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 […]
How Do Exterminators Get Rid of Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are annoying and potentially dangerous parasites. Much like mosquitos, they feed on human blood, with bites that can lead to skin rashes and allergic reactions. It is difficult to distinguish a bed bug bite from other insect bites. Even doctors struggle to identify bed bug bites, relying on clues such as the location […]
How to Identify & Get Rid of Black Mold
Black mold, or Stachybotrys chartarum, is a toxic mold recognized for its black-colored growths. While there are many molds which are black, the most common household mold is lighter in color—white, light gray, or even pink—whereas black mold is dark black. S. chartarum is often found in dark, damp, and unventilated cellulose-rich environments: floors, walls, […]
Can Termite Damage Be Repaired?
Termites are a type of wood destroying organism that can ravage wooden structures in your home or business. Termites are invasive, tough to detect, and hard to get rid of. If you’re dealing with termites and the damage they cause, you shouldn’t deal with it alone. A trusted termite repair specialist can help. Visible signs […]
What is a Sewer Scope Inspection?
The best way to determine the condition of your sewer line is with a sewer scope inspection, in which a sewer scope inspector guides a drain snake fitted with a camera into your sewer line to look for signs of pipe damage. A sewer inspection performed by a trained professional is the best way to […]
How Does Termite Fumigation Work?
If you are dealing with a termite or wood boring beetle infestation, then you know how difficult it can be to both get rid of the pesky critters and repair any damage they may have caused. While some people turn to bait stations or insecticide treatments to eliminate the infestation, a professional fumigation is often […]
Who Pays for Repairs After a Home Inspection?
A home inspection is one of the last boxes to check off before a home is officially sold. Unsurprisingly, it’s also one of the most important, as a home inspection is the last chance for a buyer to uncover any problems. It’s common for the home inspector to turn up needed repairs, and it’s just […]
Home Buying: Make Your Offer Contingent on a Home Inspection
Buying a home can be challenging—staying within your budget while balancing your needs and your wants is not always easy. When you do find the perfect home, submitting an offer, waiting to hear back from the sellers, and negotiating the final price can make the process long and arduous. But then, finally, you get the […]