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5 Signs That You Might Have a Subterranean Termite Problem

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According to the most recent statistics compiled by pest control professionals, termites are responsible for nearly $30 billion in damage annually to man-made structures and crops in the United States. And the Southeast continues to be the region most vulnerable to infestation. To ensure your property doesn't fall victim to these destructive pests, every homeowner must remain mindful of the following five warning signs and contact pest control if you suspect infestation. The Presence of Flying Termites The first sign of a termite infestation is the presence of flying termites, which are either called swarmers or alates. Flying termites are males and females that have vacated the nest in search of a mate in hopes of establishing a new colony. Subterranean termites will usually swarm at night or after rain, and they're attracted to light sources.  With flying termites also come discarded wings, which occurs after they have found a...
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What Is the Difference Between a Bee and a Wasp?

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Although most people understand the importance of pest control, not everyone knows the difference between wasps and bees. Both insects can give painful stings, but bees and wasps don't always behave in the same way. Not being able to tell these insects apart can cause problems that you will want to avoid. The good news is that you can protect yourself by learning the key factors that separate bees from wasps, and you will be able to choose the best course of action if you spot one of them in your yard or near your home.  Appearance Learning the appearance of bees and wasps is a good place from which to start when your goal is to discover how to tell them apart. When you look at a bee, you will notice a long and fat body, two sets of wings and bright colors. Since wasps often look similar to...
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Don't Bring Bed Bugs Home This Summer

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People from all backgrounds and walks of life look forward to the summer months, and they often plan vacations during this time of the year. If you have been on vacation or plan to take a trip, you will want to be on the lookout for bedbugs so that you don't bring them back home with you. If you enter an area that is infested with the pests, they can get into your clothes and bags, and you won't even know that they are there. Luckily, you can prevent that problem by following a plan and remaining vigilant, and you will be pleased with the outcome. Isolate Your Belongings Isolating your clothes and personal belongings as soon as you arrive at your hotel room or a relative’s home is a smart move. Bedbugs like to hide in furniture, beds and carpet, and you won’t always see them until it’s too...
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