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Don’t “Bee” Fooled: The Truth Behind 5 Bee Myths

BeeA major player in the flower pollination game, bees were sacred to many ancient cultures, including the Greeks and the Maya. Today, the bee is often more feared for its stinger than revered for its pollinating ability, leading the ubiquitous insect to a level of notoriety it doesn’t quite deserve. For instance, you may believe one (or all!) of the following five myths about bees: 1. All Bees Make Honey Of the Earth’s more than 20,000 species of bees, only about 5 percent are honey bees or sting-less bees that produce honey. The remaining bee species serve as pollinators, and they’re found on every continent except Antarctica. 2. You Can Keep Bees Away with Smart Planting Habits To a bee, there’s no correlation between home base and the flowers they pollinate. Even if you choose non-flowering plants for your home garden, bees may end up building a nest on your property....
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Mold and Odor Removal Services: Did You Know We Offer Them ?

B&B Exterminating services are invaluable in our service area, and this is especially true during the warm, humid summer months when mold and odors become a serious problem. Moisture control is the most important part of any effective plan for mold control. Preventing mold from growing is not possible if you are unable to control the moisture within the building. During periods of excessive rain or flooding, this problem becomes even more intense. Our service providers understand the dangers of allowing mold to grow in your home or office, and we have the tools and experience necessary to tackle this problem effectively. Affected Buildings Many types of properties can be affected by mold and odors that come with an infestation of pests who are attracted to mold. This includes apartment units, single-family homes, business properties, condominiums, schools and other commercial properties. The cost of running a business can soar if mold...
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What is Frass and How Can I Identify It?

Property owners often miss the telltale signs—tiny piles or dustings of substances that resemble sawdust, powder, granules or mud. Closer inspection above or immediately at the site may reveal, however, a single hole, dozens of holes or decay that is more difficult to detect—each type of damage evidence of a nest, a colony and a potential infestation. The frass present at each site is often the key to identifying what type of pest might be at fault. What Is Frass? In the strictest, most technical use of the word, frass is the excrement of insects and their larvae. In some cases, frass leavings alone are present while in other cases, frass may be mixed with sawdust that the insects have chewed or reused to appear like mud, for example. How To Identify Frass Many insect pests have distinctive frass. Here are some of the most common ones. Carpenter Ants: Cone-shaped piles...
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Spring Lawn Tips

Lush green lawn around a perfectly landscaped homeThere's nothing like being outside in the sun taking care of your lawn in the spring. Maintaining your lawn helps to ensure that you have green grass and that you don't have a lot of unwanted pests lurking about. Before you begin any kind of care, make sure your mower and weedeater are tuned. Change the oil and the filters in each one. You should also change the spark plug in the mower. If the equipment that you use isn't operating efficiently, then you're not going to get the cut that you want, possibly leaving the lawn ragged in appearance. Take a walk around your yard to pick up any limbs or twigs before spreading grass seed or fertilizer or mowing. Fix bare spots in the yard before you begin any kind of regular maintenance, such as mowing once a week. Wait until the grass is about two inches tall before...
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Most Effective Ways to Protect Your Home From Termites

Termites 8 2If you own a home and don’t want termites to invade and cause damage, you are likely wondering what you can do to keep termites at bay. Termites are tiny insects that will consume wooden floors, walls and support beams if they have a chance to get into your home.  When they first gain access, most homeowners won’t even spot the warning signs until the late stages of an infestation, giving the pests plenty of time to cause destruction. You will likely face costly repair bills if termites make their way onto your property, but you can take several steps to safeguard yourself from the threat.  Prevent Wood From Contacting the Ground Since termites love to infest and consume wood, allowing the wooden parts of your home to touch the ground is a great way to invite the pests inside. Keeping wood siding and beams at least 6 inches off the...
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