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Signs Your Tenants Have Roaches

One of the worst nightmares for a landlord is finding their property infested with pests, and there are few pests more revolting than cockroaches. If you own a property and are renting it out to tenants you are definitely vulnerable to the risk of them neglecting your property to the point that a cockroach infestation builds up. Roaches breed rampantly, and they can be hard to eliminate, so if you want to know the major signs that your tenants have roaches in the property, continue reading below.  Are there roaches in the major hiding places? Roaches are notorious for hiding...

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How To Get Rid Of Roaches In Your Apartment Building

If you own an apartment building, a roach infestation can plummet your rent value and deter potential tenants. Eliminating the roach infestation is likely at the top of your responsibilities. In today’s post, we’re going to discuss how you can keep your apartment building roach-free.  Make sure it’s clean. Remove garbage off the premises. Make sure there’s no food left out anywhere. Roaches have voracious appetites and are known to eat virtually anything. If your building has a roach infestation, you’ll likely need to tell your tenants to be careful with their garbage and to keep their apartments as clean...

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What a Bedbug Bite Looks Like

Bed bugs can be an absolute nuisance. They’re notoriously sneaky, and an infestation can occur without you even knowing it. By the time you realize what’s happened, you’re waking up with itchy bed bites.  If you’ve never experienced a bed bug bite problem before, and you suspect you have a bite, it’s important you know what a bed bug bite looks like.  Bed bug bites are not always easy to identify. Bed bug bites typically are painless, and it can take a few days before you notice any type of skin of reaction.  Bed bug bites usually appear as small...

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Why 1st Stryke Is The Best Bed Bugs Control Company

A bed bug infestation can be troublesome. By the time you realize you been bit by bed bugs, the infestation may have been there for days. There’s nothing worse than waking up to a cluster of itchy bed bug bites. If you’re dealing with a rising bed bug problem, you must eliminate these pests from the home.  1st Stryke specializes in bed bug extermination. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of without professional help. They infiltrate your walls, furniture, and your bed (of course). These pests don’t care whether your home is clean or dirty. They feed on...

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How to Know if Termites Are Eating Your Home

Termites can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. They’re small insects that tear through furniture and household fixtures, costing you a fortune if the infestation is left unchecked. Let’s go over a few ways to know if a termite is eating your home, so you can stop this problem from escalating.  Mud Tubes. Subterranean termites are the most destructive termite species and they're known for building mud tubes to provide moisture while they travel between their colony and food source. Mud tubes are most often found near the home’s foundation. Wood Damage. This is a telltale sign of termite damage. Termites...

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Best Termite Inspection Company

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Termites are pests that wreak incredible damage in the home, and it’s important that the termite extermination company you choose can thoroughly get the job done. In today’s post, we’re going to explain a few things you need to look out for when choosing a termite inspection company.  Is their inspection and extermination process safe? Inspecting the home and eliminating termites can call for the use of pesticides. And if that’s needed, it’s important that your pest control company can apply the pesticides safely, without causing harm to the residents of the household.  Is the company trustworthy? When you’re looking...

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How to Check for Bedbugs on Vacation

You’ve checked into your hotel, ready for a fun, relaxing vacay. You hop into bed, blast the A.C, and fall asleep. You awake to a horror: your body covered in nasty bed bug bites.  This is every vacationer’s nightmare: their bed crawling with unseen creatures that will feast on them as they sleep. Let’s look at a few ways you can check for bed bugs in your hotel bed.  Bring a small flashlight with you. This will help with inspecting the room for bed bugs, as the bugs will be hard to see without the help of extra light.  Begin...

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Why Mosquitos Are So Bad This Year in Southern California

Mosquitos are some of the most annoying insects in existence. If you live in Southern California, you definitely encountered mosquitos a few too many times. Not to mention, these mosquitos carry scary viruses, like the Zika Virus, Dengue, Yellow Fever, and others. As summer is now in full swing, mosquitos are swarming SoCal neighborhoods in full force, and the invasion seems to be worst than ever.  Experts say that swimming pools can attract 10,000 mosquitos per week. This is because mosquitos love a standing water source. Not only will you want to clear your pool from mosquitos, but you should...

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How to Check for Bed Bugs in Hotels

Checking into a hotel room? You need to be vigilant for nasty bed bugs. Hotels and motels are some of the most common places you’ll find these insects. Bed bugs are small and have a reddish-brown appearance. They’re typically nocturnal, and they’ll feed on your blood as you sleep, giving you an unwanted surprise when you wake in the morning. To make matter worse, bed bugs can hitch a ride with you back home by sneaking into your clothes and luggage. Read this post to learn how you can properly check for bed bugs in hotels and avoid this problem...

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Ant Home Remedy Myths

Ants are not wanted in your home, and when you see an infestation of ants, you’ll want to do everything you can to get rid of them. If you search online for home remedies, you’ll likely find many options, but many of them will be a complete waste of time. We’re going to dispel a few of those ant home remedy myths today.  Myth: The scent of garlic, cinnamon, and pepper repel ants.  While it’s true that ants are not fond of these scents, they won’t necessarily kill or even repel these insects. The scents of these ingredients temporarily hide...

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