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Stink Bug Prevention: 10 Tips to Deter This Smelly Pest at Bay

By |2019-07-18T17:17:20+00:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

We know that autumn has arrived when the leaves begin to change and the air becomes crisp. Another unpleasant sign is the arrival of stink bugs. Famous for their “smelly” reputation, stink bugs commonly enter homes during the cooler months in search of a warm place to live. While stink bugs do not present health or […]

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Insect Proofing A House From Inside Out

By |2019-06-24T17:15:03+00:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Keeping insects or bugs away from your home is a tough job, and let’s face it, no house is 100% bug-free. However, that doesn’t mean that you should give up trying. You can definitely let the ladybug live with you, but getting rid of others that bite is essential for healthy living. So, how do you […]

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All You Need to Know About Mosquitoes

By |2019-04-30T17:54:17+00:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

You can’t run from the tiny vampires that are mosquitoes. They are hungry opportunists that have both looked and behaved the same for almost 80 million years. A single persistent mosquito can ruin a barbecue or a good night’s sleep. If that one mosquito is one of the three species that carry disease, then it may […]

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What is a Paper Wasp?

By |2019-04-30T17:53:32+00:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Wasps are one of those pests that we often cringe away from due to the risk of their sting. It’s that pest that causes our stomach to drop when we see a nest. Paper wasps are no different. They receive their common name from the paper-like material that they make their nests from. They are also […]

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Understanding Ghost Ants

By |2019-04-30T17:53:09+00:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

The ghost ant, also known as Tapinoma melanocephalum, has earned its name. The pale color of its legs and abdomen make it difficult to see. These ants have dark heads and thoraxes with the workers being about 1.3 to 1.5 mm long. Ghost ants are related to odorous house ants and like the odorous house ants, […]

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Termite Prevention Steps

By |2019-04-30T17:52:51+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

What preemptive measures can you take to prevent termite damage to your house? Termite elimination is a two-part process: preventing termites from entering your home and treating known termite populations. In this article we are discussing some key strategies to help prevent termites from ravaging your home. Receiving scheduled, normally annual, termite inspections from a certified […]

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Are Super Termites Coming to Hillsborough?

By |2019-08-02T15:12:24+00:00August 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Recent articles have quoted pest experts and entomology professors about a very troubling development in our area. A breed of "super termite" is migrating northward from South Florida, and is slowly eating through everything in their path. This includes wood buildings, but more surprisingly, these termites can also eat through concrete. As you can imagine, if [...]

Stinging Insects – Part 2

By |2019-04-30T17:53:56+00:00August 3rd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

In an earlier article, we discussed the seriousness of an insect sting for those who are allergic, and even for those who may be stung multiple times. We then reviewed two stinging type insects along with the associated risks involved. In this article, we are reviewing a few more types of stinging insects.   Bumble Bees […]

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Stinging Insects Part 1

By |2019-07-27T11:01:32+00:00July 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Stinging insects including various types of wasps, yellowjackets, hornets, and bees, are pretty much a common summertime sighting and pest. And their stings can be more than just a painful nuisance. The National Pest Management Association reports that stinging insects send more than half a million people to the emergency room every single year. Those with […]

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Real Diseases Spread By Rodents

By |2019-07-16T19:07:30+00:00July 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

  It is difficult to stay healthy during the winter months, especially with the rise of common colds and the flu during this season. Unfortunately, something most people don’t realize during this period is the health risks and dangers posed by rodents. An infestation of rodents can cause a lot of problems for homeowners… not just […]

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