Pest Articles


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Summer Pest Prevention

Ticks and mosquitoes are two of summer's most dangerous pests. Brush up on pest control tips to prevent bites from them this season.

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10 Tips to Eliminate Indoor Allergy Triggers

Indoor allergens like dust mites, dander and cockroaches can flare allergy symptoms during the spring. Prevent allergies and sneezing with these ten home tips.

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Cockroaches & Disease

Not only are cockroaches are known to trigger asthma and allergies, but they also spread diseases. Learn more.

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2013 Bugs Without Borders Survey: Executive Summary

Read the latest findings about the country's growing problem with bed bugs.

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How to Know When to Hire a Pest Professional

When it comes to pest control, DIY measures are not always effective. Read some pest scenarios and learn the appropriate time to hire an exterminator.

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Know Before You Go

Follow this checklist of bed bugs prevention tips when traveling, including the common signs of bed bugs in hotels.

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Spring Swarmers

Learn about the typical life cycle of a termite colony, which is often made up of workers, soldiers and swarmers.


Buyers Beware

When purchasing a home, it’s essential to schedule a termite inspection and avoid getting stuck with termite damage that is typically not covered by homeowners’ insurance.

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Termites 101

Learn about different termite types like subterranean termites, drywood termites and Formosan termites.

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What kind of bug is THAT?

Check out this guide to identify bugs like centipedes, millipedes, earwigs, crickets, pillbugs, silverfish and boxelder bugs.

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Weird But True: Strange Facts About Occasional Invader Pests

You won't believe these fascinating facts about crickets, ladybugs, centipedes, earwigs, silverfish, millipedes and box elder bugs.

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Five tips to prevent occasional invaders

Learn easy tips to get rid of bugs like boxelder bugs, centipedes, earwigs, ladybugs and other occasional invaders.