Pest & Flea Control – Your Residential Exterminators

Posted by: | Posted on: December 19, 2019
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Pest & Flea Control

The Joint Is Jumpin’ – The Story Of The Flea -Contrary to popular opinion cat & dog fleas do not live on their chosen animal, they merely jump onto their host at feeding time, and dinner for a flea of course is blood.

In nature the fleas live and breed in the nest of animal they feed on, in reality of course in a modern house the ‘nest’ becomes the carpets, rugs and soft furnishings.flea control

Flea infestations are becoming much more prevalent in recent years, centrally heated homes provide an ideal environment for the life cycle of the insect, which can be completed in as little as 16 days. More on this website @
The increased presence of urban foxes in many towns and cities may be responsible for the increased number of flea infestations as foxes always carry a generous population to share with the neighborhood cats and dogs.

The well fed flea lays its eggs in the nesting material, carpets in a modern dwelling, which hatch out into larvae which crawl away from light and hence are to be found deep in the pile. In the egg and larval stage they are also pretty resistant to insecticide which is why it is rarely possible to cure a flea infestation with one treatment.

The larvae eat the blood rich droppings of the adult flea before pupating to emerge as a young, hungry flea.

Human beings do not taste especially nice to fleas and our blood is not of sufficient quality for them to breed, but in the absence of a cat or a dog we will do!

In the absence of a host the immature flea can go into a dormant state without feeding for up to a year or more and then revive within seconds on feeling the vibration from the footfall of a potential meal. For this reason properties which have been empty for a while often provide a little surprise for the new owners.

Often the family holiday is the time when people notice they have a flea problem, having put the family pet in kennels for a couple of weeks the resident flea population is starving and eager to greet them on their return.

There is however a dangerous side to fleas, we all know they were responsible for transmission of plague and thankfully we don’t have that to contend with anymore but they can set off serious skin irritations in susceptible people including dermatitis.pest control

They also have a more sinister side. The flea is an intermediate host for tapeworm.

When the flea dines on an animal infected with tapeworm it can ingest the worm eggs which pass into its guts. These infected fleas can then be ingested by a cat or dog during self-grooming and the worms infect the new host.

Worse still it is easy for a human baby or toddler to accidentally ingest these fleas when crawling on flea infested carpets.

In order to clear a flea infestation it will be necessary to treat both the animal and the carpets and soft furnishings of the property and outdoor areas where the animal may frequently visit. A professional pest controller will often use both an insecticide and a growth retardant hormone to interfere with the flea life-cycle. The cat or dog will need to be treated at the same time by a veterinarian. click on this website @

Zipp Up Your Outdoor Party With Landscape Lighting

Posted by: | Posted on: August 16, 2019
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You may use outdoor decorative lighting for simply enhancing your outdoor party, BBQ or social gathering. It’s for those times when you need to add something for an occasion rather than accent lighting that can be used most/all year round.

Whether you are planning a BBQ, a birthday party, or a holiday party you can really spice up your gathering with proper use of outdoor decorative lighting. All you need are lights and your imagination!landscape lighting

With those two things, anything is possible!

There are usually two different categories for when you decorate: general gatherings and specific holidays.

General gatherings and parties

Decorating for a party is fairly easy actually. You can add as much or as little lighting as you want!

The most common party lights you’ve probably seen are rope lights. They are simple strings of lights that you can hang around your yard and add a great atmosphere.

If you are holding a BBQ, you should really see the benefits that lighting your BBQ will bring.

And keep in mind that if your party involves your pool, the use of pool party lights can really set your party up and over the top!

Another thing that is commonly seen is tiki torches. These are wonderful lighting options especially if you are trying to keep bugs from pestering your party goers. They will evoke an island feel to your yard for sure! Find out more about them here!

They are so simple you can even make them at home yourself!

Another way to change the atmosphere of a party is by using Chinese lanterns. Paper lanterns are a staple in oriental cultures and have subsequently become extremely popular out here in the west.

While being listed in ‘general’, one very specific reason to decorate is an outdoor wedding. You will want to make that day very special! Though easy to overlook, try to remember that lighting can play a huge part in an outdoor wedding!


Of course, when the holidays are coming up, it can be an even bigger part of your decorating needs. Lights have always been part of Christmas, but now they are gaining popularity at Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and any other festive celebrations.

For specific holidays, there are shaped lights such as pumpkins and ghosts for Halloween, shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day, and bunnies and eggs for Easter.

These can be strings of lights, or small post lights that are perfect for lining a sidewalk or garden with. There can also be simple lantern-like lights that you can set on a porch, deck or patio.

With so many options, you’ll find just what you need to have fun during the holidays!

Outdoor decorative lighting adds a whole new dimension to a party, really spicing it up! And for years we’ve seen just what kind of effects one can get from using lights to celebrate holidays.

And not only that, decorating can just be worlds of fun!