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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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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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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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Why You’re Seeing More Spiders in Your Home

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Spiders might just be one of the world’s most unloved creatures. Only entomologists like to find spiders in their homes. Unlike ants that boldly march around the kitchen or flies that buzz around our heads, most spiders are experts at hiding. So when spiders start making their presence known, it’s only natural to wonder… 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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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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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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How Social Distancing Behaviors Can Attract Pests

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The pandemic has brought about many changes to our routines over the past year. As we social distance, pests like ants, rodents, roaches, and more have figured out that our change is to their benefit. Many people are working or studying from home. This significant uptick in the time spent at home is translating… Read More »

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