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November 1, 2017

The Beast That Never Sleeps: Termite Activity During The Winter

Termite activity can be any homeowner’s nightmare. Termites are still active during this point in time and continue to do so despite cold temperature. During the winter, termite colonies will move further into the ground evidently in colder climates. Foraging tunnels may be somewhat deeper for those species that travel near the soil surface, and food sources that are exposed to cold temperatures may be abandoned. In heated buildings or basements with heating involved, termite activity will not decrease. Queens will ... Read More
October 13, 2017

How to Prevent Unwanted Insects From Invading Your Home

Unwanted insects may seem like they are on the run with the colder temperatures here and despite the fall well underway at this point in time, your home is not entirely safe. Certain regions of the country manage to experience temperatures below 55 degrees Fahrenheit; there are certain species of insects that continue to thrive and prosper. Some of these insects include ants, beetles, stink bugs and even wasps and cockroaches. They seek the warmth of your home due to ... Read More
September 18, 2017

5 Ways to Prevent Mouse Invasions This Fall and Winter

Mouse invasions are more likely as the cold seasons approach, a new list of preparations and accountabilities come along with them. From raking leaves to shoveling driveways and rooves, the last thing we really want is another addition to that list. In a perfect world, this would not be the case and any organisms that couldn’t survive the change in climates could just buy their own apartment spaces and pay rent like everyone else. Unfortunately, we do not live in ... Read More
July 11, 2017

Ways to Get Rid of Cockroaches

Seeing a large insect scurry across your kitchen floor is a frightening and disturbing experience, but also a sign that your home and possessions are at risk of damage due to a cockroach infestation. A member of the Blattodea order, cockroaches are insects about two inches in length, with six legs, two antennae, and sometimes wings. Some species are helpful in recycling organic material, but others can become nuisances once they enter and begin nesting in homes. These pests can ... Read More
June 17, 2017

What Attracts Bed Bug Infestation?

It can be an unpleasant feeling to realize you aren’t the only one sleeping in your bed, but unwanted bed bugs are in fact dwelling in the beds of thousands of Americans annually. Bed bugs are parasitic insects of the Cimicidae family, about ¼ inches long and reddish brown. They hide in mattresses, upholstered furniture, or other fabrics during the day and emerge at night to feed on blood, most often of humans, but sometimes other animals. Bed bugs initially ... Read More
June 14, 2017

How to Control and Prevent Ants

Ants are everywhere -- including the places we don’t want them. They’re small and quick and can easily crawl through all the cracks and crevices in your home to enter and cause you and your family frustration. Common house ant varieties, such as odorous ants, Argentine ants, or pharaoh ants are the most likely culprits to infest your home during the warm months, although other types can occasionally slip in. Seeing ants in your home is certainly irritating, but fortunately, ... Read More
May 13, 2017

How to Avoid Wasps and Yellow Jackets

Of all the creepy crawlers and winged vermin in the insect world, wasps are among the most despised and feared, and for good reason. Being in the presence of wasps can be problematic, as a sting from one of these pests can be painful or, to someone who is allergic, even deadly. Wasps include any insects in the order Hymenoptera and suborder apocrine except for bees and ants. There are over 30,000 known species of wasps, such ... Read More
April 13, 2017

How to Successfully Control Bed Bugs

Oh, bed bugs. One of the most unpleasant pests to deal with. These 1/8-inch long and reddish-brown fiends are the most frustrating insects to deal with due to their relentless nature. Their oval shaped bodies allow them to live in small cracks and crevices, making them difficult to get rid of. They do not fly, yet they have a rapid pace on floors, walls, ceilings and other surfaces. If you have a bed bug issue, it can be extremely difficult ... Read More
April 12, 2017

Termite Control Methods, Techniques, and Prevention

Termites can be a real problem during this time of year. Since we’re starting to accumulate so much rain, it is not too rare to find termite marking throughout your home. That is why it is very important to take action and take control to prevent further damage. Identifying termites and the damage they’ve done is the first step to stopping them. And when it comes to pest control, Richie Bozarjian is the man to call in the North Shore. ... Read More
March 15, 2017

Carpenter Ants vs. Termites: What’s the Difference?

How can you tell the difference between a carpenter ant and a termite? Well, both damage the wood in your home which frustrating as is. No one likes navigating through their home only to find chewed up wood or piles of sawdust. Even though wood seems to be their favorite meals of the day, there actually are differences between carpenter ants and termites. Unlike termites, carpenter ants do not actually eat wood. Instead, they bore out wood to create nesting ... Read More