Tag Archives: Pests

How to control pests on indoor plants

The last thing you want is to spend money on beautiful plants for your home only for them to get infested by pests and die. If you do not pay attention to this problem, you could find that all the plants in your home are affected. It does not take long for this to happen.

So, it’s important to remember that looking after indoor plants is not just about watering and feeding them; good pest control is also essential. The good news is that you can often quickly resolve a problem with pests on your plants, once you know that the problem exists.

New plants should be inspected

You should never bring a new plant into your home without checking for signs of pests first. Doing this stops invaders from getting into your home in the first place. Ideally, if you are buying a plant, check it out before you …

Why It’s Important to Get Rid of Pests Before You Bring Your Newborn Home

Are you planning on having a baby in the near future? If so, you probably have a million things on your to-do list. From getting the nursery painted to making sure you have the right bottles, there is a lot to get done. But, what about your home? Have you been noticing a problem with some unwanted pests making their way inside? Not only can a pest problem be bothersome and unsanitary, in some cases, it can make your newborn and other family members sick. Here are a few pests that may pose a health risk and steps you should take to eradicate the problem.

Rodents

For most people, the occasional mouse can be eliminated by a simple trap method and there is often not a reoccurring problem. But, if the circumstances are right and more than one mouse decides to take up residence in your home, an infestation can …

Clutter Might Be The Reason You Have Pests

In the hustle of everyday living, it’s easy to begin neglecting your home to the point where you accumulate unnecessary items like packaging, knicknacks, magazines, and paper (leaflets, flyers, letters). In short, clutter. Apart from making your home unsightly, clutter is unsanitary and  greatly increases the chance that you are giving pests a safe haven to live and breed in. It’s also not good for a home inspection.

Your living room and other public areas may be orderly, due to you being conscious of what guests may see when they pop in. But your attic, garage, basement, and even you bedroom may be accumulating clutter, which will attract unwanted insects and other creatures.

Pests that will thrive when your clutter becomes a mountain of useless garbage include cockroaches, ticks, bedbugs, flies, moths, mice, rats, lizards, ants, and spiders. Not a nice menagerie of fauna, by any description.

Bedbugs are …