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Debunking Common Myths About The Ant Control Process: Part 2

In the last post, we talked about some of the common myths that surround the ant control process. However, we merely scratched the surface of all the incorrect information floating around, and equipping yourself with knowledge is the best way to protect your home against future insect infestations. Here are some more common myths about the ant control process. Myth: If you only see one ant at a time, you don’t have an infestation yet. While it’s definitely possible that … READ MORE

Debunking Common Myths About The Ant Control Process: Part 1

When it comes to types of extermination services, many people automatically think of bed bugs, hornet nests, or rodent infestations. They neglect to realize that ant control is an extremely common issue for homeowners too, and one that often requires a professional to eliminate. There are more than 25 types of ants that can make their way into your home, including fire ants, which currently infest 14 states in the southern portion of the United States. Before you start dealing … READ MORE

Want To Get Rid of Termites Without Using Chemicals? Here Are 3 All-Natural Termite Control Options

When it comes to pest control solutions, it seems as though many homeowners feel like their only termite control options are chemical-based. And while chemical treatments do tend to be more effective, there are plenty of natural remedies you can use in the termite control process that are effective as well. Here are some simple and all-natural termite control options. Heat/Cold Treatments: If you’re dealing with a drywood termite infestation, heat and cold treatments are a viable option to control … READ MORE

You Have a Termite Problem: What’s the Next Step?

Discovering you have a termite problem is absolutely no fun. But once you’ve discovered the tiny timber eaters, what’s next? Are you aware of what steps need to be taken before pest control or termite control services arrive? If you’re not, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s what you should do immediately after discovering a termite problem. Do Not Disturb The worst possible thing you can do is further disturb a group of termites. It can be extremely tempting … READ MORE

3 Unmistakable Signs of A Termite Infestation

Dealing with a termite infestation can be an absolute nightmare. In fact, some estimates say Americans spend $2 billion each year controlling or preventing termite infestations. However, it’s important to realize that the sooner you recognize signs of termite damage, the less damage will be done to your home — and your wallet. Here are some of the most common signs of termite damage. More dirt and moisture than usual: The majority of termite species require a lot of water … READ MORE

Contact These 3 Businesses as Soon as You Move Into Your New Home

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Moving into a new home can be extremely exciting, but it can also be even more stressful. You have so many things to consider during a move, which makes it easy to forget some important matter that involves you and your family. Because of this, it’s important to build relationships early on with companies that can come in and save the day in the event of an emergency. Here are some examples of local businesses you should research as soon … READ MORE

5 Natural Ant Control Solutions That Just Don’t Work

When it comes to general household pest control methods, many people want to try natural remedies as opposed to the more intensive pest control solutions. While some natural remedies may provide some relief, most of the time, it isn’t enough to rid the house of the pest entirely. This is especially true when it comes to ants. Scientists estimate there are at least 1.5 million ants on the planet for every human being, and once they make their way into … READ MORE

Debunking 4 Common Myths About The Termite Control Process

When it comes to termite control for homeowners, many people assume that they know everything there is to know about these annoying pests. However, there are still a surprising number of misconceptions about termite infestation control, and not knowing how to deal with termites can cause them to wreak havoc in your home in the event of an infestation. Here are some common myths about the termite control process. Myth: Brick homes are not susceptible to termite infestations. It would … READ MORE

Do You Have Termites? Signs To Watch For

Termite infestations can cause serious damage to a home’s structure, costing homeowners unforeseen money and time. Plus, it’s just plain gross knowing there are literally thousands of insects crawling around your home’s walls. That’s why it is important to monitor your home for signs of a termite infestation, as these colonies spread quickly. In some species,the queen lays up to 40,000 eggs per day! Knowing exactly how to check your home for termites is part of general household pest control … READ MORE

4 Major Termite Infestation Prevention Mistakes to Avoid

When it comes to termite control, many homeowners think they have a good enough knowledge of general household pest control to avoid calling an exterminator and do the job themselves. While some people may know how to keep termites away from their home, most people are unaware of the several common mistakes that actually have the opposite effect and invite termites in. According to some estimates, over $2 billion are spent annually in the U.S. controlling or preventing termite infestations. … READ MORE

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