Home Improvement

3 Things to Consider Before Installing a Pond

Ponds and other water features can add a beautiful focal point to your outdoor living space. They’re relaxing, make your backyard feel more like an oasis and add moisture to the air. That last part can be a big benefit during a dry summer. However, there are some downsides to owning a pond. Before breaking ground…

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Spring Cleaning That Can Keep Bugs Away

Cleaning is one of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent an insect infestation. Certain pests, like ants and cockroaches, find their way into homes in search of food. Clutter also gives bugs like Brown Recluses more places to hide. During this year’s Spring Cleaning work in the chores below to clear out the…

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How to Spot Insect Damage When Buying a Home

Summer is the most popular season for home buying, and the real estate market is booming here in Alabama. But, it’s also the time of year when insects are out in full force. The last thing any buyer wants is to walk into an infestation the first day in their new home. According to the EPA, homeowners spend…

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Making Your Outdoor Living Space a Bug-Free Zone

One of the joys of summer is getting outdoors and relaxing in Mother Nature. Unfortunately, bugs have the same idea. Summer is the high season for insect activity as larvae and young insects mature. Sometimes it seems like the second you step out on the porch or sit down on the deck bugs start to…

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Why Water Leaks Could Be Causing Pest Problems

Most homeowners worry about water leaks because of the structural damage and mold that they can create. However, there’s another serious problem that can come from water leaks. Insect infestations are more likely to occur when water is present. When our certified pest control technicians inspect a client’s property, we look for signs of current infestations as well…

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Spring Inspection Guide for Your Windows

The start of March marks the time of year when the southeast is transitioning from winter to spring. Temperatures slowly inch upwards and there’s a lot more hours of sunshine to enjoy. It’s the perfect time to throw the windows open and let some fresh air inside. But hold on one second. After months of…

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Outdoor Lighting Options That Won’t Attract Bugs

You can take steps to prevent insect infestations, but there’s one thing many homeowners do that actually directs pests right to the front door. If you leave the front porch light on at night it’s like a beacon for bugs. Since leaving the light on is also a suggested safety precaution, the best solution isn’t…

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How Noseeums Are Connected to Your Deck

If you’ve lived through a summer in Alabama you’re sure to have come across a cloud of no-see-ums. On their own they are hard to spot, but these miniscule biting insects can get together and really bug you. They are like miniature mosquitoes, but they are small enough to get through screens, which can make…

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How Common Home Resolutions Can Help With Pests

At the start of the New Year many people make resolutions to improve their homes. But did you know some of the most common home resolutions could also keep pests from being a problem? Let’s take a look at how your home improvement resolutions may be pest-preventative. Resolution – Get Organized Getting organized is high…

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How to Winterize the Exterior of Your Home

You’ve probably heard about winterizing the inside of your home when it gets cold out, but it’s just as important to winterize the exterior as well. From cracks that let bugs in and heat out to protecting plants, here’s a look at the steps to take to winterize your home’s exterior. Check the Foundation for…

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