Flea Infestation Needs Professional Pest Control

flea anatomy

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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Argentine Ants

argentine ant

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

Wasp

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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Carpenter Ants: The Other Wood Destroying Pests

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Termites are not the only pests that threaten the integrity of your house. An infestation of carpenter ants nesting within your walls will also corrupt your home’s structural soundness. Unlike termites, carpenter ants do not eat wood, they instead burrow their way through damp or decayed wood to create nests and tunnels. You will most likely find a nest of carpenter ants in hollow doors, wall voids, and insulation. If a colony of ants is not taken care of, they will reproduce at a rapid pace, leaving your walls filled with thousands of tiny pests. Finding small piles of wood shavings mixed

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Are spiders becoming a problem in your home?

Spider

When people think of pests, spiders aren’t usually the first creatures that come to mind.  Most species aren’t harmful to human beings, and they’re known for devouring insects such as mites and flies that have made their way into your home or backyard.  An occasional small and harmless spider, making a little web in a corner of a room, typically isn’t a big problem and can be disposed of easily if needed. Problems with spiders arise when they become too great in number, and when the ones in your home are of a more dangerous variety. When there are too

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Ants: The Pests Many Homeowners Deal With

red ants

Once you have ants inside your home, it may appear as though they keep multiplying, right before your eyes. These pesky bugs just won’t go away. Once you swat one away, there are ten other ants right behind that one. The reason for this is ants live and travel in colonies with a queen ant that lays the eggs and the rest of the colony is made up of worker ants. These ants work together to find food and shelter for the colony. Ants communicate with each other, by leaving a chemical message that whose pheromones other ants can only

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Can A Pest Control Company Stop The Squirrels From Eating My House?

grey squirrel

This is the time of year that the squirrels start becoming more active as they begin the task of finding a home and starting a family.  They do this twice a year, the first between February and April and the second time between August and October.  You will probably notice their increased activity as they chase each other through the trees or across your roof. One thing you might not notice is how they are deciding what is an acceptable “home”.  Oftentimes they build leaf nests or use holes in the trunks of living or dead trees.  But, they are

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Ant Control – Simple Solutions

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When an ant problem first presents itself, most people reach for the ant spray. But the truth is that ant sprays are ineffective for keeping ants at bay because they will only deter the ants from that particular spot for a certain amount of time, which is until the spray wears or is washed off. Ant baits, on the other hand, are a very effective tool against ants. The best kind of ant bait in a self-contained station that you place directly near the trail of ants. The bait used is a slow-acting poison. The foraging ants then enter the

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Simple Ways to Keep Ants at Bay

ants in house

People are often surprised at the simple steps you can take to keep ants at bay both before and after you call in professional help from Tiger Termite and Pest Control. Ant prevention comes down to three basic premises: clean, lock, and maintain. CLEAN IT UP It is deceptively simple, but cleaning up after you cook and eat is the best prevention. Ants are attracted to the crumbs and grease leftover on surfaces from both cooking and eating. It might being surprising to realize that cleaning up your table, kitchen counters, floors and sinks may not be enough. Cleaning up

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