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While termites are definitely considered pests, they can’t be exterminated like other pests. Because of this, there is a big difference between general pest control and termite control. Pest control relates primarily to any living organism that is considered to be a nuisance or “pest” in a residential or commercial structure. Termite control, on the......
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STARI (Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness) is a rash that is similar in appearance to that of Lyme disease that manifests following the bite of a lonestar tick. The incidence of STARI is increasing in areas where the lone star tick is prevalent. So what do you need to know about STARI? What causes it? What......
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Is there a season for bed bugs? Bed bugs are indoor pests that don’t die out in the winter months, making them technically a year-round pest. However, they also favor warm environments and are much more active in the summer months. Peak season for bed bugs is from June through October. In fact, Bed Bug......
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Everyone can agree that mosquitoes become quite a nuisance when the weather starts to warm up. Besides leaving itchy bites on your skin, mosquitoes can also transmit serious diseases such as West Nile virus and Zika virus. The best way to prevent mosquitoes is to disrupt their breeding cycle. This starts with identifying how and......
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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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