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We know that every home and business has their own unique set of pest problems. If you're looking for some help with controlling or preventing these pests, our blog is the place to start! We constantly update articles on various topics related to entomology (the study insects) so be sure check back often - there's lots more content coming your way soon enough!

Are Wolf Spiders In Tukwila Dangerous?

They’re big, hairy, and move at lightning speed. If you’ve ever seen a wolf spider on your property, you know that these pests can be intimidating. These spiders are powerful hunters equipped with sharp fangs and potent venom but are wolf spiders in Tukwila dangerous? Keep reading to find out.

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How Do I Get Rid Of German Cockroaches In My Tukwila Home?

Few pests cause distress like German cockroaches. Spotting an ant in your kitchen every now and then isn’t much to worry about, but seeing a cockroach skittering around is a different story. Cockroaches are synonymous with disgusting living conditions and poor hygiene, but even the cleanest homes can get roaches. So, if you want to get rid of German cockroaches in your Tukwila home, here’s what you need to know.

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What Tukwila Homeowners Need To Know For Effective Ant Control

Some problems around the home are avoidable, but it’s almost guaranteed that sooner or later, you’ll have to deal with ants. These little pests enter your property through the smallest of entrances to scavenge for morsels of food. If you let your guard down, you can quickly find yourself overwhelmed by an army of bugs invading your pantry. So, if you’re wondering about ant control for Tukwila homeowners, here’s what you need to know.

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Why Are There Fleas In My Tukwila Home?

Danger comes in many shapes, sizes, and, well, bugs. When it comes to these almost microscopic pests, danger is their middle name. Fleas are hitchhiking parasites that cause a plethora of problems in Tukwila homes, especially for those with pets. Although these creatures can’t be seen with the naked eye, they can be felt in other forms: flea dirt piles, itchy red bites, and strangely sweet smells amassing in the home.

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How Mice Get Into Wichita Homes

Mice manage to find their way into houses of all shapes and sizes, both new and old. Once indoors, mice cause nothing but headaches for homeowners. These small rodents can make a racket in the middle of the night, destroy your property, and even spread disease to you and your family. You want to keep mice from infesting your house, but first, you need to know how mice get into Wichita homes.

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Wichita's Ultimate Spring Pest Prevention Guide

Every pest presents its own unique problems, and eliminating them requires a specific approach. However, when it comes to prevention, simply following some general guidelines can help reduce the presence of a variety of pests on your property. Pest prevention in Wichita doesn’t have to be complicated. Follow this guide to learn more about common pests in the area and what you can do to stop them this spring.

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The Answers To Wichita's Most Asked Mouse Questions

Mice are some of the most commonly encountered pests around, infesting homes and businesses all over the world. But despite being so common, the behavior and abilities of these small rodents are still mysterious to most folks. So, if you have questions about mice in Wichita, we’ve got the answers you need.

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Are Millipedes Dangerous?

What is it about bugs with lots of legs? Something feels extra creepy about the way millipedes move. But are millipedes dangerous? Despite the peculiar way these elongated arthropods get around, they aren’t especially dangerous to pets and humans. However, they aren’t completely harmless, either.

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What Tukwila Property Owners Ought To Know About Rats

Since rats are always looking to survive on scraps, crumbs, and trash left behind by humans, they’re a pretty common home invader in Tukwila. However, just because they’re common doesn’t mean they’re harmless.

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How Pest Control In Wichita Has Become What It Is Today

We can assume that pests have been a nuisance for humans since before recorded time. There is no doubt that early humans were swatting flies away and keeping critters off of their food. From rats to mosquitoes and crop-eating insects, there is no shortage of pests to cause trouble. And with bothersome pests comes the need for pest control. Pests cause many problems, including public health concerns and agricultural concerns. Essentially, pest control is a vital part of any community. Even the most primitive civilizations needed some pest control to survive.

