Bed bugs. Just the name of this notorious pest is enough to make some people shudder. After all, no one wants to have to deal with blood sucking nuisances that can cause itchy welts and be difficult to get rid of. Yikes. But while bed bugs are difficult to get rid of—it’s not impossible. Especially with the help of a professional.
Cockroaches. Just the word is enough to incite fear in some, and disgust in many. Many people probably recognize cockroaches when they see them, but they might not realize that there are several different common species. One of those is the Oriental cockroach, read on to learn how to tell the Oriental cockroach apart from others—and what to do if you come across them in your home.
If you had to guess what a leafhopper was by its name alone, you might think it is some kind of monkey or tree-dwelling creature. But in fact, leafhoppers are insects—and annoying ones at that. Leafhoppers are known for feeding on the leaves of a variety of plants, including some trees, and causing damage to the plants they feed on. As you may know, there are lots of different pests that can cause plant damage, and it can be useful to know how to tell them apart. Keep reading to learn more about how to identify leafhopper damage in particular.
While it’s easy to think of termites as pests you find burrowing within your walls and floorboards, termites are also known to chow down on firewood you may be storing. If the firewood you’re storing near your home becomes infested with termites, they may also decide to move into your house—which is definitely not something you want to have to deal with. Keep reading to learn how best to deal with termites in firewood, and how to store firewood to avoid termites to begin with.