due to rodent infestations prompted the closure of a saloon and a cinema complex. When your house is in need of more active options to squelch out the rats and mice, skilled Fort Wayne exterminators like Liberty Pest Management Inc. can guide you on what to do. Some piping in your house, such as PVC piping, are vulnerable to punctures by rat bites; water pipes carry the highest danger of contamination due to potential leptospirosis transmission from urine. You can counter the biting by spraying the sections of pipe with a mix of salad oil, garlic, horseradish, and cayenne pepper. The smell of the mix will be enough to keep the rats from gnawing on the pipes again."
Monday, June 2, 2014
"Residents of Fort Wayne, Indiana may have come across silverfishes at some point. The insects may seem harmless at first, but you may not be as welcoming when they are full-grown and raising havoc on organic materials such as rayon, silk sheets, paper, and leather hides (especially those of hard-bound books). When you are pressed to keep the silverfish infestation at bay, an exterminator from Fort Wayne like the team at Liberty Pest Management Inc. can help you out. Taking out the silverfish requires a deep understanding of the insect itself. The bug sports two large antennae at the front and three small antennae at its tail, and is protected by a hard exoskeleton. Female silverfish are known to lay eggs at any given time of the year and the offspring achieve adult size– a half-inch– within four months."
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Hiring an experienced Fort Wayne exterminator will also save you from all the hassle of going around the house and spraying pesticides left and right. Professionals know exactly where the nests of the pests are located and target them strategically.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Consider hiring a professional, too, so you won’t need to conduct the pest control treatments by yourself, and thereby save your time and energy. Reliable Fort Wayne pest management companies employ safe methods that effectively deal not only with rodents, but also other kinds of pests like ants, cockroaches, ticks, fleas, spiders, and different bugs. The war against pest infestation can be won, as long as you have the right approach, personnel, and equipment.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Yes, pet owners can follow practical tips like washing pet bedding and vacuuming all the areas their pets spend time in, but these methods still won’t address the root of the problem. With a little help from a dependable company offering green pest control service in Fort Wayne, like Liberty Pest Management, you will be able to strategically target areas where ticks and fleas reproduce. Furthermore, such a company will have all the necessary tools and products that will let you exterminate pests hiding deep inside hard-to-reach areas.
Pest control can only be called effective if it does its job without compromising health and the environment.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
In the event that you see signs of any kind of pest invading your property, it is recommended to acquire the services of a professional exterminator in Fort Wayne and have your home examined. The wintertime may not be ideal for the treatment of the home, but pests do not necessarily wait for spring before giving real problems.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Pests have ways to slip into households unnoticed, so householders need to stay vigilant to prevent a full-blown infestation. Should the vermin manage to propagate, homeowners should quickly control the situation as soon as possible. Hiring an exterminator in Fort Wayne ensures that every last trace of a particular pest is completely wiped out from a property. The winter season sees a lot of pest infestation cases since vermin need to take shelter from the bitter cold outside. Unfortunately, these unwelcome visitors choose to encroach upon the homes of people, bringing harmful diseases and microorganisms with them. Householders should prepare their homes for possible insect infestations beforehand by sealing any cracks and openings.http://www.libertypestinc.com/an-exterminator-in-fort-wayne-can-deal-with-holiday-pest-infestations/