With thousands of species of flies in North America, it's no wonder their persistent presence indoors and outdoors is no surprise. Depending on the region you live, there are numerous types of flies, each with its own individual characteristics such as body size, body color pattern, and wing size.
Salamanders are amphibians with a smooth skin devoid of scales, feathers, or hair. Slimy and/or moist to the touch, salamanders are predators that eat a variety of bugs and sometimes each other. Due to their lack of a protective skin covering, salamanders prefer to inhabit moist, damp areas devoid of direct sunshine to prevent rapid dehydration. Salamanders are shy and secretive, which means you may not see them as often as other outdoor species such as frogs and lizards.
Having an ant infestation is never fun. One of the biggest challenges of ant infestations comes when you have children or pets that frequent the infestation areas. Like any reasonable person, you are doing the research to avoid any harm to your pets or children and to avoid putting harsh chemicals into their environment. How do you do this while at the ridding the ants out of your house? In short, you need an ant exterminator who has both pet friendly and kid friendly ant extermination solutions. At Clint Miller Exterminating, we have a lot of experience in that, read our quick tips below. You can enjoy your home again and not worry about ants while having the peace of mind that comes with protecting your children and pets from chemicals that could hurt them or put them at risk.
Fall brings cooler weather, which means critters are going to be looking for a place to live. Your warm house is just the ticket for a free ride. Pests that often show up in the fall will make themselves home for the entire cold season if you don’t take precautions as soon as you notice them.
You may have never thought about this, but your Christmas tree could be covered with bugs. However, most of the bugs are harmless. Most of these bugs are small and very difficult to see. Tiny bugs include aphids, pine needle scales, mites and other small bugs. Your tree may also have praying mantises and spiders. Furthermore, most of these bugs won't survive in the warm and dry conditions that are in your home during the holidays.
Many people often wonder, is it safe for dogs to eat bugs? In most cases, bugs won't hurt your dog; however, several bugs are dangerous or poisonous, including the monarch butterfly and caterpillars. Knowing what types of bugs are around your house could decrease the panic level a little bit if you see your dog going after something. Clint Miller exterminating can help eradicate bugs around your yard and house so you could almost eliminate the chance of your dog eating a bug.
If you think that you were done with bugs in the house, guess again! You might find about 20 bugs in November. Thus, it's important that you keep your pest control regiment up, even in the cooler months. Clint Miller Exterminating will provide pest control in November for all of these bugs.
Whether you are afraid of bugs or fascinated by them, they definitely don't belong in your home. Bees, scorpions and wasps have painful stings and could cause medical issues if you are allergic to them. Mosquitoes, fleas and ticks could carry diseases that they transport to you or your pets. Some, like flies, are just annoying. Many, such as cockroaches, are just unsanitary.
Now is the time that bugs are going to be looking for a warm place to hole up for the winter. And your house is the perfect spot. It provides light and warmth. It even provides water and food. Bugs will look for anywhere that is warm, including hollow tree stumps, old burrows, piles of rocks or wood or even under loose bark. If you have loose siding on your home, they'll head for that. Cracks in the foundation and exterior walls also provide a great hiding place for bugs to stay warm.
Spring is the time for flowers, nice weather, working on your landscaping and bugs, including termites. The most common termites are subterranean, and are difficult to find. Look for mud tubes and wings for signs of termites. Mud tubes are generally found on the foundation. Since the termites don't walk on the ground, this is how they get from their den to their food source – your house.