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Are Pests Triggering Allergy & Asthma Symptoms in Your Household?

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This time of year, it’s common to suffer from sniffles and watery eyes caused by allergies to pollen or other irritants that are a hallmark of the blossoming of spring. But if your symptoms remain long after spring irritants are gone, you could be suffering from chronic allergies triggered by common household pests. Pests.org,… Read More »

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Consider a Career in Pest Management

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Whether you’re just starting out or looking to change your career, consider a career in the pest management field. Employment in the field is growing, and you’ll play an important role in protecting households and commercial enterprises from unhealthy and destructive pests. Ecola is an expanding family-owned business where stability, security, and pride in… Read More »

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Experts Report: Invasive Pests Are Spreading In The U.S.

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Did you know that a new pest is introduced into California every 60 days, on average? This may not seem like a significant number because most people don’t understand the impact that invasive species have on our lives. What Are Invasive Species? Before we can begin to care about invasive species, we need to… Read More »

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What’s Mother-Approved Pest Control?

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Sue Fries is the mother behind Ecola Termite & Pest Control. Known as “the termite lady,” she started Ecola 38 years ago, motivated by her struggle to care for her son with chronic asthma. Determined to find her place in the male-dominated field of pest control, she sought an alternative way to eliminate infestations… Read More »

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Spring is Prime Termite Season

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Spring usually brings to mind budding flowers and singing birds. But, for homeowners, it also signals the beginning of prime termite season. Spring is when termites emerge from their nests to mate and swarm in search of a location to establish a new colony. Swarming always occurs when the weather begins to warm and… Read More »

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Real House Pests of California

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Just as in the Real Housewives series, real house pests of California provides the same level of drama. Mice and rats gnawing through electrical wires; cockroaches, ants, and pantry pests munching on favorite snacks; and bedbugs deciding to come live with you from a recent vacation are just a few scenes in this reality… Read More »

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7 Pest-Prevention Tips for Apartment Building Dwellers & Managers

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Apartment residents and building managers are at a disadvantage when it comes to pest prevention and pest removal. The close proximity of apartment units that share not only walls and floors but also ducts and utility passages make it easy for pests to spread from one unit to another. It’s more likely than not… Read More »

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The Pests That Ruled 2021

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The pests of 2021 are primarily the same ones that torment us almost every other year. So what’s so special about 2021? COVID-19 had most of us working remotely, and spending a great deal more time at home made us more aware of our pest removal needs. The National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA)Top Five… Read More »

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Traveling This Winter? Don’t Bring Bed Bugs Home!

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There is no worse souvenir to bring home from vacation than bed bugs! Traveling is supposed to be fun and rejuvenating, a time to set aside everyday stresses and immerse yourself in new experiences. No one wants that new experience to involve bloodsucking tiny bugs that follow you home. But don’t cancel your vacation… Read More »

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5 Everyday Habits That Lure Rats Into Your Home

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Rats excel at living among people in both rural and urban settings.  As warm-blooded mammals, their basic needs are similar to ours: food, water, and shelter. So, as temperatures begin to drop in the fall, our warm homes become attractive homes to them. Once inside, these tiny terrors contaminate our food with their urine… Read More »

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