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5 Spring Cleaning Pest Control Tips

5 Spring Cleaning Pest Control Tips

It’s that time of year that we all want to clean out our homes and freshen everything up for summer. As you dive into your spring cleaning frenzy, here are five things you can do with pest control in mind. Take care…

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Taking Steps to Keep You Safe

Taking Steps to Keep You Safe

While we shelter in place and continue to flatten the curve of this coronavirus epidemic, many of you might wonder how you should tackle certain home maintenance chores. Should you put off routine tasks like pest control, due to the necessity of…

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4 Projects to Complete While You’re Stuck at Home

4 Projects to Complete While You’re Stuck at Home

While we’re all staying home and practicing social distance, now is the perfect time to complete some of those home maintenance projects you’ve been delaying. Plus, staying active will help you beat boredom and combat anxiety. The following ideas can help you…

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9 Prevention Measures for Maximum Protection Against Pests

9 Prevention Measures for Maximum Protection Against Pests

When it comes to your health, you already know that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s why you take extra steps to wash your hands regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your vitamins each day. But…

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Identifying Common Bug Bites

Identifying Common Bug Bites

While most bug bites are relatively harmless, a few can cause serious complications or even long-term health problems. So if you’ve noticed a suspicious bump or mark on yourself or a child, identifying it quickly can help you decide whether to seek…

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Pests and Their Effect on Children’s Health

Pests and Their Effect on Children’s Health

Just the thought of most pests running rampant through your home invites those “icky” feelings. But aside from the natural emotional response, many insects and rodents can actually contribute to health problems. In particular, we know of several issues that common pests…

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Tips to Ward Off Unwanted Pests During the Holidays

Tips to Ward Off Unwanted Pests During the Holidays

During the holidays, you may be traveling or inviting guests into your home. This can present the perfect opportunity for unwanted pests to invade. Follow these tips to help ensure that the only surprise visitor you’ll be seeing is a jolly man…

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3 Tips to Prevent A Pest Control Nightmare Before Christmas

3 Tips to Prevent A Pest Control Nightmare Before Christmas

“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… a termite infestation?”  Wait, that’s not right! It might surprise you to learn that holiday decorations can become a source of a “nightmare before Christmas”. Who wants a house full…

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Preventive Pest Control for Every Homeowner

Preventive Pest Control for Every Homeowner

When it comes to many things in life, the old saying holds true: An ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure. In other words, taking the necessary steps to prevent a problem is almost always easier  (and cheaper) than…

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What to Do About German Cockroaches

What to Do About German Cockroaches

No one wants to deal with a roach infestation of any sort, but German cockroaches pose a more complicated challenge. While they’re smaller than most other species of roach, they’re hardy and quite a bit more stubborn to eradicate. How do German…

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When Houseflies Aren’t So Harmless

When Houseflies Aren’t So Harmless

Houseflies are mostly viewed as obnoxious, but harmless. The occasional intruder can be easily swatted away, and most of us don’t worry about infestations of flies. But just because a fly is found in your home, doesn’t mean it’s a “harmless” housefly!…

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5 DIY Pest Control Methods to Avoid

5 DIY Pest Control Methods to Avoid

Who doesn’t love DIY solutions? It’s fun to learn a new skill, and sometimes you can save yourself a lot of money, right? Of course, sometimes the opposite is true. Occasionally, do-it-yourself fixes don’t save the homeowner money, and can even cost…

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Pest Control Advice for Home Buyers

Pest Control Advice for Home Buyers

Once you’ve finally completed a mortgage application and you’ve found the right house, the last thing you want is to move into a pest control nightmare. While there will always be little surprises with any new home, you probably want to avoid…

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Roaches Spread More Than Just Fear

Roaches Spread More Than Just Fear

No one wants to walk into their kitchen and spot roaches scurrying away to hide. Human beings carry a natural revulsion of the creepy, crawling insects, and most of us recoil at the thought of even touching one. But roaches can spread…

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What to Do About Stinging Insects Around Your Home

What to Do About Stinging Insects Around Your Home

Have you heard the buzz around town lately? Sorry for the silly pun, but we couldn’t resist. You’ve probably noticed that bees and stinging insects have become a major pain lately, perhaps quite literally. What can you do about wasps and hornets…

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Realtors: Reduce the Pest Control Risk

Realtors: Reduce the Pest Control Risk

You’re walking through a home with prospective buyers, and they seem impressed so far. They love the location, they raved about the yard, and now they’re admiring the spacious kitchen… Until someone opens a cabinet, and a dozen roaches, mice, or other…

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The Second (and Equally Important) Part of a Home Inspection

The Second (and Equally Important) Part of a Home Inspection

For real estate buyers and realtors alike, the home inspection can be a nail-biting experience. Will the inspector find a serious problem with the home’s plumbing, wiring, roof, or other structure? Will the necessary repairs kill the deal? Will the buyers opt…

