Resolve to Take Control of Your Pest Problem

As 2014 draws to a close, many people are creating lists of resolutions, most of which have to do with health, professional goals, family matters, or other desired positive changes. However, one aspect of the new year that often goes overlooked is the management of pests problems–both in the office place or in the home. 2015 is now a chance …

Pest Inspections for Real Estate Protection

When working with potential home-buyers, most Realtors work hard to ensure their clients know they have their best interests in mind. Buying a home is a massive investment, and it’s the Realtors’ job to help the purchasers understand the exact situation they’re getting into. To one degree, this is what the usual home inspection process is for before the final …

Pest Control During Corporate Holidays

Even the hardest office worker enjoys the holidays. There are corporate holiday parties, treats in the break room, gift exchanges, and—alongside everything else—it gives them a chance to take an end- or beginning-of-the-year vacation to see family and friends. Emails and phone calls get put on hold for just a little while so people can relax and enjoy the Christmas …

Holiday Baking and Pests in the Pantry

One thing many people enjoy during the holidays—as well as the winter season in general—is baking. Warm and delicious foods are enjoyed by most who seek comfort during chilly weather, and there is a general abundance of sweet treats available not only at home but also at offices and schools. The thing is, cookies, biscuits, cakes, gingerbread houses, and other …

Is Your Fireplace a Potential Pest Hiding Spot?

During the winter months, fireplaces start getting used far more often as friends and family seek ways to warm themselves and create a cozy, comfortable atmosphere far away from the snow outside. Yet even when they’re being used, fireplaces and chimneys can harbor numerous pests that can drag down the holiday spirit and make even the best home uncomfortable. For …

Are there more than presents hiding under your Christmas tree?

We’ve talked about how Christmas trees can possibly introduce outdoor pests into your home. The same holds true for Christmas decorations, especially those stored in cardboard boxes (compared to securely fastened plastic bins). Christmas parties are another potential hazard, especially if they’re not cleaned-up from quickly enough, letting garbage and crumbs become tempting food sources that bring pests into your …

Keep Your Holiday Party Pest Free

One of the best things about the holiday season is the times family and friends are able to spend together at Christmas parties. However, if your home is currently experiencing any issues with pest infestations, you might find the holiday spirit is a bit dampened by sanitation concerns and the potential spreading of disease. It isn’t uncommon to see a …

Pest Profile: Are you experiencing a fly infestation?

Many homes consider flies a more spring or summer problem when windows and doors are sometimes left open to combat the warmer weather, letting flies buzz in and around the house. However, they can be just as present and troublesome during the winter. Flies are driven indoors for two primary reasons: 1. Safe food sources 2. Warm places to breed …

Holiday Decorations can be Hidden Pest Homes

Moving beyond the Christmas tree and its ornaments, many other holiday decorations around the house can act as pest homes, causing you trouble that lasts well beyond the New Year. Especially as people are getting craftier about their Christmas decorations, they will often use more natural materials including pine cones, branches, and pine needles they pick up from their own …

What Types of Christmas Ornaments Attract Pests in Your Home?

We discussed how, unfortunately, Christmas trees are potential sources of pests during the holidays, but what about the actual ornaments you’re placing on the tree itself? Could some of these be acting to attract pests into your home, even if the tree itself was free and clear when you brought it inside? Absolutely. Part of the trouble can come from …