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  • Mom combing through a little girl's hair with a lice comb
School is back in session! Unfortunately, this means that lice are back too. Here are 6 ways to prevent the spread of lice & treatment tips for anyone infected with lice in your household. 1. Avoid Head-to-head Contact The most...
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There are several different species of roaches but only a few that you’ll see in the U.S. Here are the 2 most common types of cockroaches you’ll see inside your home and tips on how to get rid of them:...
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These pests really get around! Here’s what you should be on the lookout for while taking summer vacations, visiting relatives, or when students return home from college, and tips on how to prevent these unwanted guests: Bed Bugs Usually come...
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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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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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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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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...
  • Furry dog laying down with flea and tick prevention medicine laying in front of him
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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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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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...