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How to control paper wasps

Here is How to control paper wasps effectively

Paper wasp can be defined as social vespid wasps, particularly those in the genus Polistes that erect wispy nests from the chewed wood pulp. When threatened, in their defense they can sting.

How to Control Paper Wasps

The primary step in wasp control is to precisely spot the insect and locate its nesting site. A skilled pest control service may offer wasp control services, or you can use the subsequent information and make an effort to attempt to manage them yourself.

June is the most favorable time of the year to take control measures against the wasps. It’s also at this time that the queen has established her small colony. It’s recommended that during the night hours when the wasps are less active it’s when to pounce and eradicate them.

Perfunctory control that includes using small amounts or nonpesticides is recommended.  During the wee hours of the night cover the nesting places with a heavy large plastic bag and shut the nest.  Then cut and freeze the nest, the unfavorable cold temperatures will kill the wasps inside in less than two days. 

Use of soaps and detergents. 

Many types of soap will work, those are readily available in the house will help in easing the menace. These soaps including dish and laundry soap will work effectively. By pouring a soap and water solution into the entrance of the nests, will deter the wasps from coming back into their nests.

Bendiocarb and chlorpyrifos dust.

These insecticide dust are used when treating wasp nests concealed in building voids.

 Residual Liquid Insecticides. 

Spraying concentrated D-Fense SC and Cyper WP mixed with water in an area infested with paper wasps will help in killing the wasps. The areas surrounding the nests should be more often than not be sprayed with these insecticides to prevent future nesting.

 

Calling an exterminator. 

In extreme situations, it’s best to leave nest removal to the skilled professionals. Calling the exterminator only happens when the wasps’ nests are in hard to reach areas. It also advisable to engage professional help from the exterminators if once is allergic to the stings.

 

Usage of a shop-vac.

This is a more-natural technique of targeting a wasps’ nest.  Get a large shop-vac with a wand that is long enough to reach the nest. Ensure the exit of the vacuum has a grill small enough to stop wasps from escaping.

Using a smoke. Building a small fire directly onto the nest and leaving it to smoke for hours, and when you are certain that the nest is clear of the wasps you can extinguish the fire and knock the nest down with a stick. Nonetheless, you may desire to have a spray bottle overflowing with soap and water in case there are any live wasps left behind in the nest

 

Gecko Repellent Review

Natural Gecko Repellent

These can be very annoying creatures especially when they invade your house and litter all over the place giving you the extra work of having to clean your house again and again. They like to hide on cracks on walls and therefore the best way to get rid of them would be to use a device that has the capability to use the electromagnetic technology which uses the wiring of the house. I have talked about these gadgets in my previous posts on this blog and most importantly I have reviewed the lizard repellent which will work the same way to deter geckos.

We have several gecko repellents in the market and all you have to do is check this blog and read my past articles on where you can be able to get the best deal and purchase one for your house.

The only natural way I know that even works for most pests is to keep your house as clean as possible. Although these little reptiles have been known to feed on flies and other insects, which is a good thing, they still pose a risk of bringing to the house diseases and other kinds of unwanted germs and for this reason, it is better to just have them out of the house.

If there is a humane way to keep geckos away then the only way will be to get yourself a unit of the gecko repellent device without having to kill them or using harmful pesticides which pose an environmental risk to everyone around.

Having said that please head right over to the lizard repellent post and read more on where you can buy this device and get rid of them for good in your house. You will also be able to get offers and therefore save a lot more to use for something else.

Different types of Electronic Pest Control products

Here are the different types of electronic pest control products in the market today

Electric and ultrasonic pest control is another method used widely by many people to get rid of the unwanted guests in the house. In this post, I will review the different devices that are widely used in many homes.

These gadgets will work depending on the type of pesky creatures that you want to get rid of and can also be found in any part of the world, so whether you are in Australia, Ireland, Canada, India, Malaysia, South Africa, Dubai, U.K. or China you will find them on stores or alternatively you can shop for them at online stores like Amazon, Nextag, Walmart or home depot where you can even get free shipping.

