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Mice can live without a water source. They get their water from the food they eat. This allows them to live and nest in areas far away from regular water sources.
Cockroaches have been around for 320 million years. Many species share habitats with humans. They can passively transport pathogenic microbes which my cause disease and even trigger allergic reactions.
Ants feed on practically every kind of food but those entering homes are often looking for sweets and/or protein-containing substances. Besides being an annoyance for most of us, ants can spread germs and disease in your stored food products. Some species can even cause structural damage to your home or business.
The female house spider lays approximately 50 eggs in a silken sac. Nine egg sacs are common in a season and these sacs hatch after a week depending on environmental conditions.
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Because of the high amount of traffic and the versatility of the facilities, pests are naturally attracted to long-term care institutions. Many nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and other care facilities include on-site kitchens and cafeterias as well as private rooms and common spaces. All of these places are susceptible to attracting pests because of the presence of food, water and viable habitats.
You probably already know that most people are repulsed by the simple sight of cockroaches. If you are personally dealing with a cockroach infestation, the feelings of disgust are probably even more intense. Unfortunately, the cold winter weather tends to be one of the reasons this pest ends up in your home in the first place, according to Any Pest. While you may know that you don't want to share your home with cockroaches this winter, there are a number of interesting facts about this pest that you've probably never heard.
In the summer months, people love to stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables. Some even venture to farmers markets where the food is cheaper. However, not only do fruits come home with you, fruit flies may too. Once they've gotten acclimated in your home, they might stay all summer. These pests breed quickly, and tend to spread through whatever food you've got around. They also are happy to join in on any meal you have, be it a sit-down dinner or a barbecue in your backyard. Worst of all, like other flies, they carry disease. Consider these tips on how to prevent fruit flies from coming home with you.
Since the mid-1800s, when the first house centipedes were noticed in Pennsylvania, these many-legged creatures have been scurrying and breeding in homes across North America. If you've seen one before, you know that they can move very quickly in order to hide from you. More than 100 years ago, when many women wore dresses, house centipedes would run toward women who had spotted them to hide under their long dresses. This was one of the reasons why people became afraid of them, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture entomologist C.L. Marlatt in 1902.
You always want to keep a home safe and sound. So, when pests disturb the peace and quiet, homeowners have a tendency to get angry. Handling pests on your own can be dangerous and harmful to your and your loved ones' health. Keep your home safe and pest-free with these simple tips.
As the weather cools, you'll probably see fewer pests than you did during the warmer months, but that doesn't mean they're all gone just yet. Some insects can actually come out in full force during the autumn, while others might seek refuge in your warm home. Here are some key tips to keep in mind as fall gets underway:
Dorm rooms are a space that you can make your own while you're at college. You can decorate them and make them as cozy as you'd like so that it reminds you of home while you're away. However, this cozy home away from home becomes less comforting when you notice bed bugs crawling around your floor or resting in your bed with you. Consider these tips to keep bed bugs out of your dorm room.