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June 22nd, 2017 by ClearPoint Insurance and Financial Services

Keeping Mice Out of Your Home

Is there a mouse in the house? It’s unpleasant to think about, but it can happen to anyone. Mice and other rodents can make their way into your home in search of food, shelter and a place to nest. Even if you think mice were cute in the movies, rodents can be destructive and carry disease. Here are some smart steps to prevent and respond... Read Article

Shoo, Fly! What Attracts Flies and How to Get Rid of Them

The best way to control house flies is to understand what attracts them to your house in the first place. In a home setting, they’re probably most attracted to kitchen waste (especially sugar and fermenting vegetables) as well as feces. Pretty gross, right? It doesn’t end there. When a fly lands on your dinner (or your pet’s feast), it can also be dropping off some pathogen... Read Article

Keep Termites Out and Know the Sure Signs of an Infestation

In the forest, termites are useful creatures. They enter a dead tree and digest it into humus (rich topsoil). Every year, termites cause a staggering $5 billion in damage, according to the National Pest Management Association. If left unchecked, termites can eventually destroy an entire home, chewing their way through wood support beams, roofs and flooring. They have also been known to cause electric failure as... Read Article

How to Prevent and Get Rid of Ants

Since ants can easily locate and live off even the tiniest food source, the first and best thing to do is to get out of the ant hospitality business. If ants are getting in and swarming around dropped morsels of food, it’s time for you and your family to step up the cleaning habits. Store and seal food containers. Put away food and store it... Read Article

Keeping Your Home Pest-Free

Pests in the home can turn into a major headache for homeowners. Not only are they a nuisance, gnawing rodents and chewing termites can eventually cause real damage to the structure of your home. Unfortunately, when this damage happens, it’s usually not covered by your homeowners insurance policy. The warmer weather means the insects, rodents and other pests will be out and about, in search... Read Article