Category Archives: Pest Control

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

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

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

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

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

Signs You Have a Rodent Problem (And What to Do About It)

Even when you live in Florida, winters can get a bit chilly. When temperatures start to drop, pests tend to find refuge in our nice, toasty homes. But while one mouse may not seem like a big issue, it could easily become one. After all, a female mouse may have five to 10 litters (consisting of five to six offspring) in a single year. That means your house could very quickly become infested with rodents. Since rodents carry dangerous bacteria … READ MORE

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