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What You Need to Know About Bees & Wasps This Summer

The summer season is one that is usually filled with laughter and excitement as well as time spent outside with your family and friends. However, it's also a time of the year when bees and wasps tend to swarm around more than at any other time of the year. There are a few things that you can keep in mind while you're outside to decrease your chance of being stung and to keep other people from being stung as well. Keep containers outside to a minimum. You should also keep water out of containers that you do keep outside because some bees and wasps tend to make their nests close to a water source. If you see any kind of wasp nest, knock it down before the insect begins to build it to a larger size. Once the larva has been laid and there are wasps swarming around the nest, it......
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How Much Damage Can Termites Actually Do?

On average, it would take a single termite over 3,000 years to eat a 1,000 square foot home. Unfortunately, termites do not live in isolation. They live in colonies that can number into the millions, and multiple colonies can exist on a single property. They also work around the clock, so the damage can mount up quickly. In the U.S., termites account for approximately $5 billion in property damage each year, which is more than most natural disasters. Why Are Termites so Destructive? Termites do much of their work hidden from view. They typically find their way into your home around the foundation or basement and make their cozy nests within the woodwork. Once inside your home, they feed on anything containing cellulose ranging from wooden fixtures to books. By the time that you become aware that you have a termite infestation, the damage is usually quite substantial and can cost......
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Signs You Have Cockroaches in Your Home

Cockroaches might seem like insects that won't cause much damage in the home, but if you have an infestation, there are a few things that could quickly go wrong in the walls or behind your appliances. Cockroaches often carry various types of bacteria as well, which can make people and animals in the home sick if there is a large number of the pests present. It's important to avoid providing an environment that roaches will find welcoming. This means that food should be kept stored in sealed containers and that any water leaks should be repaired because roaches enjoy finding a water source under cabinets and underneath the home. If there are roaches in your home, you'll usually see small black specks on the floor or on the countertops. These small specks are the droppings of the roaches that they leave behind. You might mistake these droppings for dirt or even......
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The Different Types of Ants to Look Out For

Ants are one of the most successful and numerous insects in the world. They can be found on virtually every major landmass except the continent of Antarctica and a few inhospitable islands. Scientists estimate that there could be more than 22,000 species of ants in the world, but they have identified only 12,500 species. Fortunately, there are just four types of ants that people in the Seattle area are likely to encounter. However, each type can require a different treatment method, requiring an accurate identification of the particular ant or ants involved. Because some types of ants look very much like another type, the services of a professional pest control company may be needed to ensure that the correct treatment plan is implemented. Carpenter Ants Carpenter ants are destructive pests that are among the most common types of ants found in Seattle. These ants build their nests in wood, and they......
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How to have a pest-free home in every season

Bugs, spiders and rodents rank high on the list of worries plaguing many homeowners. While most pests are more creepy than dangerous, some pose a threat to your family's health and safety. Keep insect, mouse, rat and spider infestations at bay year-round with these pest-prevention tips from All-Pro Pest Control in Seattle, WA.1. Clear away clutter. Rodents often nest in piles of clutter or boxes filled with clothing and other items. The potentially aggressive hobo spider and other arachnids tend to hide out in dark, cluttered spaces like closets littered with piles of dirty clothes. 2. Get rid of cardboard boxes. Inspect all boxes for pests before bringing them inside, since this is how many unsuspecting homeowners transport cockroaches into their houses. And these filthy bugs leave behind secretions that can attract other cockroaches. Cardboard is also an excellent food source for termites and silverfish. Mice use it to build nests.3. Store......
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