Movies have taught us to think large-scale when it comes to disasters: earthquakes, aliens, explosions, evil villains. But some of the worst invasions come from the backyard in the form of pests and bugs. Here's a guide to controlling these tiny invaders.
Mosquitoes aren't just irritating. They're potentially life-threatening, as the prevalence of mosquito-borne illnesses continues to include West Nile, malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, dog heartworm, chikungunya, and most recently, Zika virus.
As you undertake the tasks of spring cleaning, do you find yourself questioning suspicious "matter?" Do you see shredded materials that could be used for nesting? Do you notice odd smells or sounds? Are there visible grease marks, tracks, holes or gnaw marks near your baseboards?
"Wood" you believe it's easy to find a termite inspector if you've got an infestation in your home? Check our handy guide for current costs of services.
If you see a swarm of winged insects or find bubbled paint inside your home, you might want to call a pest professional fast.
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