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How to Kill Pests

How to Kill Pests How to Kill Pests Upon discovering that you have an infestation problem, you will likely immediately take action to rid yourself of it, but those little critters can be stubborn in both refusing to leave the premises and refusing to die. If you have unfortunately found yourself to be losing a war against an animal you could squish with a baby’s flip-flop, know that there is hope. If you do not know how to kill pests at all or if you have hit a wall in your campaign to take back your house,...

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Winged Ants

Winged Ants Winged Ants Although most ants are wingless, during certain times of year swarms of winged ants are a common site to see. These ants are most commonly known as alates, swarmers, or reproductive. They are commonly mistaken for termites, though there are a few things that do set them apart such as elbowed antennae, thin waists, and smaller hind wings than that of the front. There are three parts to the ant colony, queens, males, and workers. The female winged ant is larger than the male, and...

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Bed Bugs Spray

Bed Bugs Spray Bed Bugs Spray There are many ways that you can get rid of a bed bug infestation, just one of these ways is to either purchase or hire an exterminator to spray your home. This does not guarantee that the bed bugs will be completely exterminated since most sprays do not kill the eggs that are produced by the bed bugs, but it does rid you of the ones that have already hatched. There are many things that you can do to ensure that a spray works effectively to kill off the infestation, however, you...

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Flying Termites

Flying Termites The Scourge of the Sky: Flying Termites One of the first signs that a home might have a termite problem is the presence of flying termites, which present a very noticeable public showing by appearing in large swarms around the infested area. Flying termites should be considered a fairly ominous sign, as they indicate the existence of an established and mature colony; in fact, most colonies will not produce a swarm until they are four or five years old. Flying Termites or Flying Ant? Termites...

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Signs of Termites

Signs of Termites Do You Have Termites? There are a few phrases that no homeowner ever wants to hear and “You have termites,” definitely ranks near the top of the list. Luckily, if you know how to spot signs of termite infestation, you can often take care of the problem before it becomes a hazard.Signs of Termites – SwarmingThe most obvious sign of termites and the one that people typically notice first is the swarm. Swarming happens when a termite colony reaches a certain size (the exact...

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