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Pest Control Tips… Delivered with a Smile! – September 2019

Plano TX Buffalo Gnat Pest Patrol and August 2019 Update Table of Contents Pest Patrol Fruit Flies Welcomed Praise! On a Personal Note Referral Rewards Pest Patrol Fruit Flies: Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Denton County, Dallas County and surrounding areas Fruit flies are tiny flying insects. They tend to infest homes having ripe, rotting or decayed fruit and veggies in the open (on counters or in uncovered trash cans.) They are also attracted to fermented beverages like wine and beer as well as rotting debris in drains and garbage disposals. The insect may enter your home through gaps around doors or Read more
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Pest Control Tips… Delivered with a Smile! – August 2019

Plano TX Buffalo Gnat Pest Patrol and August 2019 Update Table of Contents Pest Patrol Buffalo Gnat Welcomed Praise! On a Personal Note Referral Rewards Pest Patrol Buffalo Gnat: Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Denton County, Dallas County and surrounding areas There are a few gnat species; some bite, some do not. But all of them are unwanted in and around your home. The Buffalo gnat (also called a black fly) is a biting variety, especially around the neck, ears, and ankles. Females live on the blood of humans, pets, birds and livestock: males eat the nectar of flowers. Their bite is Read more
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Pest Control Tips… Delivered with a Smile! – July 2019

Plano TX Carpenter Bees Pest Patrol and July 2019 Update Table of Contents Pest Patrol Carpenter Bees Welcomed Praise! On a Personal Note Referral Rewards Pest Patrol Carpenter Bees: Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Denton County, Dallas County and surrounding areas Carpenter bees look like bumble bees. They get the name from their nesting habits. Most dig tunnels into dead wood (like your house!) They excavate nearly perfect circular holes about a half inch across by vibrating their bodies as they rasp their mandibles. The bee tunnels in about an inch, makes a turn then burrows 4 – 6 inches along the Read more
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Pest Control Tips for Texas residents . . . June 2019

Texas Flies Pest Patrol and June 2019 Update Table of Contents Pest Patrol Flies Welcomed Praise! On a Personal Note Referral Rewards Pest Patrol Flies: Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Denton County, Dallas County and surrounding areas Flies always have two wings (but not more.) There are thousands of species; dozens in this area. Ecologically, flies serve two important purposes: (1) They are pollinators (second only to bees) and (2) They help clean up the environment by eating decaying matter (and laying their eggs in decaying matter as a food source after hatching). But that still doesn’t mean you want them around Read more
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Pest Control Tips for Texas residents . . . May 2019

Texas Springtails Pest Patrol and May 2019 Update Table of Contents Pest Patrol Springtails Welcomed Praise! On a Personal Note Referral Rewards Pest Patrol Springtails: Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Denton County, Dallas County and surrounding areas Springtails are tiny, usually 1/32nd to 1/16th inch long (shorter than the year stamp on a penny.) Depending on the species, the color can be black, grey, white, yellow or red. They get their name because they spring-jump 3 – 4 inches with a tail-like appendage folded under their body. And while they are harmless to humans and animals, they can be a nuisance. Springtails Read more
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Pest Control Tips for Texas residents . . . April 2019

Texas Fleas Pest Patrol and April 2019 Update Table of Contents Pest Patrol Fleas Welcomed Praise! On a Personal Note Referral Rewards How to Pick the Best Rodent Control Services Pest Patrol Fleas: Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Denton County, Dallas County and surrounding areas Fleas are parasites who feed by sucking blood from their host – your cat, dog, bird, bunny or YOU. They have adapted well to this purpose – flattened bodies to move through fur, feathers or clothing, strong claws to hold onto their host, a tough outer body that withstands attempts to eliminate them by scratching or squashing, Read more
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Pest Control Tips for Texas residents . . . March 2019

Texas Crickets Pest Patrol and March 2019 Update Table of Contents Pest Patrol Crickets Welcomed Praise! On a Personal Note Referral Rewards How to Prevent a Texas Rat Infestation​ Pest Patrol Centipedes and Crickets: Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Denton County, Dallas County and surrounding areas There are several species of crickets in this area ranging in size from 1⁄2 to 1 1⁄2 inches long. One of their most recognizable features is the ability to make a chirping sound with their body. Their preferred habitat is outside in cool, dark, damp places like under logs, rocks, leaves and wood. But under the Read more
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How Termites in Texas are A Big Problem – and What to Do about It Right Now

How Termites in Texas are A Big Problem – and What to Do About It Right Now The dream house you have was worth saving for and you shouldn’t let termites cause damage to your house. Termites in Texas are increasing in numbers. According to Safe Pro Pest Control, Texas has the highest concentration of termites in the country. It’s either you got termites in your house or you don’t. But the thing is, with the humidity and moisture Texas has, your house is at risk for termite infestation. You’re bound to have problems with termites eventually especially if your Read more
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Pest Control Tips for Texas residents . . . February 2019

Pest Control Tips for Texas residents . . . Delivered with a Smile! Table of Contents Pest Patrol Centipedes and Millipedes Welcomed Praise! On a Personal Note Referral Rewards 8 Steps for a Do-It-Yourself Rodent Inspection Have Your Other Service Providers Look For Signs of rats Pest Patrol Centipedes and Millipedes: Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Denton County, Dallas County and surrounding areas Millipedes look like worms with legs; centipedes tend to be have flatter bodies. Both have many legs but nowhere near as many as their name implies. (Centi is Latin for 100 and Mille means 1,000.) And both have long Read more
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Pest Control Tips for Texas residents . . . January 2019

Pest Control Tips for Texas residents . . . Delivered with a Smile! Table of Contents Amazing Comeback Pest Patrol Silverfish Random Fact File Happy Anniversary in 2019 Bet You Didin’t Know Confused Classified Quote of the Month A Satisfying Slumber Welcomed Praise! On a Personal Note Referral Rewards Rodents Invade Attics and Crawlspaces Causing Thousands of Dollars in Damage! Optional Lifetime Warranty Happy New Year! A new calendar. A fresh start. I hope the new year brings you wonderful opportunities and joy to you and yours! Amazing Comeback In the 1930s a Cincinnati soap company created a doughy detergent Read more