Bird Repellent devices and products

Balcony guard (gard) ultrasonic silent bird repeller

This device as the name suggests is ideal for pigeons, swallows, woodpeckers, and sparrows on porches, rooftops, garages, boats, car, and balconies. Manufactured by the famous bird-x, it has a motion sensor that detects if the birds are at a close range and gets rid of them by emitting strong sonic waves. You can buy it at home depot at a reasonable price. There is also the birdxpeller pro and garden owl that works almost the same way.

QB4 Quadblaster

Produces sounds that scare away birds with its four speakers. This device covers an area of 6000 square feet and has also been manufactured by bird-x. The high-frequency waves produced by this gadget cannot be heard by humans and usually irritate the birds.

Bird Proof Bird repellent gel

When some of these flying creatures tend to make a surface their home, they will roost at this place. This causes all kinds of damages to properties, especially with their droppings. They sometimes also cause hazards like fire. With this gel, also manufactured by bird-x, it makes these surfaces very uncomfortable such that they will be irritated whenever they land on the surface. It can be applied on statues, poles, beams and other surfaces.  It comes in a 283g tube.

Bird repellent spray

This is mostly homemade and you can easily make it using naturally available materials that can be found around many homes. Use this recipe, mix chili peppers and water then place where you would like to deter the birds. It’s very important that you do not spray this to what they feed on like the fruits.

Ribbons

These ones usually scare the birds visually because of the shadows and reflections caused by the ribbon. The sound produced when the wind blows it away also irritates them so they tend to stay away. The irri-tape repellents ribbon comes gets rid of the birds holographically and can also be used anywhere and comes in a 1000 square feet.  There is also the tanglefoot ribbon and you can also get one for 30m depending on your target.

Spikes

Usually placed on the fence or boat where the birds like to land and roost, this scares them away.

  

Animal Repellers & Repellents

Since not all types of electronic pest control products are manufactured for the same kind of pesky creatures, we have those that are specifically designed to get rid of the unwanted animals outdoors.

These are the animals that mess up our garden and patio furniture in addition to causing a nuisance at night. They include animals like deers, rabbits, raccoons, the neighbors pets, rabbits, squirrels, skunks and much more.

Most of these devices usually come with a mounting bracket or screws if you want to place it on the tree or fence.  Since they are supposed to work in the night, they are motion activated and therefore will detect any slight movement produced by an intruder or any moving object.

Once the motion is detected, they will automatically emit very strong ultrasonic waves which will deter these unwanted animals. They are weatherproof to work day and night and also utilize solar power. Here are some:

  • Bell and Howell 50104 motion Animal Repeller
  • Bird-x Yard Gard Ultrasonic

 

Electronic Ultrasonic and Electromagnetic Pest Repellers

These are the most common ones that are used in many homes. They come in many varieties and have very different and distinct features, some of which include blue, red or green nightlight: – which can be used to provide some light in the night when there is total darkness and you don’t want to switch on the normal light.

This can be helpful if the device has been placed in the bedroom, kitchen or bathroom. This same led light usually also helps to indicate whether the device is working correctly or not.

The other feature is the ultrasonic and electromagnetic waves they emit. When they are turned on, they can either emit one or both of these waves depending on the technology on which they have been manufactured on.

These strong sounds cannot be heard by a human being or a child and are only meant for the pests. It affects the nervous system of these creatures, and once this is done, they find it difficult to communicate with each other and can also not feed properly so, therefore, they stay away from the area.

Ultrasonic waves are best for open spaces in the living area while electromagnetic sounds are better for cracks on walls since they utilize the electrical circuit or wiring around the house to create an electromagnetic field. It’s always advisable to get one for each level of your house.

On the cover or the pack of these gadgets, is indicated the surface area in which they can cover so chose the one that best suits your house and also which type of pest they get rid of whether they are mosquitoes, roaches, rats, mice, rodents, ants, fleas, bats, spider, geckoes or lizards. Instructions and manual are also packed together.

