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Keeping Furry Friends From Bringing Pests Home

We all love our furry friends. Having a cat or dog seems to help make every house a home. Our children love them, we appreciate their unconditional love and having our animal companions just makes life more enjoyable. What we don’t love, however, is that our friends can bring guests into our home that are unwanted and downright nasty. Whether its fleas picked up at the dog park or ticks from your last hike, there are steps that you can take to limit the potential that your home will become a hotel for unwanted guests. Prevention is Key For the best results, homeowners should take a two-part approach. First, make an appointment with your veterinarian to discuss treatment and preventative options for your pet. There are multiple long-term options that will repel fleas, ticks and other pests from your pet, reducing the chance they have of bringing one inside. Your vet should...
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The Hidden Dangers of Rodent Infestation

Every homeowner knows that having rodents in the house is something that you want to avoid. Not only can they cause damage to the walls, wiring and pipes of your home, but they can also impart an odor. B&B Exterminating Company has been working hard to keep our customers in the Jacksonville area rodent free since 1938. We have made protecting the health and safety of your home our mission, because the truth is, a rodent infestation can cause a lot more damage to your health and property than frayed wiring and bad smells. The Dangers of Infestation An active rodent infestation carries many hidden dangers. For example, most people don’t realize that rodents can carry and transmit salmonella. Unfortunately, anything a rodent in your house touches can then be contaminated. As rodents stay near the ground, it puts them in the direct path of potentially infecting the members of your...
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The Cost of Letting Pests Take Over Your Home

For many homeowners, the problems that can affect your property include things like leaky pipes, aging infrastructure elements, and general maintenance and upkeep. However, if you live in Georgia or Florida, you should also know that pests are a frequent problem that can plague your home. Unfortunately, many homeowners are not aware of the extensiveness of their pest problem, so they don't take the necessary steps to prevent it from happening. At B&B Exterminators, we know what pests can do to your property, which is why we want you to understand the danger of letting them take over. Types of Pest Infestations If you want to know how pests can create massive damage to your home, let's look at the various critters and bugs that may take residence. Here are the most common ones we encounter. Rats According to recent data, about 21 million homes are infested by rats each year....
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But What if They Come Back? How to Make Sure Pests Stay Gone for Good

Living in the American South means that pests are a natural side effect of your environment. The hot and humid climate attracts bugs and vermin of all kinds, which is why it’s imperative that you rely on pest control to manage the impact of these pests. However, are you doing enough to make sure that your home doesn’t look appealing?All too often, homeowners will get rid of an infestation, only to have it resurface later on. Today we want to discuss several ways that you can make sure that your pests will be gone for good. Keep it Clean For the most part, bugs and vermin are attracted to food sources. Thus, if you have bits of food littering your house, then it looks like a suppertime buffet. Spills are especially dangerous because if it were something sweet (like tea), it would be like sending out a pest beacon around your...
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Do Pumpkins Attract Pests?

If you grow pumpkins or simply use the fruit as a holiday decoration, remember to check for pests. Numerous insects and rodents like to feed on these delicious gourds as well as their leaves and vines. Bugs Slugs usually attack pumpkins before the plant has fully matured. The same goes for snails. When you try to protect the fruit, keep in mind that these slimy pests won't travel through sandy areas. Aphids damage a wide range of plants. A heavy infestation can cause the leaves to turn yellow. These parasites also transmit diseases from one plant to another and leave sticky droppings behind. Ladybugs eat aphids, but ants may protect them. Although they won't attack jack-o'-lanterns, vine borers can have a major impact on any pumpkin patch. These insects tunnel into vines before consuming the plant's juices. This causes the vines to dry out and prevents your pumpkins from growing. Squash...
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