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Fight Back Against Stink Bugs: Seek Professional Help

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Pests can be quite a nightmare for homeowners. Bugs, like cockroaches, can actually live without a head for up to seven days, and it will only die because without a mouth it can’t eat or drink! Although your home might not be at risk of being overrun by cockroaches, you still have to avoid other nasty pests like stink bugs.

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Beware of Biting Bed Bugs: 3 Sure Signs of an Infestation

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Bed bugs are horrible little creatures that cause serious stress and shame for countless homeowners.

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What Are Killer Wasps and How to Deal with Them

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Have you ever seen a giant beeattacking a cicada first-hand?! Despite its looks, this is most likely not really a giant bee...

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Cicadas: What You Need To Know

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Have you ever been awakened in the early morning or kept awake at night with a super loud and annoying “BUZZZZZ” sound happening right outside your window?

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Top Five Pests in Ohio this Summer

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Summer is finally here and so are the pests!

While you are out and about, enjoying the sun, you’re going to encounter many pests that will most certainly sneak into your house. Pests who go into hiding in winter months to stay warm will definitely emerge, reproduce and expand their habitats this season! What are those pests? Why do you see most of them at this time of the year? How can you prevent them from finding their way into your home? How can you get rid of them? Read on to discover more.

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A Mosquito Bite or A Bed Bug Bite

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Waking up with strange red marks on your body makes you wonder… is this a bite from a mosquito or is this one from – hopefully not – a bed bug? It’s always important to figure out what kind of bug bite you have so we can take the best course of action to help you. We have listed some points on how you can tell between the two. Before we get to that, let’s discuss the difference between bed bugs and mosquitoes.

A Mosquito Bite or A Bed Bug Bite

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How to Get Water Bugs Out of Your Pool This Summer

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There are two common types of water bugs that are a nuisance to pool owners and managers:

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Water Bugs and How to Eliminate Them


Looking forward to summer travel and water fun this summer? There are few summertime pleasures that beat time spent in the water. If the sight of bugs sharing your pool isn’t bad enough, some of the culprits actually bite. Water bugs are one of these pests! You will find a lot of them in pools, ponds, lakes and freshwater streams. Water bugs can grow up to more than 12 centimeters long, although the average length is just two centimeters. These are oval-shaped bugs that eat algae, mosquito larvae, and other water microorganisms. Fortunately, they do not bite. They need to breath air so they can be drowned, but they can also fly and lay eggs in pool algae.

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Telltale Signs of a Carpenter Ant Infestation

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Most species of ants are a nuisance at worst, but carpenter ants are capable of dealing real damage to your home if left unchecked. How?

In order for Carpenter ants to make their nests, they excavate through wood. These create tunnels for them to use, and over time can compromise the structural integrity of your home. How can you tell if you have carpenter ants eating at your home? Here are the telltale signs:

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The Deadliest Insect on Earth

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According to the World Health Organization, approximately 725,000 human deaths are caused by mosquitoes each year.

The Deadliest Insect on Earth


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What You Should Know About Carpenter Bees

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There are two types of carpenter bees that can be found within the United States. The large carpenter bees (Xylocopa) and small carpenter bees (Ceratina). The common name “carpenter bee” derives from their nesting behavior; nearly all species burrow into hard plant material such as dead wood or bamboo. The large carpenter bees are the ones mostly responsible for damages known to property owners.

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