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The Key To Keeping Odorous House Ants Out Of Your Home

There are some smells that carry better than others. The scent of freshly baked apple pie is strong enough to pull people from every corner of a house to the kitchen. When a skunk sprays on a property, neighbors from down the block have their noses assaulted. Some smells, like the smell of manure, travel for miles, in the right conditions. The question is, how bad do odorous house ants smell? To help you better understand these pests, here are a few things you should know, along with the key to keeping them out of your home

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The Best Way To Get Rid Of Cockroaches From Your Home

There is no denying that cockroaches look filthy, even more so than other area pests. The question is, are they as filthy as they appear? This depends on the moment. Cockroaches are religious groomers and are constantly removing environmental buildup from their bodies in order to smell their food better. That said, these pests regularly crawl through and wallow in filth found in trash cans, beneath large kitchen appliances, around bathrooms, and in other dirty areas around a home. This leaves their bodies covered with dangerous bacteria. They spread this bacteria over left-out food, countertops, kitchen tables, and wherever they travel. Some common diseases homeowners can contract from cockroaches are salmonellosis, dysentery, and typhoid fever.

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Are Slugs Dangerous?

Have you ever looked at a slug and the trails it leaves behind and wondered how it is able to produce so much slime? You would think it would run out of moisture, eventually. An even better question is, are slugs or the slime they produce dangerous? We have your answer along with some basic facts about slugs everyone here in Washington should know.

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The Problems With Aphids On Your Property

Pests that wreak havoc on your yard don’t just ruin decorative plants, they can cause larger hazards like falling tree limbs. That’s why aphids can be just as dangerous as termites, and these common pests are difficult to control or recognize. It's important for property owners to learn all they can about how to prevent these yard pests and respond appropriately to signs of aphid activity.

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Four No-Sweat Spider-Prevention Tips For Homeowners

Ever looked at a spider and thought to yourself, “I want more of those inside my home.”? Probably not. Most people go out of their way to avoid these creepy eight-legged pests and are willing to put in the effort to keep them out of their living areas. If you dislike the idea of spiders crawling around inside your home, we are here to help. Here are four no-sweat spider-prevention tips to use around your home.

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The Trick To Keeping Wasps Away From Your Yard

There are few things in life that when they happen they haunt individuals for years to come. One of those things is being stung by a wasp. At one point in your life, most likely at a young age, you were either stung by one of these pests or told about how painful being stung is from someone who has experienced it for themselves. Either way, you were left with a lasting fear. Not always a big fear, but a fear nonetheless. We are here to tell you, this is normal. And we are here to offer some options for you to keep wasps away from your yard.

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What You Should Know If You’re Bitten By A Tick

There are two types of people, those who fear ticks and those who shrug them off. The difference between these people is understanding. Half have done their research on ticks and know how to feel about these pests. The other half let their assumptions dictate their perception. Want to know which side you fall on? Here are some facts about ticks so you can know whether you should be concerned if you are bitten.

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Three Easy Ways To Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Property

There’s no party crasher who knows how to ruin a good time more than the mosquito. No matter what you’re doing outdoors, buzzing, swarming, biting mosquitoes are sure to put a damper on it. But mosquitoes are way more than just a party pooper. In fact, because of the deadly diseases they spread, they kill more people every single year than any other animal in the world.

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Why Are There So Many Spiders In My Home?

How many spiders are too many spiders, in your opinion? One? Ten? A few dozen? For most people, a single spider is one too many. If you hold to this assumption and regularly find these eight-legged pests crawling around inside your home, you are in the right place. Today we will be talking about why spiders invade properties and providing you with some helpful prevention tips to keep them out of your living areas.

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How Dangerous Is It To Have Fleas In My Home?

Do you own a pet? Does it have fur or hair? Do you let them outside from time to time? If you answered yes, then you could be at risk of a flea infestation. This is what you most likely already know about fleas. What you might not know is that none of these things are required for a flea infestation to begin in your home. In fact, you don’t even have to own a pet to get fleas. To help you better understand fleas, here are some things you should know, including the dangers these pests pose to homeowners.

