Snow caps are melting, flowers are blooming, and insects are on the move. As the sunny weather comes, so do the insects that take over your garden and can attack your home. Getting an insect infestation under control early will ensure you do not have garden pests attacking you all summer. Here are some tips to help deal with the insects that have come out in spring and are preparing an assault on your home this summer:
If you have just moved into a NYC walk-up apartment, then you are probably excited, but also overwhelmed. You've just gone through the difficult process of moving (getting the mattress, bed, and other furniture up to your apartment without the assistance of an elevator). However, one thing you might have to deal with are mice. Even if you keep your space immaculately clean, you might still have a mouse problem. It's very likely that they are roaming freely behind the walls, traveling around the apartment building.
While a mouse visitor or two is inevitable in your home, there are signs that your home may be inundated with mice that you need to get rid of. If you find small bits of fur near your bathroom sink, or mouse droppings on your kitchen counter, these are sure indicators that there are mice roaming freely around your home. When you have a cat living in your home and they don't seem to be bringing you any mice, it's time to call pest control service to take care of the problem.
Triangulate cobweb spiders (steatoda triangulosa) are one of the most common spiders in North America, and they may infest your basement or garage. Here are three things you need to know about triangulate cobweb spiders. How are triangulate cobweb spiders identified? Triangulate cobweb spiders are small and can be easily overlooked until many of them are present. Their round bodies are 1/8 to 1/4 inches long. Their abdomens are brown with white and yellow markings; these markings may be triangular or irregular.
When mice get in the living space area of your home, it is fairly easy to discover them because they leave droppings everywhere they travel. However, during the colder months of the year, you may have mice in the attic of your home without even realizing it. Since heat travels upward, an attic is a warm escape for mice to live inside away from cold weather conditions. Therefore, it is a good idea to check your attic for mice each year when the cold weather months arrive.