There are different types of pest control measures, all of which target specific pests. What works in the home may not necessarily work outside. Knowing the type of pest you are up against will help determine what measures are needed.  The following information will provide a basic understanding of pest control.

Eliminating Breeding Grounds

The first step to pest control and the safest measure is to eliminate breeding grounds.  Remove trash, yard and garden debris, and other clutter where pests breed and nest. Be certain drainage systems are in working order to eliminate stagnant water. Keeping the area surrounding your house clean and free of pest habitat will help inhibit the growth of a variety of species.

Biological Pest Control

This is the control of pest in a biological manner, pests are effectively dealt with and controlled. Controlling mosquitoes for example with the use of bacteria  Bacillus thuringiensis ssp (Bti)  will kill off mosquito larvae with no effect on other species. This method has the least negative impact on the ecosystem.

Pest Traps

Pest traps are available in many styles and are safe and effective for many pests.  You can find anything from an insect trap that is safe to put in your pantry, to a catch and release rodent trap for your yard.  A bit of research will help you determine which trap is best for your pest control needs.

Poisoned Bait

If you are combating rodents, this is a very effective method that’s being used in many households.  The poisoned bait is placed in areas experiencing the most pest presence.  As with all poisons, once consumed the pest will die.  However, this method comes with potential risks to pets and should not be used in households with small children.  A pest control specialist should always be consulted prior to using poisoned bait to ensure it is a safe option for your household.

Space Fumigation

This is one of the most costly means of pest control but very effective. It can be used even in open spaces. This involves the use of an air tight spray kit in which there is no vacuum. The fluid is pumped out as fumes through the nozzle, permeating the environment. The advantage of this is that the kit can be used for almost any type of liquid fumigant, the disadvantage is that it can have a negative effect on the ecosystem.  This type of pest control must be administered by a professional pest control specialist.

An individual should never use pest control products without the guidance and supervision of a pest control specialist.  Read all labels carefully and adhere to all hazardous warnings associated with any pest control products you are considering using.

You just moved into a new home or you are looking to make gradual updates to your home¬— a good place to start is the master bedroom. But what kind of feel do you want in your bedroom? The color that you decide to paint your bedrooms wall(s) will completely determine the feel that the room will have. Let’s take a look at what/how certain colors create the mood and feeling in a room.

Blue & Green: Are you looking to create an oasis where you can escape? A place where you feel calm and relaxed? Cool colors are ideal for creating this feel. These are the best colors to choose for a sanctuary where you can rewind after a long day. But make sure you are choosing soft hues in blue and green, as bright and dark hues will add a completely different feel to your room. A dark blue such as navy is a nice color to choose if you are looking for a cozier, modern feel.

White, Gray & Beige: Neutral colors are a good option for wall paint if you have large accent furniture that you want to be the focal point of your room. Bright white is a great way to add a contemporary and luxurious feel to the room. Gray and beige tones can add a contemporary feel or a modern feel to your room depending on which is more your style as well as the style of your furniture.

Red, Pink and Purple: These warmer toned colors will not give you the opposite feeling of an oasis— a feeling of excitement and creativity. Brighter tones are best for children’s’ bedrooms, where, darker, richer hues of these colors can create a feeling of coziness and warmth. If you do choose a warmer hued color, especially a dark color, it’s a good idea to consider painting just an accent wall. This way the room does not feel and look smaller than it actually is.

You can always consider painting an accent wall with any of the colors discussed above. This gives you the pop of color (or neutral tone) that you’re looking for without overpowering your room. Your furniture can then play off of that color and pull it all together.

Be sure to understand the type of feel that you are looking to create in your master bedroom before choosing a color— it will make choosing a color easier. Visit your a local home store to pick out samples and test them on your walls. You won’t truly know if you like a color unless you test them out. You may love a color on the swatch but you may find that you dislike how it looks on your wall or with your furniture. Once you find a color, start painting away. Good luck!

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