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Save Money on Energy Bills in 2017

Save Money on Energy Bills in 2017 A poorly insulated home can cause a number of issues for homeowners, including high energy bills and uncomfortable temperatures inside. If you've noticed a large chunk of your wages going to heat or cool your home, it's time to consider making some changes to your home. What is Insulation? Insulation is a material placed in your attic and walls to regulate the temperature. Whether your home is several decades old or brand new, it's possible that your home is poorly insulated. Insulation is available in multiple types of material, including cellulose and fiberglass. Each type of insulation is rated by its resistance to the transfer of heat. Where Does Insulation Go? Many homeowners add insulation to their home in the attic to improve energy efficiencies and also help with management of pests. Attics are easy to access to install extra insulation without requiring drilling...
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Don’t Mouse Around with a Rodent Problem

MouseMice and other rodents are a big concern for the residents of Florida, but some people opt to ignore the problem until it's too late to take action. By the time that you notice rodents in your home, the infestation is likely much worse than you might suspect. Before you move forward, take some time to learn about rodents and the damage that they can cause when they invade a home or business. You will also want to understand the warning signs that indicate the presence of rodents so that you can quickly address the problem. How and Why Rodents Enter Buildings Small holes, cracks and openings present rodents with the perfect opportunity to invite themselves into your home. If you would like to reduce the risk of an invasion, walk the parameter of your house, sealing any openings that you find. Even though this step won't eliminate the odds of...
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Removing Pests Without Hurting the Environment

hands 1838659 960 720When it comes to safe pest control, there are some fairly basic do’s and dont's. At Arrow Environmental Services, we follow important guidelines to protect the environment as we work with chemicals to remove pests from your home or business. Here are just a few examples of what elements the improper use of chemicals could affect: Air: Any form of pesticide can contribute to pollution if used improperly. Occasionally “pesticide drift” may occur, where the pesticide particles can linger in the air and flow to nearby areas that may be occupied by children or wildlife. Using the pesticide properly will ensure effective results without the danger of contamination. Water: Rain, groundwater and wells can all experience pesticide contamination after extermination. Having a protected spraying area can easily remedy this issue though the experience of a professional. Soil: During home extermination of pests, contamination of soil is unlikely; however, a professional Cape Coral exterminator can check airflow...
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Make Your Home Less Friendly To Pests This Season

wreathNo one wants bugs or pests in their home, especially during the holidays; but as they seek food and shelter, they can be hard to keep away. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to prevent them from entering your home when your extended family does. While ants and roaches are incredibly small and can get into most spaces, it’s important to seal up any possible entryways such as the areas around windows and doors that are susceptible to small cracks. They can also find their way through poorly maintained screens, so make sure to have these replaced (or better yet, removed and replaced with glass). Also, take a second look at your holiday décor. While decorations consisting of the flora and fauna of the season (such as pine needles) can be appealing to planned guests, they can also be appealing to unwanted ones! If placing these outside, keep...
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Avoiding Pantry Pests While Holiday Baking

christmas cookies 1051884 960 720From fun-shaped cookies to gingerbread houses, baking during the holidays is a fun tradition for many families. But whenever there’s a fun baking project, there’s bound to be difficult pests that can ruin the holiday cheer. These critters such as ants, flour beetles, sawtoothed grain beetles, drugstore beetles, cigarette beetles, grain moths and Indian meal moths, to name a few, like to gather around food stored in your pantries and cabinets and can become a major nuisance. Here are some tips to help ensure your holiday baking plans run smoothly: Inspect your groceries: Many pantry pests are brought in from items that are already infested, such as paper grocery bags. Make sure to inspect all items before placing them in your cart, and avoid any with even the slightest signs of damage. As for products already in your home, visually inspect them before use. Purchase proper storage: Invest in some quality plastic containers with secure...
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