Are Ants Thriving on Your Trash Cans? Especially during the summer months, those trash containers that you wheel to the curbside each week may attract some unwanted pests such as ants, which can be a particularly difficult problem. The small black Argentine ants that are most common in California are sometimes hard to get rid of. Like most other ant species, they nest underground and are attracted to sweet food. If you find just a few ants crawling on the trash can, in no time, these scouts
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Warning Signs That Your Trash Cans Are A Health Hazard               Flies use it as an incubator. The raccoons keep it cleaner than you do. The perpetual slime at the bottom is advancing up the sides. Your kids want to use it for their next science project. The fuzzy looking growth at the bottom really is mold. No way would you go dumpster diving looking for any lost item including your keys, wallet or cell phone. You hold your breath and look away every
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Bird Droppings on Trash Can Lids Are a Health HazardPeople who would never tolerate a colony of rats living around their trash cans will turn a blind eye towards bird droppings on the can’s lid. When homeowners think of pest management, they automatically think of controlling termites, spiders, ants, and rodents. Birds usually are not considered major pests, but they can and do cause serious problems for people. The general public’s affection toward birds translates into a serious underestimation of the health risks associated with birds. Birds
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Biodegradable Does Not Mean Environmentally FriendlyThere is a misconception about biodegradable soap. Many people with good intentions use biodegradable soap to clean their garbage cans and thinking that it is environmentally friendly, will allow the waste water to flow freely down the gutter. Biodegradable soaps should be used over other soaps; but they still need to be used at least 200 feet from any water source, including our storm drains. Using a biodegradable soap doesn’t reduce its immediate environmental impact, it just means that the
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