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Is Do It Yourself Termite Control an Option?

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Termites are one of the most destructive pests in the world, costing homeowners in the Unites States over $5 billion annually. These devastating insects run havoc on your home and literally eat the floorboards under your feet. You must act quickly and stop the destruction before the structure of your home becomes weak and uninhabitable. There are several forms of termiticide sold in stores that will create a protective barrier around the vulnerable areas of your house. Many of these insecticides will also control tick , spider, and cockroach infestations. Any insect that touches the poison will die, or better yet, ingest the poison and excrete it at the colony where other insects are poisoned. The best do-it-yourself approach is to used termite bait and place it in strategic locations near the infestation. To understand how to properly bait your home, you need to know what termite bait is, where to place the bait, and how successful these products are at eradicating an infestation.

Keep Pests Out of Your Home

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Pests have no business sharing a home with you and your family. Unless they are paying rent or helping out with the chores, they should be kicked to the curb and not be allowed to return. What are some of the best ways to that you can keep your home pest free for yourself and your family? Call a Pest Control Expert Photo credits: Wonderlane on Flickr A pest control expert can assess the situation and take steps to get rid of pests immediately. If your home shows signs of being overrun by mice or rats, an exterminator can come up with a plan that will get them out of your home within days. Whether you have one mouse, 100 rats or an entire family of ants in your home, an exterminator can get rid of them without having to use any harsh chemicals that could be harmful to yourself or your pets.

Protecting Your Family and Pets From Fire Ants

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Ants are found just about everywhere on earth, and one of the most dangerous types is fire ants. In many places a careless encounter can be fatal, and homeowners should never attempt to control them. The red fire ant is a small brown pest that can be difficult to distinguish from their other cousins, that is, unless you are stung. Fire ants are named because of their painful sting. Some use their stingers in defense of the nest and others use them to subdue their prey. Is there a Benefit to Ants? Fire ants are very effective predators; in fact, when eliminated from farms, farmers usually notice an increase in other crop pests. The nuisance is high but when weighted against other issues, many people find them a benefit. Fire ants prey on cockroaches, larvae of flies and other pests. Today, German law even protects red ants so that they can defend the nation's forests. One of the ants' greatest benefits to us is their fondness for mosquito eggs; some species of