Cockroaches can be found across the globe and are known for their ability to survive in almost any environment. They have flat, oval-shaped bodies and six legs, and are typically brown or black in color. Although common, you likely don’t want to share your home with these critters. Effective pest control for cockroaches includes a combination of preventative measures and targeted treatments to eliminate infestations. Read More about When does a Roach Infestation Require Professional Pest Control? »
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When does a Mosquito Infestation Require Professional Pest Control?
Professional pest control for mosquitoes may be required when there is a large infestation present, a serious risk of disease transmission, or when other mitigation methods have not been effective at controlling or eliminating the issue. If you are unsure whether you need professional pest control for mosquitoes, we recommend consulting with an expert at Smithereen to assess the situation and determine the best course of action. Read More about When does a Mosquito Infestation Require Professional Pest Control? »
10 Common Winter Pests You Probably Didn’t Know About
When winter comes down and drapes the land in snow, it enfolds the grass and flowers, plants and trees, packing them away until spring warms the earth once more. And, of course, it also banishes away everyday pests, the cold keeping them locked in hibernation and far from your property — right? Read More about 10 Common Winter Pests You Probably Didn’t Know About »
How To Get Rid of Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are a major concern for homeowners and hoteliers alike. Consider how PestWorld.org reports that these tiny, biting insects appear in all 50 states and that roughly 20 percent of individuals interviewed in each of the United States’ geographical areas reported having to deal with the bothersome pests. Read More about How To Get Rid of Bed Bugs »
Pesticides and How to Safely Use Them Indoors
Pesticides have a long and storied history. PennState Extension estimates that “ancient Sumerians are believed to have been using sulfur compounds to kill insects as far back as the 25th century B.C. By the 17th and 18th centuries, tobacco, herbs, arsenic and other plants were being used to fight insects.” Read More about Pesticides and How to Safely Use Them Indoors »
8 Most Dangerous Household Pests (And What This Means for People with Asthma)
Often household pests seem like a mere irritation, an annoying aspect of our lives that we can quickly mitigate and move on from. While that’s often true, some kinds of insects, rodents, and wildlife can pose a serious risk to your health — and we aren’t talking about big, scary creatures such as a grizzly bear! And if you have certain risk factors such as asthma, you could face even greater problems. Read More about 8 Most Dangerous Household Pests (And What This Means for People with Asthma) »
Winter Pest Control: Dos & Don’ts You Need to Consider
Winter so often serves as a reprieve from the relentless summer heat, but while the mercury may fall, not every irritation disappears during the final months of the year. Consider pests, for instance. Many homeowners and business managers believe that they won’t have to deal with common house bugs in winter since they don’t see mosquitoes buzzing around during December. But did you know that winter remains an active time for many kinds of pests? PestWorld notes that cockroaches can survive below-freezing temperatures and that multiple kinds of rodents will invade over 20 million residences each and every winter. If you’re wondering if pest control is necessary in the winter, then look no further than those statistics. Read More about Winter Pest Control: Dos & Don’ts You Need to Consider »
Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Termite Damage?
Termites are working 24/7 365 days a year. Fortunately for you, so is our termite protection!
Termite Awareness Week runs from March 6-12, 2022. During this time, experts at The Professional Pest Management Alliance are encouraging members of the pest control industry to get the word out about the risks and prevention of residential termite infestations.
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Winter Bugs: The Definitive Guide [UPDATED for 2022]
The Pale King, David Foster Wallace’s posthumously published book about IRS auditors, contains the simultaneously pithy and profound line: “Insects all business all the time.” Knowing Wallace, he doubtlessly intended a deeply imaginative and metaphorical meaning for these words, but they also do a good job just generally describing how the world of bugs works. Insects don’t really take coffee breaks, go on vacation, or enjoy an early retirement. Their every action is somehow related to their ongoing survival and propagation — and that is just as true with winter bugs and winter pests as it is with irritants encountered any other time of the year. Read More about Winter Bugs: The Definitive Guide [UPDATED for 2022] »
4 Reasons Why You Need a Pest Control Service During the Winter
Bees and wasps, bedbugs and mosquitoes, cockroaches and ants: Summer pests can sure prove a pain, can’t they? Fortunately, winter serves as a welcome reprieve for homeowners and business owners, the cold sends creepy crawlies and irritating rodents into dormancy — right? Well, not quite. Yes, it’s true that many types of pest problems improve during the winter. For instance, most pest control companies notice a dip in bed-bug activity during the winter, which may owe as much to fewer people traveling as it does a change in the insects themselves. But winter pests are real, and few can afford to ignore them entirely when the mercury begins to fall. In this post, we will explain why cold weather doesn’t drive away every kind of pest, why the cold months can put your home at greater risk, and why winter pest control should become part of your sanitation protocol. Read More about 4 Reasons Why You Need a Pest Control Service During the Winter »