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Maritime Beach Club Hotel, North Myrtle Beach – TripAdvisor


Recommended by Ronald Stiles, Published on October 4th, 2019

There were so many things wrong with our experience at the Maritime Beach Club. We booked accommodations for 3 nights (5 people) weeks in advance. We even called the morning of to confirm the check-in time. Once we got there, we were told that we had to stay 2 nights in one room and then move NEXT DOOR to another room on the last night. We read all the fine print of our reservations, and this was not mentioned at all. Very inconvenient when you have a refrigerator full of groceries. It had something to do with the timeshare. But again, had we been told this, we would not have stayed here. On the first night, our toilet was broken. Maintenance came quickly to fix it. Also be advised that complimentary cleaning services for your room are only provided on Wednesday, and you are responsible for taking out your own trash. The next morning, we woke up with TWO parking tickets ($50) from local parking authority. We were shocked considering that the front-desk told us to "park anywhere out front", and we had a sign in the dash. We are in the process of getting them appealed. Luckily, we never had to move units. This is because after the second night, we encountered several ants and roaches in our room and one person woke up with bites on their back. We contacted the desk twice about this, but the exterminator never showed. We finally asked to speak with the manager, Angela, and I will say she was very accommodating, professional, and apologetic. She completely refunded our stay, and we went somewhere else for our last night of vacation.

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The Pest Advice: What is the Scratching I Hear in My Roof?


Recommended by Ronald Stiles, Published on October 2nd, 2019

I get questioned occasionally about how to tell what it is that is making a scratching noise in a roof. "Is it rats, mice or birds........or elephants?"If you are hearing scratching or gnawing sounds in your roof void it is unlikely to be elephants (well, not fully grown ones) butwhat ever it iscan sound 'pretty big.' Ceilings amplify sound like the sounding boards of musical instruments. And if the noises are heard at night when there is little other sound our ears are more sensitive and amplify the noise in our minds.

A good guide to deciding whether the noise is caused by birds, rodents or other animalsis the timing of the noises. If you are hearing the noise predominantly in the middle of the night, you almost certainly are sharing your home with rats or mice. If the noises are only occurring during the day or at dusk and dawn check around the eaves for birds entering and leaving.

Rats and mice haveincisor teeth (front two teeth of each jaw) that are large and continually growing. The teeth have hard enamel on the front surface and softer dentine behind. As rats and mice gnaw they wear the teeth down and sharpen them into chisel like implements through uneven wearing. Rats and mice gnaw things other than food to keep their teeth worn down and sharp. Unfortunately for us they often choose to gnaw wiring, plumbing, joists and items stored where they are.

If rats and mice regularly use a hole or gap to pass through they will gnaw around the gap to open it up and make it easier to enter or exit. They willgnaw wood, plastic, metal and even concrete if they need to. The sound of ratsor mice gnawing can can be distinguished by the rate of biting. Mice gnaw at about 4-5 per second, rats 1-3 per second.

A simpler way of determining which rodents you have in your roof is to enter the void (if possible) and look for evidence in the form of droppings. Mice produce small black-grey droppings approximately the size of a large grain of rice. Rat droppings are much larger, 1-2cm long.

In New Zealand the other animal that can be a cause of noises in the roof is the possum (Australian Brushtail Possum). This is a much larger animal than a rat or bird and it usually easy to tell its presence from the much heavier and slower footfalls and they don't gnaw wood like the rodents will.

Other causes of sounds in a roof can be tree branches rubbing on the roof or eaves; usually heard only when the wind is blowing, orexpansion and contraction of timbers and gutters as the roof warms up during the day or cools down at night.

Why did the rats move into the roof?Because they heard the people say the cheese was high.

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Preparing Your House for Bedbug Treatments | NC State …


Recommended by Ronald Stiles, Published on October 2nd, 2019

Bedbugs can be difficult to eliminate when they infest your home unless you do your part by cooperating with the pest control company. The following tips will help YOU and your pest management company get rid of bedbugs quickly:

For additional information, also see: Bedbugs Biology and Control and Tips For Preventing the Spread of Bedbugs.

Recommendations for the use of agricultural chemicals are included in this publication as a convenience to the reader. The use of brand names and any mention or listing of commercial products or services in this publication does not imply endorsement by NC State University or N.C. A&T State University nor discrimination against similar products or services not mentioned. Individuals who use agricultural chemicals are responsible for ensuring that the intended use complies with current regulations and conforms to the product label. Be sure to obtain current information about usage regulations and examine a current product label before applying any chemical. For assistance, contact your local N.C. Cooperative Extension county center.

