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July 22, 2021
The Different Types of Pest Allergies and Diseases

About 3% of adults suffer with life threatening pest allergies. People die every year from many pest related illnesses. You may not know it, but when your skin puffs up from a mosquito bite, you actually have obtained a small allergic reaction. It is important to take pest illnesses seriously, because they can ultimately be […]

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July 7, 2021
Carpenter Bees vs Bumble Bees

Carpenter bees and bumble bees can often be mistaken for each other. They may look similar but there are many differences between the two.  The easiest way to tell if you are looking at a bumble bee or a carpenter bee is the appearance of their abdomen. Bumble bees have yellow and black hair on […]

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April 30, 2022
Natural Treatments for Pacific Dampwood Termites

Dampwood termites can be a silent problem in your home until you notice significant property damage. These termites only feed on wet or decaying wood, so on top of dealing with water damage, wet rot, and decay, you also have to deal with the termite infestation that’s damaging the structural wood inside your property’s walls […]

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April 29, 2022
How to Get Rid of Dampwood Termites

Known as the largest type of termite species, dampwood termites are capable of causing substantial damage to your home. But unlike other termites that feed on any wood on your property, dampwood termites only feed on wet, moist, or rotting wood. While that might not be a problem for many residential and commercial properties in […]

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April 28, 2022
Dampwood Termites vs. Subterranean Termites: What’s the Difference?

Termites are destructive household pests that can cost you thousands of dollars in repair if left alone. While all termite species look the same to most people, there are actually termite species that require different pest control methods. Telling dampwood termites apart from their subterranean counterparts can help homeowners find the best way to get […]

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April 27, 2022
How Serious is Dampwood Termite Damage?

Nobody wants to see termites eating their wooden beams and furniture pieces at home, especially if it’s the dampwood termites which are the biggest of the bunch. These pests are a huge concern for many homeowners because of their large size and the amount of damages they cause in a short amount of time. So […]

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March 31, 2022
How To Differentiate Dampwood From Drywood Termites

Termite infestation is a widespread problem and it can affect almost any homeowner. There are many different types of termites and it’s important to know which one you have in order to determine the appropriate method to treat them. Two of the common termite pests that usually pose a great deal of frustration are dampwood […]

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March 30, 2022
Why Do You Find Dampwood Termites Indoors?

Termites can remain active throughout the year and even cold weather conditions cannot stop them from taking shelter and hiding deep within wood structures inside your home. One of the common species of termites that you may likely find indoors is the dampwood termite.   So what attracts dampwood termites to get inside your home? Dampwood […]

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March 29, 2022
How To Use Baits To Get Rid Of Dampwood Termites

There are several ways you can address the problem of dampwood termite infestation at home. This can include termite-proofing your property by removing any moisture source, fixing leaky roofs and pipes, and getting rid of piles of damaged wood. However, one of the best ways to protect your property is by eliminating these termites with […]

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March 28, 2022
Where Do Dampwood Termites Like To Nest?

When you find a termite swarmer within your property, the chances are high that there’s a mature colony nearby and they’re threatening to start an infestation in your home. These swarmers are most likely coming from nearby nests or mounds where termites live with their colonies. Depending on the species of termites, the common places […]

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March 1, 2022
Why Are There Big Black Ants Outside Your House?

There are over a thousand different species of ants in the world, but the one that’s commonly found in most New York homes is the big black ant or carpenter ant. These ants love to enter homes in search of food sources and shelter so they can survive. However, it’s also not uncommon to see […]

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February 28, 2022
Do Black House Ants Bite?

Black ants are one of the most common nuisance pests that you may find wandering in your home. You’ll often see them lined up in a trail as they go in and out of their ant nests in search of food and water. Compared to other household insects, spotting ants aren’t always a cause for […]

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February 28, 2022
Why Do Black Ants Come Inside A Clean House?

