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5 Pests Problems When It Rains

Sometimes pest problems are worse after periods of rainy weather since rain can drive them out of their protective shelters or hiding places and leaves behind areas of standing water. Here are 5 pests commonly seen after rain and tips...
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9 Common Types of Spiders: Identification, Threats & Prevention Tips

1. BROWN RECLUSE SPIDER Environment: Woodpiles and sheds Closets, garages, and cellars Any places that are dry and undisturbed Favor cardboard indoors because it mimics tree bark Identification: Adults are 1/4″ to 3/4″ body length Dark violin shaped image on...
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Ant Identification & Treatment Tips

Because there are over 12,000 species of ants in the world, it can be difficult to determine what kind of ants you’re seeing in and around your home…which is an important step in getting rid of ants. Ants are social...
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Swarming Termites or Flying Ants?

Seeing “flying ants” around your home? They may not be ants. Spring is the season of swarming termites, which look similar to winged ants but have a few distinct, physical differences: 2 pair of wings – equal in length, straight...
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How to Prevent Fleas & Ticks

While fleas are most active in the summer and ticks in the spring and fall, flea and tick prevention should be a year-round effort to keep your pets a family safe from the associated health risks – skin irritation, inflammation,...
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8 Common Snakes in Tennessee

Here are 8 of the most common snakes you may encounter in Tennessee including identification tips, threats, and treatment recommendations: 1. Eastern Kingsnakes Eastern kingsnakes are large snakes, usually 3-4 feet long, shiny black in color with white or yellow...
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Common Mosquito-borne Diseases: Symptoms & Prevention Tips

With the onset of mosquito season here in Tennessee, now is the time to protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites and the diseases they carry. Here are 3 common mosquito-borne diseases you should be aware of this summer...
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Spring Cleaning: Tips to Prevent & Eliminate Pests

Spring has sprung! It’s the season of home cleaning, warm weather, sunshine, travel, and…PEST INVASIONS. Here’s what you can do to prevent and get rid of household pests this Spring. Seal Entry Points Common pest entry points – cracks or...
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6 Ways to Prevent Winter Pests

Unfortunately, bugs are a year-round nuisance. When the cool, fall temperatures turn cold, certain pests seek warmth, shelter, or food indoors – like ladybugs, box elders, stink bugs, caterpillars, moths, flies, crickets, rodents, and other wildlife like squirrels and raccoons. Before the...
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Back to School Tips to Prevent Bed Bugs

With schools back in session, it’s important to know how to protect your home from a potential bed bug infestation. Bed bugs thrive in heavily populated areas, like classrooms and college dorms, and are excellent hitchhikers. The National Pest Management Association...
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