While some pest control companies won’t touch rodents, Apple Pest Control has natural wildlife removal services to keep the animal – and your family – safe. If you’ve noticed increased rodent activity, like raccoons, around your home, take a look at the four natural raccoon deterrents listed below:

Scatter or spray pepper

Spices like cinnamon, black pepper or cayenne pepper bother a raccoon’s sense of smell, forcing it to relocate to a more livable area. By mixing cayenne pepper and onion in boiling water, you can create a natural raccoon repellant. You can add hot sauce to the mixture, as well. To be effective, you’ll need to spray your yard and house baseline at least twice a week and any time it rains.

Soak rags in ammonia

Ammonia is another thing raccoons hate the smell of, so you can deter raccoons by placing it around your property. You can soak rags in ammonia and place them under your house, in the bottom of garbage cans and at the bottom of trees in your yard. You can also fill bowls with ammonia and place those accordingly.

Place mothballs around your house

If you think you may have a raccoon in your attic or under your home, placing mothballs will help drive the rodents out of your space. However, if left for long periods of time, the odor will start to soak into the surface and walls of the area, making you and the rodent both want to leave.

Call Apple Pest Control

If all else fails and you start seeing raccoons and other rodents like squirrels and opossums, give us a call. Our wildlife removal service is carried out with the utmost respect for the animals. We try to cause as little stress as possible to the animals while catching and relocating them. After we catch them, we help you make your home raccoon and rodent proof by installing gnaw-proof netting around you house.

If you want raccoons removed from your property safely, call Apple Pest Control today to set up an appointment!

termite control

Termite control is difficult to get in front of because the signs of an infestation often go unnoticed until it’s too late. Knowing the signs of termites and how their colonies begin can help keep your home safe from these almost invisible bugs. Below are four signs your home might have termites.
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tiger mosquito, mosquito control

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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bedbug removal, bedbug treatment

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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essential oil, patchouli oil

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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