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Vikane gas fumigation: Explaining this bed bug treatment

in pests in your home bug proofing and prevention bed bugs and mites

In a previous post (“3 effective treatments for eliminating bed bugs”), we addressed three of the most common and helpful treatments for getting rid of bed bugs in your home. Vikane® fumigant is the most effective eradication method we offer, so we’ve decided to take a deeper dive into explaining this treatment

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What the heck is a boxelder bug?

in pests in your home Yard Pests Beetles and Cockroaches

In the summertime, you probably don’t even notice them. During the warm weather days of spring and summer, the boxelder bug, Boisea trifittattus, quietly lives and breeds in boxelder and silver maple trees. Although they feed on the leaves, flowers and seed pods of these trees, they generally don’t cause any noticeable damage.

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3 effective treatments for eliminating bed bugs

in pests in your home bed bugs prevention

You’ve worked really hard to avoid a bed bug infestation in your home, but there they are: signs that the nefarious pest has invaded your living space. Of course, your first step will be to call your local pest expert, but it helps to know in advance what treatment options might be available to you.

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Why hot and dry weather can increase pest activity in your home

in pests in your home summer pests

After a cold, wet start to summer here in the Miami Valley, Mother Nature flipped the switch to “hot and dry” for many weeks. While our yards don’t like that kind of weather and turned quite crispy, some pests found the weather to be a good excuse to invite themselves into our homes.

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What Attracts Bed Bugs To Your Home?

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Unfortunately with the warmer weather comes bed bugs proliferating in our homes. It was documented that there is an increase in the number of bed bugs in North America, Australia, and even South Asian countries like Indonesia and the Philippines in these upcoming warmer months. It is an ongoing problem even in private residences and with businesses such as condominiums and hotels. So, given this problem, what really attracts bed bugs into our households?

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How Harmful Are Carpenter Bees?

in carpenter bees How Harmful Are Carpenter Bees? Why Wood? What can you do?

Have you noticed any holes in the wooden parts of your home? There are a variety of reasons for this, but if you notice your furniture is now made from dead wood – AND it also has holes, it may be because of carpenter bees. But carpenter bees are pretty cute, so what harm can they REALLY cause?

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What To Do If You Have Bed Bugs In Your Home

in clean up What To Do If You Have Bed Bugs In Your Home Stick to what works

Let’s face it - bed bugs can turn your sweetest dreams into a horrendous nightmare! It’s true! They drive you crazy, trying to ignore that itchy, scratchy feeling all night long. Leaving you a red-welted, sleep-deprived individual the next morning. It sucks, right?

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5 Signs of a Termite Problem

in Termite Frass 5 Signs of a Termite Problem Look for Tubes! Tree Damage Mud Packs Damaged Wood

No homeowner wants their home to be infested with termites! They are destructive, can be costly to mitigate, and are quite frankly, horrendous. Since many individuals have a hard time distinguishing the signs of a termite problem, damages have occurred in the house and it may be too late.

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5 Tips on How to Prevent Your Home From Being Invaded by Bed Bugs

in 5 Tips on How to Prevent Your Home From Being Invaded by Bed Bugs Consult Experts Read the Signs Cover All Holes Do a General Cleaning Replace Bed Sheets

Probably one of the more time-consuming and annoying bug infestations to deal with in our homes are bed bugs. Imagine trying to sleep your stresses away, and there they are, bed bugs! Since this type of bug needs a relatively balmy environment, houses are the perfect breeding place for their kind. 

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3 Signs Your Home is Being Invaded by Termites

in 3 Signs Your Home is Being Invaded by Termites Paint Holes Termite Frass termites Wood Damage

Termite activity can be very high at this time of year. This is why it is essential for you to understand when this activity is taking place. To avoid a termite infestation you must partake in careful observation, prevention, and maintenance.

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