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Emmett Lee

Tri-State Area: Pests To Watch Out For This Fall

When Labor Day comes around and the weather begins to cool, I am sure you imagine the bugs and other pests will hide away until spring. However, there are several pests to watch out for this fall specifically found in the tri-state area. Camel Crickets These strange looking crickets are common in the tri-state area. They are nasty little creatures as they will eat anything they can find, even each other. Camel crickets do not pose a threat to humans or pets, but they do cause other damage in your home. Because they eat anything and everything they find, your clothes and curtains are at risk of getting damaged. Subterranean Termites Termites are the most destructive pests out there, especially for the tri-state area. They live in colonies consisting of workers, soldiers, and queens. These colonies “...are defended by soldiers, and one or more queens lay eggs to produce more termites....
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Three Reasons Why You Leave Bees to the Pest Control Professionals

You’ve probably experienced this as a youngster- you are outside walking barefoot in your yard on a hot summer day. You are enjoying the sun, minding your own business, when all of the sudden you feel a sharp sting. Ouch! You run inside to your mother and tell her what happened and show her your red stinging foot. Sure enough, you have a bee sting. What do you do when you encounter a bees nest around your home? How do you keep your family safe from bees? Keep reading for more information, and three reasons as to why you shouldn’t handle bees on your own. 1. Avoid Stings Bees can be harmful to humans due to their sting, but even more so if you have an allergy. Therefore, it can be even more dangerous to have an unexpected encounter with a bee. If you happen upon a nest, this increases the...
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Emmett Lee

How Often Should You Inspect Your Home for Termites?

Termites are destructive pests that reproduce at an alarming rate. When you have termites in your home or in other buildings you own, they can do immense damage. Furthermore, much of the damage that they do is often hidden behind walls and ceilings, and when found, is difficult to repair easily. Termites do billions of dollars in structural damage in the United States each year. It’s vital that you identify a termite problem quickly and that you deal with it right away. The best way to know if you have termites is to have a regular termite inspection by a professional exterminator. How often should you inspect your home for termites? Read on and find out. Signs of Termites You may suspect you have termites in your home or other property due to observation of some telltale signs. Signs of termite activity can include swarming and discarded wings; termites shed their...
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Hiring a Professional to Get Rid of Termites in Your Home

Do you think you might have termites in your home? Don’t worry. Termites are terribly destructive creatures, but fortunately there are many pest control specialists that are just a phone call away. However, how do you find a company that will do good work at a reasonable price? Here is how to go about hiring professional termite exterminators to solve your pest problems. Doing Research DIY pest control is never ideal, especially when it comes to termites, so it's important to hire a good company that can help you out. The first step is to make sure that it is actually termites you’re dealing with. Pest control companies can specialize in anything from wild animal removal to lawn care, so you don’t want to hire just any company and hope that it works out. If it is in fact termites, however, then go online and look up six or seven local...
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Five Pests that might Already be in Your Home

Did you know? April is National Pest Management Month! This is probably because it’s the season where all the pests wake up and come to your home from their long winter hibernations. Everybody celebrates Winter as a time where your home is pest-free. While you are dreaming of garden flowers and warm sunny days, pests are sneaking in your home. It’s hard to keep track of which pests to prepare for during each season. These five pests are the ones that may have already snuck in, so you should keep an eye out for them: Termites Termites are the most expensive pest that you can have. They love to feed on wood and paper, which is basically your entire house. These pests are notorious for being undetectable until your home is beyond repair and they cause an average of 5 billion dollars’ worth of damage annually. Ants Ants will come out...
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