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How do I know if I have termites or ants?

To the untrained eye, termites and ants almost look the same. So what’s the difference? How do I know if it’s a devastating termite or a troublesome carpenter ant? Well let’s see. Here’s how to tell the difference between the two: Carpenter Ant Has 3 body segments...

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Even bedbugs need a vacation

For some of us, next week will be the start of spring break: Kids off of school, taking a little time off or going away to some tropical island. This is the time to be take extra steps to ensure that bedbugs do not get into your home. While on vacation, you might...

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Why do spiders scare us

What is it that creeps us out about spiders? Could it be their color? Their eyes? Their speed? Or do our brains sensationalize the creepiness and possible destruction they might inflict on us? In an article by Tamara Cohen for The Daily Mail, she wrote: Psychology...

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Rodents need warmth too

Cooler weather is approaching and just like us, mice and rats would like to snuggle around a fireplace or at least somewhere in your home or business. Truth is, our company becomes quite busy treating for rodents during the fall and winter months. Once they’re in,...

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Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse!

Not even a mouse? Well not exactly. In the old poem “Twas The Night Before Christmas,” the author Clement Clarke Moore must have known that mice were widespread in homes back the 1800’s. Thus, the sarcastic saying not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. These...

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The truth about mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are among the most common and bothersome pests to humans. Since they carry numerous diseases, they also pose a danger to both people and their pets. While disease transmission is extremely rare, in Illinois there are three kinds of encephalitis —...

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