How Do I Control Fire Ants in My House and Yard?

Fire ants in a backyard

There are many different kinds of ants that exist in New Jersey, but one of the most concerning types to have around your home is the fire ant. This is because unlike most varieties of ants, fire ants are able to bite and sting people and pets. At the first sign of a fire ant infestation, it’s important to exterminate these pests and take steps for proper fire ant prevention.

Here is some information about how to control fire ants in your house and around your yard. We’ll discuss what fire ants are, where they live, and best practices for fire ant prevention in New Jersey.

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How Often Should an Exterminator Come to Your Home?

Exterminator in a home

Unfortunately, many homeowners in New Jersey wait until the last minute to call an exterminator when they are having a pest problem and already experiencing health risks and structural damage. There are many benefits to frequent pest control visits and various factors that influence how often you need to have an exterminator come out for preventative maintenance.

Here is a discussion about pest control frequency, when to call an exterminator for help, and the best time of year for pest control services.

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What Bat Droppings Look Like and Other Signs of a Bat Infestation

Bat flying in attic

Bats are actually very beneficial to humans because they help pollinate flowers, spread seeds, and eat insects to help control pests. But this certainly doesn’t mean that you want a bat living in your home!

In fact, bats can cause a lot of damage to a home and make you spend hard-earned money on costly repairs.

Here is some information about what bat droppings look like and other common bat infestation signs. We’ll also provide tips about bat removal solutions and how to prevent future infestations of bats in your home.

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Wasp vs. Bee: Which Is It, and How to Deal with a Yard Infestation

A wasp on a pink flower

Maybe it buzzes, maybe it stings, and maybe it’s terrorizing your home and yard.

Wasps and bees are an important part of nature, but it can be very unsettling and unsafe to have them in your personal space.

This article will describe the differences between bees and wasps and provide tips about what you should do if you have a bee or wasp infestation in your yard.

As experts in identifying these species, as well as bee hive removal, we’ll also discuss the importance of removing the entire hive and other preventative tips for a bee-free home.

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Squirrel Diseases That Can Be Spread to Humans

Grey squirrelSquirrels may look harmless while climbing trees and running through the park. But squirrels can actually carry a range of dangerous diseases, some of which can be transferred to humans and pets.

Therefore, it’s a good idea to know the early warning signs of the presence of squirrels in your home so that you can reduce your exposure to squirrel poop and prevent sickness in your family.

This article will describe various squirrel diseases, squirrel disease symptoms, and what you can do to prevent and rid your home of squirrels.

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What Causes Termites and How to Spot Them in Your Home

Wooden doorway with termite damage

Termites are known as wood-eating insects that cause homeowners up to $5 billion in damage every year, according to the National Pest Management Association. But exactly what causes termites, where do they come from, and what do termites look like?

In this article, we’ll answer all of those questions so that you can identify a termite problem early on and call in the professionals for help right away to avoid substantial home damage.

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Why Various Businesses Need Commercial Pest Control

A restaurant being inspected

Many people think of pest control in residential terms for private homeowners who are dealing with mice, termites, and other unwanted creatures. But pest control is very important in the commercial industry as well since many types of businesses are relied upon to be clean, safe, and pest-free.

This article will discuss the importance of having a commercial pest control agency for different types of businesses. Whether your company needs to comply with department health laws, specific food laws and regulations, or complete a hotel inspection checklist, commercial pest control is a must in the business world.

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Diseases from Mice and Tips for Preventing Health Risks

Mouse in someones homeMice aren’t just unsettling to have in the house, they are actually dangerous because of the various diseases they carry. Many of these diseases can be transferred to humans if mice are infesting the home, causing family members to get sick and require professional medical attention.

Here is some information about diseases from mice and the best practices for mouse droppings disease prevention in the home.

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Preventing Infestations of Wood Boring Insects & Firewood Pests

Stack of firewood

Now with the cooler months upon us, it’s important for homeowners to be mindful about pests that can accidentally be brought into the home. One common way that pests enter homes in winter is through firewood brought in to use for cooking and to heat the home.

Here is some information about firewood insects, how to store your firewood to avoid pest infestations, and extermination options for wood insects.

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Raccoon Diseases & Health Risks of Raccoons in the Home

Growling raccoonBased on portrayals of raccoons in cartoons and toys, one might think that raccoons are harmless…. perhaps even cute and cuddly. But many diseases are contained in raccoon poop, and there are significant risks involved in the spread of raccoon diseases to humans.

These are some of the most common raccoon diseases, as well as what you can do to prevent their spread to humans and removal options.

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