Posted on 1/5/2012
by Cindy Mannes, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer
Pests have long been a threat to the quality of life we all enjoy due to their ability to transmit disease and cause significant damage to property and this year expects to be no different. Many of our customers have been inquiring about what bugs they should be on the lookout for this year, so we put together this list of the top 5 pests likely to cause homeowners the most concern in 2012.
Ants: There are more than 700 different species of ants in the United States and this number is actually growing at a rapid pace. The more we travel and engage in international commerce, the more opportunity new species have to immigrate to the U.S. Recent discoveries include the hairy (or Carib...Read More »
Posted on 12/5/2011
by Kimberly Beaudin, VP of Marketing
The holiday season is officially in full swing! Decorating,
parties and visits from friends and family have us all in the
holiday spirit, but we do want to remind you of a few simple steps
you can take to keep pests from ruining the fun!
Stored undisturbed in basements and attics for most of the year,
holiday decorations can provide the perfect environment for rodents
like squirrels, mice and rats to build nests. Additionally,
Christmas trees, door wreaths and even firewood provide the ideal
hiding spot and transportation into your home for pests such as the
brown recluse spider.
To prevent these pests from interfering with your holiday plans,
we recommend following these few simple st...Read More »
Posted on 11/17/2011
by Shay Runion
Thanksgiving is next week and preparations are in full swing!
Families will be gathering to share wonderfully prepared meals and
all they are thankful for but the one thing we don't want this year
is an uninvited guest that can put a damper on all the
This time of year, we always encourage folks to conduct a
thorough inventory of their pantries and cupboards. This is a great
way to see what you have on hand before venturing to the grocery
store and to make sure your pantry hasn't been invaded by Indian
meal moths, grain and flour infesting beetles and weevils, ants and
We recommended starting with all your dry ingredients. Indian
meal moths are small pests with ...Read More »
Posted on 10/31/2011
by Kimberly Beaudin - Vice President of Marketing
When you think about the fall, the top things that most likely
come to mind are back-to-school, football, leaves changing colors
and finally, cooler temperatures. What you don't want to think
about is that scratching noise in your attic or walls. Fall is one
of the busiest times of the year for wildlife as roof rats,
squirrels, raccoons and even bats are all on the prowl, looking for
shelter for the winter months ahead.
In their quest to find a nesting place for the winter, these
furry pests will do anything it takes to get inside including
chewing and clawing through wood, plastic and siding.
Hopefully you will find the following information on the most
common fall intruders useful an...Read More »