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Avoid Memorial Day Mishaps

By Jeff Vogelsang | May 24, 2019

Everyone loves Memorial Day! Fun in the sun, good food, and lots of outdoor activities are all anyone has planned. However, no one wants that fun to be interrupted by flying pests. This year you can plan ahead and prevent these flies from ruining your picnic or backyard hangout. There is no reason that you…

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Mosquito Season Is Back

By Jeff Vogelsang | Apr 22, 2019

With April well underway, we are in the beginning of mosquito season here in the Midwest. The winter weather has left and with the sunshine comes the flying pests we all have come to know and detest. Here are a few facts about mosquitoes you may not be aware of to help you prepare for…

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Start Your Spring off Right

By Jeff Vogelsang | Mar 16, 2019

There are many pests that rear their heads during the springtime. They come rain or shine into your home and invade your lawns. Today, we will highlight three of the major menaces that pose a threat to your home and your health. So, make sure to watch out for these pests this spring as you…

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Winter Weather Pest To Beware Of

By Jeff Vogelsang | Jan 17, 2019

Many of us think that once the cold sets in our jobs as pest control managers within our homes are done. We think that the snow and cold wind scares all of the mice and bugs away until a warmer day comes along. This could not be farther from the truth. Here are a few…

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The Top 5 Need to Knows of Silverfish

By Jeff Vogelsang | Dec 9, 2018

1. There is a reason they are hard to catch! It is not their silver color that gives the illusion of their speed. Silverfish are very agile andare known to outrun even the speedy centipede. They are completely wingless, which means theyrely on their legs alone to help them escape from predators. They also lack…

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Are House Centipedes Dangerous?

By Jeff Vogelsang | Nov 20, 2018

  The immediate answer is no. Centipedes do not pose any threat to humans so long as you do not initiate direct contact with them. There are, however, a few good reasons to rid them from your home that are not due to their venomous bite. Keep reading for more information on centipedes and their…

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Christmas Decorating This Early?

By Jeff Vogelsang | Oct 23, 2018

  Getting in the holiday spirit a little early this year? You are in good company as businesses and stores begin stocking the shelves with holiday decorations galore beginning earlier each year. From large light displays of reindeer and snowmen to classic strings of multi-colored lights, there are endless combinations for exterior home decorations. Maybe…

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Avoid the Sting of Wasps This Autumn

By Jeff Vogelsang | Sep 13, 2018

Wasps are known to be pretty aggressive flying predators this time of year.  It is crucial that we learn how to avoid them. While we may think wasps are only out to get us, the truth is that wasps are the natural predators of other insects like flies and caterpillars or even spiders. This means…

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What You Need to Know About Crickets

By Jeff Vogelsang | Aug 20, 2018

They are the noisy neighbors you never signed up for! Those hopping pests that may enter your home or tear through your garden are known as crickets! Crickets are often mistaken for the infamous grasshopper. There are a few distinguishing features to differentiate between the two.  However, this guide will help you learn the ins…

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