Ants are tiny and relatively harmless, but they can still be an unwelcome visitor to any home. Even when you’ve thoroughly cleaned and dusted every nook and cranny in your house, these little pests can still be seen crawling on the floors and kitchen counters. To get rid of incessant ant infestations, it’s important to […]

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February 27, 2022
How To Keep Black Ants Out Of The House Naturally

While black ants aren’t as destructive as termites, their presence in the home can still be a huge concern. It’s definitely not a pleasing sight to see a trail of carpenter ants all over your kitchen floors or counters. This is why when you spot ants at home, it’s important to immediately get rid of […]

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February 27, 2022
How To Kill Small Black Sugar Ants Surrounding Your House

Sugar ants are social insects that may be native or invasive species. As the name implies, sugar ants like sugar and other sweet foods, although they also like snacking on pet food and dead insects. They go to houses enticed with the food source and water content available.  So how do you kill small black […]

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February 26, 2022
How to Find Where Black Ants Are Hiding in Your Home

Black ants aren’t dangerous to humans, but they can be a nuisance. From invading your pantry to creeping up around your home, these pests can be difficult to completely eradicate from your home. While some black ants are relatively harmless, some types of ants like carpenter ants can cause serious property damage to your home […]

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February 26, 2022
How To Get Black Ants Out Of Your House Without Killing Them

Black ants are a common household pest that is often found in the kitchen or bathroom. They provide sources of food and water for the entire colony to survive. While generally harmless to humans, they can be considered a nuisance to many. This is why many people are looking for ways to keep black ants […]

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February 25, 2022
How To Get Rid of Black Ants Inside The House

Black ants are a common type of pest found in many houses. While relatively harmless to humans, they can cause some structural damage to the house as they create holes and tunnels in the structure to get through. Most often you will notice them on kitchen countertops or in bathrooms as they provide a warm […]

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December 29, 2021
What Are Some Examples Of Premium Mouse Traps?

Mouse traps have gone a long way from just a piece of cheese and a trigger mechanism - now, you have several lines of mouse traps to choose from. While the usual wooden mouse trap can work for the odd mouse or rat that just wandered by, you might be looking for something more heavy-duty […]

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December 24, 2021
Should I Be Getting A Cover For My Mouse Trap?

Covering a mouse trap might seem like a counterproductive idea - won't that mean that fewer mice will fall for it? However, you need to remember that while mouse traps aren't designed to be fatal to humans, they can still cause serious harm to people, and especially to children and household pets. This is why […]

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December 23, 2021
How To Get Rid Of Mice Without Traps

Mice and rodents are some of the most persistent pests that you'll ever encounter in urban environments. While there's a lot of options to catch and get rid of them, traps aren't exactly the option for everyone. Fortunately, there are a few non-trap options that you can look into to remove mice from your property […]

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December 21, 2021
How To Remove Your Scent From Your Mouse Traps

Because of their keen sense of smell, mice are exceptionally sensitive to the scent that you leave on any trap that you set out for them. This can make all but the most appetizing of traps almost useless especially if you have a sizable mice problem or a particularly clever critter on your hands. Luckily, […]

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November 30, 2021
How to Get Mouse Trap Glue Off Cat Paws?

Glue traps, also known as glue boards or sticky boards, are often made of plastic trays or sheets of cardboard that have been coated with a ultra-strong adhesive. Mice, rats, and other small creatures that come into contact with the glue become immobilized and unable to move without assistance. While this is great if you’re […]

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November 29, 2021
How to Safely Open a Mouse Trap

Spring-loaded traps are some of the most common types of traps that you can find. This is because they’re mostly affordable, can be bought in bulk, and effective. It does this by snapping down with its powerful spring mechanism. The problem that most people face is that setting up the trap requires you to pull […]

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November 27, 2021
How to Stiffen the Spring of a Mouse Trap

Rodent problems are universal, and people around the world address these problems through using mouse traps, which have proven effective and even more innovative through time. The heart of an effective trap is the spring, what is called a helical torsion spring, or simply a torsion spring. It's a spring that operates on a twisting […]

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November 25, 2021
Facts About Mouse Traps That You Need to Know

