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Outdoor control of carpenter ants | Bug Tip Tuesday

Often, carpenter ant nests found indoors are satellite nests that can be traced back to a parent colony outdoors. Look for nests in: Trees Stumps Roots Fence posts Landscape timbers Other wood structures Try removing the wood with the parent colony. When that is not... more
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Carpenter Ant Prevention | Bug Tip Tuesday

Replace moisture-damaged wood. Prevent moisture from wood or lumber that is stored in a garage or near the house by elevating it to allow air circulation. Store firewood as far away from buildings as possible. Remove tree and shrub stumps and roots. Trim branches that overhang the... more
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Do You Have Carpenter Ants?

Carpenter ants can be many colors and sizes. They typically are dark and larger than other ants. They can have wings when they are in their "reproductive" stage. Carpenter ants without wings are the "worker" ants and are commonly found during the spring when mating. If you find a few random... more
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Pests Commonly Found in the Bathroom​​​​​​​

Though the bathroom is where we go to get clean, a pest infestation in this area of the house can leave you feeling gross, no matter how hard you scrub. Mainly due to their attraction to moisture, a number of bugs are typically found in bathrooms. These pesky invaders include... more
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Do You have an Ant Issue?

Do you have an ant infestation? Here are a few signs and what to look for. Ants have overrun exposed food If you haven’t had pest problems before, you probably tend to leave leftovers exposed for short periods of time, or keep items in your pantry in their original containers. When an ant... more
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Why to Hire an Exterminator

Hiring an exterminator is a big decision.  Most people think they can rectify a pest problem themselves with some do-it-yourself remedy.  Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Here are a few reasons why you should hire a professional exterminator. Specialized Plans Your home is your castle,... more
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Ants Marching Into Homes

If ants are marching one-by-one into your home, you are not alone. More than 20 different varieties of ants are known to take refuge in homes, schools and businesses. There are more than 700 species of ants in the U.S. and about two dozen types are considered pests. They include: Odorous... more
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Active Spring Pests

Many pests will be becoming active early this year due to the mild winter. Here are a few tips on keeping them away from your house. Moisture is a main component of the spring. Heavy rains, water from snow runoff and rising ground water levels can lead to damp basements. Roof leaks, leaky... more
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Damage from Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ants do not spread any diseases to humans, but they can be very damaging to the structure of your home. Carpenter ants tunnel through wood and in large numbers can cause major damage to your home. They cause billions of dollars of damage each year! If you see one, chances are there is... more
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Carpenter Ants Will Damage Your Home

Carpenter Ants do not spread any diseases to humans, but they can be very damaging to the structure of your home. Carpenter ants tunnel through wood and in large numbers can cause major damage to your home. They cause billions of dollars of damage each year. If you see one, chances are there is... more
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