Some also have an extra outlet where you can be able to plug in your other electrical appliances, and others can either be battery powered or use electricity. There are also those that have the additional feature of emitting beneficial ions or breathalyzer which purify and freshen the air we breathe around us.

All these devices are safe to use in the house and therefore do not affect small children or pregnant women. The only ones that are affected are pets like gerbils and hamsters because their nervous system is more or less the same to that one of the other pesky creatures.  Humane unlike pesticides which tend to kill the pests, here they are only gotten rid of without causing any harm.

Here are some of these:

  • Attack wave p3
  • Bell & Howell 50153,
  • Bird-x Transonic Pro
  • Black and Decker 310, ep1100, 410, 321
  • Pest offense
  • Riddex plus, plugin, unit l1112, pro digital, sonic
  • Dx610
  • Emerson
  • Force field
  • Goodlife ultimate at 5 in 1, ii, sg
  • Pest-stop 2000
  • Rid rite deluxe
  • Rodar ii
  • Smartlife
  • Royal
  • Sunbeam sb 700, 101, 104, 105, 125, 300, 200, 310
  • Sunforce Solar 80001, 80004 twin pack
  • Viatek
  • Victor pr60c
  • Weitech 0562, 0220, 0180, 800, 3500

Getting rid of dogs and cats

Although these are man’s best friends, sometimes they tend to be a nuisance in our lives. A dogs bark is good when scaring intruders during the night or even at daytime, but when it is done to your precious visitors, it becomes bad.

There is also a time when your precious furniture, lawns, flowers, plants are getting messed up by these pets and so it becomes necessary to chase them away then.

Most of the devices in this category are also like trainers and will train them to behave in a certain way when used in them. There are homemade prays, whistles, collars that are used which are portable.

Just like the other devices mentioned above these also use ultrasonic pulses to deter them and not harm them in any way. Some of these sounds can even be downloaded as mp3.

Examples are:

  • Dazer ii
  • Lambert kay boundary
  • Off limits

Whether these devices do really work or do not work depends greatly on the type of gadget that you have purchased. There are many consumer reports, as seen on tv and reviews that are online and therefore it is always good to conduct due diligence when you want to buy the best one. If you are looking for where to buy them, there are many links in this site that will direct you or you can contact me using the link above.

Eco friendly pest control methods

What is environmentally friendly pest control?

Eco-friendly pest control methods are the methods that are used to get rid of pests in our homes or buildings without harming either them or the environment. In this post we will review some of these methods that can be used by either an individual or professional pest control companies to get rid of the pesky creatures without hurting the environment, humans around or the pests.

Use of traps instead of pesticides

This is one of the eco-friendly pest control methods that is used in homes. The use of traps as a method of pest control does not hurt the pests or animals. But there are some traps that will kill the pests and rodents instead. What should happen is that the trap should be made in such a way that it does not kill the pest but only captures it then it is released away from the house.

Wash with water

Did you know that you can just wash away insects like aphids using ordinary water? This is done by spraying this water on the plants where they have stuck. There are also some very harmless soaps and detergents that can be used to wash insects away in an environmentally friendly pest control.

Use of solar powered pest control

There are many solar powered electronic pest control devices. These gadgets use energy from the sun to power them. They are mostly used to get rid of pests and rodents that are outside of the house like squirrels, snakes, rabbits and even deer. The use of the natural sun is a clear indication of an eco friendly method of pest control.

Natural repellants

You don’t have to use pesticides and insecticides to get rid of pests and insects in and out of your house. There are plants that can be grown naturally and can be used for this purpose. The smell that comes from these plants will naturally repel some insects. One example is the citrosa plant that is used to get rid of mosquitoes and cedar oil that can repel roaches and ants. There are several eco friendly plants.

Starting a pest control business? Here is how

How to start a pest control business

Do you have the interest of starting a pest control business? Then this guide will assist you with the general information on how you can pursue this venture. There are many pest control business scattered all over which are run by either individuals or companies so it is important to know how you are going to start out.

