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Emmett Lee

Where Did My Termites Come From?

Some people believe that once their house has been infested with termites, the 'why' doesn't matter and all that they need to know is how they can get rid of them. It’s true that if you have termites, you should not hesitate to hire professional termite extermination services before the damage the termites do to your house is not repairable. However, to satisfy your curiosity, and take steps to make sure it never happens again, it’s good to know how they got inside in the first place. Here are where your termites probably came from and how to guard against another infestation. What are Termites Looking for? Termites don’t require very much. All they need is cellulose (wood), moisture and warmth, and they’ll be perfectly content. Unfortunately for people, most homes serve as great living conditions for these destructive pests. Unless you want to replace all the wood in your house...
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Emmett Lee

How Quickly can Termites Take Over?

Since we established our pest control company in 1966, ABC Exterminating has helped many clients eliminate their termite problems. With termites, the key to successful removal is to act quickly. While these small, winged insects might not seem like a big deal if you notice just one or two, they can quickly become a significant problem, with severe repercussions to your home’s stability. We offer over 50 years of experience servicing the Connecticut and New York Westchester counties, and are proud to have been able to help our clients eliminate these problematic insects efficiently. Exactly how important is it to seek immediate help with termites? To understand that, you need to understand the life cycle of these insects. Termites are colonizing insects, with rapid breeding and growth cycles. This means that a small problem can quickly become a very large problem. The Life and Breeding Cycle of a Termite While the...
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How to Keep Your Home Healthy When You Have Roaches

Roaches can enter your home through cracks in the walls, pipes in your sewer, and even the grocery bags you bring home. Your home, unfortunately, is a nice, cozy and warm breeding ground and nesting site for roaches. In fact, they can stay active all year round in such cozy surroundings. Roaches are associated with numerous health problems, and kids can particularly be susceptible. If you have a toddler or kids that walk barefoot on the floor, they can pick up the skin and droppings that roaches shed. This shed skin greatly impacts allergies. Asthma is also greatly complicated by cockroaches because their skin and droppings contain allergens which can cause somewhat severe allergic or asthmatic reactions in your child. In some cases, these reactions can be life-threatening. What Attracts Roaches It is well known that roaches carry disease. These insects are naturally attracted to grubby areas of your home like...
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What Pests Are Most Harmful? A Handy Guide.

When it comes to a pest infestation in your home or yard, there are no good ones. Any unwanted guests should be dealt with quickly to avoid things getting worse. Many can bring with them additional diseases that can harm you and your family. Others may bite and can cause you extreme discomfort. If you have any pests in your home, be sure to contact a pest control specialist as soon as possible to make sure things don't get worse. Here are some of the worst pests to deal with. 7. Spiders Depending on where you live, the problems spiders can cause vary in severity. Even those that aren't deadly can cause a serious infestation in a home and can be extremely hard to get rid of. They may venture inside when the weather starts to cool off. Some, like the yellow sac spider, can cause very itchy bites that take...
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What Brings Rodents into Your Home?

RatSuffice it to say that the best day in your life is not a day when you spot a mouse or rat in your home. The first impulse is to scream and jump onto the nearest chair for safety. Even though rodents are small creatures, they can quickly create havoc in your house. For one thing, mice and rats tend to leave droppings everywhere they roam. You can find the droppings on your kitchen counter, kitchen floor or inside your cupboards where you store food products. If you think about unpleasant incidents occurring in your daily life, seeing rodent droppings is at the top of the list. Rodents Require Shelter and Food Rodents may decide to live in your home even if the environment is clean. For one thing, a rat or mouse needs shelter. If your kitchen or dining room floor contains even the smallest number of crumbs left over...
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