How to Prevent Pest Problems When Storing Holiday Decorations

The end of the holiday season is drawing near. If you are one of those who like to get your house back into proper working order as soon as the holiday is over, you are likely already contemplating how you will store all your precious holiday décor. Unfortunately, storing items for nearly an entire year can easily become vulnerable to destruction from pests if not properly stored. Today, we share with you our top tips for storing holiday decorations. Continue reading “How to Prevent Pest Problems When Storing Holiday Decorations”

How to Prevent Rat Infestations

Rats are one of the most challenging pests to get rid of once they make their way into your home. As the shyer cousins to the curious mouse, rats are harder to catch, often skipping traps and learning the risks of a household quickly to avoid them. Unfortunately, some species of rats can birth over 2,000 babies in a year, so you can easily see how quickly a rat infestation can get out of hand. Today we share why rats are a risk and how to prevent them. Continue reading “How to Prevent Rat Infestations”

Prevent Pests by Attracting Beneficial Insects

The midwest is known for its plethora of creepy crawlies that disturb our everyday lives. Fortunately, we can utilize our landscaping to attract some insects! Now you may be thinking, “Hold on! I want fewer bugs, not more!” While it may sound odd, there are specific insects you want to attract to your landscaping. These beneficial insects will scare off or eat the bad ones, making your garden a healthier, safer place to frolic. To get these beneficial insects to grace your garden, we recommend planting the three following plants. Continue reading “Prevent Pests by Attracting Beneficial Insects”

How to Prevent Mosquito Bites

Slurp…suck…ouch, that hurt! Can you guess what bit you? You got it, a mosquito! Mosquitos are a prevalent concern during the summer season as they come out in droves. While an abundance of summer pest life is ordinary, unfortunately, mosquitos can potentially carry a long list of diseases, which we all want to avoid. To do so, here are our top tips on how to prevent mosquito bites. Continue reading “How to Prevent Mosquito Bites”

Bees, Wasps, Hornets, and Yellow Jackets– How to Tell the Difference

Buzz….buzzz….buzzzzz……ow! As we progress further into spring, you will likely be hearing the buzzing of stinging insects. However, getting stung is fun for nobody! Today, we will share with you how to tell the difference between bees, wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets. Continue reading “Bees, Wasps, Hornets, and Yellow Jackets– How to Tell the Difference”