Rodent Control

Bed Bugs, Roaches, and Rodents, Oh My: The Fall Pest Guide

During the fall, outdoor pests start getting ready for the cooler weather, which means they are looking for a warm, dry place for the next several months. Your house is the perfect place for them to overwinter. From the smallest bed bug to the largest rat, you'll have to fight these fall pests unless you take pest control steps. In some cases, you can implement pest control yourself and be successful, but if you don't notice the problem until it becomes an infestation, you will need the services of a professional pest control service.

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Buzz, Buzz, Bite: Mosquito Bites and Treatment

Aside from Antarctica and Iceland, nearly every region and every climate is home to a mosquito population. That means that nearly everyone in the world has been bitten by a mosquito before and is familiar with their pesky buzz and itchy bite. However, misconceptions still exist. 

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The Silent Takeover: Mosquito Prevention Tips

Nothing is worse than trying to have a good time barbecuing in your backyard and getting bitten incessantly by mosquitoes. The bites itch and, in some cases, can become inflamed. No matter how much you spray mosquito control spray, they keep coming back. However, spraying doesn't do much good if you don't get rid of the attractants for mosquitoes.

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Teeny Tiny but Timely: How to Get Rid of Ants in My Kitchen

As the weather heats up and the world wakes up from a long winter slumber, there is a flurry of activity that you probably won’t notice right away. You may not see the birds building nests and tending their young, or the honeybees happily buzzing from flower to flower or the cute, fluffy baby animals everywhere.

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Ants Marching: How To Keep Ants Out of Your Home This Summer

A common misconception about ants is that they're harmless. First, carpenter ants in your home can cause extensive damage as they burrow through wood, leaving a trail of sawdust behind them and compromising the structural integrity of your home. Second, some ants can bite or sting, causing pain, itching, and discomfort. While these bites very rarely lead to serious issues, rare complications like infection can occur. Finally, ants are a food source for other pests like bats and spiders, so an uncontrolled ant infestation can lead to a bat or spider infestation as well.

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Termites vs Carpenter Ants: Whos Chewing My Home

If you're lucky, you're probably not up-close to the insects around or in your home. This is great if you would prefer not to see too many of these pests, but it has its downsides too. Both carpenter ants and termites have wings and elongated bodies. They both swarm in the spring and love to chew through the wood in homes. Suppose you're not sure which one is which; it can ultimately affect whether your pest treatments work or not.

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The Silent Invaders: Termite Control 101

Termites can cause a lot of damage to wood structures on your property. A termite infestation is no laughing matter – in fact, the best scenario is not having to deal with termites at all. These adaptable creatures can eat through any wood. You won’t know they are around because they start eating from the inside out. They love moisture and thrive in areas where gutters may be clogged, standing water is plentiful, or if your pipes have been leaking.

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Preventative Rodent Control for this Winter

Rats and mice are some of the biggest pests that get into your house in the winter. They are looking for a warm, dry place to live. They will only stay where there’s plenty of food and water, so pet food and leaky pipes are bound to attract this vermin to your house. Mice contaminate your food and damage your home by eating through drywall and chewing wires. Sometimes you can prevent rodents yourself, and other times, you might need rodent control services and rodent control products to kill off an infestation.

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Health Risks of A Rodent Infestation

As winter approaches, rodents can pose significant health risks for you and your family. Seeking food and warmth, these pests may find solace within your home — bringing with them a number of potentially serious diseases.

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