This business, just like other businesses is very much profitable and you will surely make profits of close to $100,000 each year if you market yourself well and have many positive reviews from your customers.

The first and foremost consideration that you have to make is which type of pest your firm is going to specialize in when starting a pest control business. This is very important because there are very many pests available inside and outside the home which require very different treatment. You can also decide to take care of all the pests.

Now once you have decided the type of pest that you will get rid of it very important that you write a business plan. This can be done by yourself or you can hire out someone to. This will assist you if you are to get any kind of financing. Start up costs of a pest control business can range anywhere from around $15,000 to $60,000.

The next thing is to get a business license and this will vary depending on your location. But as any other business out there you have to get one before you start operating.

If you don’t know a thing about pest control then it will be very important to get yourself some training. There are many resources available that can help you kick start your career in pest control and you can get some here.

It is also important to join trade organizations that will assist you in advice and you will also get lots of encouragement and support as you grow your business. Having up to date information on the latest technologies used in pest control is vital so that you can stand out from the rest.

The Comprehensive Electronic Pest Control Guide

Electronic Pest Control GuideHere is the Comprehensive electronic guide you will ever get

Different Types of electronic Pest Control

Electric and ultrasonic pest control is another method used widely by many people to get rid of the unwanted guests in the house. In this post I will review the different devices that are widely used in many homes. These gadgets will work depending on the type of pesky creatures that you want to get rid of and can also be found in any part of the world, so whether you are in Australia, Ireland, Canada, India, Malaysia, south Africa, Dubai, U.K. or china you will find them on stores or alternatively you can shop for them at online stores like Amazon, nextag, walmart or home depot where you can even get free shipping.

Bird Repellent devices and products

Balcony guard (gard) ultrasonic silent bird repeller

This device as the name suggests is ideal for pigeons, swallows, woodpeckers and sparrows on porches, rooftops, garages, boats, car and balconies. Manufactured by the famous bird-x, it has a motion sensor that detects if the birds are at a close range and gets rid of them by emitting strong sonic waves. You can buy it at home depot at reasonable price. There is also the birxpeller pro and garden owl that works almost the same way.

QB4 Quadblaster

Produces sounds that scare away birds with its four speakers. This device covers an area of 6000 square feet and has also been manufactured by bird-x. The high frequency waves produced by this gadget cannot be heard by humans and usually irritate the birds.

Bird Proof Bird repellent gel

When some of these flying creatures tend to make a surface their home, they will roost at this place. This causes all kinds of damages to properties especially with their droppings. They sometimes also cause hazards like fire. With this gel, also manufactured by bird-x, it makes these surfaces very uncomfortable such that they will be irritated whenever they land on the surface. It can be applied on statues, poles, beams and other surfaces.  It comes in a 283g tube.

Bird repellent spray

This is mostly homemade and you can easily make it using naturally available materials that can be found around many homes. Use this recipe, mix chili peppers and water then place where you would like to deter the birds. It’s very important that you do not spray this to what they feed on like the fruits.

Ribbons

These ones usually scare the birds visually because of the shadows and reflections caused by the ribbon. The sound produced when the wind blows it away also irritates them so they tend to stay away. The irri-tape repellents ribbon comes gets rid of the birds holographically and can also be used anywhere and comes in a 1000 square feet.  There is also the tanglefoot ribbon and you can also get one for 30m depending on your target.

Spikes

Usually placed on the fence or boat where the birds like to land and roost, this scares them away.

Animal Repellers & Repellents

Since not all types of electronic pest control products are manufactured for the same kind of pesky creatures, we have those that are specifically designed to get rid of the unwanted animals outdoors. These are the animals that mess up our garden and patio furniture in addition to causing nuisance at night.

They include animals like deers, rabbits, raccoons, the neighbours pets, rabbits, squirrels, skunks and many more.

