Pest Control Tips

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Ticks lay eggs by getting fully engorged on blood, climbing up a tree, shrub or building, and laying between 1,000 and 3,000 eggs. Once the eggs hatch, the ticks will look for an animal to fall onto and feed on. Find out more about the tick life cycle with information from a certified exterminator and arborist in this free video series on pest control tips.

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  • What Color Are Sand Fleas?

    Sand fleas are sand-colored crustaceans that range from a quarter-inch to an inch in size. They are typically found living at the water's edge. Learn how sand fleas, also called… Read More

  • When Do Ticks Lay Eggs?

    Ticks lay eggs by getting fully engorged on blood, climbing up a tree, shrub or building, and laying between 1,000 and 3,000 eggs. Once the eggs hatch, the ticks will… Read More

  • Natural Ways to Get Rid of Fleas

    A natural way to get rid of fleas is to sprinkle salt or a product called Borax on carpets, allow the fleas to dry out, and then vacuum after a… Read More

  • What Are Ticks?

    Ticks are eight-legged spider-like creatures that feed on blood from humans and animals. They often transmit dangerous diseases, such as tularemia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and encephalitis. Wear long sleeved… Read More

  • Using Salt to Kill Fleas

    Use salt to kill fleas by getting fine-grain salt, spreading the salt evenly over the carpeted areas of a home, allowing the salt to sit for a week and vacuuming… Read More

  • Home Remedies for Fruit Flies

    Home remedies for fruit flies include making sure that fruits and vegetables do not have blemishes, getting rid of moist, mildewed areas around the home and using sticky traps. Find… Read More

  • Best Way to Kill Sugar Ants

    The best way to kill sugar ants is to make sure to properly identify the ants as sugar ants, and then use a slow-acting insecticide that will kill the whole… Read More

  • Does Salt Kill Ants?

    Salt is not a great remedy for killing ants, though it may kill a few ants. Identify the type of ant that is infesting a home, and then use the… Read More

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