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Emmett Lee

5 Signs of Carpenter Ants

Although many homeowners are more concerned about termites, carpenter ants are still capable of causing extensive structural and cosmetic damage. Unlike termites, carpenter ants do not use wood as a food source. Instead, they remove the wood to build their nests. Carpenter ants are especially fond of wood that has become damp or started to decay. Early detection is critical to minimize the structural damage that carpenter ants can inflict. The following five signs can help you determine whether carpenter ants have infested your home. 1. You See Them in Your Home Adult carpenter ants are typically black in color and approximately half an inch in length. Although it is possible that a single ant may simply be foraging, if there are several ants, you probably have an infestation. Seeing carpenter ants in more than one area or finding winged ants usually indicates a problem. Since carpenter ants hibernate during the...
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Emmett Lee

Signs That Your Restaurant Has a Pest Problem

Even restaurants known for their impeccable cleanliness can become infested with pests. Critters like cockroaches, rodents and ants may find your restaurant the perfect place to call home. To treat an infestation, you must first know that you have one. Here are a few signs that your restaurant may have a pest problem. Contaminated Food If you or one of your staff members discover evidence of contaminated food, then you may have a pest infestation. Evidence of contaminated food may consist of holes or tears in any stored sacks of grain or flour. You could also come across food scattered around these bags. Nests When pests infest your restaurant, you may spot nests. Different pests make different kinds of homes, so if you see something suspicious but are unsure of what it is, contact a pest control company. Search under furniture and in dark corners. Some pests make nests inside the...
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5 Surprising Places You Can Encounter Bed Bugs

Bed bugs thrive on blood meal, so their preferred habitats are dark, warm places near enough to humans where they can feed at night. These tiny pests do not live on humans or pets, but they hitch rides when possible, increasing the distance and speed at which they can spread. Bed bugs have been detected in some of the most unexpected places. 1. Inside Alarm Clocks Alarm clocks on bedside stands provide good cover for the tiny bugs. There are crevices that provide access to the dark and warm interiors, and the clocks are typically positioned close to the bed, making it convenient for the bugs to travel the distance to their human target. They go back to the crevices of the clock to hide as they digest their blood meal. 2. Behind Switch plates and Outlet Covers Bed bugs are tiny and almost flat, so it is easy for them...
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Top 5 Most Common Winter Pests

Although bug activity often slows down during the colder months, indoor pest problems can persist even in the heart of winter. Your climate-controlled home provides the perfect shelter for unwanted visitors, from insects to rodents. Knowing what winter pests to look out for and how to keep them from your home can help you to prevent these common infestations:  1.) Winged Carpenter Ants Carpenter ants are large, dark-colored winged ants that may at first glance be mistaken for termites. They nest in wood, building extensive tunnel systems that can cause damae to your home's walls and foundation.  Inside the home, they are attracted to many items you may have stored in your pantry, including pet food, syrup or sugar.  They are frequently brought indoors through infested firewood, or they may be seen during the winter when an established nest has already been built in your home.  2.) Flies Flies are usually...
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We're Thankful for Your Business Since 1966

ABC Exterminating Inc. is thankful for the business that customers have shown since the company opened its doors in 1966. From common household pests, such as fleas, ants, mice and roaches, to those that tend to be a little out of the ordinary, such as hornets, wasps, Indian meal moths and bed bugs, the company has the products necessary to prevent and remove pests from the home in a safe manner. The company serves residents and business of the Fairfield County Community and surrounding areas. This is a family-run business that focuses on providing the best customer service possible using only the best products that are on the market. Staff members are courteous and professional with every job that is performed, explaining how pests can impact the home and the people who live in the home or how pests can affect the business. Technicians also explain how the products work to...
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