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A Duplex of Pest Problems In Your Single Family Home

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You are one satisfied home owner, having just moved into a home; with the most stunning roof line, landscaping to rival the neighbors and your favorite color of brick. Not so long after moving in, something very strange takes place. You become a landlord with tenants above and below. These tenants don’t bring parking issues nor do they bring extra income renting out rooms. In fact there is no rent involved in this transaction and there isn’t even a landlord tenant act to fall back on.  You don’t have to perform a reference search, fill out any applications nor spend money to provide separate entrances or separate utility meters. What… Read More

Spiders Offer FREE Pest Control Unless They Are The Pest

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I recently stumbled across an article which quoted a Gloucestershire University’s Professor, one Adam Hart, who stated: “By eating flies and other insects, spiders are not only providing us with a pest control service, but are also very important in our ecosystems because they often feed themselves on the most common species, preventing a few species from becoming dominant.” As a pest control guy, I do agree with the above statement. However, spiders themselves can also become a serious pest control problem. So what do you do when spiders themselves are indeed the pest? Spiders are a free pest control service, except for those cases when the spider is the pest.… Read More

Rats On Planes

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Rats on a plane may sound like a low budget follow-up to the 2006 Blockbuster Snakes On A Plane; but according to an article in the Wall Street Journal, it’s a serious problem affecting airplanes in India. Numerous rat sightings have occurred on Air India planes, and have not only been bad for business; they have also been posing serious health and safety concerns for all on board. Rats On Planes: Air India With thousands of Air India flights each day handling large quantities of food for passengers, as well as baggage; rodents and insects sometimes manage to hitch a ride on food catering trucks or luggage trollies to get… Read More

Mouse Control – Handed Down From Generation To Generation

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Remember sitting down to dinner as a youngster and dad telling you to sit up straight, elbows off the table and mom reminding you to chew your food and try a bit of everything on your plate? Well if you are like me these are the types of things that stick with you and you find yourself, years later, offering the same advice to your own kids without giving it any thought. It just occurs naturally. It is always interesting to look back at days past and remember those fun times. Kind of like when I met my first mouse trap. Yep, that was around the same time when my… Read More

Roach Control Company

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Roaches are very small pests that will infest your home if not controlled. They are very small pests that can reproduce very quickly. There are four main cockroaches that will infest a home: the Brown Banded roach, the German roach, the Oriental roach, and the most common; the American roach or sewer roach. What does a roach look like?  The four different types of cockroaches will all vary in size and shape. The Brown Banded and German roach are the about the same size; or 1/8 of an inch. The coloring of both cockroaches is very similar. Both roaches are a light tan to light brown color. On the other… Read More

Cuddly Caterpillar’s Sting Worse Than Scorpion

They’re cute! They look cuddly! You’re kids want to touch them when they see them! Don’t touch these innocent looking fuzzy caterpillars… You’ll be sorry you did! Warning: Puss Caterpillars Are Dangerous A little warning for the next time you step outside your home. Be on the lookout for the cuddly looking caterpillar that’s sending residents to the ER in record numbers this year. They are referred to as puss caterpillars (Megalopyge opercularis), or asps. You don’t want to cross paths with these little critters. They sting! These painful stings leave a distinct imprint on your skin; but this mark is just the beginning. An encounter with a puss caterpillar,… Read More

Homes Are Not Built With Pest Defense In Mind

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What comes to mind when you think of mice? For some it is cute, furry mice kept as pets. For others, its Mickey Mouse; the darling of Disney. Yet for others, it can be an unpleasant home invasion of mice in their walls; as well as critters running out from under the fridge. Ohhh, did that last example tweak a nerve? Sorry about that!   The interesting thing about the latter is that the majority of home owners experience mice in their homes on more than one occasion, and they rarely seem to learn about how mice actually get in. Rather, homeowners place their focus on running to the hardware… Read More

Amazing Video Of Ant Teamwork

(Video courtesy of liveleak.com) You’ve heard of horse power, but ant power? In this amazing and now viral video, we witness yet again, just how amazing ants truly are. Like a team of horses yoked together pulling a carriage, these incredible tiny creatures link together to carry an night crawler back to their colony. Now that’s what I call teamwork! While it’s not unheard of for ants work together to tackle food to bring back to their colony; whether it be a discarded half-eaten cookie left from a backyard picnic, or a dead decaying cricket that met it’s demise, but behavior like this is not frequently witnessed. Yes, some species… Read More

Cricket Exterminator

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Ever wonder what that annoying noise is outside or inside your home that you can never seem to find? They are small insects called crickets. Crickets are some of the most irritating pests we have. Crickets will make your home their home.  Crickets  Crickets are small pests that can range in size from 1 inch to about 2 inches. Crickets are different colors also. They can be black like the Field cricket, light tan like the House cricket, or brown like the Jerusalem cricket. Most of the crickets will have wings, but won’t fly very far. Crickets can also be distinguished by their commonly annoying chirping noise. Where Do Crickets… Read More

6 Ways To Kill Black Ants

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Black ant infestations are very common both outside and inside a home. Black ants can populate any area, and eat just about anything. Killing black ants can be done very easily, if you can find the colony; and the trail they are walking in. Here are a few ways that will help you be black ant free: 1) Baits Baits are very easy to use and very effective. Simply buy some ant baits at your local hardware store, and place them around the Black ant colony. The baits will attract the Black ants to the bait station. When the ants take the bait back to the colony it will kill… Read More

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