Posts filed under: Pest Control

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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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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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 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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