Ugh, I know - who wants to talk about those nasty little critters, right? But we keep it real here at Life in a House, and unfortunately, these fall under the category of keeping it real when it comes to your home and household pests. No one likes having cockroaches in their home. Besides their distinctive odor and unhygienic habits, cockroaches can also play a role as carriers of diseases such as salmonellosis, dysentery, typhoid, hepatitis, and tuberculosis. Unfortunately, cockroaches are a common household pest as they are highly … [Read more...] about 7 Handy Tips to Keep Your Home Cockroach Free
Pests in the home, whether they are bed bugs, roaches, or spiders can send homeowners scurrying for a can of bug spray to alleviate the problem before it gets any worse. The problem is, though there are plenty of ways to prevent pests from invading your home, most of the methods that homeowners use to eradicate the problem after bugs are spotted do nothing but reduce the number of pests in the home. They do nothing to fix the problem for good. If you want to fix the problem for good, keep reading. Mice and Rodents Hearing the pitter-patter of … [Read more...] about Household Pest Eradication: What Works and What Doesn’t
Do you think that you might have a problem with bugs, pests, or vermin? If you’ve been hearing any strange noises or smelling any odd smells around your home, then there is a good chance that you have an infestation on your hands. Wondering what might have made its home on your property? It’s important that you find out exactly what kind of pest you are dealing with so that you can treat the infestation with the best possible solution. Here are some of the most common household infestations, how you can spot them, and what you can do about … [Read more...] about Is Your Home Infested?
As much as most people love summer, there is one aspect of this season that isn't so much fun. As the weather gets warmer, pests start to become more bothersome. Creatures such as ants, mosquitoes, moths, various stinging insects and more start to invade our homes and backyards. There are, however, some actions you can take to keep these pests at bay. Here are the top 5 summer tips to preventing pest infestation. Tip 1: Be Careful With Food and Beverages Food and beverages attract ants and other pests. Almost any type of food left out will … [Read more...] about Top 5 Summer Tips to Preventing Pest Infestation