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Top 5 summer tips to a bug free back yard.

Don’t let you summer fun get ruined by insects. Follow these top 10 tips to a bug free yard:

  1. Bring on the Coffee: Coffee grounds are a great addition to your garden. They add nitrogen to the soil, they increase the acidity for acid loving plants, and, best of all, a wide range of creatures can’t stand coffee grounds.
  2. Bait, Trap, and Deter the Slugs: Slugs are, in my humble opinion, the most annoying of garden pests. Coffee grounds, as mentioned above, will deter slugs to a degree. Even more effective, and radically longer lasting, is copper. Slugs and snails hate copper.
  3. Flies – If you and your best friend like sitting in the yard make sure to clean up after your buddy. Flies love the POOP. Clean it up daily and flies will stay away.  
  4. Mosquito’s: If you want a permanent solution to getting rid of your mosquitos, you’ve got to remove places where mosquitos can breed. Adult mosquitos lay eggs in stagnant or slow-moving water, so eliminating these water sources can prevent future generations of these pests from calling your yard home.
  5. Wasp and Bee’s: Eliminate nest-building areas. Board up rafters and small, open spaces. Wasps love to build homes under porch railings, under decks and near house rafters. Blocking access to these locations will deter the insects from making their home in your yard.

If you have any insect issues or want to enjoy a bug FREE summer, you should get in touch with The Bugs Stop Here – Http://www.thebedbugsstophere.com as soon as possible and begin a treatment plan designed to get rid of the pest safely and aggressively. Remember the key is to find and recognize the problem as soon as possible.

Call The Bugs Stop Here today.

Mr. Steve Free
The Bug Stops Here
600 Johnson Ave
Bohemia, NY 11716
(631)-563-3900

Top Ten Bed Bug Tips

1.   Make sure you really have bed bugs, not fleas or ticks or other insects

2.   Don’t panic!
Eliminating bed bugs is difficult, but it’s not impossible. Don’t throw out all of your things because most of them can be treated and saved. Throwing stuff out is expensive, may spread the bed bugs and could cause more stress.

3.   Think through your treatment options — Don’t immediately reach for the spray can
Bedbugs are hard to get rid of. There are a lot of products on the shelf at your local hardware store but be aware that they can be harmful to you and your family. It is always best to hire a professional.

4.   Reduce the number of hiding places — Clean up the clutter
A cluttered home provides more places for bed bugs to hide and makes locating and treating them harder.

5.   Regularly wash and heat-dry your bed sheets, blankets, bedspreads and any clothing that touches the floor.
This reduces the number of bed bugs. Bed bugs and their eggs can hide in laundry containers/hampers, so clean them when you do the laundry.

6.   Don’t rely on do-it-yourself freezing as a reliable method for bed bug control.
While freezing can kill bed bugs, temperatures must remain very low for a long time. Home freezers are usually not cold enough to kill bed bugs. Putting things outside in freezing temperatures can kill bed bugs, but it can take several days when the temperature is 0° F and almost a week when the temperature is 20° F.

7.   Use heat to kill bed bugs, but be very careful.
Raising the indoor temperature with the thermostat or space heaters won’t do the job. Special equipment and very high temperatures are necessary for successful heat treatment. Black plastic bags in the sun might work to kill bed bugs in luggage or small items, if the contents become hot enough (about 110°F for at least 3 hours).

8.   Don’t pass your bed bugs on to others.
Bed bugs are good hitchhikers. If you throw out a mattress or furniture that has bed bugs in it, you should slash or in some way destroy it so that no one else takes it and gets bed bugs.

9.   Reduce the number of bed bugs to reduce bites.
Thorough vacuuming can get rid of some of your bed bugs. Carefully vacuum rugs, floors, upholstered furniture, bed frames, under beds, around bed legs, and all cracks and crevices around the room. Change the bag after each use so the bed bugs can’t escape. Place the used bag in a tightly sealed plastic bag and in an outside garbage bin.

10. Turn to the professionals.
Hiring an experienced, responsible pest control professional can increase your chance of success in getting rid of bed bugs. If you hire an expert, be sure it’s a company with a good reputation. The Bed Bugs Stop Here are fully trained in bed bug removal. Call today to set up your appointment.

For more information on pest control and The Bed Bug Stops Here Inc., go to www.thebedbugsstophere.com or call 631-563-3900 for Suffolk, or 516-678-7681 for Nassau.

Termite Damage Signs

Termite Damage Signs

Termite Damaged Window
Termite Damaged
Window

Subterranean termites dwell underground in loose, damp soil. Although subterranean termite species in Africa are famously aggressive and known for the obvious mounds above their colonies, signs of subterranean termite damage within the United States are much less obvious.

Experts at The Bugs Stop Here state interior damage may not become apparent until infestations are full-blown. Termite damage sometimes appears similar to water damage. Sagging floors and ceilings are also common signs of termite presence. Subterranean termites also access aboveground food sources through mud tunnels they create from saliva, mud and feces. These tunnels are located near the foundation of infested homes.

Termite Damaged Wallpaper
Termite Damaged
Wallpaper

Drywood termites build their colonies within wooden structures on which they feed. They can be found inside of walls or furniture. Drywood termite infestations may only become apparent after a colony has burrowed sp deeply into an infested item that the veneer cracks and the maze-like tunnels beneath become visible. Such damage is common in antique furniture pieces. Should this occur on new furniture or the floors or walls of your home, contact a pest control professional to discuss the severity of your infestation, as well as extermination options.

If you suspect you have termites you should get in touch with The Bugs Stop Here – Http://www.thebedbugsstophere.com as soon as possible and begin a treatment plan designed to get rid of termites safely and aggressively. Remember the key is to find and recognize this parasite as soon as possible.

Call The Bugs Stop Here today.

Mr. Steve Free
The Bug Stops Here
600 Johnson Ave
Bohemia, NY 11716
(631)-563-3900