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Keeping Mosquitoes Out of Your Memorial Day BBQ

At your Memorial Day barbeque, food, fun and guests should be the main attractions. Homeowners who fail to prepare their yards for a big party, however, may discover that mosquitoes have crashed the event. With a little preparation ahead of time, you can make your yard unfriendly to these annoying pests. Remove Water Sources Mosquitoes need plentiful water in order to survive and breed; most stages of their life cycle occur in water. An unkempt yard typically offers many sources of water for mosquitoes. In the weeks before your big barbeque, spend some time in your yard looking for places where bugs might congregate. For example, a bucket full of stagnant water is likely to be a popular watering hole for pests. Be careful about overwatering plants and the lawn; too much water will invite mosquitoes to check out your yard. Trim Back Hiding Spots Overgrown vegetation invites mosquitoes to hang...
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5 Surprising Places You Can Encounter Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are bad news for any homeowner. These blood-sucking parasites can make it virtually impossible for you to get a good night’s sleep. They can also cause a number of health issues for your family, including allergy and asthma flare-ups. While bed bugs are known for taking refuge underneath mattresses, it’s not uncommon to spot them in other areas of your home. Here are five surprising places you can find bed bugs. Inside Electrical Outlets Believe it or not, bed bugs will take cover inside of an electrical outlet. The tight space gives them a strong sense of security. Because the bed bugs are so well hidden, many homeowners fail to even notice them. Bedroom outlets are especially prone to housing bed bugs. These insects realize that a blood meal is only a few inches away. There's a good chance you could become their next victim. Library Books Although bed...
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