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5 Tips on How to Treat Bed Bugs Effectively

Bed bugs can be a nightmare, literally. Theses creepy crawlies love to burrow into mattresses and feast on you while you sleep, leaving itchy welts all over your body. They're notoriously difficult to treat, often requiring a professional exterminator for removal. However, there are also several steps you can take yourself that'll make bed bugs…

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Preparation is key for bed bug heat treatment

How to Prepare for a Bed Bug Heat Treatment

Heat treatment preparation is essential for a successful bed bug extermination service. Cleaning and organizing a home or location for bed bug extermination can be as much of a burden as moving. It is, however, an extremely important first step in the control of bed bugs, because bed bugs thrive in cluttered living areas.  It is…

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Pharaoh Ants

What Are Pharaoh Ants and Why Should I Care?

Pharaoh ants are tiny, reddish-brown, or honey-colored insects with darker abdomens. They are one of the smallest household pests, ranging in size from 1/16 to 1/12 of an inch, but they can cause some of the biggest problems, especially when they move inside. Unlike many other ant species, Pharaoh ants (Monomorium pharaonis) don't hibernate during the…

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German Cockroach

What Are German Cockroaches and How do You Get Rid of Them?

Most people know that cockroaches are pests. In fact, they're one of the most common household pests in the United States. People everywhere have been dealing with the cockroach problem for years and hate these scavengers! German cockroaches are nocturnal and tend to hide during the daytime, making them difficult to detect. There are several…

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Subterranean termite colony

GET RID OF SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE INFESTATION QUICKLY AND EFFECTIVELY

Subterranean termites live in the soil and build nests there. The subterranean termite treatment process usually involves treating both the inside of your home or structure and the surrounding soil. The active mature colonies are usually inside a wall, hidden from sight. Unless you see swarmers or alates flying around outside, you need to perform…

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5 Proven Ways to Keep Bed Bugs Away from Schools

Bed bugs have been making a comeback in the last several years. They're popping up everywhere, from homes to schools and anywhere people congregate! The problem is that everyone is doing the same thing –frequently vacuuming, spraying with pesticides – and it isn't working. Bed bugs are resilient little creatures, and they can end up hitchhiking…

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Subterranean-Termites

How To Identify Subterranean Termite Damage

Subterranean termites are among the most destructive pests in the world. These tiny insects can cause significant damage to your home's structure, and infestations must be taken care of quickly to avoid even more costly repairs. Termite control and treatment options vary depending on the extent of the infestation. Still, professional pest control companies have…

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Inspection

Bed Bug Infestations in Nursing Homes & Assisted Living Facilities

If you find yourself dealing with a bed bug infestation, it is essential to take action quickly. Bed bugs are not only a nuisance, but they can cause serious health problems and spread quickly. Although bed bug outbreaks have been reported in other areas of public accommodations, such as hotels and dormitories, the problem is…

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Seasons Greetings

Tips on How to Prevent Bed Bugs During the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and tis the season by celebrating with friends and family.  It's a wonderful time of the year, as long as you don't bring any unwanted guests home.  Bed bug infestations are on the rise due to the increased travel during the holidays.  However, there are a  few simple steps…

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Abandoned Home

How Long Can Bed Bugs Survive in a Vacant Home?

How long can bed bugs survive in a vacant home? Bed bugs can survive up to twelve months without food in the right conditions and up to eighteen months without any oxygen at all. However, if their host has left the home, they will find new prey to survive, even if it is not a…

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