tiger mosquito

Mosquito bites can be one of the most annoying itches a person has during the spring and summer months. But did you know there are different types of mosquitoes that bite at different times of the day?

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rodent

In the simplest of terms … yes.

Have you noticed that your child’s once-runny nose and watery eyes have escalated to difficulty breathing or even asthma? Have the doctor’s visits become more frequent – yet no cure seems to be absolute? If your child is constantly sick, has developed asthma or asthma symptoms have worsened, it may be due to the fact that there is a connection between pests and asthma. Some of the most commonly found household bugs and rodents are known to worsen allergy and asthma symptoms and even cause asthma development. Here are the worst of the worst pests when it comes to the overall effects they have on your child’s health.

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wood floor

One of the quickest ways to ruin nice weather and backyard enthusiasm is to find out your beloved deck is ridden with termites. Termites can easily and quickly chew through wood and decompose your deck. In order to ensure this nightmare doesn’t come to life for you and your family, we wanted to provide you with a few ways to protect your deck from termites for this year and years to come.

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how to treat termites

As winter turns to spring, you may discover that you’ve picked up some new roommates – termites. Rain and warmer temperatures trigger the emergence of termites form colonies, which can then infest your home. If you are finding winged termites near your foundation, porch or patio, or see mud tubes near your foundation, then you will need the help of a professional to investigate if you have an infestation.

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Due to their name, we tend to only think of bed bugs as living in our beds. I mean, they’ve earned their name for a reason, right? Well, yes… and no. It is highly common to find bed bugs calling your bed their new home, but the truth of the matter is bed bugs just prefer a habitat that is surrounded by humans. That leaves much more of your home up for lease by these unwanted tenets. So if bed bugs are named for the places they call home, here are some of their other names.

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spider, pest control

Spider bites can be a terrifying experience. While many spiders are harmless and their bites do not need medical attention, some spider bites are a cause for concern. If you’ve been bitten by a spider, there are steps you can take to minimize harm and take care of yourself properly.
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organic garden

It is true…not all insects are bad. In fact, there are some that we want to attract like. As 2019 rolls in and our minds focus on the new year and the spring season that lies ahead of us, gardening can be the perfect breath of fresh air (literally). More specifically, butterfly gardens are designed to attract butterflies as an organic way to pollinate your garden – not to mention their beauty. Here are a few tips to attract butterflies to your garden.
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At Apple Pest Control, we also care about your families personal health and would like to share information about some of our favorite dōTERRA essential oils. This month, we’d like to introduce you to the dōTERRA Patchouli oil which is commonly used in scented products and air fresheners. Here is a more detailed breakdown on the oil:
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snake removal

If you’re scared of snakes, you’re not alone. Around 51% of people say snakes freak them out, according to a Gallup poll. Imagine walking into the kitchen and seeing a snake coiled up on the floor at your feet. Luckily, most house snakes are smaller because they can fit through the gaps. If you can call a pest control company for snake removal, keep any children and pets away from the area and keep an eye on the snake while you call. While it’s best to call a pest control company for snake removal, sometimes not interacting with the snake isn’t always an option. Here is what to do if you find a snake in your home:

  • Remain calm and try not to disturb the snake or drive it into hiding.
  • If it is possible to get it out the door, grab a broom and gently guide the snake out the door. Safety comes first, make sure you are careful if you are trying to handle the snake yourself.
  • If the snake is coiled, place a trash can or bucket over it with some weight on top and wait for a pest control company to come.

If you are unsure if the snake is poisonous, it is best to leave it for professionals to take care of and remove from your property. Once the snake is removed from your home, you want to safeguard against any further invasions. Most likely, it slithered in through a small gap or hole in your house. Finding these and fixing them will prevent any future snakes making an unwelcome visit to your home. If you have a snake in your walls, do not try to coax it out of hiding. Call a pest control company to come and remove it from your walls.

Finding a reliable and knowledgeable pest company doesn’t need to be difficult – Apple Pest Control is here for all your pest needs. Snake removal and helping you prevent future visits are part of our service. Call Apple Pest Control for prevention or snake removal.

In the colder seasons, people regularly find ants, rodents and other pests in their AC units. These pests find their way into homes in search of warmth, food and shelter. These incidents often result in damage to your HVAC system, so it’s important to know which pests you might encounter and how to keep them at bay.
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