Rodents are a common household pest that often lurk in the shadows in the cracks, crevices, and small crawl spaces inside your home. Unlike termites that can be difficult to detect and control on your own, rodent control at home can be easily done by placing mouse traps. These bait stations or traps are one […]

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October 31, 2021
How To Naturally Kill Flying Termites Without Chemicals

Winged termite swarmers are a serious sign that you may have a termite infestation. At the very first sightings of their traces in your home, it is a smart move to immediately set up termite bait traps to prevent the infestation from getting worse. Most termite killers and termiticide options in the market are chemical-based […]

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October 31, 2021
Will a Termite Bait Station Work With Flying Termites?

Termites are extremely destructive pests and without any sort of structural protection, they can easily make their way to your home and start an infestation. Naturally, no homeowner wants to have a termite infestation so it’s always best to set up your defenses as early as possible. One of the popular termite control measures is […]

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October 31, 2021
Why Do Flying Ants and Termites Often Appear at Night?

Flying ants and winged termites are a sight that no homeowner wants to see in their homes. These two destructive pests are known to cause extensive damage that can amount to thousands of dollars in repairs. Now if you have an active ant or termite infestation, you might be wondering why they only appear at […]

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October 31, 2021
Could A Flying Termite Come From A Neighbor’s House?

There is no homeowner who’s completely safe from the risk for termite infestation and other pest problems. Without a proper termite control or barrier in place, termites will always find their way into your home in search of food source and shelter to ensure their survival. It’s important to know that termites are active almost […]

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September 29, 2021
The Best Outdoor Deck Insecticides To Kill Flying Ants and Termites

Termites can weaken or entirely destroy a house's timber-bearing structures over a few years. Termite extermination is a matter of life and death for your home. A termite treatment that you can do yourself is a must. So what are the  best outdoor deck insecticides to kill flying ants and termites? Harmful pests will have […]

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September 23, 2021
What Are Those Flying Insects That Come Out of the Drain?

There are flying insects that look like winged termites, which can be difficult to distinguish from other insects because of their similar characteristics and elements. However, drain flies can be annoying and bothersome to have in your home, and it’s essential to seek damage control immediately.  So what are those flying insects that look like […]

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September 20, 2021
Is It Okay To Spray Swarms of Termites?

Don’t be alarmed if some termites appear in and around your home. If you see flocking termites, the first thing you should do is to turn off anything that attracts them, like outside lights.  If you see dead termites, you can sweep them up or save them in a container for inspection. They don't eat […]

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September 18, 2021
What’s The Difference Between Flying Tropical Rough Head Drywood Termites and Eastern Subterranean Termites?

Termites are considered to be one of the most expensive pests, especially for homes, due to their destructive nutritional requirements. Termites, like other pests, come in a large variety of species of termites, with roughly 2,750 worldwide. Only a few of them, however, are considered pests because of their interactions with people. So what's the […]

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August 23, 2021
What Eats Spiders?

With all the pests roaming around and the multitudes of species they breed, humans don't have the power to control them completely. This is when Mother Nature takes charge. A great representation is the spider, one of the ordinary sustenance of many animals living in the ground, up in the air, and below the water. […]

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August 23, 2021
Signs of Spider Infestation

When it comes to pests, spiders are nearly in a category all their own. There’s the house spider, orb-weaver spider, brown recluse spider, cellar spider, and the list goes on. Even if most species are considered harmless and are actually reliable pest controllers, it doesn't outweigh the nuisance it brings, especially when they nest inside […]

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August 23, 2021
How To Kill Spiders

While most species are not dangerous, spiders can be a nuisance when they get inside your home. They spin webs everywhere, jump out at you when you're least expecting it, hide in your personal belongings, and leave spider bites that can be painful. Moreover, the presence of spiders can indicate another pest problem since spiders […]

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August 23, 2021
Where Do Spiders Nest?

