How to Tell if You Have Bed Bug Bites
If you’re covered in bug bites, you need to know what insect they came from. If you have found bites on your neck, arms, legs, face, hands, or shoulders, it is possible that you have a bed bug infestation.
In addition to the locations of these bites, other signs of bed bug bites include:
- Raised itchy bumps with a clear center
- Bites that are in a line
- Small red bumps surrounded by hives or blisters
- Bites that follow a zig zag pattern
- Burning, painful bites
- A red bite with a dark center
Another way to determine if you have bed bug bites is to carefully examine your bed. If you find bed bugs, shed skins, egg shells, blood stains, or tiny brown spots on your mattress or bedding, it is time to call our Monroe pest control team.
What Attracts Termites?
Termites will settle their colonies wherever they can find a food source. They thrive in dark, cool soil and feed off of decaying or dead wood. In order to prevent them from making themselves at home in your yard or house, it is a good idea to know what attracts them in the first place. They are drawn to piles of wood, dead trees and stumps, mulch, clogged gutters, excess foliage, trees, and more.
How to Keep Mosquitoes Out of Your Yard
Are you tired of mosquitoes taking over your yard each summer? It seems like every time you step outside, you’re immediately accosted by these buzzing, biting insects. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to lower the number of mosquitoes in your yard.
- Remove standing water sources such as tires, birdbaths, overwatered pots
- Place mosquito candles, lamps, or other mosquito-repelling items in your yard
- Plant citronella, horsemint, marigolds, or other mosquito-repelling plants
- Remove excess foliage from the yard
- Keep trees and shrubs trimmed
- Schedule professional pest control