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Why Your Home Attracts Termites

Termites are more than just pesky critters. They’re a destructive nuisance that can damage your home and cost you money. But what brings them to your space? The truth is, you don’t get a termite infestation simply through chance. There are specific conditions that make your home conducive to these insects. Too Much Wood Termites love wood of all kinds. That includes the firewood pile you have in your backyard, the tree stump in your front yard, any living trees close to your home and even the wood mulch that’s part of your landscaping. Woodpiles leaning against your home provide a point of access for termites to get inside. Rotting wood is a breeding ground for termite colonies. Living trees that come into contact with your home’s exterior just provide another pathway for them to cause damage. Mulch holds moisture, which is another thing termites love. For these reasons, all wood...
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Bad Business: Commercial Pest Control

Infestations can cause any business owner to panic and start to make urgent phone calls, but it is important to not get too desperate. You want to make sure that you have the right pest services, although it still may be pretty unclear to people what those are. The Business Needs to be Timely and Well-Organized They need to give you a concrete date and time and you should expect them to appear at that time. As a customer, you need to know this time so that you can properly plan your day. They should also let you know how long it will take them to do each task that is needed, and they should estimate these times according to the size of each room they would be working on. If your pest control service is late, or they come with bad, unexpected surprises they they could have avoided, these are...
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I Have Ants What Do I Do?

Waking up to discover a tiny parade of ants making their way across the floor of your home is never a fun way to start your day. Your first instinct is to squash them or sweep them out the door quickly and get rid of them. If you were very lucky, this might work, but it is very unlikely. The reason why is because ants leave trails, this is why we see ants walk in lines. They are following a scent trail that was left by ants before it leading to food or worse yet, their new home. So, what can you do? Find the Source Thankfully, because ants follow scent trails if there are a large number of ants that have made their way into your house. You should be able to take your time and follow the line of soldiers back to their home. Resist the urge to spray...
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How Quickly a Pest Infestation Can Spread in Your Home

By the time you see household pests crawling around your home, you may already have a thoroughly infested home. Pest populations expand rapidly when they have access to a food source, water and shelter. How fast can infestations occur? Here are some timetables for common household pests regarding how quickly they can gain a significant foothold in your home. Termites The insect that never sleeps, termites are expanding their colony non-stop on a 24/7 work cycle. Every hour they are present in your house, they are boring away at the structural integrity of your home, and if left unchecked, they can cause a catastrophic collapse in a matter of months. As soon as you see evidence of termites crawling around or see tiny tunnels or piles of wood dust around your home, you need to call a professional and deal with this serious threat to your home’s structure. Moths Food moths...
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Most Common Pests in the Southwest

In the Southwest, it’s common to find pests in your home. To them, your attic is just as inviting as your basement, and that’s where you’ll find most of them. You can trust that Termagon professionals know what and where to look for these home invaders. Common Southwestern Region Insects Insects are the most common pests across the nation. Some are helpful to your home, because they feed on other insects but most you wish to avoid. These pests cause damage, carry diseases and eat your food. In order to protect your home, be on the lookout for these common southwestern pests. Roaches and ants tend to spread. However, they leave a trail of droppings to show where they’ve been. Unfortunately, where they have been is typically in your kitchen. Ants are so common that they are Termagon’s most commonly reported pest, which shows how easy it is for them to...
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