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4 Signs You Have a Cockroach Infestation

There’s a lot to love about living in Florida. However, the very conditions that make it so attractive to humans are also ideal for a wide array of pests. In particular, cockroaches frequently find their way into local homes, causing full-fledged infestations. It pays to take action at the first sign of trouble, but do you know how to tell if your home has been invaded by these wily pests? Read on to learn about four telltale signs that cockroaches have taken up residence in your home, so that you can call our roach control professionals before it's too late. Four Signs of a Cockroach Infestation If cockroaches have infiltrated your home, you may start to notice one or more of the following signs: Sightings – This one may seem obvious, but it deserves a mention. If you see one cockroach in your home, odds are that there are more where...
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Fall Wildlife in Florida

During the fall, some animals tend to become especially active. In preparation for the colder weather ahead, they will be on the search for reliable sources of food and shelter. Your home could definitely become a target, and need some wildlife control. Here’s an overview of the fall wildlife in Florida. Raccoons Raccoons are considered to be some of the biggest nuisances in the state. These masked animals easily adapt to new environments, which makes them even more of a problem. They will eat virtually anything. Although raccoons tend to sleep a lot during the winter, they will be trying to store up body fat during the fall. If a raccoon happens to take refuge on your property, be very cautious. Raccoons have a tendency to become aggressive when approached. Possums Possums are just as problematic as raccoons. They have a knack for raiding dumpsters and trash cans. You definitely don’t...
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Fall Turf Care Tips

Maintaining a clean, nicely landscaped yard is an excellent way to ward off some of the most common pests. Like many people, however, you may think that turf care can safely fall by the wayside when fall arrives. In reality, though, it is crucial to take steps to prepare turf for the colder months ahead. Keep reading to find out how. Tips for Caring for Turf in the Fall Get your lawn ready for the winter with these fall care tips: Clear Leaves - Stay on top of the leaf situation. If allowed to go for too long, leaves can pile up and damage your turf. Piles of leaves trap moisture and block sunlight, which leads to a decaying mess. Blow or rake leaves often to keep this issue at bay. Keep Mowing - Continue to cut your lawn throughout the fall, maintaining a height of around 2.5 to 3 inches....
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Did You Know Impact is QualityPro Certified?

With so many pest control companies competing for your business, how are you supposed to identify the right one? One thing that separates so-so companies from stellar ones is a QualityPro certification. To qualify for this certification, a pest control company must demonstrate proficiency across 16 standards. Impact Pest Elimination is proud to possess this certification; read on to learn more about it. What is the QualityPro Certification? QualityPro certification is a program that is available to U.S. and Canadian pest control companies that are members of the National Pest Management Association, or NPMA. In exchange for meeting a variety of standards, certified companies gain access to a wealth of useful resources. More importantly, they demonstrate their ongoing commitment to quality. Unsure when you should contact a pest control company? Learn when it's time to call. Signs You Should Hire A Pest Professional Benefits of Hiring a QualityPro Certified Pest Control...
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Bed Bugs Don't Just Infest Beds?

While their name may suggest that they like nothing better than snuggling under the covers, bed bugs don't just infest beds. In fact, these hardy pests are quite happy to branch out and infest other spaces. What Do Bed Bugs Want? When trying to judge where bed bugs are likely to venture, it helps to understand what motivates them. Bed bugs do not care about hygiene or sanitation. They are looking for a ready source of convenient meals. These obligatory hematophagous ectoparasites only feed on the blood of vertebrates. Sleeping humans are an ideal food source, so they are only too happy to follow them home from a hotel, retail space, cruise ship, school, cab, nursing home, or virtually any other public space. Need to get rid of bed bugs? Here's how. Bye-Bye Bed Bugs Where Do Bed Bugs Hide? In the early stages of an infestation, beds are the most...
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