North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status or disability. In addition, the two Universities welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation.

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How to get rid of mice – Western Exterminator


Recommended by Ronald Stiles, Published on October 2nd, 2019

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Mice create messes and will chew through walls, wires and other materials. An infestation of mice or other rodents in your home or business puts people at risk of spreading diseaseand other health risks. In short, you do not want to just live with a mouse infestation in and around your property. Take the following steps to get rid of mice:

Western Exterminator has mouse control specialists on staff who are trained to help get rid of mice and prevent future infestations. It's one of the very first services we offered as a company going all the way back to 1921.

If you have spotted the signs of a mouse infestation or seen mice in your home contact Western Exterminator for an appointment with one of our specialists.

There are a number of ways in which mice can find their way into your walls. Whether you have a crack in your siding, a poorly sealed door, or an uncovered chimney pipe, mice will make their way in.

The biggest concern with having mice in the walls is that mice love to chew. Where are the majority of your electric wires located? Inside the walls. Dont let them make a snack out your power sources. Not only will your devices and appliances fail to work, but chewed wires could start a fire.

The most effective way to get rid of mice in the walls is to call Western Exterminator and have one of our mice control experts come out to your property. A pest specialist will inspect and assess the situation to best equip him/herself to develop a specialized plan to get rid of the mice. After the mice are gone, your pest specialist will seal up any walls that may be vulnerable to future rodent entry, giving you peace of mind that they wont be back.

No matter if you keep your car in a closed garage, store it away in a storage unit, or park it in the street, mice can find it. To escape from the elements, mice often crawl into the inside of a car, and they can do damage quickly. If you're worried about mice taking up residence under your cars hood, try some of these things:

Check your auto insurance policy to see if it includes coverage for rodent damage. But regardless of whether it does or does not, no one wants mouse damage to their car. Have a Western Exterminator pest specialist inspect your property to check for rodent activity. Get ahead of mice, and stop them before they chew through your battery cables.

Mice are shy and want to hide from you, but they tend to leave a lot of signs that they have been there. First, they come out at night looking for food, so you may see one of them run across your path in the middle of the night. If that happens, it's pretty easy to guess that you have a mouse problem. However, you can also look for these signs.

These are just some of the signs of a mouse infestation. A Western Exterminator mouse control specialist can find more and determine the type of mouse, how they got in and where they are likely hiding.

Western Exterminator specialists are highly trained and equipped to find where mice are hiding and remove them quickly. You need to have a trained eye to spot the signs of mice, rats or some other form of pest infestation. This all starts with a detailed and thorough property inspection.

Western Exterminator also offers property owners:

House mice, like other rodents, bring with them a host of problems such as disease and property damage, so it's in the best interest of the commercial or residential property manager to get rid of house mice as quickly as possible, but what are the costs involved. Well, there are a number of factors which go into determining the costs of getting rid of house mice, including:

These are just some of the factors involved in determining the cost of getting rid of house mice. There may be other factors to consider as each case is unique. The first step should be to contact Western Exterminator and get an initial property inspection.

The first step toward peace of mind and getting rid of mice starts with a property inspection. Our Western Exterminator specialists have the tools and training to conduct a thorough inspection to find all of the mouse access points and hiding places.

Contact us today and set up an initial property inspection with one of our mouse control specialists today!

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Home Pest Control and Exterminators | Angie’s List


Recommended by Ronald Stiles, Published on October 2nd, 2019

Today, exterminators have an army of potential options for combating pests of all shapes and sizes. Different tools and methods work well against different pests, so it's important for an exterminator to have extensive training about all of the available methods.

Some of the most popular pest elimination methods include:

Traps Both kill and no-kill traps are available. Traps are mostly effective against small infestations and are not designed for elimination of large pest populations. Variations include catch-and-release traps, spring-loaded traps (traditional mouse trap), sticky traps and electronic traps. Spring-loaded, electronic and multi-catch traps are most commonly used for rodents and snakes, while sticky traps are effective against a wide range of insects. Visual traps that use light to attract pests are effective against many types of insects as well.

Baited traps This method involves placing poison bait in a bait station that permits a pest to enter. The idea is that the pest will consume the poison and then leave the area.

Poison Spray - Poisoned spray is ideal for situations in which pests are confined to a specific area. It is commonly used to exterminate insects.

Fumigation Fumigation is the process of sealing off a structure and filling it with poison gases or pesticides. If it's feasible to seal off an entire house, this method can tackle large areas quickly and easily. It is used for everything from spiders to flying insects.

