Archive for September 9, 2018
Whether you own a business or just your own home, pest control is one of the most important tasks you will be faced with. Pests, whether it’s pesky gophers wreaking havoc on your lawn or mice that make your life miserable, are big business. There are more than 27,000 pest control businesses in the U.S, and they are projected to bring in $13 billion in revenue by 2020. Before resorting to the expense of pest control, you can try to deal with your pest problem yourself. Here are some tips on how to do that.
If your pests are of the animal variety, it’s important to figure out what’s causing the problem. For example, you may be wondering how to tell if you have gophers or ground squirrels. The most telling signs of gophers and ground squirrels on your property is the presence of dirt mounds, because the animals make tunnels underground. You also are likely to notice vegetation around your property being damaged, as that is the animals’ food source. A gopher, for example, can eat about