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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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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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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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Poll Shows Two-Thirds of Americans Would Forfeit a Month’s Pay to Not Deal With Bugs

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Do you despise bugs enough to give up a month’s pay to not deal with them? Apparently, two in three Americans would, according to a survey conducted by OnePoll. Scientists are not certain where or when our negative feelings for bugs originated. Science Direct believes the cause is ongoing urbanization because people display stronger… Read More »

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Pest Invasions Affect 8 in 10 Homeowners in 2021

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Unfortunately, pests have many of the same basic needs as we do: shelter, food, and water. So, when the weather begins to change and their food sources disappear, our houses look just as good to pests as they do to us. In addition, as their native habitats become more populated, pests such as ants,… Read More »

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How Proactive Pest Control Drives Home Value

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Every homeowner enjoys the perks that homeownership provides, and performing regular maintenance on that home is key to ensuring it remains a personal and financial asset to you and your family. With ongoing foresight and diligence, not only will your home remain a sanctuary for you and your family, but it will also increase… Read More »

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Bob Vila’s Must-Do Projects to Pest-Proof Your Home

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The Smithsonian Institute estimates that there are about 10 quintillion individual insects alive in the world. That’s a number with 19 zeros! In the United States alone, there are 91,000 insect species, so it would be nearly impossible for any homeowner to disregard the possibility of a pest infestation at some time. The good… Read More »

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Experts Advise to Avoid These Summer Pests

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Some summer pests are simply a nuisance, while others can be destructive or pose health risks. Here are some of the bugs Chief Entomologist of the National Pest Management Association, Dr. Jim Fredericks, says we should avoid: Flies can put a damper on any outdoor BBQ or picnic. They’re important to control as they… Read More »

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