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The 10 Best Mice Exterminators Near Me (with … – Thumbtack


Recommended by Ronald Stiles, Published on October 1st, 2019

"Initially I wasnt happy with the quality of work. The owner had one of his employees come out and do the initial consultation and follow up, but he didnt really do much of anything. There were still rats running around and I was catching more rats with my Victor traps. After explaining my dissatisfaction with the owner, he personally came out twice a week every week to do a THOROUGH inspection and to check his old traps and re bait the bait stations for FREE. I told him where I was hearing the scratching noises and he was able to actually find the sources of how the rats were getting in. He patched up all of the holes in the exterior yard that was connected to the neighbors yards and patched up the internal holes underneath the kitchen sinks. On top of all of this, every time he came out after our conversation he was punctual, sometimes he even got to my house before I did and started working before our scheduled appointment time. He lives in the Bronx, I live in Newark. After his most recent visit I am happy to report that it seems we are rat-free! All thats left is to monitor. Way to turn things around. Im heavily considering the quarterly service he offers, just to maintain our home in its rat-free state!"

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How to Get Rid of Ground Squirrels: Humane and Risky Options


Recommended by Ronald Stiles, Published on September 25th, 2019

What do you know about ground squirrels? Youre going to be surprised, but these little creatures bring more damage than most big rodents, and this is why you should do everything possible to eliminate them fast and for good.

If you see the first signs of infestation, there are high chances that the pests have already found their way to your house through multiple entry points. Theres no doubt that addressing professional squirrel removal is a working method, but why pay more if there are chances to cope with the issue on your own?

We suggest reading the information we provide onhow to repel numerous squirrels, poison them and even kill. Read and check how effective your work can be!

Control consists offeed baits, bait boxes and subsoil fumigants.

Why isnt baitingeffective in spring? The problem is that this is when the diet of the pests includes only fresh vegetation. However, baiting works during summer, as the creatures have already chosen nut and seed collecting. But is there any method that is equally efficient, regardless of the season? Yes, and its called trapping.

Actual Info!Trapping works any time of the year.It takes the required measures in order to destroy the dens and burrows for discouraging re-infestation.

As for today there are four most effective methods of getting rid of nasty ground squirrels:

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Today you can find many different options to pick from. However, it would be wrong to state that they all ensure great results. So, what do we suggest?

In most states it is illegal; however, it doesnt stop those, who are not able to control the population and infestation of ground squirrels. At times there is really no sense in trapping and releasing these animals elsewhere simply because they can cause problems everywhere.

Warning!If you dont want to kill them, address the professionals, who will find the way out.Pay special attention to companies. Most of them believe that killing is the only solution.

So, there are two most popular ways:

Mostsquirrels can learn to avoid poison.

Wed like to pay special attention to poisoning. Most studies have shown that if you are looking for a long-lasting effect, food poison is a poor choice. It cannot be controlled, doesnt scare off other pests, doesnt protect from re-invasion and never guarantees 100% results, as some squirrels soon get used to it.

Its bad when possums feel like the owners of your home. Using possum traps can help to change this situation for better.

When there is a serious problem, and you just dont know how to answer to the question how do you get rid of chipmunks, this will help you out.

Before they start getting into your house you are to eliminate them from the attic. To know how to get rid of bats in attic https://pestkill.org/rodents/bats/attic/ read this article.

In addition to the mentioned information, wed like to point out that poisoned baits are restricted as they cause some really bad results at spring green-up. All these proofs show that poisoning cant be the best option even during the most serious infestation. Besides, the mostly used variants as strychnine are under continuous scrutiny for environmental and human safety reasons. Strychnine is able to subject to changes in use-pattern restrictions. These changes frequently result in reduced reliability and performance in fields.

Of course, its up to you to decide, which of the methods suits all your needs best. However, dont forget to weigh down all pros and cons and choose the one with minimal risks for you or the environment, but the one that has a negative impact on ground squirrels. Are you ready to make your final decision?

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The 10 Best Exterminators Near Me (with Free Estimates)


Recommended by Ronald Stiles, Published on September 24th, 2019

The best way to get rid of termites is to act fast. Termites are a problem that will only get worse and no matter how much you want them to, they usually dont magically move out on their own. There are three main types of termites: drywood, dampwood and subterranean. Drywood and dampwood termites sneak through cracks in your exterior paint, nail holes, and gaps near windows and other openings and begin to eat through your wood. Subterranean termites enter your house from the ground up by creating mud tunnels. In all cases, they survive by eating the wood of your house. The type of termites you have can steer the treatment plan.

