How to Prevent Clothing Moths in Your Closet
Clothing moths are an all too common pest throughout the country. They’re not as vulgar as cockroaches or flies, as they don’t carry disease or eat through your pantry - but they cause damage of another kind. If you’re particular about your clothes and fabrics, you don’t want to wait around to get rid of a moth infestation. As soon as you see one moth, it is time to start preventative measures. You may not even see the moths, as they are adept hiders who avoid the light and nest in the darkest recesses of your closets. However, if you’re pulling out clothing items and suddenly finding holes, you may want to do a closer inspection.
How to Prevent Mice in Your Home
Mice are an invasive species all over the world, and unfortunately, no one is immune to their scourge. These tiny rodents were brought to North America by colonists in the early 16th century, and have been invading people’s homes since. Mice can fit through a space the size of a nickel and produce a new litter every 20 days, so they can take over a space quickly if no precautions are taken.
What to Do If Silverfish Invade
Finding a silverfish in your home can be a difficult experience. These small bugs look like gray or white-ish worms with antennae on their heads, six legs, and three long bristles at the end. These little critters can do a lot of damage inside a home, including eating through books and infesting your pantry. As a home or business owner in any area, you should familiarize yourself with what they look like so that you can quickly identify and stop any problems. Usually, by the time you’ve found one silverfish in your kitchen or bookshelf, the damage has been done and can be difficult to remediate without professional help.
How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs
Summer and fall bring with them a variety of pests, one of the most bothersome being stink bugs. Stink bugs aren’t as “gross” as roaches or ants, as they don’t raid your food cabinet and don’t bite or feed off humans. However, they do - as the name implies - stink! These bugs give off a foul odor when they’re threatened. In the wild, this helps keep predators away. In a home, the smell can last and last. It’s definitely unpleasant to come home to stink bug odor, and unfortunately these critters seek shelter in homes when the weather is too hot or too cold. Here are a few tips on getting rid of stink bugs in your home.