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What Just Bit Me?

Having trouble identifying a red welt or itchy rash? A bug bite could be the cause. Use this guide to identify bug bites, as they could signal a pest infestation or potential disease transmission.

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Pest Control Advice When Buying a New Home

When purchasing a home, certain steps must be taken to ensure things go smoothly. Aside from any cosmetic updates, it’s important to also account for any problems that may not be visible to the naked eye. This is why a new home pest inspection is so important.

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Flea Bites 101

Fleas are certainly an itchy annoyance to cats and dogs, but did you know they can bite and transmit disease to humans, too? Fleas can cause allergic dermatitis and are the most common transmitter of the albeit rare but still present bubonic plague.

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Spring Cleaning Tips for a Pest-Free Home

As the flowers begin to bloom, homeowners will start their spring cleaning. While dusting and sweeping are par for the course, homeowners should be sure to also incorporate proper pest-proofing into their deep clean during the spring.

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Bed Bug Spring Travel Tips

Before the fun in the sun can begin during spring travel season, make sure to practice proper bed bug prevention, or else good memories and a tan may not be the only souvenirs you bring home from vacation.

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New Year, Same Termite Damage

From major renovations to DIY fixes large and small, homeowners should be sure to factor proper pest prevention into their home improvement plans. Termites in particular pose a major threat, causing more than $5 billion in U.S. property damage each year.

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Springtails 101

Also known as snow fleas, read on to learn more about these year round pests, one of the few you'll see outside during the winter.

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Floating Fire Ants: How Fire Ants Survive Flood Waters

How do red imported fire ants survive flood waters? Learn about floating fire ants and get information on how to deal with a red imported fire ant sting.

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List: 6 Tips to Keep Your Home Safe from Pests During Hurricane Season

How can you keep your home safe from pests during hurricane season? These 6 tips will help you to keep your house pest-free even when dealing with hurricanes.

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What is that Buzzing by the Beach?

What are horse flies and how do you deal with them? Horse fly bites can ruin even the best beach days. See our tips on dealing with horse flies at the beach.

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The Science Behind Fireflies

What makes fireflies flash? Read on to learn about the science behind this dazzling summer bug.

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Look Out: Cicadas to Swarm Southeast in Spring 2017

Check out this FAQ to learn about the 17-Year cicadas that are expected to emerge in the spring of 2017 for the first time since 2000.