Mosquitoes Are Deadly

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CTA Mosquito jsMosquitoes have been called “The deadliest animals on Earth”. They carry such diseases as West Nile virus, Dengue Fever, Malaria, Rift Valley Fever and Yellow Fever. Mosquitoes can also give your dog heartworm; a potentially fatal condition. (more…)

Spring Time Is When The Ticks Come Out To Play

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tickctaA full female tick can lay 3,000 eggs in the Spring, but don’t think ticks aren’t active now.

These relatives of the spider and scorpion are nasty biters that suck blood over a period of several days. Once a tick is on its host, it will crawl up to the head, biting around the ears, neck and scalp, where skin is thinner. (more…)

Termites Are Nastier Than You Think!

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CTA Termite FecesWere you aware that termites use their own feces as building materials?

The first sign of a termite infestation may be wormlike mud tunnels that run up walls or foundations. Termites are particularly attracted to damp wood which may be found in basements and tunnels, so termites are often discovered either within basements or emerging from them. The tunnels are created by subterranean termites who use their feces, or frass, as part of the building material for the tubes. (more…)

Jumping Mice?

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CTA Mouse jsYes, mice may be small, but they can jump a foot in the air!

Mice invade your home seeking food, water and warmth. Without mouse control intervention, one pair of mice may produce 200 offspring in four months.

Each mouse can contaminate much more food than it eats and they find it VERY easy to get into places without your knowledge. (more…)

Termite Colonies

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CTA Termites2 jsSpring is a time for fun, even for termites. Rain and warm weather encourage termites to fly and create new colonies.

Termites are often called the “silent destroyer” because they may be secretly hiding and thriving in your basement or yard without any immediate signs of damage. While each termite species thrives in different climates and eats different types of food, all termites require four things to survive — food, moisture, shelter and optimal temperature. Unfortunately, all homes, regardless of their construction type, can provide these ideal conditions for termite infestation. (more…)