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Prepare Your Yard for Your 4th of July BBQ

The 4th of July is a time that many in America spend celebrating with their families. If you have a holiday BBQ planned for this holiday season, you'll want to ensure the comfort and safety of your guests by protecting your yard from pests that can pose a hazard to them. These common yard intruders include fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes, each of which carries their own unique health risks for you, your loved ones, and your pets. Below are some helpful tips to keep away these pesky guests that often show up uninvited. Fleas If you have furry family members, it's important to protect them from fleas. Fleas are considered parasites since they feed off blood from human or animal hosts. Since they love warm weather, they abound in the summer months. As your pets play in the backyard, they can pick up these unwanted guests on their coats and bring......
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Don't Bring Bed Bugs Home This Summer

Summer is a time of fun in the sun and vacationing in far away places for many families. However, this means you can also come home with some very unwanted hitchhikers: bed bugs. The information below is designed to help you detect the presence of bed bugs in your hotel or vacation area, detect them on your personal belongings, and learn what to do if you spot them. Many steps can be taken to ensure you come home from vacation safe and sound, and without any unwanted guests. What Are Bed Bugs and What Do They Look Like? Bed bugs are parasitic insects that feed on human blood. Because humans serve as a preferred food source, they make the easiest target while they're in bed asleep. Therefore, bed bugs are known to inhabit and infest areas around beds, mattresses, and other sleeping locations. Of course, it's important to be able to......
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Top 3 Things That Attract Ants to Your Home

Ant infestations are frustrating and can even be dangerous depending on the type of ant and the extent of the invasion. If your home is becoming an ant hotel, it’s time to find out what’s attracting them and make them leave once and for all. Get Rid of the Three Things Ants Love Three basic elements are enough to draw ants to your home. Most people are familiar with how food, especially sugar, can bring armies of ants out of nowhere. Poorly sealed containers, open pet food bags, trash cans and even small amounts of crumbs or food residue attract scouts and these return with others from the colony. Ants also like water, and they’ll appear in droves if they find a good source. This source could be your pet’s water dish, some damp dishes in the sink or a leaky pipe or faucet in any room. With food and water close b......
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How to Tell The Difference Between Stinging Insect Types

Bumble beeThere are important differences to keep in mind between bees and wasps; that way, if you spot a nest in your yard, you'll be able to identify it and determine if the insects will pose a threat or not. Bees Let's, first of all, distinguish between honeybees and bumblebees. Both have black and yellow (or orange) stripes on their abdomen, though in bumblebees the stripes look more like large blocks. Honeybees are slender and small, while bumblebees are quite large and hairy. The first have a pointed tip, while the second have a rounded tip. Both will sting if provoked, but otherwise, they're harmless. Bumblebees will sting repeatedly, but honeybees have a barbed stinger, which rips away from their abdomen and kills them once they imbed it in their victim's skin. Their stings are not only painful but also capable of causing anaphylactic shock in those who are allergic to insect......
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