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Termites or Carpenter Ants?

Carpenter Ants and termites are often times mistaken for one another this time of year. It just so happens that swarmers (winged reproductives released from the colony when the colony matures) from ant and termite colonies are triggered around the same time of year, commonly by the same conditions. Moisture and the warmth of the [...]

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How to Know if You Have Termites

Termite season is upon us and soon homeowners and businesses throughout the country will see something that raises that fear we all have in the spring – do I have termites and do I need termite control? Termites, as it happens, are one of Mother Nature’s early hints that warm weather is close at hand. [...]

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Cricket Fossil Sings a Tune

Pest control news come in all shapes and sizes, covering wasps in the summer and termites and ants in the spring. While most pests are a nuisance, few come with a soundtrack. Enter the cricket.  Scientists from the US and China discovered a prehistoric insect fossil that has retained extraordinary detail. So extraordinary in fact, that the structures that [...]

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Would You Like Flies With That?

How do you feel about government promoting eating insects as a protein source and not mentioning that bugs are part of the processed animal protein in your burger? That’s what a research project funded by the European Commission is touting as an alternative protein source. Backed by 3 million euros, and launched last fall by [...]

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DIY vs. Hiring a Professional

Choices for pest control are rarely considered when things are quiet and the absence of things that go bump in the night, or the telltale sign of spiders or other bugs are curiously absent from our lives. We’ve all been there. You see the first trail of ants and you get out the ant spray or [...]

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