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Termites – one word that strikes fear into the heart of most property owners in the U.S. Termites cost American property owners $5 billion annually, affecting around 600,000 homes. The average cost to repair termite damage is $3300. Formosan and subterranean termites, which are the most common in the southern United States, account for 90%......
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Over the past ten (10) years spray foam insulation has grown in popularity. Spray Foam Insulation has been sold as a product that is a better insulator of your home, energy efficient, a deterrent to mold, has a long life, and is eco-friendly. Although spray foam insulation may have some benefit in insulating your home,......
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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) is a tickborne disease spread through the bite of ticks infected with the Rickettsia rickettsii bacteria. It is the most serious tickborne disease in the United States. RMSF is a seasonal disease with most cases reported between the months of April and September. RMSF can be deadly to humans if not treated early and with the correct antibiotic treatment....
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Winter brings with it cold weather, warm fires, and in some places even snow. Most of us look forward to a break from the nuisance pests that come out in warmer weather like flies, mosquitoes, and bees; but the winter season doesn’t mean that ALL of these pests disappear – in fact, spiders, mice, and cockroaches are the most common pests we see in our homes in the winter months....
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As 2018 comes to an end, most of us are starting to put together our New Year's resolutions. Most of us come up with resolutions like losing weight, saving money, or even cleaning out that room we use for storage. What most of us don't think about is how to keep pests like bed bugs out of our homes....
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As the cold weather of winter sets in, most of us are preparing for the busy holiday season. What we often don't realize is that pests are busy preparing for winter, as well. These overwintering pests make their way into our homes in search of shelter during the harsh winter months. One of the most common overwintering pests are rats....
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While most of us enjoy spending more time outdoors in the cooler weather of fall, taking advantage of the milder temperatures, the football games, the bonfires, and trick or treating, pests are beginning to make their way indoors in preparation for the cold winter months. Pests come indoors in fall and winter in search of......
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The seasons are changing and the temperature is cooling off. Fall is upon us and Halloween is right around the corner. While most of us are enjoying the cooler weather and spending more time outdoors, chances are you’ve had a close encounter or two (or more) with spiders! Maybe you’ve seen a spider crawling across......
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Summer is quickly winding down and cooler temperatures are on the way! While most of us are looking forward to spending more time outdoors in the milder weather, pests will be looking to make their way inside in search of food, shelter, and warmth. What can you do to prepare your home for the invasion......
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The warmer weather of the summer brings most of us outside to enjoy the sunshine. Unfortunately these warmer temperatures and increased humidity also provide the ideal conditions for fleas and ticks to survive and reproduce. As we spend more and more time outdoors, so do our pets – putting them at increased risk for picking......
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