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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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German Cockroaches – Pest of the Month

German cockroaches give other cockroaches a bad name. It's one of the hardest pests to get rid of and has been in existence for around over 300 million years. They can survive a lethal dose of radiation 6 to 15 times higher than humans as well as survive without their head for a week. Interestingly it's not because they have lost their head that eventually kills them, it's the fact the decapitation will have turned to sepsis…

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Cockroaches of North Carolina – The Scavengers of the Insect World

Cockroaches in North Carolina are nasty little critters, not only are they elusive but they carry so many germs and pathogens which get transferred to us and our environment. The Smokey Brown Cockroach and American Cockroach are native to this area and our technicians are seeing an increase in them, which is probably due to the weather warming up. Cockroaches like to live in warm surroundings and anywhere with food, water and harborage. Cockroaches are the scavengers of…

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Cockroaches Certainly Have the Ick Factor

I was on a cockroach job the other day and got to thinking about these critters. They gave me some inspiration to put finger to keys to come up with something other than the ick factor that cockroaches conjure up. The most common types in our region are the Smokey Brown, American and German kind. You'd think the German would be native to Germany right? Wrong. They are in fact native to Africa. Smokey Browns are typically an…