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How To Keep Millipedes Out Of Your Home

Threatening or unusual appearances are just one reason why pests frighten people. A good number of them have eyes that are big and beady, large paws, and sharp teeth and claws. Many are kind of slimy and can move quickly and suddenly. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if you can approach them without getting hurt. For notorious creepy crawlers, there’s plenty of information about how to handle them. The answers aren’t as clear for infrequently discussed critters like millipedes.

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How To Get Rid Of Ants On Your Property

Whether you’re dealing with common house ants, carpenter ants, or even western harvester ants, an ant problem won’t go away on its own – here’s what you need to know about getting rid of ant infestations and how to prevent these pests from coming back.

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The Trick To Effective Flea & Tick Control For Properties

Neither ticks nor fleas are a great sign for your property – here’s what you need to know about the problems they cause, what you can do to deter them on your property, and the most effective way to get rid of them if they are already there.

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How To Get Rid Of Slugs & Snails On Your Property

As far as outdoor pests go, slugs and snails may not seem like an immediate problem for homeowners, but they can spell more trouble than you think. Here’s what you need to know about the destruction caused by slugs and snails, how to effectively get rid of them, and how to prevent them from coming back.

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The Dangers Roaches Bring To Homes

Cockroaches may not seem like they have a huge presence in Washington state, but rest assured, these pests do live in the Pacific Northwest – and they won’t hesitate to make your home into theirs.

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The Best Way To Keep Mosquitoes Out Of Your Yard

If there’s one thing that can ruin a sunny day by the pool or a summer BBQ, it’s mosquitoes – and residents know all too well how much of a nuisance these pests can be. However, mosquitoes do more than just leave behind a few itchy bug bites – they can also transmit dangerous diseases like Zika virus, West Nile virus, malaria, yellow fever, and dengue fever.As much of a health hazard as they are, mosquitoes are one pest that you don’t want hanging around your property – here are some of the best ways to keep mosquitoes off your property this summer.

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Are Orb-Weaver Spiders In Wichita Dangerous?

You’ve probably heard of the black widow and the brown recluse, but what about orb-weaver spiders? These arachnids are a common sight, but how dangerous are they?Orb-weavers are about an inch in length with bulging abdomens and bold markings – they’re most commonly associated with their large, spiral-shaped webs, which can reach up to three feet in diameter. There are several different types of orb-weavers.

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How To Keep Yellow Jackets Away From Your Yard

If there’s one pest that you don’t want to have a stand-off with, it’s the yellow jacket. Yellowjackets are a type of wasp named after their black and yellow bodies. What makes yellow jackets particularly dangerous are their small barbs and lance-like stingers – unlike honeybees, yellow jackets can sting you as many times as they like without losing their stingers.

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Four Signs Your Wichita Home Might Have A Cockroach Problem

Does the thought of cockroaches make your skin crawl? We don’t blame you. Cockroaches are associated with dirt and germs, and the mere thought of them inside your Wichita, Kansas home can trigger fight or flight instincts. These fears are not unwarranted. Cockroaches come with an assortment of health hazards. Cockroach infestations can multiply quickly, which is why the best way to combat an infestation is to know the signs and catch it early.

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How Do I Get Weevils Out Of My Tukwila Home?

The bizarre-looking weevil is technically a beetle and has the carapace to prove it. However, its thorax and head get progressively smaller the farther from its tail end you get. Combine this with a protruding snout and voilà! You have quite the unique pest on your hands. Just be warned: this stubborn little herbivore, a native to fields and grasslands, may still be your worst nightmare.

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The Problems Carpet Beetles Bring To Your Home

When we think of pests invading our home, carpet beetles are not at the top of the list. However, these occasional invaders are something that all homeowners should do their best to prevent. Though they don't threaten the health of humans, they can destroy our belongings leaving us wondering what we should do to avoid a problem in the first place.

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Why Carpenter Ants Invade Tukwila Homes

When we say ant, when comes to mind? A horde of tiny insects invading your picnic? Little mounds of sand emerging from sidewalks? All ants have segmented bodies with six legs and bent antennae. Though all ants look somewhat similar, not all ants are alike. Today, we're going to discuss the carpenter ant - a destructive ant species that gnaw through the wood to create nests.

