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May 15, 2018

Signs You Have a Carpenter Ant Infestation

 

What Causes a Carpenter Ant Infestation?

Carpenter ants like to base their nests in and around wet, rotting wood. Typically they live in the woods where damp wood (AKA housing) is plentiful. That doesn't mean they don't live on your property, as most homes have some variation of trees, shrubs, or decaying wood stored around their yard. In their search for nourishment, they can easily find their way into your home. Meats, starches, sweets, any any other tasty morsel or crumb ... Read More
April 15, 2018

The Destruction that Termites Can Bring

Termites are the competitive eaters of the insect world. Typical termite colonies eat about a pound of wood a year. If the colony is a particularly large one, they can ingest even more! The condition of the wood is also a major factor. Because they literally feast on your home, termites can cause significant damage to your property. Colonies can quickly grow out of control, and the resulting damages can be quite costly. At the first sign of a problem, you ... Read More
April 2, 2018

Preventing a Cockroach Infestation in Your Home

Spring has finally sprung! As the temperature rises outside, you may find yourself daydreaming about days at the beach, weekends by the pool, and spending time outdoors with family and friends. Keep in mind that you aren't the only one daydreaming about warmth! As the weather gets more hot and humid, cockroaches begin to thrive. Early detection is key when it comes to pest infestation, so it's important that you know the signs before it grows out of control. To keep ... Read More
March 19, 2018

How to Beat Flea Infestation This Spring

Spring is almost here! Soon, the sun will be shining, the days will get longer, the weather will get warmer, and the flowers will bloom. You may be looking forward to this season switch - but you're not the only one. Fleas love spring just as much as we do! Increased warmth and humidity allows them to breed at a rapid rate, which can quickly lead to an infestation in your home. Not only will a flea infestation negatively affect ... Read More
February 28, 2018

How to Keep Rodents Out During the Rainy Season

April showers may bring May flowers, but they can also bring a mouse or rat infestation! These rodents can be a year-long pest problem, but they tend to seek refuge indoors during the rainy months. During wet weather, they will certainly be looking for shelter. Their search may lead them to directly to your home. There are several reasons and ways that rats and mice may enter your home, so as a homeowner, it's important for you to know how you can ... Read More
February 14, 2018

Insects You May Encounter This Spring

Springtime is a lovely season. Leaves appear on the trees, crocuses and daffodils start to bloom, and the birds start to sing and build nests again. Everything that’s been dormant throughout the long, cold winter comes back to life again. Unfortunately, the same goes for critters: common insects that we’d rather not encounter, no matter what season it is. Even though they’re small, they can wreak havoc on your home — and some can even pose a threat to your ... Read More
January 19, 2018

Five Most Common Winter Pests

Many of us think pests only invade our homes during the summer when the temperatures are mild and we’re prone to leaving doors and windows open. However, the truth is that just like you want a nice warm place to call home during the cold winter months, so do certain types of unwelcome guests. In order to keep control over these critters and protect your home from an infestation, it's important to know what to look for!

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November 21, 2017

Ten Ways to Stay Bed Bug-Free This Winter

The winter season can pose a lot of problems for your home, and the last things you want to deal with are creepy crawlies in your bed. Bed bugs are nasty little hitchhikers, and an infestation, unfortunately, can happen to anyone. They thrive in warm temperatures and carbon dioxide, which makes your sleeping area the perfect home for them. Bed bugs, however, can hide in other places, such as outlets, behind wallpaper, or just about narrow crack or crevice. No ... Read More
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