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Why You May See More Mice This Fall

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The population of mice has been steadily growing all spring and summer. Now that cooler nights are approaching, they are looking for a warm place to spend the winter. Mice contaminate food sources by feeding and leaving droppings and urine behind. Gross! Moreover, their teeth grow constantly, so they have to gnaw to keep them…

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5 Simple Tricks For Keeping Away Fall Pests

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The beginning of school always signals that the end of summer is coming, which isn’t always bad. Cooler weather, sweatshirts, bonfires, and football games are actually some great reasons to look ahead to the Autumn months. Unfortunately, if you’re not careful, failing to prepare your home for the fall and winter months can result in…

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Spiders’ Sizes & Population Peak In August

It’s Spider Season! Spiders are active all year long, but can go dormant during the cold winter months. When a spider’s eggs hatch each Spring, it takes a few months for them to become adults. Spiders are growing and reproducing all summer long! By August, the spiders’ sizes and populations are near their peak! Yikes!…

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11 Termite Facts That Will Shock You!

You may have heard that termites are a real threat to your home. That could not be more true! Termites are silent yet devastating little creatures. Here are a few pretty terrifying facts about termites that you probably don’t know. Termites do 5 billion dollars in damage to American homes each year! Many homeowners assume…

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7 Mosquito Facts You Don’t Know

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Only Female Mosquitoes Bite While most mosquitoes you will find buzzing around your neighborhood prefer to feed on plant nectar, the females actually drink blood. A female mosquito seeks out blood to build up proteins in her body before laying her eggs a couple days later. Mosquitoes Can Drink Up To 3X Their Body Weight…

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CDC Concerned About Tick Infestation

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Summer has officially kicked off in Southeast Tennessee. More daylight hours means more time spent outside. Summer is fun, no doubt. However, this year, the threat of ticks in Tennessee is higher than it has been in nearly a decade. The CDC is on high alert for much of the South as the warmer winter…

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Dirty Little Secrets of Termite and Pest Control

Dirty Little Secret #1: All termite treatments are not the same! 
There a literally hundreds of products available to pest control operators that are labeled for the control of termites. Unfortunately, they all can have very different residual life spans. In other words, some don’t last very long! Typically, the termiticides that don’t last very…

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Top 3 Pests That Will Make Your Skin Crawl This May

We have officially entered Spring in the Tennessee valley! The colors are beautiful and the warmer temperatures beg us to spend time outside. Now that Spring is in overdrive, the pests are also! If you have been outside at all this season, you will have noticed that the bugs and pests are back at it…

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A Mosquito Solution You’ll Smack Yourself Over

“Target Located” Have you ever had one of those days where it seems like every mosquito in the neighborhood is picking on just you? It’s even worse when you’re the only one of your friends getting bitten. So why does this happen? Well, there’s actually a lot of science involved with a mosquito’s decision to…

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Rats Bring New Virus To Tennessee

The 2018 flu virus is currently worse than its been in years, and is claiming more than 4,000 American lives a week according to a recent study. When you thought things couldn’t get worse, reports of a brand new contagion make the flu seem far less terrifying in comparison. Tennessee is home to the first…

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