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What Wichita Homeowners Need To Know About Argentine Ants

Argentine ants are a species that is believed to have originated in South America and is now found in many countries. These pests are typically a dark brown or black color, have six legs, and may reach up to ¼ of an inch in length. The majority of these ants are wingless, but the reproductive males and females often do have wings.

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Six Simple Yet Effective Rodent Prevention Tips For Wichita Homeowners

It is estimated that over 1,500 different species of rodents exist worldwide, one of the largest varieties among mammals. Some examples of rodents include beavers, squirrels, chipmunks, and porcupines. Many rodents will venture through neighborhoods foraging for food and potentially entering homes to create problems, with two of the most common intruders being mice and rats.

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How Fleas In Your Wichita Home May Be Worse Than You Think

Fleas are parasitic insects that feed on the blood of mammals that are very small and hard to see. They may have a blood meal over ten times per day, which is needed for females to produce eggs. Although these pests most commonly infest the homes of pet owners, they will infiltrate any home.

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A Guide To American Cockroach Control For Tukwila Property Owner

One of the most difficult pests to keep out of your Tukwila home is the American cockroach. Unfortunately, it's also one of the most dangerous pests. To keep roaches out of your home, you need to take action. Check out our guide to American cockroaches and learn how to protect your property.

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The Best Way To Keep Your Tukwila Business Pest-Free

Did you know that Alta Pest Control has many years of experience in successfully providing pest extermination services to commercial customers? We perform comprehensive customized services for medical facilities, apartment complexes, schools, office environments, restaurants, and in a host of other settings. Businesses both large and small recognize the importance of protecting their reputation and the safety of patrons by remaining free of unwanted pests.

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Why Can't I Get These Mice Out Of My Tukwila Home?

Since the beginning of pest infestations, it's been argued which pest is the most annoying for Tukwila homeowners. One pest that has taken the lead as the main contender is none other than the common house mouse. This pest will invade homes any time of the year but is especially fond of doing so during the colder months.

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Five Easy Ways To Keep Pantry Pests Out Of Your Tukwila Home

Sometimes pests just have a way of making things even worse. This is the case when pantry pests invade your Tukwila home. As their name implies, these are pests known to get into your pantry and more specifically, your food.

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What Overwintering Pests Are And What They Mean For Your Wichita Home

The weather outside is frightful and it's a good idea to bundle up if you must go outside. Unfortunately, it's also a good idea to watch out for pests seeking to come inside to wait out the cold months. This process is known as overwintering and can leave your Wichita home vulnerable as soon as the weather becomes warm again.

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Why Can't I Get These Cockroaches Out Of My Wichita Home?

Pest infestations are no fun for any Wichita homeowners by default. However, when it's a cockroach invasion, the news goes from bad to worse. While they seem harmless at first despite being known as gross, cockroaches actually present a clear danger that varies depending on the species of cockroach in question.

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Where Do Spiders In Wichita Go For The Winter?

When people think of pests it's usually insects or arachnids, also known as spiders. Spiders are unique in the sense they get a bad reputation due to the few species that are truly harmful to humans but are also known to be helpful since they prey on other unwanted pests.

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Why Pro Pest Control Is The Right Idea For Your Tukwila Home

As a Tukwila homeowner, it's important to never let your guard down when it comes to the dreaded pest invasion. Despite seeing overall pest activity drop in the colder months, that doesn't mean pest problems aren't just one spin out of control away.

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Why You Should Call The Pros About Rodents In Your Tukwila Home

When you think of common pest problems, your mind might go straight to bugs like ants, spiders, or wasps. However, rodents are an extremely prevalent pest problem in the Tukwila area, and they are also one of the most difficult kinds of pests to deal with.

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What Tukwila Homeowners Should Know About Pests & Holiday Décor

The time of year to be merry and bright is just around the corner, with eggnog a-flowing, Christmas trees a-sparkling, and the crowds at the mall just a little bit thicker! It’s time to deck the halls, whether we are ready for it or not. All of us love the festivity and cheer of the holiday season, but do you know what we don’t love? The presence of pests in our holiday decorations.

