Whenever food and water are easy to find, roaches will invite themselves to dinner. Meticulously clean your kitchen, including crumbs near the stove, microwave, and refrigerator. Vacuum scraps of food from corners and around the cabinet bases. To paralyze and eventually kill roaches, mix boric acid with water and flour, and place in jar lids in the back of cupboards and underneath stoves. (Caution! Keep out of reach of pets and children.) The flour will attract the roaches; the boric acid will eat away at their exoskeleton.

May 11, 2017
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Vaccuum up crumbs

Whenever food and water are easy to find, roaches will invite themselves to dinner. Meticulously clean your kitchen, including crumbs near the stove, microwave, and refrigerator. […]
May 11, 2017
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Pest control when buying a home

There’s plenty to worry about when you’re ready to purchase a home. But you can’t let these little buggers get a pass. Pests and rodents leave […]
May 11, 2017
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Outdoor pest control prep

– Keep tree limbs trimmed and from coming into contact with the roof; tree limbs make an ideal expressway to your house for ants and other […]
May 11, 2017
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Lose the leaves for roach control

When the temperatures begin to increase each spring its a good time to start cleaning leaf debris from its winter resting place around your house and […]
May 11, 2017
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Boric acid for pest control

Powdered ~99-100% boric acid is probably one of the safest crack-and-crevice treatments for household pests, such as silverfish and cockroaches. Dr. Matthew T. Messenger Program Manager […]
May 11, 2017
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Knowledge = pest control

Whether you are a seasoned pest control expert, or an average homeowner with little pest control expertise, you need to learn the basics of the pest […]
May 11, 2017

Think about the pests’ perspective

All critters (no matter how many legs they have) need the same survival tools we need – Food, Water and Shelter.  My advice is to exclude […]
May 11, 2017
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Reduce clutter to reduce pests

Cluttered storage areas are prime real estate for mice, spiders, cockroaches and other pests. You can keep pests away by regularly cleaning and reorganizing your basement, […]
May 11, 2017
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Control pests in the right spots

What are crack and crevice (C&C) treatments and why should I care? Control of pests increases and pesticide use is reduced when crack-and-crevice straws are used […]