Tag: termites

How to Keep Bugs Out of Firewood

It is important to keep bugs out of firewood. Termites infesting your firewood could find their way into your home. To keep bugs out of firewood, prevention is your best option. Store firewood properly and you will protect the wood and your house from ants, termites, beetles and other invasive... more
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Termites have been around for quite some time

Termites have been around for over 120 million years. They are social insects and live in colonies which are usually located in the ground or in wood. Most termites feed on cellulose from wood and wood by-products such as paper. They are worldwide in distribution, with about 3,000 described... more
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Termite Swarmers in Spring

When you think of spring, you probably envision blooming flowers and the return of warmer weather. But in the pest control industry, spring marks the beginning of peak pest season, when most insects are coming out of their winter hiding spots, mating – and in some cases – finding their way... more
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Know Thy Neighbor

Many ask about what a termite looks like vs what a flying ant looks like.  Here are a few differences in the two: There are 3 easy ways to tell flying ants and termites apart: Wing size Termite wings are all equal in length and extend well past the abdomen. Ants have wings which are unequal... more
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Safely Use Pesticides

If you must try to get rid of pests in you home on your own, be sure to use proper safety measures when using pesticides. Keep pets and children away from areas where pesticides have been applied.After preventive steps have been taken, you can use baits as a first line of chemical defense... 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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Termite Fact

Termites eat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, meaning damage to wood in and around a structure can happen very quickly. In fact, the NPMA estimates that termites cause $5 billion in property damage each year. The good news is that termites can be controlled by an A1 Exterminators trained pest... more
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Pest Prevention Tips

Pests and rodents aren't simply a nuisance - they can severely affect your health and the health of your family. This is why bug and insect prevention is critical in protecting homes, businesses, schools and any other place where human beings live, work or play from a pest... more
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Termite Facts & Prevention

TERMITE FACTS Termites are wood-destroying insects whose presence dates back to the dinosaurs. Termites are known as “silent destroyers” because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper undetected. There are about 2,000 known species of termites in the... more
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Is Your Home at Risk for Termites? | Termite Week 2019

You would never be able to hear it, but at this very moment thousands of termites could be eating away through your home - unseen and unknown until it's too late. Termites are known as "silent destroyers" because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper undetected. As a... more
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