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How pests have adapted to the rainy weather of Washington

One of the things that you've probably noticed about living in Washington is that it can get very rainy during the year. This means that the pests have to adapt to the weather just like people. In most cases, this means seeking refuge in the hollows of trees, under logs and even inside homes. All-Pro Pest Control can eliminate pests in homes and businesses with products that are safe for the environment, family members and pets. From termites to wasps, pests need to stay out of the rain just like people would. They can sometimes find a leaf to hide under, or they could find a log that is dry on the inside. Sometimes, pests will just stay inside the homes that they have made until the rainy weather passes. Most of the time, rain and cooler weather will tend to slow down the movement of pests. This can be an advantage......
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How to Keep Pests Away From Your Thanksgiving Dinner

The holidays are the happiest times of the year, with food, fun and family taking center stage as you celebrate all the connections that are most important to you. You are probably thinking about how to pull it all together and get it done, but you may not have anticipated the things that can go wrong. While the food will draw your loved ones together, it also acts as a tempting beacon for pests, and no one wants their Thanksgiving dinner ruined by bugs or mice. Luckily, there are things you can do to keep your holiday pest free. Keep it Clean The best thing you can do to keep pests out of your kitchen is to keep it clean. Any time there are food particles in your space, mice and bugs will find their way to the area. While the feverish preparation for Thanksgiving can be a bit of a......
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Three Factors that Attract Rodents to Your Home

Rodents in Seattle can be a huge pain for homeowners. Quick to reproduce and difficult to catch, rats and mice can easily take over a household. If you want to ensure your home stays free of invaders, you’ll need to take some steps to discourage them. The easiest way to do that is by not luring them toward your home in the first place.  1. Fruit and Vegetable Gardens Rats and mice go wherever they can locate food, and a vegetable garden is basically like offering them a salad bar in your backyard. Ripe produce that has fallen to the ground is the perfect hassle-free food source for a rodent. That means the rodents who feed on your garden will be seeking shelter nearby, putting your home at risk. While gardens might put you at greater risk of rodent infestation, they can also provide nourishment and pleasure. Therefore, rather than removing your g......
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Preparing for Fall Pests

As the warm temperature of summer begins to fade away, people prepare for fall events that they don't want to miss. Feeling excited about their plans, they often overlook the threat of fall pests, and you don't want to repeat their mistake. When pests start looking for shelter and sources of food, your home could be the perfect target unless you take action to protect yourself. Addressing an infestation at the early stages is much easier than trying to eliminate an outbreak. You will want to learn about the type of pests that you can expect and how to secure your property from the threat. Safeguarding Your Home Safeguarding your home is a smart step in the right direction when your goal is to prevent pests from causing problems. Insects and rodents will use small holes to get inside of your home, but you can inspect the parameter of your house......
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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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