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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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Ridding Your Home of Insects

Most homes have insects living within its walls. Insects enjoy interior living quarters for the same reasons as people do: they are warm, and they have food. However, few people want insects as roommates, so here are some ways to drive unwanted pests out of your house and keep them out. How to Get Rid of Insects Since you can’t hunt down each individual fly or cockroach and personally show them the door, you’re going to need to strategize if you want to make your house as inhospitable to insects as possible. First, dry up any puddles, open water sources, or damp spots around your home: typically, around sinks, boiler rooms and bathtubs. Everything that's alive needs some form of moisture to survive, and insects are no different, therefore, if you cut any chance that they have of taking a drink, you’re bound to shorten their lifespans considerably. The same goes...
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Where Did My Rat Infestation Come From?

Trust us, at B&B Exterminating, we dislike rats around our homes as much as you do. The sad truth is, that with the mild climates in our mid-Florida and Georgia service areas, the environment that we live in is the perfect breeding ground for all types of rodents. Our knowledgeable technicians can not only protect your home, but they can also help you know what to look out for and when you need to call us back for a repeat treatment. Remember, we not only specialize in pest prevention, but we can also help you keep your lawn and garden areas spotless. Not only will this beautify your home, but it also does a lot of the work in preventing pests from entering your home by eliminating vegetation debris, which is a prime attractant to rodents. Read on to find out why rats and rodents are attracted to your home, how...
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How Bed Bugs Spread from One House to Another

At B&B Exterminating, when we get a call about bed bugs, we know that we’re dealing with a serious issue. Our staff of fully-trained, professional technicians have everything they need to help you eliminate your bed bug problem, but we also know that the issue isn’t just getting rid of a pest. When our clients find that they have bed bugs, it’s often an emotional drain. The idea that these tiny parasites have infected your home and are now existing with your family can be hard to take. Many of our customers want to know exactly how they ended up with the little creatures, and they ask us for pointers on how to keep them from coming back. In all honesty, the only things that you can do to avoid bed bugs is to either purchase everything new or sterilize everything brought into the home and teach your children to not...
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