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Emmett Lee

Property Damage from Carpenter Ants

A carpenter is a person who builds and repairs wooden structures. Carpenter ants, on the other hand, do the exact opposite. A single carpenter ant is mostly harmless, but an entire colony of them can reduce a house or building to splinters if they are not taken care of. If you’re unsure of exactly how much damage a colony of carpenter ants can do to your house, then here are some of the problems they can cause and how to keep them away. What Carpenter Ants can do to Your House Unlike termites, carpenter ants don’t actually eat wood. They just tunnel through it. That being said, they can still cause massive harm to a building's structural integrity. With enough tunnels dug through floor boards, support beams and ceilings, the damage done to a building over a couple of months can mimic a natural disaster. What’s worse, the repair bills can...
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The Importance of Continuing Pest Control Services this Winter

Pest control is an important component for any home or business owner. Critters and bugs in your work or living space can be problematic. Even worse, full-on infestations will drive people away. As the winter months hit, it is important to keep up with pest control services. Whether that is hiring a team of professionals trying to keep you home clean and uncluttered, pest control is always a priority. This becomes especially true during times of cold temperatures, as pests look to make their way indoors for warmth and shelter. Let’s look at why maintaining proper pest control in the winter is so important. The Cold Does Not Impact Indoor Pests Sure, pest issues seem to peak in the fall months. As those come to a close, many homeowners might think they can ease up on pest control since activity dies down. While there are not as many crawling around outside,...
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What Pests are Active Around the Holidays in New York and Connecticut

As the bustle of the holiday season begins, are you dreaming of curling up next to the fire with a cup of cocoa while you admire your holiday decorations? Unfortunately, a warm, cozy home full of holiday cheer — and cookies — is particularly appealing to many pests. As the colder weather of winter sets in, you may discover you have some surprise holiday guests! Are you wondering what pests are active around the holidays in New York and Connecticut? In particular, roaches, spiders and rodents may have moved in hoping to find an easy meal and a warm place to hang out. Here are some suggestions for keeping those pests away. Keep Your Kitchen Clean Over the holidays, you may find yourself cooking and baking more as well as welcoming family and friends. Keeping your kitchen clean is a helpful deterrent for insects, such as roaches, and mice. Make sure...
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How Quickly Do Termites Reproduce?

Termites can be a huge problem because of how fast they reproduce. A queen termite can lay anywhere from one hundred to five thousands eggs per day, and they can live to be 25 years old! That means that if you have a termite problem, it could grow very quickly. Not sure if you have a termite problem? Here are a few signs. Clicking Sounds The worker termites, the ones who love eating your wood, make very specific sounds. When they're in your walls eating their way through, they often bang their heads against the wood and shake their bodies. They do this to communicate with other termites. They are also very noisy eaters and if things are quiet around you in your home, you can actually hear them eating wood. To see if you have a termite issue in your home, wait until things are quiet and listen for the...
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What Falling Leaves Can Mean for Pest Control

Fall is approaching. There’s a crispness to the morning air and the leaves are beginning to change color. For many people, this is a favorite time of year. As the leaves begin to fall, we’re not the only ones thinking about getting cozy on those chilly nights. Many insects also love fallen leaves — whether piles or layers in your yard. Leaves can provide food and shelter for several pests. Leaf-Loving Pests If you are raking leaves into piles, here are some of the insects that appreciate your efforts. Beetles: You can often find beetles at the bottom of the pile where the leaves are moist and decaying. Termites: Though they prefer wood, termites are attracted to dry leaves. This can be especially problematic if your leaf pile is near your home providing easy access to invade your house. American Cockroaches: These roaches gladly dine on leaves or small pieces of wood in your...
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