Most of these devices usually come with a mounting bracket or screws if you want to place it on the tree or fence.  Since they are supposed to work in the night, they are motion activated and therefore will detect any slight movement produced by an intruder or any moving object.

Once the motion is detected, they will automatically emit very strong ultrasonic waves which will deter these unwanted animals. They are weatherproof to work day and night and also utilize solar power. Here are some:

  • Bell and Howell 50104 motion Animal Repeller
  • Bird-x Yard Gard Ultrasonic

Electronic Ultrasonic and Electromagnetic Pest Repellers

These are the most common ones that are used in many homes. They come in many varieties and have very different and distinct features, some of which include blue, red or green nightlight: – which can be used to provide some light in the night when there is total darkness and you don’t want to switch on the normal light.

This can be helpful if the device has been placed in the bedroom, kitchen or bathroom. This same led light usually also helps to indicate whether the device is working correctly or not.

The other feature is the ultrasonic and electromagnetic waves they emit. When they are turned on, they can either emit one or both of these waves depending on the technology on which they have been manufactured on.

These strong sounds cannot be heard by a human being or a child and are only meant for the pests. It affects the nervous system of these creatures, and once this is done, they find it difficult to communicate with each other and can also not feed properly so therefore they stay away from the area.

Ultrasonic waves are best for open spaces in the living area while electromagnetic sounds are better for cracks on walls since they utilize the electrical circuit or wiring around the house to create an electromagnetic field. It’s always advisable to get one for each level of your house.

On the cover or the pack of these gadgets, is indicated the surface area in which they can cover so chose the one that best suits your house and also which type of pest they get rid of whether they are mosquitoes, roaches, rats, mice, rodents, ants, fleas, bats, spider, geckoes or lizards. Instructions and manual are also packed together.

Some also have an extra outlet where you can be able to plug in your other electrical appliances, and others can either be battery powered or use electricity. There are also those that have the additional feature of emitting beneficial ions or breathalyzer which purify and freshen the air we breathe around us.

All these devices are safe to use in the house and therefore do not affect small children or pregnant women. The only ones that are affected are pets like gerbils and hamsters because their nervous system is more or less the same to that one of the other pesky creatures.  Humane unlike pesticides which tend to kill the pests, here they are only gotten rid of without causing any harm.

Here are some of these:

  • Attack wave p3
  • Bell & Howell 50153,
  • Bird-x Transonic Pro
  • Black and decker 310, ep1100, 410, 321
  • Pest offense
  • Riddex plus, plug in, unit l1112, pro digital, sonic
  • Dx610
  • Emerson
  • Force field
  • Goodlife ultimate at 5 in 1, ii, sg
  • Pest-stop 2000
  • Rid rite deluxe
  • Rodar ii
  • Smartlife
  • Royal
  • Sunbeam sb 700, 101, 104, 105, 125, 300, 200, 310
  • Sunforce Solar 80001, 80004 twin pack
  • Viatek
  • Victor pr60c
  • Weitech 0562, 0220, 0180, 800, 3500

Getting rid of dogs and cats

Although these are man’s best friends, sometimes they tend to be nuisance in our lives. A dogs bark is good when scaring intruders during the night or even at daytime, but when it is done to your precious visitors, it becomes bad. There is also a time when your precious furniture, lawns, flowers, plants is getting messed up by these pets and so it becomes necessary to chase them away then. Most of the devices in this category are also like trainers and will train them to behave in a certain way when used in them. There are homemade prays, whistles, collars that are used which are portable.

Just like the other devices mentioned above these also use ultrasonic pulses to deter them and not harm them in any way. Some of these sounds can even be downloaded as mp3.

Examples are:

  • Dazer ii
  • Lambert kay boundary
  • Off limits

Whether these devices do really work or do not work depends greatly on the type of gadget that you have purchased. There are many consumer reports, as seen on tv and reviews that are online and therefore it is always good to conduct due diligence when you want to buy the best one. If you are looking for where to buy them, there are many links in this site that will direct you or you can contact me using the link above.