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Are you escaping Columbus Ohio one last time before the end of summer?

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Bug Free Living

Bug Free Living

Can you believe our summer is almost over? If your thinking about taking advantage of one last summer vacation get away to enjoy the weather, don’t forget to protect your home from bugs as well.

To help our customers avoid a variety of pest problems while away and send those unexpected bugs packing for this last get away, we have put together the following pest prevention to-do list.

• Cut trees and bushes away from your home to keep insects, especially ants, from using them as a highway into your home.
• Remove or drain sources of standing water in your yard that could be a breeding ground for mosquitoes including kiddie pools, birdbaths and buckets. Also consider cleaning out rain gutters to prevent water from standing in the drains.
• Using airtight containers to store leftover food especially sweets can prevent ant infestations.
• Remove all garbage prior to leaving for vacation and be sure any last minute garbage is removed or placed in well-sealed trash cans so as not to attract any critters.
• Sealing clothes in large plastic bags in your suitcase and keep them sealed during your hotel stay to prevent beg bugs from hiding within you suitcase. When you get home, inspect and vacuum all suitcases and bags before bringing them inside and wash all clothing in hot water.
• Pack snacks for your road trip in airtight containers to ensure ants do not travel with you on vacation.

We hope this checklist allows you and your family to enjoy your last escape from Columbus Ohio together knowing your home is protected from all types of intruders!

Columbus Ohio Pest Exterminator

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Prevention of Carpenter Bees Columbus Ohio

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
Columbus Ohio Carpenter Bee

Columbus Ohio Carpenter Bee

To understand a carpenter bee infestation you need to know what to look for. If you see the presence of a half-inch round holes in dry, unfinished wood, with piles of sawdust underneath you could have a problem. Also look for yellow streaks of fecal matter staining the wood below the hole. If the hole is occupied, you will find the male bee flying in the area when you are near that hole. Usually a pair of carpenter bees occupies each hole. The female bee is usually making the holes while male bee standing guard outside.

We believe Prevention is the best method.

-Carpenter Bees generally tend to target the same places every year. Carpenter bees like bare, unfinished wood. One preventative measure would be to paint and then finish (with varnish or sealant) wood that has been repeatedly infested.
-When possible we suggest that, exterior parts of buildings, decks, outdoor furnishings and other wooden structures should be constructed out of hardwoods. This makes the structures less appealing.
-Be sure to Fill cracks and depressions in wood surfaces with wood putty so they are less attractive.
-Fill vacant holes present in wood with steel-wool to prevent the carpenter bees from coming back. Wait until after bees have emerged before filling the holes. Once filled, paint or varnish the repaired surfaces.

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Columbus Ohio Pest Control recent issues are similar to the rest of the country.

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

The early influx of pest control problems throughout Columbus Ohio are issues similar to the rest of the US. Luckily we have been able to keep them under control. This is a interesting ABC News segment on the rest of the country.

Green Exterminating Columbus Ohio

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Pest Prevention every homeowner should know.

Monday, June 21st, 2010
Pest Free Home

Pest Free Home

Pest prevention is the first step in pest control.  Below are just a few ways that you can avoid pest infestations and the potential health and property issues that pests can cause.

-Pest proofing your home by keeping up with maintenance needs

-Seal cracks and holes on the outside of your home, pay attention to utilities and pipes.

-Be sure your family keep all food sealed and stored properly and don’t leave messes on the counter or floor.

-Dispose of garbage regularly and keep trash cans away from the home.

-Clean kitchen daily, where crumbs and trash are more likely to build up.

-Don’t overlook proper drainage at the foundation to channel water away from your home.

-If in doubt call EnviroCare Pest Solutions for any of your Columbus Ohio Pest Control needs at 614-586-2847.  We will come and inspect for pests and rodents, identify the problem and control the pest(s) using an Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

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