Ensuring Mosquito Control Around Home and Business
Do you need mosquito control? Instituting effective mosquito control around home and business environments usually requires both personal effort as well as professional expertise. A reliable, licensed pest control exterminator should inspect and treat your home and office on a regular basis.
Health Effects of Mosquitoes
The presence of mosquitoes in a home’s backyard or on the grounds surrounding a place of business can mean more than the annoyance of getting an itchy bite. Mosquitoes can carry malaria, yellow fever, and dengue fever, as well as spreading encephalitis. Even pets aren’t safe from the adverse effects to good health that mosquitoes can cause as mosquitoes can transmit heartworm to both dogs and cats.
Perfect Breeding Grounds
One of the most effective ways of controlling any mosquito population is removing the conditions that encourage them to breed so profusely. Any place where water can collect included a neglected fountain, birdbath, pool or rain pipe is a place where mosquito larvae can breed. Check home and business properties for containers such as cans, buckets or discarded tires where water can settle and stagnate. Fill in any holes or depressions in the lawn or near tree trunks where water can accumulate. Remove any standing water on the property and ensure that there are no leaking water pipes, faucets or drains where puddles of water can gather. Keep ponds aerated and stocked with mosquito-eating fish and make sure swimming pools and kiddie wading pools are properly attended to so that mosquitoes don’t start a colony in dirty water.
Personal Mosquito Control
At the individual level, there are several actions to take to promote mosquito control. Burn citronella or mosquito-repelling candles in outdoor areas such as patios and decks where entertaining takes place. Wear insect repellent and hang a bug zapper, an electrical device that attracts mosquitoes and other pests to their light and electrocutes them upon contact. Stock outdoor ponds with plenty of fish and even a frog or two that will delight in devouring the mosquito population. Purchase over the counter organic mosquito pesticides from your local gardening store and spray around your vegetation and in any areas where mosquitoes tend to breed.
Mosquito Problem? Call in Professional Help
If a mosquito control problem is chronic or seems to have gotten out of hand, find a reliable pest control company to send a professional exterminator. The exterminator can evaluate your infestation, make recommendations, and apply safe but effective pesticide sprays in and around your home or business property to eliminate existing mosquitoes and any larvae getting ready to hatch.
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What To Expect From A Estate Sale Company
In this economy, with all types of sales going on, and a market saturated with too much stuff to sell, we are all missing sales because of unrealistic goals. When an estate sale is extended — guess why?
As clients, you need honesty about the consequences of overvaluing items.
In my professional opinion, estate sales are basically about resale and liquidation value because the goal is to sell all items in one to three days.
From this perspective, if there are two or heaven forbid three sales on the same street in the same vicinity of your estate sale, the pressure to move your property full of possessions and cars is a daunting task for any estate sale company, in this economic climate.
If you consider auctioning it off, you may still get liquidation value proceeds, in addition to fees.
Yes, estate sales are booming, but an estate sale has three human components that want to benefit from it: the client, the seller, and the buyers.
I am not suggesting that your things be given away, but there are advantages in setting a fair price, to avoid donating it.
As many of you do, I too, visit many community garage sales, yard sales, and flea markets. Yet, I am amazed at their prices too, but you can’t tell them that an item that they perceive is valuable or spent a lot of money on won’t sell!
The point is: We all need a pricing reality check!
As you know, estate sales are not garage sales, but they’re not Christie’s or Sotheby’s either.
Estate sale companies are doing their best to sell high-quality items in a used item environment.
I understand why it is so difficult for estate sale clients to decide who is the best service to do their estate sale; but what I don’t understand is the unawareness of the depreciation of personal property.
Finally, estate sale clients must know exactly what you want to achieve with your estate sale and trust the judgment of the estate sale company you hire. Read through several websites and decide on one that has the potential to liquidate the bulk of your estate *(notwithstanding antiques, expensive collectibles, fine art, jewelry, etc.). That is how you decide whom to do your estate sale and sell out to the bare walls!
*Make sure that the estate sale company you hire is qualified to secure and sell your valuables.