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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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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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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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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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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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Are Kissing Bugs Making Your Family Sick?

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Despite the romantic name, kissing bugs are creatures straight out of a horror movie. Found in warmer climates, they are called kissing bugs because they bite humans and other mammals in their sleep, most often around the mouth. Kissing bugs look similar to stink bugs but with distinct red, orange, or yellow stripes of… Read More »

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12 Days of Pest-less: DIY Prevention for a Pest-Free Holiday Season

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Many of us consider the holiday season the most wonderful time of the year. Cookies baking in the oven, stockings hanging, and decorations around the tree lift our holiday spirits. Now is not when you want to discover pests trying to squeeze in on your holiday cheer. Termites And Spiders And Ants, Oh My!… Read More »

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