Friday, April 24, 2015

Achieve a Bed Bug-Free Home with These Tips

Bed bugs are a pest no one wants in their homes. After all, these critters can cause restless nights and are notoriously difficult to get rid of without the help of experienced exterminators. Once an exterminator purges bed bugs from your home, it’s only natural to want to keep it that way. With that in mind, here are three simple tips to help keep your home bed bug-free:

Travel Smart

It’s easy to bring home bed bugs from your hotel after a long vacation. The best way to avoid this is to travel smart. Avoid hotels that have a history of bed bugs. Once in your hotel room, inspect the bed for any signs of bed bugs and report a problem if you find any.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Stinger: Being Aware of the Danger of Bees

Bees are often harmless. They typically buzz about pollinating flowers. However, they can be quite dangerous when provoked or angered--usually when their hive is disturbed. Once on the warpath, bees can swarm and sting those whom they consider a threat—and that could be you.

Bee stings aren't usually dangerous; however, some people are allergic to bee stings and, when stung, can experience a life-threatening condition known as anaphylactic shock. If a bee swarm attacks you, it won't just be one bee that stings you but hundreds of them. A healthy adult may be able to survive the ordeal, but young children and pets could have it worse. The accumulated bee venom can be quite dangerous for them. Furthermore, bees often target the softer areas of a person's body which are the eye area and the face. These are reason enough to avoid bee hives and prevent a potential bee infestation.