Have you experienced waking up with itchy red spots on your skin? Do you notice a musty smell when you enter your house or room? If the answer is yes, then there is a great possibility that your precious home is experiencing a bed bug infestation.
Bed bugs are tiny, pesky critters with flat bodies that feed on the blood of animals and humans. Usually reddish-brown in colour, they are a common type of pest that seems to have a lot of misinformation surrounding them. Below are the most common myths about these annoying bloodsuckers and the truths behind them.
Lizards are one of the most common pests that we see in our homes. While they are mostly harmless as they don’t carry contagious diseases, the central problem homeowners have with lizards is that they defecate on almost all surfaces and can be bothersome to deal with.
Here are some reasons why they might be attracted to your home and what you can do to prevent them from making your home theirs.
Pests are unwelcome creatures that invade one’s home and pose a health risk if left unchecked. And similar to the medical sense, prevention is better than a cure when it comes to pest infestations.
To start off, we’ll specifically be looking into the common housefly, one of the most common insects that can be found in people’s homes all over the world. They live in close association with humans and, in addition, other fly species have also followed suit and adapted to human settlements. Below, we go over how to nip them in the bud before they become a severe problem for you and your family.
Despite one’s best efforts in maintaining a clean and spotless home, there will always be a pest or two that manages to get in and cause troubles for you and your family. On top of that, if you live in a modern and urban area, this issue is not just limited to your home but also your other possessions, such as your car.
Just like in your abode, these pests invade your vehicle either in search of food, shelter from predators, or a suitable place to breed and reproduce. If their presence escapes your notice and is left unchecked for a long time, they can multiply exponentially and lead to an infestation that could ruin your property. To prevent that from ever happening, here are four ways that you can do to keep pests away from your car.
The pests that we commonly find in our homes come in many shapes and sizes, and bring in equally numerous health risks to you and your family. Although this is true to some extent, not all of them are dangerous, and some are even beneficial to a certain degree.
One of these ‘pests’ is the common house lizard/gecko. They were initially native only to Southeast Asian regions, but due to human introduction, they’re now found in many countries worldwide. We go over the seven facts that you need to know about them and the risks that they bring.
To curate a pleasant restaurant experience is no easy feat. The dining experience goes beyond than simply the food, but it also entails the ambience, customer service and more. With all of these attributes, there is a tendency to overlook one simple yet crucial factor that can help elevate customer’s restaurant experience: proper housekeeping.
Proper housekeeping sets the very foundation for every food and beverages establishments. If one such crucial building block is not well maintained, the entire business is at risk of failing. To prevent such a thing from happening, discover how poor keeping can be detrimental to a business and why it should be avoided at all costs.
You’ve been having a hard time clocking in a good rest due to the itchy bite marks that interfere with your much-needed respite. Unfortunately, your mattress offers the perfect environment for insects looking for dead skin, saliva, sweat and other bodily fluids to feed on for sustenance. One of such insects is the notorious bed bug, the true bloodsucker of the night.
In addition to those itchy bites, these pesky insects can negatively affect your overall wellbeing. Whilst they may not be transmitters of various diseases, they can still be rather concerning as a whole. If you’re wondering how your life can be drastically affected by these bugs, we’ll let you know how.
It takes more than soil, water and sunshine to make the world green. In order for flora and fauna to thrive, cross-pollination needs to happen – but this important process can’t happen without the help of our important pollinators, one of them being bees! They are key to maintaining our natural biodiversity, but once they enter the home, they stop becoming nature’s little helpers but quickly become invaders.
Bees tend to have a bad reputation, and it’s easy to simply bury your head in the sand and hope it solves itself somehow – but this will only make it worse. With the queen bee continuously reproducing 2,000 eggs in one day, you’ll end up with a swarm of bees that will take over your home. Before your home gets taken over, it’s crucial that you get it taken care of as fast as possible. We’ve managed to gather a list of different signs that point to a bee infestation.
Owning a pet, such as a lovely dog, is undoubtedly a fun and rewarding experience. As a dog owner, basic dog care includes providing ample food, loving shelter and regular health checkups – but one’s responsibility goes beyond just that. It also extends to grooming and keeping their environment free from potential, common health hazards, such as ticks.
Ticks are ectoparasites that attach themselves to a host’s skin and feed on its blood. If you think that ticks are simply a concern for your pet, think again. These pests can bring a whole other problem to your humble abode. Discover how ticks pose a problem for your pets and your entire home and the methods for their prevention.
Ants are social creatures. This means when one manages to infiltrate your home, you can expect more may follow. They usually enter a place looking for food, and what is a better food source than a home?
Finding an ant infestation in your house can be a real headache. As such, it is essential to know the tell-tale signs of an ant nest building and how you can get rid of it. Let us explore what these signs are and the various solutions available to you.