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Rodent Activity Picks Up Nationally

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When nearly 70% of pest control companies in a national poll say that rodent activity is significantly higher than normal, it’s time to take serious note. Several publications in California have also reported similar findings in the state, with the San Diego Union-Tribune reporting that “San Diego and other urban areas in California are… Read More »

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How To Defend Your Home From Cockroaches Clamoring To Escape California Heat

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Residents of California who have never seen a roach in their home before are increasingly experiencing finding roaches in their homes. The Sacramento Bee reports that cockroach infestations are on the rise. This is caused mainly by the rising temperatures and drought conditions of spring and summer that bring these pests out from the… 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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