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Where Pests Like to Enter Your Home

While for people living in homes, the doorways are the only entrances, pests are skilled at finding even the tiniest cracks in your house and using them to get inside. As secure as a house may seem, chances are there are more than enough entry points for pests to infiltrate and infest your home. However, there are ways to keep them at bay. The first step is knowing where to look to find the spots where pests can enter your home. Here are a few tips. Rats and Mice Despite their size, rodents can squeeze through any opening larger than their head, so it’s especially important to check around your house for small holes. Inspect the rubber gasket underneath your garage door and see if, when it closes, it is entirely level with the floor. While you’re outside, check out your dryer damper door and verify that it’s secure and that...
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Knowing Your Homeowners Insurance When It Comes to Pest Control

Many homeowners do not know everything in their homeowner’s policy. When something happens to your home, the first thing you do is call your insurance company. That is also the case when it comes to pest related issues. But what you do not know is most homeowners insurance generally does not cover pest infestations or damages. Homeowners Insurance Limitations Many homeowners policies usually include an exclusion clause which cites pest infestations or damages as a non-covered maintenance item. The homeowner has the sole responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of the house. But, there may be certain situations where pest control or pest-related damages would be covered. For example, you may have a situation where there was damage to your roof. That roof damage has brought in some unwanted guests like squirrels. Now there is a need for pest control because of the non-controllable cause, and your claim could be valid....
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If You See One, It's Too Late - Why You Should Call Pest Control at the First Sign

You’ve only seen a few cockroaches in your home during the day, so you probably think you don’t have a cockroach problem. Think again! Cockroaches are nocturnal, and if you’ve seen one during the day, it very likely means that these roaches were forced out by overcrowding, and that could be a sign that you have a serious infestation. Early Warning Signs Cockroaches can live anywhere in your home, which unfortunately provides an ideal environment and breeding ground because the home offers nesting sites, water and warmth. This means that cockroaches can stay active all year round and this cozy environment means they reproduce quickly. Roaches prefer to live in the dark and are a common home infestation problem, but also one of the most stubborn to get rid of for all of these reasons. Don't ignore the signs that you have a cockroach problem 4 Signs You Have a Cockroach...
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3 Ways Ants Enter Your Home

Few things are as maddening as noticing an ant scurrying across the floor somewhere inside your home. If you live in Florida, you already know how wily these pests can be. With so much year-round moisture, heat and humidity, many species of ants thrive in this part of the country--and they love nothing better than seeking refuge and food inside people's homes. Like many people who discover ants in their home, you may be scratching your head about how they got in. Keep reading to learn more. Did you know ants were incredibly strong? Learn more facts about ants below. A Few Surprising Facts About Ants The Three Most Common Ways that Ants Enter Your Home A common misconception is that ants only bother with messy or dirty homes. In reality, however, ants are looking for more than food when they infest a house. They want shelter and protection too. If...
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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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