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Live safer & Healthier Lives

More and more, licensed professionals that provide regular pest control services are being recognized for what we do every day, as “Protectors of Health”. Why? Because our customers have far fewer encounters with biting and stinging pests, and the venom or diseases these pests may transmit. Fewer pests also means fewer germs are being spread around […]

Yuck! Its a Cockroach!

For many of us, when we see a cockroach or even think of one, we are repulsed. They are gross! This reaction is quite natural because cockroaches are often found in sewers and other unsanitary places where germs abound. Another study showed that roaches in apartment buildings harbor an average of three different kinds of […]

Pest Prevention Tip for January

Whether stripping does more than just keep out cold air—it can also reduce the number of pests coming in. Apply new (or replace old and brittle) weather-stripping around all exterior doors, including garage doors. Caulk cracks and other openings in exterior walls, including where pipes and wires go through walls.

New Wood-Eating Cockroach Found

A new species of wood-eating cockroach was recently discovered in China. Entomologists found a colony of more than 100 cockroaches when a rotten log was split open. This is not the first cockroach discovered that eats wood. So far 55 species have been identified, in various places around the world. Very little is known about […]

Bigger Bugs in Human Habitats

Have you ever wondered if our urban areas produce bigger bugs? Well, we now know the answer is, ‘Yes!’ While some bugs don’t do well around our homes and other buildings, other species thrive in this environment. The size of the pest is one good indicator of whether it is an ‘urban exploiter’ or not. […]

Bean Weevils Date Atlantis Eruption

Many people believe that a massive volcanic eruption on the Greek island of Santorini is what inspired the legend of Atlantis. It is thought that the eruption occurred sometime between 1627 and 1600 B.C. While the exact year of the eruption is not known, a new study of bean weevils found in an ancient storage […]

Bed Bugs Are Now Confirmed Disease Carriers

Despite all the pain and anguish bed bugs cause, it was believed at least they didn’t transmit any diseases. A new study changes all that. The study found that bed bugs can both transmit to mice the parasite that causes Chagas disease—they can also pick up the disease from infected mice. Chagas is a common […]

A Top Concern

Survey after survey shows that more people have problems with ants than any other pest. It hasn’t always been like this, but ants have emerged in recent years as the most common pest plaguing homes. That’s not surprising considering how numerous and common this pest is. There are over 750 different kinds of ants in […]

Watch for Termite Swarmers!

One way homeowners discover they have termites is when they see winged reproductive termites, called swarmers. During swarming season, hundreds of termites with wings will make a mass exodus out of a colony and take to the air. Usually this happens after a rain as the temperatures begin to warm and the days lengthen, but […]

Pest Prevention Tip for March

Get rid of all standing water in plant saucers, plugged rain gutters, and anywhere else in your yard. Not only can mosquitoes breed in these, but rodents and other animal pests come and drink from them. Change the water weekly in bird baths to prevent mosquitoes from becoming adults in them.