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Get Ready: Homeowner’s Guide To Spring Termite Control

According to some estimates, over $2 billion is spent annually in the U.S. controlling or preventing termite infestations. This means that as a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to be proactive about preventing termite infestations and stay vigilant in your ongoing search for termite-related damages. As springtime approaches, termites are getting ready to reemerge and settle in for the season. Here’s a quick guide to help you continue to ward off termite infestations in early spring. Early Spring Infestation Signs First, … READ MORE

4 Poison-Free Ways to Prevent Rodents From Entering Your Home

Unless you have a mouse or rat as a pet, you likely don’t want rodents in your home. However, just because you don’t want them in your home, that doesn’t mean you want anything bad to happen to them. In one year, a female mouse may have five to 10 litters of usually five or six young each. So, can you imagine all of those mice making a house in your home? Some pest control options out there only use … READ MORE

Keeping Stink Bugs At Bay Before They Stay

We’ve all been there. As the days grow shorter and the weather gets colder, all manner of creepy crawling creatures are looking for shelter from the elements. During autumn and winter, some of the most invasive insects are stink bugs. About 15% of new homes all have some manner of structural defect, most of which can’t be seen. Insects are small and clever; they come in droves and use these defects to weasel their way into your homes. While professional … READ MORE

Want To Avoid A Pest Infestation? Don’t Make These 3 Mistakes!

According to some estimates, over $2 billion is spent annually in the U.S. to control or prevent termite infestations. Whether it’s termites, rodents, ants, or roaches, all pest infestations can be bothersome and costly, to say the least. But how can homeowners prevent their home from becoming the next target for an ant colony or litter of mice? There are actually a number of ways that homeowners can prevent infestations, and prevention starts with knowing what to do, as well … READ MORE

The 3 Tiers of Rodent Removal

Did you know that in one year, a female mouse could give birth between five and 10 times? Not only that, she usually will give birth to five or six young every time. So, if you have a mouse in your house and it is an unwelcome guest, you need to start considering some pest control solutions. Specifically, the right rodent control methods for dealing with your specific unwanted guests. Rodent Control Methods If you have ever had a mouse … READ MORE

Exploring The Benefits Of Eco-Friendly Pest Control Solutions

Scientists estimate there are at least 1.5 million ants on the planet for every human being. And while many homeowners assume that exterminators exclusively work with pest control solutions involving chemicals, it’s important to be aware of the eco-friendly pest control possibilities that are both chemical-free and harmless to the environment. Here are just a few specific ways green pest control services benefit both homeowners and the Earth’s ecosystem. Food Chain Preservation Traditional pest control solutions are designed as a … READ MORE

3 Surprising Roach-Control Myths Every Homeowner Should Know The Truth About

When it comes to general household pest control tips, roaches are typically some of the first creatures that come to mind. Yes, they’re big, gross, and hiss like nobody’s business, but these critters also have a surprising ability to withstand dramatic temperature changes, common pesticides, and so much more. Because cockroaches are some of the most reviled of all household pests, here are just a few common myths about controlling roach infestations that each and every homeowner should know the … READ MORE

Answering the 3 Most Common Questions About Termite Infestations

According to some estimates, more than $2 billion is spent annually in the U.S. controlling or preventing termite infestations. And, yes, that’s billion with a B. That’s because these insects have the potential to significantly damage a home’s infrastructure if left untreated. If you’re unfamiliar with the types of pest control services that combat termites, then it’s important to stay informed. Here’s a quick homeowner’s FAQ to help you better understand the signs of a termite infestation. These are three … READ MORE

Debunking Majorly Misleading Mice-Control Myths: Part 2

In the last post, we discussed several misconceptions about rodent control options — specifically, mice. However, being able to handle a mouse infestation requires homeowners to understand which methods will and will not be effective at removing mice from your home. Here are some more mice-control myths that need addressing. “Mice don’t have wings; therefore they cannot reach high places.” Many homeowners are quick to assume that mice can’t reach high places. While it’s obviously true that they don’t have … READ MORE

Debunking Majorly Misleading Mice-Control Myths: Part 1

When it comes to household pest infestations, mice are usually not the first to come to mind. But considering the fact that 82% of U.S. homes were found to contain mouse allergens in a national study, mice problems are far more common than most homeowners might think. Combating a mice infestation requires more than just traps and chemicals — it requires diligence and specialized knowledge. Here are just a few common myths about mice infestations to understand in order to … READ MORE

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