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How To Remove Fleas

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Fleas are one of the most common pests that will take up residence in your household, usually tagging a ride on the back of one of your pets. If left unchecked, fleas can cover you with a series of painful bites and can also transmit diseases, and can quickly spread to take up residence in your furniture and clothes. Thankfully, if you notice that you have a flea population in your home, there are a few things that you can do to remove them as quickly as possible. Read More»

3 Tips To Help Prevent Rodent Problems In Your Chicken Coop

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Nice shelter and shade, access to plenty of food, and great places to hide–all of the reasons that your chickens love to spend time in the coop make this also an ideal spot for rats and mice. Unfortunately, when rodents take up residence inside of your chicken coop, you could be facing all kinds of problems, from stolen eggs and missing chicken feed to exposing your flock to potential illnesses carried by the critters. Read More»

Ridding Your Property Of Bats: What To Know

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If you’ve spotted bats on your property, you may be both mystified and a little scared. You might not know whether you should attempt to remove them or leave them be. The information here can help you learn more about the ramifications of having bats in your house so you can better decide what to do. Poison Might Be Illegal If you have considered poison for bats, it’s vital that you know your state could prohibit that. Read More»

Shoo Fly! 4 Simple Ways To Keep Flies And Maggots Away This Summer

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Summer. It’s the time for outdoor fun, family vacations, and picnics. It’s also the time for flies. Unfortunately, when flies start congregating around your home, they usually bring maggots with them. If you’ve ever had a maggot problem, you know how disgusting they are. If you’ve never had a problem with maggots, you don’t want this summer to bring your first encounter with them. Luckily, there are some things you can do to keep flies, and maggots, away from your home this summer. Read More»

Dogs As Exterminators? The Latest Trend In Bed Bug Extermination Revealed

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If you live in community living or a large apartment complex, your apartment manager or property manager may at some point notify you that a bed bug-sniffing dog will be coming through. A notable issue with bed bugs in the building has to be the motivating factor, which for any tenant is quite an uncomfortable thought. However, the idea that a dog could sniff out something as tiny as a sesame seed, much less a colony of these bugs, seems really far-fetched despite a dog’s ability to smell hundreds of times better than humans. Read More»