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5 Ways to Protect Your Home against Ant Infestations

By Pest Away Exterminating, Posted in Detection & Prevention

Spring will be here in less than a month! Here are some tips to prevent spring ant infestations.1) Seal any cracks and crevices that lead into the home, as ants will find these small spaces and use them as entry points into your home2) Trim bushes and plants that grow close to or against the house, as these will attract ants, which may then find a way into your house3) Spray insecticide and scrub around possible entry points for ants into your home.4) Correct moisture problems around the home, i.e. plumbing... read more.

  • June 16, 2015
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Is it a Bed Bug or Carpet Beetle?

By Pest Away Exterminating, Posted in Detection & Prevention

We strongly recommend getting a dog inspection for bed bugs even for customers who say they've seen live bed bugs in their residence. Why? It is not uncommon to confuse carpet beetles for bed bugs. If no dog bed bug inspection is done, customers would have to go through the entire bed bug treatment, which is costly and inconvenient, for no reason. Below are some ways in which carpet beetles can be distinguished from bed bugs.Carpet beetles and bed bugs do share some similarities. For one, they look similar.... read more.

  • June 16, 2015
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How Bed Bugs Affect Your Health and What to Do About It

By Pest Away Exterminating, Posted in Detection & Prevention

Although bed bug bites themselves aren't harmful to humans, affects of bed bug bites can cause health complications like sleep deprivation and anemia from loss of blood. Although the bites are intrinsically dangerous, the bites are itchy, and often require over-the-counter treatment to relieve the itchiness.Below is an article from Bed Bugs and Beyond detailing the deleterious affects bed bugs can have on your health, and how to relieve the discomfort caused by bed bugs. It goes without saying that you MUST... read more.

  • June 16, 2015
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Bed Bugs and Mattress Encasements: What to Look For

By Pest Away Exterminating, Posted in Detection & Prevention

A mattress encasement is the best way to ensure that your bed is protected from bed bugs. It is important to encase your mattresses whether you have had bed bugs in the past (and never want to deal with the horror of finding them on your bed again!) or even if you have never had bed bugs. Encasements essentially trap bed bugs between the encasement and the mattress, so they cannot get out and bite you. Without a food source (you) or a way to get out, the bed bugs will eventually die. Although it is kind of... read more.

  • June 16, 2015
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How do I Know If I Have Bed Bugs?

By Pest Away Exterminating, Posted in Detection & Prevention

Many people incorrectly assume that waking up with itchy bumps on their body automatically means bed bugs, but this is not necessarily the case. Bed bugs do not come into homes at random. Bed bugs are carried into a home by a host, and if you recently returned from vacation or purchased a new piece of furniture from a garage sale or thrift store, then you may have unknowingly carried some unwanted guests into your apartment. If this sounds like you, and you have suspicious bites on your body, look out for t... read more.

  • June 16, 2015
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How to Keep Bed Bugs Away from Your NYC Apartment

By Pest Away Exterminating, Posted in Detection & Prevention

There are many tips and tricks to keep bed bugs away, and most of them involve looking out for signs that the place you’re visiting may be infested. Red and rust-colored stains on bedding and a subtle fruit-like odor are sure signs that bed bugs have taken up residence. Keep an eye out for those signs as you follow these next tips on how to keep bed bugs away.Travel SmartBed bugs commonly catch a ride in your luggage or clothing after you stay in a hotel or hostel that is infested. They can be in the... read more.

  • June 16, 2015
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