You may have noticed a spider roaming around your home on occasion, but it's a different story if they’ve already built nests. Not only is a spider nest a dreadful sight and nuisance, but it can also lead to a troubling concern for homeowners soon, as more spiders are also set to emerge.  Where exactly […]

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July 19, 2021
How to Keep Hornets Away

Hornets have created turmoil for humans since the beginning of time. They tend to sting when provoked and can also squirt venom into the eyes of their enemies, causing temporary blindness. On top of this, they bring nuisance and invade your personal space by building a nest in places like attics, eaves, and garages.  So, […]

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July 19, 2021
What Exactly Are Murdering Hornets?

In late 2019, two unusual hornets with orange and black markings and long stingers were spotted in Washington State. This is the first time these species invaded North America. Further investigation by the Washington State Department of Agriculture and a managing entomologist revealed they were murder hornets, the world's largest wasps, growing nearly two inches […]

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July 19, 2021
Hornets vs. Bees: What's the Difference?

Have you heard of insect species like the giant hornet, murder hornet, Asian hornet, Asian giant hornet or Vespa mandarinia, solitary wasps, and a bunch of other stinging insects? Unless you’re a beekeeper, probably not.  Because the most common types we always encounter at home are the wasp, bumble bee, honeybee, bee, and hornet. And […]

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July 19, 2021
How to Treat a Hornet Sting at Home

It's finally summer, the weather is friendly and inviting. It's time to enjoy the great outdoors. As you walk in your garden, you notice something else has come out to play: Hornets. Do they sting, and how do you treat a hornet sting at home? Yes. A hornet sting is much more powerful than an […]

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June 10, 2021
How to Exterminate Indoor and Outdoor Ant Infestation With Ant Baits

Have you ever said, "My house is loaded with ants inside and out. I need a good bait enough to kill them all"? Ants are one of the most common pests both homeowners and renters encounter. These tiny pests can be found both indoors and outside and will survive where they find food and water […]

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June 10, 2021
Outdoor Ant Baits to Eliminate Ants in Your Yard

Ants can be quite destructive to all yard types once their numbers begin to get out of control and in plague proportions. The ant colony can cause significant cosmetic damage to your lawn as they create mounds of excavated soil on the surface of your yard known as an ant hill. Their damage can then […]

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June 10, 2021
What Are Child Safe Ways to Bait and Kill Ants?

An ant invasion is not only a source of nuisance but also a cause of damages to pieces of furniture and the property. Repellents and insecticides are two of the common products that control ant infestation. However, these products often contain toxic chemicals and substances that are harmful to people, especially young children.  So what […]

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June 10, 2021
Can Ant Bait Kill Termites?

Termites and ants are both nuisance pests that trouble homeowners each year. Their infestation could mean significant property damage since they can both attack the wood structure that makes up the foundation of the home. Knowing how to control them can minimize the destruction they can bring upon your assets.  So will ant bait kill […]

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May 30, 2021
Ways to Deal With Ants Covering Bait With Dirt

Certain ant species tend to bury large food sources that can’t be easily carried back to their nest. This essentially allows them to break down large chunks of the food source into smaller pieces, allowing them to bring it back to their colony bit by bit. If you’re currently using ant baits to deal with […]

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May 30, 2021
What Is the Best Bait for Odorous Ants?

Tapinoma sessile, better known as the odorous house ant, is an ant species native to the United States. True to their name, they emit a foul odor whenever attacked or killed. They regularly enter houses in search of food, and they tend to nest in large numbers. So it's important to perform proper odorous ant […]

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May 30, 2021
Natural Ant Bait Recipes That Actually Work

Ant infestations may not be the worst pest problem you’ll encounter, but they’re still very annoying. Aside from the damage they could cause, ants could also bring unwanted bacteria to your household. Luckily, many ant baits are available to help you entrap and get rid of these pesky insects. When it comes to ant baits, […]

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May 30, 2021
A Guide on How to Bait Ants Successfully at Home

Ants are a common household nuisance. They can be found in almost every nook and cranny inside the house and are mostly the top concern for homeowners. According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), ant infestation is the number one problem in American households. So how do you successfully bait ants at home? Ant […]

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