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The short answer is yes! Absolutely! Rodents can pose all types of threats to both humans and pets in your home. Rodents can cause structural damage by gnawing through insulation, drywall, cardboard, and even wood. They also love to chew through electrical wiring, contributing to 25% of all house fires in the United States. They......
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Ants are one of the most common nuisance pests in the United States. Although in warmer climates (like the southern US) they can be active year-round, ants are prevalent in the summer months and will swarm in overwhelming numbers. Even though ants rarely transmit diseases, they can contaminate food, inflict painful bites and stings, and......
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Although quite similar in appearance and often confused for each other, termites and flying ants are actually quite different. The difference between the two determines the appropriate course of treatment for these pests. Can you spot the difference between these two? Wings Both termites and flying ants have 4 wings. Termite wings are uniform in......
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Cockroach infestations are considered to be a major pest control problem. Roaches eat anything from feces and dead animals to leftover food and even members of their own species. They contaminate food, damage wallpaper, trigger allergies and asthma, and spread a number of diseases. Cockroaches have been proven to predate dinosaurs by 150 million years.......
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Once an infestation is established, it can seem impossible to keep fleas and ticks off your pets and out of your home and yard. In fact, it can take weeks or even months to get under control. Both fleas and ticks live on animals’ skin and feed on their blood. Flea larvae is found in......
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Roaches are one of the most adaptable and resilient pests that can infest your home. Roaches are known to carry diseases, spread bacteria, trigger allergies and asthma, and contaminate food. These pests can pose a serious health hazard to you and your family. The two most common species of cockroaches in Alabama are German cockroaches......
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Let’s face it – having rodents in your home is a genuine cause for concern. Rodents (mice, rats, squirrels, etc) can cause all sorts of damage to both your home and your family. They can contaminate food, chew through papers and documents, damage electrical wiring putting you at risk for fire, and spread diseases. While......
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A tick-borne disease is any disease that is passed to humans through a tick bite. While each tick-borne disease is different, most of them have a few symptoms in common including fever, chills, aches, pain, and a rash. Ticks survive by feeding on blood from both humans and animals. When they consume blood that is......
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The battle against fleas isn’t just fought in the house. Fleas can breed and survive outdoors until they find a furry new host to latch on to. Pets that spend a great deal of time outdoors can lead to an infestation both in your home and in your yard. The best way to check your......
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Little black ants are one of the most common types of ants found in homes. The little black ant gets its name from its dark black color and diminutive size. These ants are native to the United States and are found throughout the country, although their heaviest populations are found in the eastern half. Swarms......
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