pest control for country living

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pest control for country living

I love living out in the middle of the woods, but it does come with a lot of pest problems. We have battled ants, flies and spiders in the house and ticks, spiders, mosquitoes, and all sorts of other pests outside. How can you keep these pests under control when your home is smack dab in the middle of their homes? My blog contains a ton of tips that can help you keep these and many other pests under control. You will find plants that will help keep them away from your house and techniques to eliminate them once they are in your home.


How To Eliminate Mealybugs

19 September 2017
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Mealybugs are a small, white garden pest that attaches themselves to the plants in your yard and garden and suck out the moisture and sap from the interior. An infestation of mealybugs can quickly tear through your garden and kill your plants if left unchecked. Thankfully, there are a few different processes that you can put into place to eliminate a mealybug infestation before it has the chance to cause serious damage: Read More …

Three Pests That Can Winter-Over In Your Home And Why They Need To Be Destroyed

30 August 2017
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Pests of all kinds usually do not survive harsh northern winters unless they can find shelter from the cold. Your home often becomes their source of warmth and shelter. Mice and rodents most commonly come inside if the winter is particularly bitter. These are easy pests to control, but other pests are harder to find and harder to exterminate. Here are three examples of pests that can over-winter in your home and why they need to be exterminated. Read More …

Think Your Rat Problem Is Over? 3 Signs That Say Otherwise

3 August 2017
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Discovering a rat in your home is not exactly a welcomed event. If you've made this discovery, you probably did everything in your power to eliminate the rodent. Think you were successful? Just because you don't see the rat anymore, this does not mean it's gone. If you're concerned, here are just some of the indications that mean you still have a rat problem. Moist Droppings When examining droppings, there is a way to tell if they are fresh or old. Read More …

3 Ways To Keep Starlings Out Of Your Yard

19 July 2017
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Many homeowners enjoy the sweet melodies and colorful feather patterns of native birds. Inviting these birds into your yard by incorporating feeders into your landscape design can be beneficial. Unfortunately, traditional feeders can also attract birds that bully other species, like the European starling. Starlings can quickly overrun your yard and chase away smaller songbirds, leaving you without the feathered friends you enjoy. Here are three simple ways that you can work to keep starlings out of your yard in the future. Read More …

Three Tips To Reduce Mosquito Populations For Your Property

24 June 2017
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For many homeowners, the summer months will bring major mosquito problems. These insects can leave extremely uncomfortable bite marks, and they may also spread diseases to your family and pets. Unfortunately, homeowners will often take no steps to address this problem, but there are a few simple steps that can greatly reduce the prevalence of these pests on your property. Improve Drainage Standing water can be excellent breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Read More …