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Termite Damage

Termite Damage Do You Have Termite Damage? Termites are one of the worst pests you can get in your home. They can literally destroy your home to a point where nobody can any longer inhabit the house. Termites not only eat wood and will consume houses primarily made of wood, they can also chew through plaster and many other materials. Sometimes people have no idea that their house has an infestation of termites until the termites have so ravished the house that costly repairs are needed. With a little...

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How to Get Rid of Moles

How to Get Rid of Moles Pests in the yard or garden can be a serious problem. After all, you work hard to make your garden and to maintain your yard. Moles are one if those pests that can ruin all of that hard work. Moles are not always terrible to have around. They can arrogate the soil and make the garden or grass grow better. However, while one or two moles don’t hurt and can even be helpful, a large infestation of moles can put an end to your flower bed or fresh vegetables. Moles are mammals that burrow in...

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DIY Pest Control

DIY Pest Control DIY PEST CONTROL If you’ve discovered that your home is infested with termites you are likely concerned if not panicked about what to do to get rid of them. Termites are not easy critters to eradicate. That is why many people turn to professionals to take care of a termite problem. However, professionals are expensive and hiring one can be a hassle. Additionally when you hire someone else you give them some of the power over your home. Be your own pest removal expert and exterminate those...

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How to Get Rid of Squirrels

How to Get Rid of Squirrels How to get rid of squirrels Squirrels may be the cutest rodents ever. They run around in the trees and cleverly tease dogs and cats for hours. They can even be tamed to some degree as they beg for food in parks and eat happily out of squirrel feeders. However, at some point they will overrun the yard. They can get into garbage, eat any food left out for birds and destroy the plants that you take such care to grow. When this happens they no longer become the crafty little clowns of the trees but...

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Termite Pictures

Termite Pictures Termites: A Visual Guide Termite Pictures The United States is home to about 50 species of termite, which is quite a low number when one considers that South America has 400 and Africa has at least 1,000 different species. There are three main types of termites: dampwood, drywood, and subterranean, examples of which are below. Termite Pictures Dampwood TermitesPacific Dampwood Termite Scientific name: Zootermopsis angusticollis Quick facts:Found in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho,...

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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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Termite Queen

Termite Queen Meet the Termite Queen. Termites are members of the order Isoptera, in which there are five distinct, or major families; Rhinotermitidae, Termopsidae, Kalotermitidae, Termitidae, and Hodotermitidae. Each has distinct traits and several species are able to reside in different habitats. Rhinotermitidae encompass subterranean termite species that are commonly known for infecting homes. Termopsidae tend to make their homes in rotten wood, either found in nature or sometimes in homes. Kalotermitidae...

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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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Baby Termites

Baby Termites The interesting life cycle of the termite There are over 2,000 different species of termites on the planet and each can have lengthy lifespans that can last years or even decades. They form many unique and interesting types of nests and play an important role in their native ecosystems. They help break down decaying trees in forests and can even contribute to nutrients in the soil if they are the subterranean types. Many animals, and in some areas humans, use them as a primary or secondary food...

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