The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Wasp Nest Removal

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  Like honey bees and butterflies, wasps are pollinators that play an essential role in the environment. But they are also highly aggressive and territorial, stinging anyone who seems a threat to their nests. While a beekeeper should relocate a honey beehive on your property, wasp nests should be removed by qualified pest control specialists. … Continue reading The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Wasp Nest Removal

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How to Get Rid of Rats in Your Yard and Keep Them Away for Good

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  Rats are clever, curious rodents who thrive on the outskirts of our homes and businesses. They make a better living off our scraps and trash than they can in truly wild lands. These canny critters are extraordinarily adept at survival, making getting rid of them challenging. Rather than using powerful poisons or cruel traps … Continue reading How to Get Rid of Rats in Your Yard and Keep Them Away for Good

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The Most Common Pests in Late Summer

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  Everyone loves the summer. One of the seasonal perks is that you can wear looser clothing and give your skin a break from being covered up all fall and winter. Unfortunately, the summer is also filled with pests—like mosquitoes—ready and waiting to make you their next meal. Seeing pesky insects outside your home during … Continue reading The Most Common Pests in Late Summer

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Beyond the Buzz: Your Guide to Which Insects Sting

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  Bzzzz — Ow! That is the soundtrack to living with insects that sting. But stinging insects are just defending their nests, albeit vigorously. They attack anyone threatening their nests, sometimes singly and sometimes in groups. Some sting once and then die, while others are equipped to sting over and over again. Still, flying insects … Continue reading Beyond the Buzz: Your Guide to Which Insects Sting

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Warning Signs of a Rodent Infestation

Brown rat looking to the side.

There they are again — those strange scratching and skittering sounds that might be coming from the wall. Surely, it’s not what you dread most — a rodent infestation (ugh!). Unfortunately, mice, rats, and other rodents do move into buildings, seeking warmth, food, and shelter. While winter’s cold is a primary force driving these critters … Continue reading Warning Signs of a Rodent Infestation

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