A lot of people are scared of honeybees for their hostile defensive instincts. Getting stung can definitely be painful (or even life-threatening for people with allergies). However, these insects play an important role in the planet’s ecosystems, as they pollinate plants that humans eat and also produce honey, which humans also consume. That is why it is it alarming that their colonies are dwindling.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
Rodents comprise the biggest group of species in the mammal kingdom. They play a vital role in the upkeep and preservation of forests by spreading seeds through their stool. That role, however, may not be so helpful in your San Diego home. Besides their odor and destructive diet, they are also a known carrier of deadly diseases. Diseases Carried by Rodents Direct contact with rodents or inhaling dust contaminated by rodent urine or droppings can cause you or your family to acquire diseases, such as Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome, and Leptospirosis. Each of these diseases may be carried and spread by certain species of rodents, and those found in your home are most likely among them.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Seeing a cockroach scurry across the floor is more than enough to send most homeowners into a fit of revulsion. Unfortunately, the panic and distress cockroaches can cause have spawned numerous myths regarding the eradication and prevention, such as: White Cockroaches are a Subspecies You Don’t Have to Worry About A white cockroach is only that color because it has recently shed its exoskeleton, leaving the soft, white shade you noticed. Eventually, the exoskeleton will harden and darken to the shade you’re used to seeing. White cockroaches usually indicate young roaches, which means a generation or two have already taken up residence in your home.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Termite infestations damage 60 to 80 percent of all homes in Southern California. In retaliation, home and business owners in the area collectively spend hundreds of thousands of dollars every year on effective termite control. It’s still a far better alternative to the cost of repairing the damage termites can cause. The moment you spot any signs of termite infestation in your home, be sure to call an exterminator as soon as possible. Once a company specializing in termite control in San Diego has cleared out termites from your home, you’ll definitely want to keep it that way. Unfortunately, a home that has been terrorized by termites is an appealing location for swarming termites looking for a new place to call their own.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Bees are extremely useful insects. They are responsible for pollinating flowers, which helps maintain plant life on this planet, and they give us honey as a bonus. It’s an entirely different story, however, when they start building their nest in your home in San Diego. Your family might live in fear of getting stung as long as their presence can be seen inside your home. Are Bees Dangerous? Not all bees are dangerous. In fact, they only become aggressive when they are provoked, such as when someone threatens their hive. This, however, does not make bees harmless. You shouldn’t put your family at risk of getting stung or swarmed by allowing the bees to stay inside the property.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Cockroaches are the scourge of the earth. Just hearing the name of these creatures is enough to send some people scrambling for cover. Those hairy legs, hideous wings, and unnerving antennae are the makings of a cruel nightmare. If that’s not cause enough for you to hate them, then one of these reasons surely will be
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The sight of bees swarming is sure to scare a lot of people. However, there really shouldn’t be any cause for initial concern, as bees that do this are generally in a good mood. To help you better understand why bees swarm, here’s what’s really happening in detail:
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Nothing can be more devastating to your home than a termite infestation. The pests feed voraciously on wood and its derivatives (including paper). They will happily chew their way through most furniture and wooden support structures. You will want to prevent termites from entering your home because the moment when even a single small group manages to establish a colony within your home, all your wooden items are at risk of being eaten away.
Friday, June 5, 2015
When you have a bee problem in your home, it would be wise to call a bee removal service as soon as possible. This is especially true if you or a neighbor has a severe allergic reaction to bee stings.
Naturally, you’ll want to keep your home free of bees once a bee removal service finishes ridding your home of bees. Unfortunately, bees only nest in an area that provides ample shelter with nearby food sources—and a brand new swarm of bees will quickly find out why a previous swarm chose the prime real estate that your home offers. With that in mind, here are a few tips to help keep bees away from your home and in the meadows where they belong: