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Composting and Pests 

Composting is a natural process of recycling organic material such as the food and vegetable scraps from your kitchen and the leaves and organic debris in your yard into a rich soil that gardeners fondly nickname “Black Gold.” This process is becoming more popular as homes around the country begin to realize the benefits to…

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Flies and the Threat They Pose 

You may think that those flies you find buzzing around your kitchen this time of year are just another seasonal nuisance. Unfortunately, given the rate of reproduction and the diseases, pathogens, and bacteria they can transmit, you should consider eliminating them from the interior of your home.  Let’s examine the types of flies that can…

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Protecting Your Children From Mosquitoes and Ticks 

It’s a parents number one job to protect their children from all that can hurt and harm them. Most of the time a bandaid and some gentle words can do the trick. But every spring, parents struggle with ways to protect their children from the dangers of mosquito and tick bites. Here are a few…

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Landscaping for Pest Protection

When most of us think about preventing or mitigating pest issues, we envision chemical treatments, thermal remediation, or calling an exterminator. Our minds often rush to thoughts of removing and excluding whatever pest is infiltrating our space. Thankfully, there are some other methods that homeowners can try in order to make their property less attractive…

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How to Deter Pests in the Spring 

Spring can bring wonderfully warm weather, budding flowers, and the feeling of hope that only a new season can bring. Unfortunately, spring also means wet weather, growing humidity, and unwanted pests! Before we get too far into the season, now is the time to prep your home in order to deter pests this year.  Inspect …

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The Destruction Carpenter Bees Can Cause 

There is no doubt that bees in general are an important part of our ecosystem. We need them to survive as a species, so doing everything we can to support the species is critical. Unfortunately, for some homeowners, ignoring a Carpenter Bee issue is not in the cards due to the potential damage and destruction…

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Are You Prepared For Flying Pest Season?

It’s a welcome relief that the weather is improving from the long days and nights of the winter, allowing us to get outdoors. It does mean, however, that we need to prepare for those annoying flying pests that come with the change in season. Mosquitoes and stinging bees can not only be an annoyance, they…

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Spring Reminders for Pest Control 

Now that we are on the other side of winter, it’s a good time to review some important pest control tips for spring. This season can be critical for both resolving old pest issues and preventing new pest infestations from developing during the spring and summer months.  Resolve Old Issues  If you have experienced pest…

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Is Your Home Inviting Pests? 

Is your home warm and inviting? While that may be ideal for welcoming friends, family, and guests, these characteristics are far from optimal when it comes to spring pests.  If your home is inviting or encouraging pests to find the three things they want the most – refuge, food and hydration, then you may have…

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The Re-emergence of the Stink Bug

As the weather warms this spring, homeowners may begin to notice the first signs of spring such as the crocuses poking out of the ground or the grass greening up, or  … the return of Stink Bugs!  Yes, it’s that time of year again when these smelly pests come out of their winter hideaway and…

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