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Steve Thompson

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Answers to FAQs About Mosquitoes

Posted by Steve Thompson on May 20, 2019 2:19:00 PM

It's that time of year again. Frequent flyers are out and about, and we're not talking about your well-traveled neighbor. With summer just around the corner, you're likely already noticing the increase in outdoor pest activity, including mosquitoes. Check out the answers to frequently asked questions about mosquitoes and prepare yourself for the busy—and buzzy—season ahead. 

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Topics: mosquitoes

What’s the Difference Between Odorous House Ants and Carpenter Ants?

Posted by Steve Thompson on May 7, 2019 2:13:00 PM

You’ve got ants in your home, but what kind are they? Here’s how you can identify the difference between odorous house ants and carpenter ants. Regardless of the species, remember to contact a professional if your pest problem is too much to handle on your own

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Topics: ants

When Do Pests Come Out Throughout the Year?

Posted by Steve Thompson on Apr 24, 2019 2:27:00 PM

Unfortunately for us, pests are a problem year round in most parts of the country. While you can always avoid them, you can be alert and aware of what to expect. Here’s when different pests come out throughout the year. 

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Topics: pest control

How Do the Changing Seasons Impact Pests?

Posted by Steve Thompson on Apr 11, 2019 2:07:00 PM

Changing seasons impact the ways pests behave, live, and interact with their environments. Be prepared in any season by learning about pests and their lifecycles. Here’s how the changing seasons impact pests. 

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Topics: pest control

Why Do Ants Keep Coming Back to My Home?

Posted by Steve Thompson on Mar 26, 2019 1:47:00 PM

You’ve killed them once; you’ve killed them twice. Why do these ants keep coming back to your home? Ants can be tricky to completely eliminate from your home, and here are a few reasons why. 

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Topics: ants

What Should I Do When Overwintering Pests Start to Emerge?

Posted by Steve Thompson on Mar 11, 2019 2:43:00 PM

You might have thought that winter would leave you free of unwanted pests, but that just isn't the case. By now, you've likely stumbled across a few overwintering pests, and chances are you’re seeing more each day. Overwintering pests can be a real issue for homeowners, but they don't have to disrupt your life. Here's what to know about pests that overwinter in the home. 

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Topics: pest control

Why Should I Consider Preventive Pest Control Solutions?

Posted by Steve Thompson on Feb 27, 2019 2:30:00 PM

If your home has been relatively pest-free, it can be a stretch to consider implementing preventive pest control solutions. However, regardless of your home’s pest history, preventive care can be an effective and practical way to keep your property healthy and pest-free. Check out these five reasons to consider preventive pest control—even if you haven’t experienced a pest problem yet. 

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Topics: pest control

How Do Termites Get in My Home?

Posted by Steve Thompson on Feb 15, 2019 2:31:00 PM

Termites cause billions of dollars in damage every year to homes throughout the United States. The real question is, how do they even get in? Here’s what you need to know about why termites enter your home, how they get in, and what you can do to prevent them. 

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Topics: termites

How Do I Get Rid of Cockroaches and Keep Them From Coming Back?

Posted by Steve Thompson on Jan 29, 2019 3:06:00 PM

More than a simple annoyance, cockroaches can trigger allergy symptoms and put people at risk of serious illness when they infest a home. If cockroaches are becoming an issue in your home, check out these tips for getting rid of—and preventing—cockroaches. 

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Topics: pest control, cockroaches

What Attracts Cockroaches to Your Home?

Posted by Steve Thompson on Jan 16, 2019 3:20:00 PM

It's worse than a Hitchcock movie. You're alone in your kitchen when you see a dark object scurrying across the floor. It's too big to be a spider but too small to be a mouse. Then, it hits you. It's a cockroach, and where there's one, there's more. You’ve got a problem. Here's what attracts cockroaches to your home and what you need to do to prevent them. 

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Topics: pest control, cockroaches