If you plan to buy a home at an auction, it is important to know that it may not be in the best condition. When people lose their homes, they often tend to not care about the condition they leave it in when they have to leave the home. This means there could be a lot of issues that will need to be addressed once you get into the home. The following guide walks you through a few common issues that are discovered when buying a home at a home auction.
17 December 2017
Moths living in your home can be a nuisance to you and can cause damage to clothing, linens, and your pantry food. Moth infestations can occur in various areas of your home, depending on the type of moth and what it eats. Here are some tips to help you get rid of a moth infestation in your home. Use Safe Repellents Many people use mothballs to repel and stop moths from taking over areas in their home.
16 December 2017
The number of bed bugs making their way into homes throughout the United States continues to increase. If you're wondering why, there are quite a few different reasons these bugs are getting around the country at such a quick pace. Pesticides that were commonly used to kill the bugs decades ago have since been banned and may no longer be used in the United States. Aside from the banned pesticides, there are a lot of people traveling back and forth from different countries, and many of them are bringing bed bugs back to the United States without realizing it.
15 December 2017
Pigeons can become a nuisance when they decide to start nesting around your property. Even if you love birds, you probably don't want pigeons leaving droppings on your roof, fence, and lawn furniture. Pigeon droppings are acidic in nature, and they can damage your roof or furniture when present in large amounts. The big danger though is the diseases birds carry and spread. You'll want to get the birds off your property, and if you call in a pest control expert, you can do it without harming the birds.
12 December 2017
Bats can be very useful. They eat at least their body weight in bugs every night and that's a good thing, especially when they are eating mosquitoes. However, that usefulness doesn't outweigh the problems when you think that you may have bats in your house and nesting in your attic. If you are worried about bats in your belfry, there are things that you can do that will help you deal with the problem.
12 December 2017
The holidays are right around the corner. The office Christmas party is coming up, and apparently some seasonal pests have invited themselves! It is not too late to eradicate them before they crawl around the catered food and take a swim in the punch bowl. Here are some of the more common seasonal pests that come indoors when it gets chilly outside, and how to deal with them. Mice From the cookies to the gingerbread house centerpiece on the buffet table, you have spread an invitational feast for mice.
11 December 2017
Fleas are tiny bugs that can be difficult to get rid of. They are great at jumping away so it's difficult to kill one even if you see one on you or on your pet. Fleas can come in from outside or jump on your clothing if you've been at someone else's home that has fleas. They will nest on your pet's fur, biting your pet, and can even bite you causing itchy bumps.
8 December 2017
If you have mice in your home, you probably want them gone. Luckily, there are plenty of mice removal methods that you can try at home yourself. Us the Right Bait Contrary to what you may think, cheese isn't the only bait that can catch a mouse. In fact, it might not even be the most effective bait available. If you want to get create, some better bait options include: peanut butter Nutella marshmallow fudge jelly/jam gumdrops beef jerky seeds sausage wet pet food hot dog maple syrup bacon bits If you're not finding success with cheese, try using some of the options mentioned above.
7 December 2017
If keeping mice or rats out of your garden and yard is a concern, there are a few precautions you can take on your own. Strap on your gardening gloves and use this guide to help control rodents that might want to make their home in your garden. Clean Up Around Bird Feeders If you love having birds in your backyard and don't want to get rid of your bird feeders completely, spend some time each day cleaning up any bird food or seeds that might fall on the ground.
6 December 2017
During the fall and winter months, lady bugs may be looking to escape the cold by entering your home. While these pests are not harmful, they can infest your home, leaving bugs all over. Unfortunately, once they have infested your home, there is little that can be done to remove them, aside from vacuuming them as you see them. As such, it is best not to let an infestation occur in the first place.
5 December 2017