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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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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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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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Can I Avoid Fumigation?

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No other nuisance pest causes as much damage to homes as termites. The National Pest Management Association estimates that it costs American homeowners over $5 billion each year repairing homes from the damage of these tiny terrors. While fumigation has been the long-accepted method for exterminating termites, times have changed. Less toxic methods have… Read More »

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These Bugs Will Eat Your Clothes

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Picture this: It’s early Monday morning and you’re reaching for your favorite, coziest sweater to wear to work only to find that it’s riddled with tiny holes. If your first assumption is that closet moths are to blame, you could be right. You could also be wrong. In addition to moths, termites, and carpet… Read More »

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Help! I Love Houseplants but Not Bugs

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People are spending more time at home, and the desire to turn our home environment into a retreat has renewed a love for indoor gardening. Aside from the beauty of plants, there’s another reason for bringing them into the home: plants improve our health and wellbeing. But there’s a downside to houseplants that no… Read More »

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Keep Your Clean! 15 Spring Cleaning Steps to Keep Pests Away

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Spring is on the horizon. Before we know it, our clocks will be set forward for the year and daylight will last noticeably longer. Just as we will be reawakening for spring, so will unwanted pests. Spring is a time when bugs and rodents emerge from the frost to forage for food and raise… Read More »

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