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Learn about the bugs, rodents, and pests we encounter on our daily adventures in pest control through our blog. Stay up to date with high activity pest warnings and some how-to’s when dealing with pests at your home or business. For quality and professional pest control, call Four Season | HomeTown Pest Control today.


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Three Facts Homeowners Need to Know About Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees come in 500 species across every continent except Antarctica. That's all very well and good, but what do carpenter bees mean to homeowners? What Homeowners need to know about carpenter bees Well, there are three things a homeowner needs to know about carpenter bees: Carpenter bees are not active all year round. In fact, they hibernate during the winter and cooler months and emerge in the spring. Male carpenter bees do not have…

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3 Things You Need to Know About Bed Bugs

Are Bed Bugs on the Rise? No one likes to think of bed bugs; they just conjure up ickiness. However, the problem is not going away. We've received so many calls this year and completed so many bed bug treatments that, from our perspective, they seem to be on the rise. So what do you need to know about bed bugs that you may not already? Here are 3 things about bed bugs you may not…

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Top 3 Pests to Watch Out for This Labor Day

Are Pests Going to Bug You This Labor Day? With Labor Day just around the corner, you are probably busy making plans to be away or maybe finalizing a get together with your family. With any vacation day, especially if a cookout is involved, being vigilant against pests is a key factor to ensure the cookout is a success. So what pests are active at the moment? Pretty much everything is still in full swing but…

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5 Misconceptions About Cockroaches

Cockroaches come in various species, but the most common to our area are the Smokey Brown cockroach sometimes called water bugs or Palmetto bugs. The other main cockroach is the German cockroach. In some countries, roaches are a delicacy. For me that just conjures up ickiness - no thank you! Below are 5 misconceptions about cockroaches that all homeowners should know. 1. You can get rid of roaches with DIY treatments This is a misconception that is…

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A Halloween Pest to Cause a Fright

Black widow spiders Have you ever wondered why spiders are associated with Halloween? Folklore says that if you see a spider on Halloween, it means the spirit of a loved one is watching over you. It could also be due to their huge dislike of us humans and their creepy factor, or maybe it's because of their eight legs. One spider which does evoke fear in homeowners is the black widow spider, which is one of the two…

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Top 3 Pests to Watch Out for This Fall

Now that fall is here, you may be thinking that you're safe from pests until spring. Think again! Some pests are more active during the cooler months and some pests are active all year round. Here are our top 3 pests to watch out for during the fall months. Termites Termites in fall you say? Yes, and in winter.... spring.... summer. Termites are active all year round. They eat 24/7/365. They don't sleep, they just eat and reproduce, eat and…

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7 Things Homeowners Need to Know About Spiders

What you need to know about spiders Spiders are in the class of arachnids and are not an insect. Meaning they have jointed legs and eight of them in total. How do spiders affect homeowners? They enter their structure via entry points such as through cracks and crevices. Below are 7 things you need to know about spiders. Spiders are beneficial Even though they are not an insect, they eat other insects thus in effect are a…

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The 101 on Ants

Ant problems around the house Ants come in different shapes and sizes, from little black ants, to larger carpenter ants and everything else in between. You may have tried to get rid of ants in the kitchen, or home using natural methods. We have found that the natural methods may be effective as a temporary solution for ant problems - however, they are not a solution for long-term ant control management. By that we mean you need…

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Mosquito Control Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Rain combined with the warm weather makes conducive conditions for mosquitoes. The mosquito requires an aquatic habitat for their early development stages. Effective mosquito control begins with the first step in simply removing standing water sources from your property. So if you have tried to get rid of mosquitoes yourself and are wondering why you still have them, this may be the reason why. Get rid of mosquitoes Below is our checklist to reduce activity in your backyard…

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Termites – Pest of the Month

Termites are out in full force and the calls continue to come in. Like last year, termites are swarming early - seen as early as February. Swarming is one of the visible signs. What is a swarmer? A swarmer is where the termites will leave their existing colony and pair up with another to create a new colony. Thus a new king and queen are created and their job is to reproduce for the new colony.…