3 Things to Know About Ticks to Protect Yourself and Your Family

Posted by Steve Thompson on Aug 5, 2018 4:51:00 PM

Summer is perfect for swimming, hiking, and camping. Unfortunately, it’s also perfect for ticks. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself and your family from ticks this summer.

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Topics: pest control

Get Rid of Earwigs with These Tips

Posted by Dena Augello on Jun 28, 2018 6:27:00 PM

Contrary to their namesake, earwigs aren’t inclined to crawl into your ear, but let’s face it—they’re gross! While they may not be a threat to your physical health, earwigs can damage plants in your yard and are generally unwelcome visitors in the home. Get rid of earwigs with these simple tips.

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Topics: pest control

Identify, Prevent, and Control Lyctid Beetles This Summer

Posted by Dena Augello on Jun 20, 2018 7:19:00 PM

You’ve probably heard of carpenter ants and termites, but what about the lyctid beetle? Commonly referred to as the powderpost or wood-boring beetle, lyctid beetles are wood-loving bugs that get their name from the way they can turn wood into powder. I wish we were kidding, but yes, that's right. Given enough time, powderpost beetle larvae can actually break wood down to dust. Read on to learn how to identify, prevent, and control lyctid beetles this summer.

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Topics: pest control, hardwood floors

What to Do If a Bee Stings You

Posted by Steve Thompson on Jun 7, 2018 3:03:00 PM

It’s almost summer, which means it’s almost bee season. Avoiding a sting is priority number one, but if you happen to be stung by a bee, here’s what to do.

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Topics: pest control, bees, flying insects

How to Protect Yourself and Your Family from Mosquito Bites

Posted by Steve Thompson on May 21, 2018 4:19:00 PM

Warm weather is coming—and so are the bugs. While you may not be a big fan of the various types of creepy crawlies, few pose the kind of health threats that mosquitoes do. Mosquitoes carry and transfer a variety of detrimental diseases and viruses. As mosquito season draws near, protect yourself and your family from these pests and their irritating bites by following these tips.

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Topics: pest control, mosquitoes

3 Signs It’s Time to Call in Professional Pest Control Reinforcement

Posted by Steve Thompson on May 10, 2018 5:54:00 PM

You’ve tried store-bought fixes and home remedies. Your pest problem may have temporarily subsided, but your infestation is back again. If you’ve tried and tried again, it's time to call in reinforcements. Here are just a few signs that you should enlist the help of pest control professionals.

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Topics: pest control

How to Deal With the Pesky Moles Tearing Up Your Yard

Posted by Steve Thompson on Apr 28, 2018 12:58:00 PM

You’ve heard the phrase, “Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill,” but talk to any homeowner with a mole infestation, and they’ll likely tell you they’d take the “mountain” instead! While moles may seem harmless at first glance, these tiny creatures can wreak serious havoc on your lawn and garden. If you find yourself faced with the monstrous task of ridding your yard of moles, we feel for you. Here’s what you’ll need to know to deal with the pesky moles tearing up your yard.

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Topics: pest control, moles

FAQ About Carpenter Ants

Posted by Steve Thompson on Apr 11, 2018 7:39:00 PM

They’re big, black, and look like something out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but let’s be honest. Carpenter ants are gross! If you’ve spotted a few of these guys around your home, or even worse, in your home, you probably have a few questions about what their presence means for you. Need a quick update? Check out our answers to some of the most frequently asked carpenter ant questions.

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Topics: pest control, ants

10 Things You Need to Know Before Hiring an Exterminator

Posted by Steve Thompson on Mar 29, 2018 4:02:00 PM

If you need to hire an exterminator, chances are that you’re already in a fairly stressful situation. The last thing you want to do is hire a "professional" pest control company that turns out to be lacking in both the professional and effective pest control departments. To ensure your highest satisfaction, you should know these ten things before hiring an exterminator.

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Topics: pest control

How to Tell If You Have Termites

Posted by Steve Thompson on Mar 24, 2018 5:58:00 PM

They’re responsible for $5 billion in property damage each year, and chances are, they’d love to add your home to their menu. Termites make their homes in 49 of the 50 states and can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to yours. The best way to protect yourself from termites and their monstrous appetites is to implement preventive practices and engage in early detection.

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Topics: pest control, termites