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Don’t Let Your Home Go to the Birds

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Pest Control Information, Pest Library, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Don’t Let Your Home Go to the Birds

No American homeowner in history has ever enthusiastically stated “This house has gone to the birds.” Not even an ornithologist. One of nature’s most majestic creatures and an essential part of our ecosystem is also its most ruthless attackers of homes and property. Birds make lousy, smelly and messy roommates, plus you don’t want to know what they’re doing to and in your home if they gain access to your American Dream. If only the damage stopped with your home. Pest birds like woodpeckers (sorry, Woody) cause tens of...

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Bunny Trouble: Meet The World’s Most Adorable Home Property Invaders

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in Pest Control Information, Rodents, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Bunny Trouble: Meet The World’s Most Adorable Home Property Invaders

One of the great universal truths of life is that if you see one rabbit in your backyard, you’re really seeing three rabbits in your backyard. In the split second it took your eye to track and zero in on the one rabbit, two others have hopped out of your peripheral vision. As true as Bugs Bunny loves carrots comes this nugget: No American family has ever had just one rabbit living in its backyard. With the average mama rabbit giving birth to anywhere from one to six rabbits as often as two to six times a year beginning in March, rabbits...

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An Expensive Squirrel Home Invasion Story

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Pest Control Information, Rodents, Uncategorized | 0 comments

An Expensive Squirrel Home Invasion Story

No joke, folks: Beware the home-wrecking fury of a flying squirrel. These nut-loving rodents with long tails can do a ugly damage number to your house to the tune of upward of $2,000. Squirrels love to break into homes through small openings on the outside of the house in your foundation, siding, roofing, or anywhere they can pull a Danny Oceanesque break in. Squirrels can gain entry through a hole as small as two inches, according to House Logic. Once they’ve circled in your American Dream, squirrels will go all termite on your home,...

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Mosquitos: Beware The Vampires Of Summer

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Mosquitos, Pest Control Information, Pest Library, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Mosquitos: Beware The Vampires Of Summer

Q:  Why are mosquitos religious? A:  They prey on you. Dracula was never this blood thirsty. Summer’s greatest pest threat is back with a vengeance. Hell hath no fury like a mosquito searching for blood, especially your blood. Biting for some 400 million years now (dating all the way back to the Triassic Period), the Darth Vader of summertime pests is back and more dangerous than ever. And if standing water is located nearby your house, mosquitos could be making a viscous beeline toward your home. If you hear their signature high...

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Experts: Zika Unlikely to Invade American Heartland

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Pest Control Information, Pest Library, Uncategorized, Zika | 0 comments

Experts: Zika Unlikely to Invade American Heartland

The scariest word in insects has the United States on five-alarm alert, but leading insect and infectious-disease experts don’t expect the Zika virus to become a widespread hazard to pregnant women and their newborn children in the U.S. That’s soothing news for Midwest residents worried about the dangerous virus’ ability to cause birth defects and other health issues for women and newborn babies in the American Heartland. Zika spreads microcephaly – a birth defect in which babies are born with abnormally small heads and...

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When the American Dream Becomes a Bat Cave

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Pest Control Information, Pest Library | 0 comments

Unless you’re Batman, Dracula or a chiropterlogist, chances are even money you don’t enjoy hanging with bats. As mysterious and cool the Dark Knight’s favorite flying mammal looks in the movies, bats make creepy, annoying, and potentially terrifying house guests. From the big brown bat to the little brown bat to the Mexican free-tailed bat (America’s three most common bats), about 40 species of bats call the United States home. No, the vampire bat does not call the United States home. They’re hairy, nearly blind...

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Wrath of the Raccoon: Be Wary of the Cuddly Trash Can Bandits

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Pest Control Information, Pest Library, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Wrath of the Raccoon: Be Wary of the Cuddly Trash Can Bandits

They hide behind masks, perform their heists at night and hide in the shadows. Raccoons are as honest as bank robbers. The biggest trash can food bandits in history, raccoon are often Public Enemy No. 1 of homeowners who store their garbage outside. Outside of dirty socks and vinegar-coated cauliflower, there’s few foods raccoons won’t steal and eat. And the sweet arrival of spring also brings the re-emergence of America’s most cuddly, but meddlesome home pest headache. From The Woods To The Suburbs “Why are these dang...

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America’s Most Dangerous Home Pest Invaders

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Bed Bugs, Cockroaches, Pest Control Information, Pest Library, Rodents, Termites | 0 comments

America’s Most Dangerous Home Pest Invaders

Unfortunately, these home pest invaders don’t announce their arrival with a public health warning. Home insect invaders have worse personal hygiene habits than Pig Pen and a houseful of fraternity brothers. The creatures crashing at a landfill have more respect for their surroundings than insects do for the property and health of their unsuspecting hosts. And virtually no American home is safe. “If you have food, water and you have access, you will have pests,” Daniel Kass, the director of environmental surveillance and policy at the...

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Getting Inside the Mind of Home Pest Invaders

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Ants, Bed Bugs, Centipedes, Cockroaches, Crickets, Earwigs, Fleas, Pest Control Information, Pill Bugs, Rodents, Silverfish, Sow Bugs, Spiders, Termites | 0 comments

Getting Inside the Mind of Home Pest Invaders

First, folks a disclaimer: We’re not advocating anyone try to get into the minds of insects. For starters, their minds are very small and we all know what happened to Dr. Seth Brundle in “The Fly.” But as Ant-Man’s taught us, we can learn much by seeing the world as they do. Thinking like these annoying home pest invaders can help us understand why they target our homes. Whether an army of carpenter ants, a horde of crickets or germ-ridden mice invading your kitchen, eradicating a pest threat isn’t pleasant. But...

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Home Pest Facts vs Fiction

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Ants, Bed Bugs, Cockroaches, Pest Control Information, Rodents, Termites | 0 comments

Home Pest Facts vs Fiction

Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. And when it comes to some of the most popular home pest myths, the truth can be downright “Twilight Zone” strange. Check out these home pest control myths that are so well known, many Americans trust them as gospel. Alas, these trusted home pest myths are actually dangerous hearsay. The Myth: Cheese Is The Best Bait For Mice. After all, that’s what Tom uses to catch Jerry. The Truth: Mice – boasting appetites like offensive linemen and teenagers – prefer food better, especially if it’s...

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