Welcome to Abell’s articles section, here you will find a myriad of useful information about common indoor and outdoor pests for both residential and commercial environments, preventative tips for avoiding infestations as well as practical do it yourself solutions for keeping them away from your home and business.
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In the warmer months of the year, homeowners witness a lot of pests. Pests become especially prevalent when food is around in those higher temperatures, such as when you host a barbecue. Unwanted guests can make friends and family squirm and possibly ruin dishes you put time and effort into. Consider these tips to keep pests away from your barbecue.
April is Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month. Many people in agriculture and the government asking residents to actively try to prevent pests in their area, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.
Regardless of where your business is located, there are bound to be pigeons. These birds are recognized around the world and their appearances may vary by region, but their threats to human health remain the same, underscoring the importance of commercial pest control.
Hotel owners may become irritated by constantly dealing with an unwanted guest - the pigeon. Pigeons love landing on balconies in search of any nearby food. They often disturb hotel guests who are trying to peacefully enjoy a breakfast with a view. They also carry plenty of diseases, such as salmonella, which can make hotel visitors incredibly sick. Consider these tips to keep pigeons from disturbing your guests.
While some people may view wasps as a pest, they actually may be helpful. Vermont greenhouse farmers recently used this bug to help kill plant pests such as aphids. You can actually purchase wasps in a vial for only $40, thanks to a recent decline in price. For farmers like the Boyds, wasps are a natural solution to a big problem, and are much cheaper than pesticides.
When pests gain a foothold in an apartment complex, it can affect everyone who lives and works there. It may start in one apartment, but quickly spread to other units. In the meantime, the landlord and staffers have to find the best solution to an irritating and potentially harmful situation.
After eating and sleeping, scratching itself is probably your dog or cat's favorite activity. It's so common that we hardly pay attention to it, but in summer it could be an indication of something more serious - a flea infestation.
Pest control services are called in constantly to deal with bird infestation issues. Most people think of pest control management for insects, spiders and rodents, but the truth is, for many commercial spaces, the dangers are above as well as below.
Long-term care and assisted living facilities face the same potential for pest intrusion as other buildings that house large numbers of tenants. However, in these cases, many of the residents may have health conditions that limit the use of standard pest control substances, which puts a wrinkle in the efforts of administrators to create a pest-free atmosphere.
When the weather is nice, it can be enjoyable to go watch a game outside. However, sitting through nine innings of baseball is more pleasant without bugs nipping at your heels and buzzing around your head. Consider these tips to avoid pests while watching an outdoor game.