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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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Why You Need to Keep the Entry Points Sealed to Prevent Infestation

Why You Need to Keep the Entry Points Sealed to Prevent Infestation

In our last blog post, we talked about reducing infestations in the yard around your home. Today, we are following up to help you learn how to seal the entry points where pests might move into your home. Even if you are…

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Simple Strategies to Keep Pests Out of Your Yard

Simple Strategies to Keep Pests Out of Your Yard

When a pest infestation happens, it commonly starts in the yard before moving into the house. So, if you want to keep your home free of creepy, crawly critters, then you need to take a proactive approach to keeping them out of…

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How Do Mice Get Into Your Home?

How Do Mice Get Into Your Home?

Even if you proactively work to maintain a clean and comfortable home environment, it is still possible for mice to get into the property. Whether you have seen a mouse or you find evidence such as droppings, it is essential that you…

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How to Keep the Pests Out of Your Christmas Tree

How to Keep the Pests Out of Your Christmas Tree

It is a fun Christmas tradition to set up a tree with lights and ornaments. But, did you know that a Christmas tree can attract pests into your home? It is important that you are proactive to keep your home protected this…

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Are Bug Bombs Safe to Use in Your Home?

Are Bug Bombs Safe to Use in Your Home?

Do you have a bug infestation in your home? You might be feeling desperate to get rid of the problem. Some homeowners are so willing to do what it takes to eliminate the infestation that they make mistakes that endanger the health…

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Easy Ways to Keep Pests Out of the Garden

Easy Ways to Keep Pests Out of the Garden

Do you enjoy planting a fruit and vegetable garden every year? It can be frustrating to put in hard work and effort into the garden, only to have the produce ruined by pests. Don’t worry though, because a few proactive steps can…

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A Pest Control Specialist Can Improve the Comfort of Your Home

A Pest Control Specialist Can Improve the Comfort of Your Home

The comfort of your home matters, because your home should be a sanctuary… a place where you can rest and relax with family and friends. But, a pest infestation can make your home uncomfortable, causing you to have a hard time relaxing…

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5 Basic Tips for Pest Prevention

5 Basic Tips for Pest Prevention

There is nothing worse than finding a pest infestation in your home, but don’t worry because there are effective methods that can be used to get rid of the pests. Instead of waiting for an infestation to occur, consider taking a few…

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Common Spring Time Pests to Watch For

Common Spring Time Pests to Watch For

As the weather warms up, it is likely that you will see more bugs and pests around your home. Even though these pests are common in the warmer months, spring is a great time of year to have your home treated in…

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Spring Cleaning Tips to Help with Pest Control in the Home

Spring Cleaning Tips to Help with Pest Control in the Home

As the weather warms up, many people are looking at spring cleaning activities to spruce up their home or office. Right now is a great time to put together your spring cleaning checklist, especially if you want to prevent pest infestations in…

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Benefits of Monthly Pest Control Services

Benefits of Monthly Pest Control Services

Do you dislike finding ants, spiders, termites, and other bugs around your house? These pests can be problematic throughout the year, but just because they are common in the area doesn’t mean that you should be suffering from an infestation. With a…

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