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Ants 101

When you think about it, ants are pretty much the worst. surveys conducted by National Pest Management Association (NPMA) have shown that different types of this pesky little creatures can be found all over! In fact they’re considered to #1 nuisance pest in America – not surprising considering how many people hate them with a […]

Common Spider Myths

Myth or misconception? You can bet on it it’s a myth! While there are some who believe that spiders can be dangerous, they’re mostly just looking for somewhere safe to spin their own little web. A common fear among humans across cultures is the idea of an eight-legged creature with too many eyes and venomous […]

Cockroaches 101

The cockroach is more than just an annoying pest that can survive freezing temperatures and a week without its head. This creature poses serious health risks to humans if it finds its way indoors, as all types of roaches pick up germs on the spines of their legs while crawling through decaying matter which may […]

Termites 101

Termites are microscopic insectoids that feed on cellulose and destroy any material they come into contact with. The destructive power these creatures possess is clear to see, but what you might not know about them is just how much damage termite colonies can do in the span of one year! Termites cause $5 billion dollars […]

Keeping a Pest Free Kitchen

The kitchen is not just a place to cook and eat; it’s also where we store our food, so this sacred space should be treated with care. Cockroaches can easily find their way into kitchens contaminating foods with bacteria while fruit flies spreading infant diseases like rotavirus or salmonella threaten everyone who enters! The National […]

8 Facts About Mice

House mice are everywhere! These little pests can be found inside homes, on the outside of buildings or even in your attic. Mice make themselves at home by gnawing away pieces of paper that they find around places you would never imagine—like behind walls where there is no need for them to hang out because […]

Home Buyers Beware

When buyers tour a new home, they tend to focus on cosmetic updates that will need done in order for them purchase the house. From outdated fixtures and appliances (and even unappealing paint colors) all of which can be potential deal breakers if unnoticed during inspection time; many people initially measure worth by how much […]

Protect Your Pets from Pests

The summer heat is finally here, and all of your favorite furry friends (especially dogs) will be spending more time outdoors soaking up the sunshine. However pesky pests such as ticks fleas mosquitoes can quickly ruin a warm-weather day for them— especially pets who cannot protect themselves in quite same way people do! Ticks pose […]

Rising Tick Borne Illnesses

In recent years, a number of tick-borne diseases have become more prevalent. The most common being Lyme disease which causes flu like symptoms in its victims and can be transmitted via bite from infected ticks as well as other carriers such bacteria or viruses found within them! While these diseases may not be as prevalent […]