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Top Five Tips to Keep Ticks and Fleas at Bay This Summer

Posted on 6/22/2011 at 11:05AM by Kimberly Beaudin
We have long warned our customers about the dangers of fleas and ticks during the summer months. Unfortunately, this year is no different … and could be worse! Due to the unseasonably warm and wet weather we've experienced throughout the South, along with a rise in rodent populations, there has been a noticeable increase in fleas and ticks. With an ability to reproduce quickly and pose serious health risks to humans, fleas and ticks should not be taken lightly. To prevent these pests from infesting your home, it's important to take precautionary measures. Here are our top five tips to keep these pesky pests away this summer: 1. Keep Yards Tidy: Ticks and fleas are known t...Read More »
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Top Five Pests to Smoke out This BBQ Season

Posted on 5/23/2011 at 2:50PM by Kimberly Beaudin Director of Marketing
Memorial Day is almost here, which means many of our customers (and employees) are firing up their grills. While dining alfresco is a beloved rite of summer, we always like to warn our customers of dangers potentially lurking in their own backyards. Pests such as wasps, yellowjackets, fire ants, mosquitoes, flies and ants are attracted to the same things we are: tasty food and drink. Here are some tips on how to prevent summer's most notorious pests from ruining backyard fun: 1. Wasps and Yellowjackets: Have you ever been outside and it feels like a wasp is following you for no apparent reason? Don't worry. That feeling is not all in your head! As one of summer's most agg...Read More »
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Housing Recovery Could Lead to Uncovered Pest Problems

Posted on 5/13/2011 at 11:24AM by Shay Runion VP of Profesional Development
According to the National Association of Realtors®, "existing-home sales continued to recover in the first quarter with gains reported in 49 states and the District of Columbia." In the south, "existing-home sales increased 8.5 percent." While we are excited that the housing market is on the rebound, it's important for prospective homeowners to take caution when purchasing a home and obtain a pest inspection from a licensed pest professional. While all homes, new or old, should receive a professional inspection for pests, foreclosed homes need extra attention because they may have been uninhabited for a long period of time. These empty homes create the perfect breeding groun...Read More »
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April Showers Bring May Flowers – and Mosquitoes

Posted on 5/5/2011 at 10:58AM by Rick Bell VP of Government Affairs
The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and mosquitoes are back with a vengeance. While this may seem premature, the recent rains following a very wet winter have created perfect conditions for a very strong - and early - mosquito season. Mosquitoes breed fast, needing only 10 to 14 days to mature into an adult. Once they are fully grown, they'll do whatever it takes to get a meal - flying as far as 14 miles to satiate their craving. While mosquitoes most often leave behind itchy, red bumps on their victims, they can also spread diseases like West Nile Virus and Encephalitis in humans and transmit heartworms to the family pets. To prevent mosquitoes from invading ...Read More »
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