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While termites may look harmless, these tiny pests can cause major damage to your home in a short period of time. Termites are known as “silent destroyers” because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring and other parts of your home completely undetected for long periods of time. There are about 2000 species of......
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Pest control doesn’t have to be a defensive service; prevention is key to keeping a small pest problem from becoming a big infestation. Go on the offensive when it comes to protecting your home from unwanted invaders. Here are 8 DIY pest control tips you can use inside and outside your home. 1. Maintain Landscaping......
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Your backyard is a great place to hang out, especially while we still have warmer weather. One thing that can really ruin your good time are mosquitoes. Besides being a nuisance, mosquitoes can transmit serious diseases to not only humans but also dogs, cats, and horses. Help keep your family and pets safe with these......
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Ticks are common pests that are capable of transmitting serious diseases to both humans and pets. Ticks can be found hiding in grass, trees, shrubs, and leaf piles. While they cannot fly or jump, they will climb onto plants and shrubs that are low to the ground and grab a host as they walk past.......
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Termites are one of the most expensive pests to control once an infestation is established. An average of 600,000 homes in the US are damaged by termites each year. Termites cause so much destruction because they can go for years chewing their way through homes without being detected. Identifying signs of termites in your home......
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Bed bugs are small, parasitic insects that feed on human blood. These pests are about 1 to 7 mm in length, flat, oval, and reddish-brown in color. Bed bugs don’t have wings and can’t fly so they depend on humans and other animals to transport them from place to place. Bed bug infestations are a......
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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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Mosquito season peaks in the summer months when the heat and humidity combine to provide an ideal environment for them. Besides being nuisance pests that leave behind itchy, red welts, mosquitoes are also vectors for serious diseases like Zika virus, West Nile virus, and chikungunya. There are lots of green pest control options you can utilize......
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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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