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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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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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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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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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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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