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How Prospective Buyers Can Spot a Termite Problem

How Prospective Buyers Can Spot a Termite Problem

If you’re in the market for a new home, touring different properties can be the “fun part” – at least compared to all the mortgage paperwork you’ll be dealing with later! But as you walk through home after home, it can be…

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What to Do About Obnoxious Crickets

What to Do About Obnoxious Crickets

You want to take a bath… And they’re lurking in your tub. You open the laundry room door… And they leap out at you. You try to sleep at night… And the incessant chirping keeps you away for hours. Some people think…

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Stopping the Summer Invasion

Stopping the Summer Invasion

Now that summer is in full swing, and the weather has really heated up, you might be feeling grateful for the beach weather. But you’re probably not so happy about the little critters you keep finding around your home! Not only do…

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Home Buyers: Eight Ways to Detect a Pest Problem

Home Buyers: Eight Ways to Detect a Pest Problem

House hunting can be fun, but also frustrating at times. Just when you think you’ve found the perfect home, you discover something is terribly wrong with it. The good news is that you can usually uncover these problems before you purchase, saving…

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Rats and Mice Pose Significant Dangers

Rats and Mice Pose Significant Dangers

If we assigned a dollar amount to damage created by different types of pests, rats and mice would claim a spot near the top of the list. These rodents are incredibly prolific, breeding large populations very quickly, and can spread not only…

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7 Things to Know About the Pests in Your Home

7 Things to Know About the Pests in Your Home

Not to scare you, but you and your family members are not the only ones living in your home. Whether we like to think about it or not, there is no such thing as a home without a single insect anywhere within…

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Watch Out for These Pests in Spring

Watch Out for These Pests in Spring

Spring has arrived, and along with it, the pests you don’t want around your home. When the weather warms up, most insects and other pests begin to increase their activities and invade new spaces. If you want to repel them, be on…

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5 Pest Control Steps for Spring

5 Pest Control Steps for Spring

With the weather warming up, it’s normal to see increased insect and rodent activity. But you want that activity to stay outside, in the yard and beyond… You don’t want those little pests to creep into your home! Since many common pests…

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Should I Bomb My House?

Should I Bomb My House?

Often when homeowners are confronted with a pest infestation, their automatic reaction is to ask, “Should I use a bomb or fogger in my home?” These products seem like an obvious choice because you feel like you’ll eradicate the little pests instantly,…

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The Balance of Pest Control

The Balance of Pest Control

When we go out to a client’s house, our primary concern is identifying the areas where you don’t want pests. Obviously, this is going to be the areas in which you live, but it doesn’t mean we come out and nuke your…

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Using the Right Product for Your Pest Control Needs

Using the Right Product for Your Pest Control Needs

When you have a pest problem, it seems easy enough to rush off to the store and purchase whichever product names your particular pest on the label. You have an ant problem in your kitchen, so you purchase “ant spray”. Or you…

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Are Pesticides Safe?

Are Pesticides Safe?

The words, “chemical”, “pesticide” and “toxic” cause a reaction in some people, for understandable reasons. We all want to be safe and keep our kids safe, so you are right to proceed with caution around any new or unknown substance. Just to…

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Prevent Pests from Disrupting Your Home Showings

Prevent Pests from Disrupting Your Home Showings

As a realtor, showing homes can be one of the most fun parts of your work. But of course, the initial walk-through with buyers can either make or break a prospective sale. That’s why a little advice to the homeowner can go…

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As Seen on TV

As Seen on TV

  Frequently we hear about these “as seen on TV” products that are designed to ward off various pests around the home. You know the ones we’re talking about: The devices that emit a certain sound frequency, or those fake owls and…

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Fumigation Tents Aren’t So Scary After All

Fumigation Tents Aren’t So Scary After All

Occasionally it might appear as if a neighbor is hosting the circus. Suddenly a big tent appears over their house for a few days, and they move out in the meantime. But you know that’s no circus, because you see a pest…

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Pesticide Warning Labels

Pesticide Warning Labels

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Pest Prevention for Your Home

Pest Prevention for Your Home

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Protect Your Health by Preventing Lyme Disease

Protect Your Health by Preventing Lyme Disease

Recently, there has been an increase in tick populations, which has had an impact on the occurrence of Lyme Disease. Did you know that 11 people out of 100,000 are diagnosed with Lyme Disease each year? This number is going up, causing…

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Why You Should Add Pest Control to Your Spring Cleaning List

Why You Should Add Pest Control to Your Spring Cleaning List

How long is your spring cleaning list for the season? April is often a time when people look for ways to clean up their home, both inside and outside. These efforts can help to keep your home free of bugs, rodents, and…

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