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).