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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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Who doesn’t love the holidays? Spending time with family and friends, eating good food, and watching the joy on our loved ones’ faces are some of the best reasons to love the holidays. Unfortunately for us, rodents love the holidays as much as we do! Rodents like rats and mice can cause serious damage to......
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As the weather cools off, many of us drift outdoors to enjoy the milder temperatures and all the fun fall activities. Unfortunately, we aren’t the only ones who become more active in the fall. Spiders become much more active and much more visible during the autumn months. Spider eggs usually hatch in early spring, meaning......
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Unbeknownst to many, up to 50% of the air in your household can flow up from your crawlspace. Water vapor from the ground can permeate the crawlspace, even through cement. Because of this, crawlspace encapsulation is increasing in popularity as a remedy for these indoor moisture issues. Some common signs of moisture issues in your......
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If you own pets, there is always a concern for fleas and ticks. These pests, however, aren’t just limited to pet owners. They can also be brought into your home by infested wildlife (deer, rodents, etc), on used furniture, rugs, and more. Fleas are the most common external parasite of dogs and cats. Ticks are......
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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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