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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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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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Bob Villa Says These Bugs Are Looking to Invade Your Home This Fall

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When Bob Villa talks about homeownership issues, everyone listens. He is one of the world’s most trusted authorities in caring for homes. Bob Villa doesn’t believe bugs are out to get us. They just want a lot of what we want — shelter, food and water, and a warm place to spend their winter…. 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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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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8 Signs You Have a Rodent Infestation

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As the weather begins to cool down, families everywhere look forward to getting cozy at home. Unfortunately, rodents have the exact same thing in mind. In fact, a survey conducted by the National Pest Management Association revealed that rodents are the most common winter pest and that 45 percent of rodent infestations occur in… Read More »

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