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Common Pest Control Words and Phrases the Pro’s Use

It’s no secret that pest control professionals use their own industry terms and slang. No matter what the profession, it always will come with its own vernacular. The vocabulary of any profession creeps into everyday speech, often confusing clients and customers. Pest control services are no different. It can be frustrating when a pest control professional is talking to you, and you have no idea what he or she is saying. However, it’s important to understand causes, prevention and treatment of pests to keep your home and family safe. The warm weather of the summer months often brings with it Read more
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Professional Pest Control Products vs DIY Remedies: Are They The Same?

For pest control problems, there are so many over-the-counter remedies. Are these the same as what a pro uses? In short, no. The products that professionals use are not available to the general public. They are often the most effective treatment, but, only a licensed exterminator can use them for the safety of the general public and the environment. DIY remedies do have their place, however, such as with a small presence of flies, wasps or ants. If your DIY remedy fails to get rid of the problem, it’s best to call in professionals. For more information on solving your Read more
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When Fumigation is Necessary vs General Pest Control

Not all pest control options are created equal. You’ve probably seen a home tented, but when is this really necessary? Fumigation, also known as “tenting,” is a treatment for the complete extermination of pests. Tenting is a drastic measure used to rid a structure of a severe infestation. Fumigation is also used on shipping containers to kill any exotic pests from overseas. General pest control, however, is a more localized approach for smaller problems such as rodents, carpenter ants and roaches. Most commonly, tenting treats a serious termite infestation. All food must be properly stowed and all people and pets Read more
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Do I Need a Pest Control Service?: 5 Do’s and Don’ts of Pest Control

Being independent and trying to tackle problems that arise around your home is a great endeavor, but sometimes when you don’t have the expertise, the safety of you and your family could be at risk. That’s why when it comes to pests, you need a pest control service in Frisco, TX. Here is a list of do’s and don’t for pest control and why safety is so critical: Do try to prevent pests in the first place Don’t use a pesticide without thoroughly reading the label Do dispose of pesticide containers properly Don’t use more than the recommended amount Do Read more
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Preventative Pest Control Versus Pest Extermination

If you see one or more pests in your home, your first instinct will most likely be to call an exterminator, but becoming more familiar with preventative pest control should be a priority. Unfortunately, most homeowners do not understand there is a difference between control and extermination of pests. Here is a bit of information that will help you learn the difference. Prevention Is Key One of the easiest ways to reduce your need for full-blown extermination is with prevention. Preventative pest control involves a few critical steps. Through a detailed inspection and evaluation, your pest control technician will notify Read more
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4 Signs You Have a Bedbug Infestation and Need Home Pest Control Help

Bed bugs can be an awful and distressing problem. Signs that you have a bed bug problem may be hard to see initially. Many times these pests are confused with other annoying insects. You can determine whether you have a bed bug issue in your home by considering the following signs and symptoms. 1. Irritating Bite Marks Bed bugs leave small clusters or lines of red, flat marks on the skin. If you or your loved ones experience these types of bites, you may have a bed bug problem. While these bites do not spread disease, they can cause irritation Read more
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DIY Kid-Friendly and Effective Pest Management Solutions

Visit your local home improvement or discount store, and you will find a large selection of sprays, pellets, and applications for your home’s pest management needs. While these products may be effective at deterring or killing pests, they contain toxic chemicals that are too harsh to have in your home and around your children and pests. Thankfully, safer alternatives are available. Here are a few kid-friendly, healthy, and effective options to rid your home of pests. Basic Pest Repellent Spray A basic can of bug spray is useful in a variety of situations. Douse your home with this safe and natural Read more
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Winter Prevention Tips Approved By Your Pest Control Company

Winter is quickly approaching, so it is time to ask your pest control company for tips on protecting your home from potential bugs and rodents. Even though you may prefer to focus on your heating system and holiday decorations, pest prevention should also be on your list of priorities to keep your home and family safe. Here are a few tips to prevent pests this winter: Heating System Temperatures will begin to drop in the fall and winter months, which means you will want to amp up your heating system. As the system pulls air from the outside, heats it, Read more
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4 Preventative Pest Control Measures for Your Small Business

Owning a small business relies on having a positive image to the local population, so investing in preventative pest control in Frisco, TX is a must so not to give the impression that your business is unclean. During the fall months, pest appearances are on the uptick as they take advantage of opportunities to get to safety before the winter arrives. Here are 4 tips on how to prevent pests from invading your small business this fall: Seal any cracks or gaps Eliminate moist spaces with a dehumidifier Rake the leaves Take out garbage and keep sealed For all your Read more
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Pest Control Approved Guide to Inspecting a Rental for Infestations

From hiring movers and signing your lease to packing and cleaning, moving into a rental apartment or home can be overwhelming so you may not place much time or energy into pest control. Unfortunately, signing a lease for a rental that is infested with insects and rodents can be dangerous to your physical and emotional well-being. Before you sign your lease, be sure to ask if you can see the specific unit (or home) you’ll be renting and look for these signs of a pest infestation. Cockroaches Cockroaches are not pleasant to see, let alone live with, so you must Read more