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How to Inspect, Prevent and Treat for Millipedes in Your Home

A millipede typically lives outdoors where they can feed on damp and decaying wood and other vegetation matters, but they can become a household pests. This thousand leg pest is a slow crawler with a round body and 2 sets of legs per body segment. The Millipede typically protects itself from gland excression which is an unpleasant odor. Millipedes are norturnal and hide underneath objects during the damp. Heavy numbers of infestations typically happen during the fall, but people have had invasion in the spring and summer months. (more…)

How to Inspect, Prevent and Treat for Mites in Your Home

Mites are smaller than a tick and most are hard to see without an eye piece, they are so small. The life of the mite is egg, larvae, three nyphal stages and the adult. Typically the mite will only live for a few weeks. Mites that we deal with for the most part will have piercing moth parts. There are several types of mites that can infest food products and cause itching and rashes on people who come in contact with the mites. Some of these particular mites will attach cheese. Flour, grain, seeds, meals, bulbs, and straw as well as furniture and wall paper. Chiggers, Redbugs, and Harvest Mites will infest humans and animals during the summer months and cause intense itching and skin irritation. Only the larval stage of the redbugs and chiggers will attack humans and animals. (more…)

When to DIY Your Pest Control or Should You call A Pro

Pest Control: DIY or Professional

When to DIY Your Pest Control or Should You call A Pro

The decision to call a professional to handle pests is not always a necessity. In some situations, it may be possible to evaluate and control the situation personally. Unfortunately, there are times when it is important to bring in a professional. Recognizing when it is appropriate to handle the problem personally and when to discuss your situation with a professional can be an important part of avoiding complicated problems that may arise. But remember we at epestsolutions.com are here to help you make the correct decision and we will be honest with the ease or difficulty of your particular situation. (more…)

DIY Pest Control: Why it is something to think about!

Pest Control Kits - DIYThe technology and equipment around pest control have improved so much that almost every pest problem is a DIY project. There are a lot of reasons why homeowners should consider DIY pest control projects over hiring a professional. The following considerations outline the process for dealing with a pest invasion. (more…)

How to Treat and Inspect for Bed Bugs in Your Home

How to Not to Get Bed Bugs

Hotels are prime location for coming home with a bedbug infestations. For travelers that is a real problem. People come to a hotel or motel, and they take bed bugs back home with them. So how does one travel and not get bed bugs? Here are a few tips:

  1. Use a Luggage Stand: Never put your luggage on the floor. Most hotels and motels have luggage stands. Those are those folding contraptions that you will find in the closet. If you do not have enough of them for your luggage ask for more. They unfold and your suite case it’s nicely on top of them and off of the floor. If you put your luggage on the floor, the bed bugs will use it as a place to hide. Boom, you have them. Never put your clothes on the floor, including your shoes.
  2. Soiled or Clean: Either carry a second suite case for dirty clothes or carry garbage bags in which to put all of your dirty clothes. Don’t mix your clean clothes with your dirty clothes. If you mix your clean and dirty clothes, you will transport bed bugs or bed bug eggs back home with you. Keep them separate. When you get home, immediately wash all of the close in the garbage bags or “dirty” suite case. If you have several bags to wash, store them in the bathtub until while they queue up for the washer. Immediately throw out the used garbage bags in the outside trash receptacle.

If you are a constant traveler than carry a few luggage sprays may be worth the investment so that you can spray your luggage after moving from one location to the next. We offer a few options for products that will meant the travelers needs when it comes to bed bug control. (more…)

How to Treat and Inspect for Fleas in Your Home

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Fleas belong to the insect order Siphonaptera. There are thousands of species of fleas, some of which are specific to one type of mammal or another. Dog, cats, rats and humans each have a specific type of flea to pester them. The human flea is known as Pulex irritants and the key word there is irritants, which easy translates into irritant because that is just what they do. Fleas have a piercing-sucking mouth that is designed to pierce the skin and superficial veins, and then draw blood directly from the wound. Flea bites can be dangerous as fleas are known to carry diseases such as bubonic plague. (more…)

How to Inspect, Prevent and Treat for Mosquitos in Your Yard

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Looking for ways to Inspect, prevent and treat for mosquitos in your back-yard, ePestSolutions.com has you covered. When it comes to mosquito abatement, there are products that are designed to handle every sized job. Do your part to help stop the spread of disease by cleaning up standing water or using a chemical to kill off adult mosquitoes. . If you have a pond or horse trough installing a pump that keeps the water moving may be enough to cause mosquitoes to not use that body of water as a breeding ground. Mosquitoes do not like moving water and the larvae cannot survive in actively moving water. (more…)

How to Inspect, Prevent and Treat for Silverfish in Your Home and Yard

Silverfish belongs to what is considered the oldest insect order, and they are characterized by having the 3 long appendages arising from the tip of the abdomen. In size they are pretty small about 3/8 of an inch, and grayish in color. Capable of very swift movement and their ability to jump or spring when disturbed. They are pretty flat and find harborage in small cracks and crevices. The Silverfish is capable of roaming large distances for food, but when they locate what they are looking for they will stay. They will consume carbohydrates and proteins. Silverfish are pests of paper, wallpaper, they can eat artificial plants and flowers. Reducing humidity and moisture in an area is very effective in controlling silverfish as well as removing any food source. Remove leaf litter and grass litter from the foundation and entry points. Treatment for major infestations may require crack and crevice treatments. Pay attention to the area of moisture, kitchen, bathrooms, and basements. There are some baits that are effective in the control such as Niban Fine Granules. (more…)

How to Catch and Repel Slugs and Snails in Your Yard

Slug and snail control can be difficult but if not done properly you can end up flowerbed full of no flowers and all your work gone to the waist side. Slugs are everywhere and can be very aggressive in the damage department. Some non chemical control methods are to check your water schedule, they need things to be moist and they are active more at night so, better option would be to water in the morning.
Diatomaceous Earth had been show to be very effective in control of slugs, and it can be sprinkled on your garden and flower areas. (more…)