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Identifying Termite Damage- What to Look For

If you are a homeowner, you know that there is a lot to upkeep. Between keeping the inside of the house clean and clutter free and keeping the outside yard looking neat, there is a lot of time consuming work. Unfortunately, there are other things to keep aware of- such as pest infestations. Termites are a common pest infestation that you will most likely have to address as a homeowner. The damage from termites can be devastating to your home’s structure, as well as your wallet. Keep reading for signs of termite damage. Discarded Wings After termites have matured and leave to find a new colony, they shed their wings. You will notice piles of these wings either inside or outside of your home. If you notice discarded wings, you should call a pest control professional to determine how much damage has been done, as it is impossible to discern how...
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Common Kitchen Pests and How to Deal with Them

Out of all of the rooms in the house, the kitchen is probably the most used room. Whether you are cooking, eating, relaxing with your morning cup of coffee and newspaper or you are entertaining friends and playing board games, the kitchen is a place where you spend a lot of your time. Unfortunately, a lot of pesky insects like to spend time in your kitchen as well. How do you handle these unwanted visitors? Keep reading to discover how to get rid of common kitchen pests. Ants Ants are commonly found in your kitchen primarily if the area is not kept clean. They love to munch on sweet things and are attracted by sweet or sticky substances. Any source of crumbs in the kitchen will attract a trail of ants. This is why it is important to keep all food items stored in airtight containers, even your pets’ food. Most...
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Fact and Fiction: Pest Control

There are dozens upon dozens of popular myths when it comes to pests in the home. You likely have believed many of them for years and have tried to prevent pests in the home according to what you have been told. Contrary to popular belief, we are here to bust three of the most popular myths about pests. Fiction: No Signs of Pests Mean That No Pests Can Exist in The Home Even if you don’t see pests or any signs of pests, they still may exist somewhere around your home. For some pests like the cockroach, they are only active at night time and only appear in total darkness, to avoid being seen by humans. They are also known to hide in more places in the home than you can imagine. There is also the termite, and the last way you want to realize that you have termites is thanks...
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Ants 101: Everything You Need to Know

What Are Ants? Ants are perhaps one of the most common types of insects and are found all over the world. These social insects form in colonies with each member serving a specific purpose or job, starting at the top with the queen and going all the way down to the workers. There are thousands of different types of ants. Some types of ants can sting or bite while others have wings and can fly. Carpenter and fire ants are some of the more common varieties found in North Florida and South Georgia. Where Do They Live? Most types of ants prefer to live in nature, although, ants are resourceful and can make do just about any place. Some species build tunnels and hills in the ground while others, like carpenter ants, look for downed trees and even wooden structures to call home. What Do Ants Eat? Ants are scavengers, and...
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Good Bees vs. Bad Bees: How to Tell the Difference

Stinging insects like bees are a reality every homeowner will need to confront at some point in time. The chief difficulty though is determining if you have helpful, necessary “good” insects like honey bees on your property, or if you have an infestation of “bad” carpenter bees, yellow jackets, hornets or wasps. The good news is you can easily tell the "good bees" from the "bad bees" if you know their distinguishing characteristics. Here’s a quick rundown for you: “Good Bees”- Honey Bees Yellow-orange in color, honey bees are pollinators that keep entire plant ecosystems alive and thriving. If possible, a honey bee hive should be professionally removed and relocated to an apiary or bee farm by a professional bee keeper or pest control specialist. You can easily tell a honey bee from its “bad” cousins from their black and orange or gold bands along the largest part of their abdomen....
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