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A Few Surprising Facts About Ants

ants pl1In most parts of the world, ants are more of an annoyance than a pest. Across the globe, there are more than 10,000 different ant species. Ants are clever creatures and durable. They are also fascinating. Here are a few surprising facts about ants. Ants are Incredibly Strong Ants are stronger than you might think. The bugs are able to carry much more than their own body weight. In fact, they have the strength to carry from 10 to 50 times their weight. The amount that they can carry is based on the species. For instance, if you run into an Asian weaver ant, it can lift about 100 times its own body mass. The small size of an ant is why the bugs are able to carry so much more than their body weight. They can also generate more force due to their muscles featuring a greater cross-section area compared...
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3 Things to Know About Controlling Turf Pests

Your lawn says a lot about your home. A clean, well-maintained lawn is the envy of the neighborhood and an inviting visual from the curbside. When brown patches and bald spots show up, your grass turns from inviting to drab and unappealing. It's important to treat the problem right away to prevent the damage from spreading throughout your property. 3 Things to Do When Treating Turf Pests Inspect the damage. Do you have patches of dead, brown grass? Is the grass completely gone in some spots, leaving only dirt behind? Are the grass blades yellowing or spotted? You'll have to inspect the damage thoroughly to understand what you're up against. Certain pests cause specific damage. If you're unsure how to identify the problem, it's a good idea to talk with a professional pest control technician for some advice. Identify the pests. Some pests attack your lawn from below the ground while...
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Common Places to Find Rodents in Your Home

rodent pl1Rodents are sneaky by nature, coming out mostly at night to scrounge for food in the kitchen when you're fast asleep. These pests can hide in the most obvious and not so obvious places in your home. No matter where they're hiding, they should be found right away to prevent spreading diseases and fleas throughout your living areas. 4 Common Rodent Hiding Places Crawlspaces The area beneath your home serves as a shelter for many different pests, from insects to rodents. Mice and rats will build their nests in crawlspaces and use open spaces as small as 1.75 mm to enter your home in search of food. Once they get inside, they may relocate their nests to a warmer or cooler part of the indoors depending on the season. Attics An attic is a long way above the ground, but the distance doesn't stop opportunistic rodents from seeking these out-of-the-way spaces....
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3 Reasons You Need To Treat Your Home Fast For Termites

termites plTermites are tiny enough to go unnoticed, but they are one of the biggest external threats that you'll have to face. These insects gained their notoriety by wreaking havoc on homes and businesses in an insidious fashion. Because they live and work together, they are able to destroy wooden structures rather quickly. The time frame can be as short as a couple of months. Therefore, whether it's a large or small termite infestation, it needs to be eliminated immediately. Here are two reasons you should take action now: Lowers Your Home Value Termites are very relentless and resourceful. When they move in with you and get comfortable, they will waste no time with building a new colony because their prime objective is to expand their size. Unfortunately, termites build colonies that will deface your home in one way or another. Drywood termites will hollow out just about any wooden structure to...
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3 Signs You Might Have a Cockroach Infestation

roach plA wide variety of household pests can create chaos in homes across America each year. Finding the presence of these insects or other types of pests can be very troublesome. It's no big surprise that the majority of homeowners want to take care of these pests promptly. However, some types of bugs such as cockroaches may not be easy to detect due to their particular patterns of behavior. Why are cockroaches problematic and how can you recognize a possible infestation? We will address these questions in more detail below. Why are Cockroaches Problematic? While not all pests pose serious threats to humans, cockroaches are not well liked for several reasons. For starters, cockroaches tend to infiltrate the food supply of the homes that they infest. Since they are unclean insects, you would not want to consume any food that has been contaminated by cockroaches. This can lead to a great deal...
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