Carpenter Ants

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Among the many different species of insects, ants seem to be the most common in the world. If you look on any sidewalk, in any major yard, or even in the jungles you’ll find a species of this mighty creature and they are so small that you might not even be afraid. It is not until you meet one that will sting and keep stinging until you are crippled that you start to realize that there are some that can be more dangerous than others. Carpenter ants are one of the larger species that you might find, and they are

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How Yearly Termite Control can Greatly Reduce the Chances of an Infestation

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The worst nightmare of a typical landowner is to find a termite infestation at the height of the problem by accidentally breaking a piece of paneling that has been degraded. A termite infestation can destroy the foundation of a home, potentially causing thousands of dollars of damage, which does not include the cost of eradication. By learning more about the strategies you can employ on your own at home as well as some of the professional options, utilizing termite control should be achievable in no time at all. Protect your Home With Repellent and Non-Repellent Products As a homeowner, you are the

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California Pest Control Pros Discuss Cool Weather, Roof Rat Troubles

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With the colder weather now upon us, many of California’s creatures are scrambling for somewhere warm to reside until spring. Thus, it is not uncommon for residents to begin to notice that their homes have been invaded by some of the Golden State’s most infamous residents. One uninvited resident that tends to show up quite frequently is the roof rat. In California, roof rats tend to weigh less than a pound and grow up to 17.5 inches long. They typically have big ears, long tails and dark hair. Depending on the individual roof rat, its hair may be black, dark

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Why Hire an Exterminator?

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Many people wonder whether they need to hire an exterminator or if they can handle the vermin themselves. Here are a few reasons why hiring an exterminator can make your life much easier and less stressful. Pest control experts can protect your home from any type of infestation. They are trained and prepared to handle anything. Most pests reproduce at amazing rates, making their complete removal very difficult and sometimes impossible for homeowners. Exterminators have the experience necessary to get to a colony’s source and eradicate it. Their service is guaranteed. Once you hire them you don’t have to worry about the

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Preventative Steps for Termite Control

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There are a large number of potential protective steps that can be taken to reduce the possibility of a termite infection in your household. Once a termite colony is established, it almost always requires professional intervention to fully eradicate. “A termite colony consists of anywhere from 350,000 to well over a million workers, soldiers, and swarmers (termites with wings). A single termite queen can lay thousands of eggs per day and live between 30 and 50 years. That means a queen can recoup her losses and repopulate her colony even after tremendous devastation. The best way to fight this foe

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Flea Infestation Needs Professional Pest Control

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Did you know there are over 200 species of fleas in the United States? Not only are they a horrible nuisance, fleas aren’t easy to eradicate. Many times you can fight a long, exhausting and expensive battle only to have them return a few weeks later. And to make matters worse, not owning a pet doesn’t make you immune to a flea infestation. Fleas have a four stage life cycle, going from egg to larvae to pupa and finally adult, with the cycle being complete within a few weeks to months depending on environmental conditions. An adult female flea can

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Signs to Look for to Determine if Your Home is Infeste

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Termite infestation can be a real problem for home owners. Despite their size, termites can cause extreme damage to the most vital components to your home; compromising your home’s structural integrity. Determining whether or not you may have a problem is the first step of proper termite control. Here are some signs to look for when determining if your home may be infested by termites: Check for swarms: The appearance of a swarm may indicate trouble. These insects will look much like what most of us refer to as “flying ants.” Warm and wet days of spring and autumn are the

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Argentine Ants

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Amongst the many characterizations of insects, one of the most common pests that you’ll find in the home can be simply called ants. However, when it comes to extermination, knowing what you’re dealing with is key to getting the right solution for the problem. In the case of Argentine Ants, specific extermination is required. With that in mind, it’s also important to know a little bit of information about the species and what to look out for, in case you need to call an exterminator. In Brief This type of insect is native to South American countries, but in the

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Organic Methods to Stopping Ants From Entering Your Garden or Home

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When ants enter your home for the summer, chances are you’re going to go buy a can of ant spray or ant traps for a quick fix. These might be considered the fast food of doing away with ants since any can of Raid can take care of an insect problem temporarily. Long term, though, getting rid of ants without professional help can be a challenge. In some cases, that particular spray could potentially cause health problems if it’s inhaled too often around your home. It’s why you may prefer to use organic methods to get rid of ants. Various

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Wasps and Hornets Require Professional Pest Control

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Have you suddenly noticed wasps or hornets around your home? Have you been stung or are you afraid you or your children might be stung? Then it’s time to call a professional pest control service to take care of this serious problem. There are many types of wasps and they can be difficult to identify for a non-professional. Each type may have different habitats and different remediation techniques. They can live in the ground, under a rock, behind the wood shutters on your home, or burrow into your wood siding. If they work their way through your walls, they can

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