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With spring comes warmer temperatures, more rain, and the start of many pest seasons. It can be a constant battle to keep pests away and prevent them from invading your home and property, especially in springtime. Your first reaction when you spot a pest in your home is to use the harshest chemical you can......
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Cockroaches are persistent pests that can seemingly multiply in the blink of an eye. There are two main species that homeowners typically deal with when it comes to roaches: the German cockroach and the American cockroach. German cockroaches have light brown bodies with two dark, parallel stripes running down their back. They are typically about......
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As the old saying goes, April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring… pests. Rain can bring in a flood of unwanted pests to your home. Some of the most common rainy day pests include mosquitoes, ants, roaches, and centipedes to name a few. Heavy rains will often destroy the shelters of these pests,......
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We are in unprecedented times here in our great state, and city. DC Scientific Pest Control has been serving our community for over 50 years and we are ready to serve the needs of our customers and team members while doing our best to protect the needs of the community at large. Customers first is......
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While ants can be found throughout the year, they tend to invade homes during spring and fall on their quest to fill their bellies. Spring ant invasions happen as ants wake up from a long winter hibernation in search of food. Fall ant invasions happen as ants go in search of food to fill them......
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Mosquitoes become active when temperatures consistently reach above 50 degrees Fahrenheit and thrive when temperatures are above 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Their ideal environment is moist and humid and their populations and activity increase significantly in areas that are warm with heavy rainfall, making Alabama an ideal breeding ground. Mosquito season is determined by the climate......
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Termites are one of the most costly pests to homeowners. Termite damage can compromise both the structure and the safety of the buildings they infest. While termites feed primarily on wood, they aren’t limited to wooden structures in their quest for food. Termites can invade plaster, metal siding, brick, etc. No homes are safe from......
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Cold winter weather usually brings a sense of relief from pests. They die off or hibernate in the winter right? Well… some do. Unfortunately, other pests continue to wreak havoc even through the winter months. Fleas are one of these pests. Fleas thrive in warm, humid environments, typically around 75 degrees Fahrenheit. During the cold......
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Overwintering pests are those that take shelter in a protected area to avoid the harsh elements of winter. These protected areas are oftentimes our homes and other buildings. Pests will often make their way unnoticed indoors in the fall in search of this protected shelter and to also be closer to a ready food supply......
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The old saying “Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite” still holds significant relevance today. Bed bugs continue to be a prolific pest issue around the world with their ability to hitchhike and spread rapidly from place to place. While most people know the basics of bed bug knowledge – they’re small, brown,......
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