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How are termite patterns different from carpenter bees? Can they be treated the same?

How are termite patterns different from carpenter bees? Can they be treated the same?

Termites and carpenter bees are two types of wood damaging insects that are notorious for their destructiveness. In nature, they’re harmless parts of the life cycle of a forest, munching on or burrowing into decomposing wood. But when they find their way into homes or burrow inside porches or decks, these pests can pose a serious problem that have been known to do more than $5 billion in damages per year.1 There are a variety of different species of termites, but they all create similar damage. How do you know which bugs are invading your home, and what can you...

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5 tips to Ensure a Mosquito-free Yard and Home

5 tips to Ensure a Mosquito-free Yard and Home

According to Pests.org, mosquito season runs into mid-October, and depending on how warm this year is, it could stretch into November. With that in mind, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy your property bug- and mosquito-free by trying our 5 top tips. Nip Them in the Bud Getting rid of mosquito larvae is the first step you should take if you want to get mosquitoes under control before problems start. Standing water is the most common breeding ground for these insects. Eliminate standing water from sources you can easily remove—for example, a birdbath or planter. If water collects in...

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How to Make Carpenter Bee Repellent at Home

Chemical Free DIY Prevent Carpenter Bees

How to Make Carpenter Bee Repellent at Home

DIY Carpenter Bee Repellent Spray There are natural do-it-yourself carpenter bee repellents that are effective in deterring carpenter bees. The DIY version can save you money and eliminate chemicals that could be harmful to people, pets or the environment. Photo Credit: gardenerspath.com  It is well known that carpenter bees tend to avoid certain strong smells –citrus is one of them. Using just a leftover slice of citrus fruit you may already have in your kitchen can be very useful to keep carpenter bees at bay. How to make a citrus spray Making your own citrus spray repellent can come in...

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How to Keep Mosquitoes Out of Your Yard

Chemical Free Mosquito Repellent

How to Keep Mosquitoes Out of Your Yard

Preparing for Mosquito Season Mosquito season typically starts when the weather warms up. Not only are mosquitoes annoying, but they can also spread disease.  When and how to prepare for Mosquitoes It is always best to be prepared well in advance of the season. Nothing ruins a nice backyard BBQ like a swarm of mosquitoes when you have no defense!  The best defense is not to rely on a single method, but have a multipronged plan to stay safe! Create a mosquito-free backyard oasis!  During mosquito season, we recommend the following for full protection: Mosquito Sprays – Sprays made of...

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How to Get Rid of Wasps

Chemical Free DIY Wasps

How to Get Rid of Wasps

Wasps are any insect of the Hymenoptera family, which means they are different from ants and bees. They are generally more aggressive than the other two as they are naturally predatory and very protective of their young. For farmers and gardeners, they may be a useful form of natural pest control, as their young feed on insects that may damage crops.1 But due to their aggressiveness, they can be a nuisance as well.  While it may seem easiest to stamp on the insect with your shoe, aside from the risk of being stung by a wasp underfoot, it is a...

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