4 Inspections for First-Time Homebuyers to Consider
The home-buying market continues to thrive, boosting home values right along with it. First-time homebuyers eager to make their purchase sometimes miss important opportunities in the process. At the same time, all homebuyers benefit from learning about home inspections, what they include, and what they don’t. For this reason, National American Home Services (NAHS) reviews […]
Pool Care: Top 10 Pool Maintenance Best Practices
Since the pandemic, more people have opted to stay home and invest in updates and upgrades to their homes. Outdoor entertaining and a new pool are one way to stay home and have fun with family and friends. However, pools require maintenance to keep them looking crystal clear, clean, and enticing. Therefore, North American Home […]
How To Get Rid of Cockroaches in Your House
The cockroach, of which there are many species, is one of the most common household pests. They show up seemingly overnight, and can hide just about anywhere in your home. If you are reading this, then we know why you’re here—you have a cockroach problem. After some swatting and some smashing, those roaches just keep […]
Aphid Control: How Can You Get Rid of Them?
Aphids are a type of soft-bodied pest which feed on plant sap. They are one of the most destructive plant pests, as they can stunt plant growth, produce galls, transmit plant viruses, and cause leaf and flower deformation. Aphids are found worldwide, but are most common in temperate regions like California. An aphid infestation poses […]
Is Quarterly Pest Control Worth It?
Preventive care is important. It’s why we go to the doctor regularly for checkups and take our cars in for service and oil changes. But preventative care is good for more than just our health and our cars. If you have dealt with pests at your home or business, then you know just how annoying […]
How To Get Rid of Carpenter Ants: Ant Control Guide
Carpenter ants are a type of wood destroying organism (WDO). They make their home inside wood, chewing out nests—known as “galleries”—with their mandibles. They prefer dead and damp wood over dry wood. Though they chew through wood, they do not consume wood. They discard the chewed wood, often leaving behind a trail that resembles sawdust. […]
How to Test and Improve Indoor Air Quality
People who are sensitive to indoor allergens often experience respiratory problems, stemming from poor air quality inside their home. Indoor air and heating systems can circulate pet dander, dust, mold spores, and other allergy-inducing air pollutants, all of which can cause sneezing and breathing problems. Concentrations of some air pollutants are 2 to 5 times […]
How To Prepare Your Home for Pest Control Service
So, you have pests—maybe it’s cockroaches in the kitchen, bed bugs in your furniture, or mice in your attic. Pests are a major annoyance and can make you feel uncomfortable in your own home. Unfortunately, household pests are incredibly common. An infestation can pop up in any home at any time, regardless of how clean […]
What Is the Best Way To Prevent a Pest Infestation?
There are dozens of common household pests, each capable of wreaking their own type of havoc. Rodents can chew through just about anything, cockroaches discreetly munch on food waste, and termites can destroy the very foundation of your home. And that’s just three examples! But you can take steps to prevent a pest infestation from […]
Ultrasonic Pest Repellent: Does It Actually Work?
Ultrasonic pest repellent is an electronic device that emits high-frequency sound waves intended to repel or kill rodents, cockroaches, and other common household pests. Though they are popular, their use and effectiveness as a do-it-yourself pest control solution has been disputed by lab testing. Mounting evidence from researchers indicates that there are much better alternatives […]