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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

Mice Infestation Mistakes: 3 Pest Removal Faux Pas To Avoid

Termite and other insect infestations can be gross and can do extensive damage to your home, but mice infestations can be just as hazardous. While animated rodents can be quite cute, if the real ones find their way into your home, they can present a risk to your entire family. Their presence can cause everything disease to electrical fires, which means it’s vital to find a reputable company for pest control in Delray Beach, should you find yourself with a … READ MORE

Best Pest Control Tips To Keep Insects Out Of Your Home

Summertime is in full swing, which means that insects and other pests are even more active than they are during the rest of the year. Of course, no one wants their house to become a haven for mosquitoes, termites, and other bugs. Every year in the U.S., more than $2 billion is spent on controlling and preventing termite infestations alone; by failing to protect your home and your family, the costs are extremely high. If you want to keep your … READ MORE

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

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