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The Most Helpful FAQ on Pest Control You’ve Ever Read

There are always a lot of questions about pest control. That makes sense and it’s only fair when you’re letting a service into your home. Unfortunately, it’s a pain to ask a long list of questions to the service directly. Let’s save you from that pain. We’ll be including some of the most relevant questions that we have been asked over our 40 years of business. 1. Is It Safe for Pets? Short answer: yes. Pets are generally safe from the chemicals or fumes that are used in pest control. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be careful. Both cats and dogs really like to explore the environment with their noses; breathing in some of the products used for pest control could be unhealthy. So just be sure that they are outside during treatment and stay away from the treated areas for a bit. 2. Will the Pests Be Gone After...
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What Pests Are Creeping Into Your Kitchen?

Pesky ants marching across your picnic table or blanket are annoying. You have to rush to cover your food and keep it all safe.  But it’s even worse when they come into your home, trying to eat everything in sight. Pests are attracted to all kinds of food, but what food attracts them the most? Keep reading to learn more.  Sugary Snacks and Baked Goods Several different pests enjoy sweet treats, especially ants and stinging insects.  They will go after sweet, sugary snacks that you leave out on the table or the counter. This includes baked goods that you leave out for them as well.  Sweet Beverages Just as sugary foods attract pests, so do sweet drinks.  This includes any juice, soda or alcoholic drinks that you forgot about. You may have forgotten that you poured one in a cup or left one in an open container.  Take care when raising...
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Pests to Look Out For as the Months Get Colder

Whether you like colder or warmer weather, there is one thing that almost nobody likes about the colder months of the year: pests invading your home! The marvel of modern HVAC technology allows us to keep our homes at just the right temperature no matter the time of year. Unfortunately, pests found out about this, and they want in. Many types of critters that are sensitive to colder temperatures will seek shelter inside your home when it starts to cool down. And while you can’t really blame them, you can certainly be ready for them. Here are some of the top pests to look out for during colder weather.  Rats and Mice Rodents such as rats and mice are inclined to find ways into your home, no matter what the weather is like outside, in search of food and water. But cold weather gives them even more of a reason to...
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4 Tips for Fall Lawn Care

Fall is approaching! It’s the perfect time to start controlling your weeds, fertilizing your lawn and improving the overall health and appearance of your yard. With a bit of dedicated yard work, you can have a rich green lawn for when spring hits. Here are 5 tips for your Fall lawn care.  4 Tips for Fall Lawn Care 1. Get Rid of Any Leaves Yes, with fall comes the colorful and beautiful leaves, but even though they may look nice and fun to play in, they’re no good for your grass. Unfortunately, they tend to block any sunlight that reaches the grass and trap in moisture, which isn’t great for the health of your grass.  When you see leaves falling from your trees, try to rake or blow them away as often as possible. Neglecting to do so will cause your grass to be wilted or dead by the time spring...
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3 Reasons You Have Drain Flies

Are drain flies becoming a burden in your own home? There are a few things you could be doing that are causing them to appear in your house.  What Are Drain Flies? They’re winged gnats that appear dark and moth-like and are often referred to as moth, sewer or filter flies. These drain flies are covered in many hairs and leave a white, powdery mark once crushed. You’ll see that they thrive in a decomposing matter like sewage. Although they pose no immediate harm to inhabitants, they carry bacteria and even other microorganisms with negative health effects on people. They’re bound to transfer all of that bacteria from location to location. It’s crucial that they’re dealt with right away, for they are fast-breeding and will do just that.  3 Reasons You Have Drain Flies Standing Water Water is the number one thing drain flies are attracted to. In fact, they breed...
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