Is Your House a Termite Magnet?

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If you live in an area where termites are highly active, you need to be aware of how termites behave and what could attract termites to your house. Preventing infestations is just as important as catching infestations early when they do happen.

With just a few preventative measures and with the knowledge of how infestations start, you will be further ahead in avoiding the colossal structural damage that termites can cause.

How Does a Termite Infestation Begin?

What Attracts Earwigs to My Home?

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Children commonly fear earwigs because of the large pincher the insects have on their backsides. The pincher is often large and prominent enough that earwigs have been nicknamed “pincher bugs” by many. But no matter what the bugs are called, you probably do not want them invading your home.

You may spot earwigs in groups or find the insects in specific areas of the house. Help avoid the presence of the insects with some knowledge about earwigs. Once earwigs have entered your home, a professional pest control company will help get rid of the bugs and these extra tips will prevent them from returning.

What Do Homeowners Need to Know About Yellow Jackets?

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Of all the stinging insects, yellow jackets are among the most feared. Even the name gives many people a sense of dread, as these insects are known to be aggressive and invasive. However, while most homeowners do know yellow jackets by name, there is a lot more to know about these stinging, nest-building insects. The following information will help you act more confidently when you encounter them.

What Seasons Do Pests Commonly Invade the Home?

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As a homeowner, you likely know that preparation is key when the threat of pests presents itself. Not only can pests impact everyday living, but certain insects and creatures cause damage to wiring and structural parts of the house. Knowing when to expect certain pests in the home helps you prepare for and prevent damage before the critters have already invaded.

How to Protect Your Pet and Home From Fleas

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Fleas are tiny jumping insects that bite dogs, cats, and people. A flea infestation on a pet, in a yard, or inside a residence can quickly grow out of control as fleas reproduce rapidly. Here are some important tips to keep fleas away this summer.

Are Moths Good Pollinators or Bad Household Pests?

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Wildlife conservation experts encourage residents in Illinois to tolerate good bugs including some species of moths. However, a few species of moths are considered nuisance pests, because the moths enter structures and cause damage to property. Here’s how to tell the difference between a good moth and a bad moth.

What Should I Know About Carpenter Ants?

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Carpenter ants are hard to miss when they’re on your property or in your home. Busy carpenter ants are usually black and measure anywhere from 1/4 to 1/2 inch long. Carpenter ants are the largest U.S. pest ants. Here’s a short guide to carpenter ants and how to manage a carpenter-ant infestation.

What Are Some Frequently Asked Questions About Wasps?

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The arrival of spring means beautiful flowers, warmer days, and the return of many pests. Wasps are amongst the most feared pest in most homeowner’s backyards, which is why you keep an eye out for the telltale beehives hanging from trees, eaves, and overhangs. Unfortunately, the wasps invading your backyard might be collecting under your feet.

Ground wasps are a common pest and learning how to identify them and their hives can help you find the best way to get rid of them. Here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions about ground wasps.

What Should You Know About Spring-Swarming Termites?

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Termites are destructive pests that feed on expensive materials including structural wood, swimming pool liners, books, and insulation. Winged termites swarm in spring as they seek new sites to colonize. If you’re concerned about these pests infesting your property, here are five facts you should know about spring-swarming termites.