Living in a tropical climate can make you feel like you are on vacation year-round, but the increased presence of bugs can be frustrating to deal with at first, especially if you have dogs. Ticks are one kind of pest you need to look out for if you have dogs that go outdoors often, such as in your backyard or walks around the neighborhood. In order to combat ticks, consider some of the following ideas.
Whether it's your family's tradition to bundle up and go choose a tree to chop down, or you pick one up from the tree lot each year, live Christmas trees can be host to some creatures you may not want to celebrate with.
It's true that Christmas tree growers do their best to eliminate insects -- whether through pesticides or more natural methods -- but some creepy-crawlies like mites, roaches and spiders are likely to hitch a ride into your home.
You brought bed bugs home from your last hotel stay, which required a visit from the local exterminator. Hotels are notorious for having bed bug infestations. You can't avoid hotels, but you can avoid the problems associated with them. Here are some simple steps you can take to avoid a repeat infestation.
Bag up Your Clothes
The next time you check into a hotel, make sure your clothing is properly prepared.
One of the most alarming things about bed bug infestations is how persistent they can be and how difficult it can be to permanently remove them from the home.
Bed bug eggs are very small, and bed bugs themselves can be difficult to spot with the naked eye throughout many points of their life cycles. This makes it difficult to completely eradicate them from the home.
You'll need to call an exterminator to get rid of a bed bug infestation, but this alone might not be enough to permanently get this pest out of your home.