Methods of termite extermination include fumigation, use of pesticides, and use of natural elements that are poisonous to the bugs. The extent of your termite infestation will help determine the treatment method. If you have drywood or dampwood termites that have infiltrated all aspects of the wood in your home, the pest control pro may recommend enclosing the whole house in a tent and gassing the termites via fumigation. If you have subterranean termites, often the entire footprint of the home must be treated by drilling liquid treatments into the slab or foundation of the home to exterminate the colonies. In any case, once you see signs of termites, its time to take action and call a pest pro.

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Squirrel Pest Control Services | Western Exterminator


Recommended by Ronald Stiles, Published on September 24th, 2019

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Squirrels are probably one of the most common species of wildlife the average city dweller runs into (outside of pigeons). Most of the time, they are running around lawns, trees and bushes and around wooded areas. They are famous for grabbing acorns and nuts and hiding them in the ground as well as running up trees and across electrical wires, rooftops and other areas.

For the most part, squirrels are generally not a nuisance, but the act they live in such close proximity to homes and other buildings which means they can sometimes get inside walls, attics, basements and other areas. It's then that squirrels can become a destructive nuisance and may require contacting a squirrel exterminator.

If you have a problem with squirrels in your home or business, contact your local Western Exterminator office to set up a property inspection and a method of squirrel removal and prevention.

Squirrels usually live in trees. They build very large nests high in the trees to give birth, hide food and raise their young. The nests are made from leaves and other debris, but they run up and down trees on a constant search for food. During certain parts of the year, they hide food in trees, bury it in yards and find other places to hide food so they can get to it during the winter months.

Squirrels live all across North America. They are highly adaptive and live in warmer climates and climates where there is severe winter, snow and cold. They are also found in all corners of the world, except for Antarctica and the Arctic Circle. They survive in rural areas but also adapt well to urban areas.

In general, squirrels just want to be left alone, so they are not usually dangerous. They are sometimes a nuisance, however. Plus, if cornered or sick, squirrels will bite to fight their way out of a situation. Finally, their tendency to gnaw on objects can also be a problem.

Squirrels can be a problem due to:

Western Exterminator wildlife specialists know how to find where squirrels are getting inside and where they are hiding in your home or building. Western Exterminator squirrel experts will use methods that will get rid of squirrels from basements, attics, between walls or anywhere they are hiding and trying to nest.

In addition to being squirrel exterminators, we are experts in squirrel prevention, too. Once we get rid of the squirrel infestation inside your home, we will work with you to find what the rodents are using as access points to offer advice about preventing squirrels from getting in again.

Contact your local squirrel exterminator by reaching out to your local Western Exterminator office and setting up an initial appointment and discuss squirrel extermination and prevention solutions.

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Spider Extermination In NJ & NY – Horizon Pest Control


Recommended by Ronald Stiles, Published on September 13th, 2019

Spider Control In New Jersey & New York

In nature, spiders do a lot of good. They eat pesky insects, like mosquitoes and flies. However, some species of spiders can do more harm than good particularly black widow and brown recluse spiders. Looking to keep spiders out of your home or business? Call the experts at Horizon Pest Control at 1-888-612-2847 for a free quote.

In total, five species of black widow spiders are native to the U.S. These spiders are known for the red hourglass shape located on their back. Black widow spiders are attracted to dark, secluded locations, like basements, garages, closets and woodpiles, and notorious for weaving messy, irregular webs near the ground.

While the male black widow rarely bites, the female may bite when disturbed, especially after laying eggs. When black widows bite, they inject a poison that affects the nervous system. Some people report severe pain, burning, swelling and redness directly following the bite. Other symptoms can include sore muscles, nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, abdominal pain, excessive sweating and weakness. Although bites can be deadly, fatalities are highly unlikely when medical care is promptly sought.

Brown recluse spiders inhabit the Central Midwest, from Nebraska to Texas and Ohio to Georgia. And while brown recluse spiders arent native to New Jersey or New York, they can be transported during a move or shipment from these areas. Though rare, brown recluse spiders may establish populations in a single building. As their name suggests, they prefer to remain out of sight in recessed and hidden areas.

Like black widows, brown recluse spiders have a poisonous bite. Theyre not aggressive by nature when bothered, theyd much rather run for cover but if they feel trapped, they might bite and inject venom. Brown recluse bites produce a stinging sensation at first. In the hours that follow, an intense pain and blister will typically develop. The surrounding area may become swollen. Besides physical discomfort, brown recluse spider bites can also lead to fever, chills, joint pain, seizures and coma.

Get rid of pesky and potentially dangerous spiders in your New Jersey home or New York City business. Contact Horizon Pest Control for professional spider extermination services.

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