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Why Is Pest Control Crucial for Restaurants?

August 7, 2022

Keeping your establishment clean and pest-free is crucial to its success; no one wants to see pests in their restaurant. The presence of insects and rodents in these places can lead to severe consequences, from damaged reputation to financial losses. Specifically, here are some of the reasons why restaurant pest control is essential: Pests Cause Health Hazards When pests are found in your restaurant, you will get low ratings on a safety inspection. This is ...

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Reasons Why You Should Leave Termite Treatment to the Professionals

July 11, 2022

Often, the first instinct of the modern homeowner when it comes to fixing issues around their house is to go online and search for a do-it-yourself solution. While you can mend and remedy most problems with a hands-on approach, one thing that's best left to the experts is termite control and management. Compared to rats and cockroaches, the wood-boring insects pose severe problems not only to you and your family but also to your ...

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Most Common Types of House Spiders

June 3, 2022

Spiders are everyday pests in American households. The eight-legged creatures typically frequent bathrooms, attics, and basements, though they can also be prevalent in other parts of your home. While most types of house spiders are non-venomous, you should be wary of a few poisonous species. Knowing the common variations, like the brown recluse, will help you with spider identification and removal should you see one. Brown Recluse Within the Loxosceles species, the brown recluse holds ...

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How To Get Rid of Ants in Your Home

May 6, 2022

Compared to other pests, ants are pretty harmless. Black ants, among the most common species, aren't aggressive enough to bite humans and are primarily preoccupied with gathering food for their colony. However, it doesn't change the fact that they are pests. Ants can be a major annoyance, especially when prevalent inside your home. The little creatures are also known to spread bacteria, which can become a health hazard if left unchecked. With these ...

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Spring Lawn Care Tips and Checklist

April 18, 2022

Springtime spells a fresh start for many things, including the growth of greenery in your yard. If you want to have a beautiful, well-groomed lawn by the summer, you'll best take good care of your landscape early. You can call spring lawn care services, but you can also take a DIY approach if you don't mind a little soil on your hands. Caring for your lawn in spring has its fair share of ...

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How To Get Rid of Brown Recluse Spiders

March 10, 2022

Spider Control: How To Get Rid of Brown Recluse Spiders in Your Home The brown recluse is among the deadliest spiders in America. It's no black widow, but its threat levels are still pretty high. One bite from this species poses serious health dangers to humans and the possibility of death to animals. This guide will help you detect signs of a brown recluse infestation. It includes preventative measures against the venomous insect, such ...

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Tips for Inspecting a Bed Bug Infestation in Your Office

February 25, 2022

Finding signs of a bed bug infestation at home is a nuisance, but seeing traces in the office can breed potential disaster. The presence of bloodsucking insects in the workplace can make employees uncomfortable. Plus, the worst-case scenario, tiny tick bites and red skin sores aside, is for the unwanted guests to hinder work productivity. If you decide to be proactive and look for bed bugs in the workplace, here are some tips to help ...

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How To Prevent Mice From Coming Into Your Office

January 19, 2022

Mice are attracted to sources of food and shelter. This is why the little rodents lurk in most houses. But every once in a while, you may notice mice running around—not at home—but inside your workplace. As your office is a professional space, the presence of vermin can disrupt the environment. Rodents skittering across work stations and the pantry also present a sanitary hazard to employees. If you want to know how to ...

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How To Keep Rodents Away During Winter

December 1, 2021

Wintertime is a season filled with holiday parties with family and friends. For humans, that is. Other wild creatures, such as rodents, scamper out in the cold while looking for food and shelter. Rats and raccoons, in particular, are on the hunt for warmth and edible scraps. And your well-decorated home is prime real estate for their freezing little paws. If four-legged pests have decided to camp inside your house or yard, there's no ...

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Tips for Dead Raccoon Removal in Your Property

November 3, 2021

When you ponder about home maintenance, you think of cleaning, repairs, and installations. But imagine going out to your yard one day and finding a dead raccoon, an animal known to carry many infectious diseases. Do you know how to approach the situation? And do you know how to remove the animal carcass safely? Disposing of a deceased raccoon is not as easy as it sounds. You have to consider the health risks and use ...

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