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How To Tell If Your Tukwila Property Has A Carpenter Ant Problem

Spotting a pest or two wandering around your Tukwila property doesn’t necessarily spell disaster for your home, but finding a colony of these fearsome wood-eaters is another story entirely!

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Answering Wichita's Most Commonly Asked Tick Questions

Despite their ease of recognizability, ticks are a pest that many people have questions about, from feeding habits to diseases to everything in between. It can be difficult to find the right kind of information online from a reputable pest control source. That’s why Alta Pest Control is proud to offer a comprehensive guide about the most commonly asked questions about ticks in the Wichita area.

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How To Get Rid Of Black Rats From Your Wichita Home

When it comes to dealing with black rats in your Wichita home, nothing will be easy. If it’s a fight you want, it’s a fight you’ll get!

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Tukwila Property Owners' Complete Guide To Effective Flea Control

If you think seeing is believing, then you might have a hard time dealing with these tiny household pests! Fleas in Tukwila affect a whole lot more than just your furry friends (and there's a lot more than just one species, too). In fact, there are over 2,500 different species recorded around the world! The most common of these are called ‘cat fleas,’ perhaps best known for their plaguing of residential homes and businesses. However, many types of fleas could be affecting your home and family this winter.

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Spokane's Complete Guide To Effective Rodent Control

Of all the home-invading pests you’re likely to encounter in your Spokane home, few are larger or more dangerous than rodents. Rodents—such as rats and mice—enter homes in search of shelter or because there is easy access to food and water. Once inside, rodents are capable of spreading all sorts of diseases and can cause property damage as well. That’s why you need to know what your options are should you spot a rodent in your Spokane home. The health and wellbeing of your family could depend on it.

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A Step-By-Step Cockroach Prevention Guide For Tukwila Property Owners

When it comes to researching pest prevention on the internet, the optics are a wild, wild west. You never know what kind of strange tips, old wives’ tales, or downright false information could be spread through a channel as wide as the digital landscape.

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The Secret To Keeping Rodents Out Of Your Wichita Restaurant

Running a restaurant is one of the most challenging yet rewarding jobs in Wichita. From managing kitchens and supply chains to ensure every customer leaves with a smile, small business ownership is certainly nothing to scoff at. In the midst of all the to-dos on your list, one thing is crystal clear: acquiring a rodent infestation in your restaurant will spell disaster for everything you’ve worked so hard to achieve.

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Is It Dangerous To Have House Spiders In My Tukwila Home?

In Tukwila, there are several species of spiders you want to avoid at all costs, but what about house spiders? Can you avoid these nuisances, and are they that bad? Learn whether or not house spiders are dangerous, and what you should do about them in your home.

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12 Quick & Simple Cockroach Prevention Tips For Tukwila Property Owners

Cockroaches are among the most unpleasant pests to have in your home. They are large, fast, and dirty. They can also glide through the air—a frightening experience for most people.In this quick guide, we’ll explain why cockroaches are a problem for Tukwila homeowners, and we’ll help you get started with some easy-to-follow prevention tips.

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Who Else Wants To Keep Spiders Out Of Their Tukwila Home?

You’ve seen their ‘powers’ clearly displayed on the big screen for years, but are these ferociously fanged pests truly as incredible as they seem? The answer is no.

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What Tukwila Property Owner Ought To Know About Effective Tick Control

For many people in the Tukwila area, ticks can be a concern when spending time outdoors. For those who enjoy hiking, camping, and being in the great outdoors, knowing how to prevent ticks is especially important. However, ticks can also be a problem closer to home as they can get into your yard or attach to your pets.

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Who Else In Spokane Wants To Keep Wasps Out Of Their Yard This Summer?

When the weather starts to get warm and you want to spend time outside enjoying your yard, one thing that can ruin all your fun is wasps. While there are many pests that people don’t want to deal with in their Spokane home, wasps are some of the scariest.

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Tukwila's Comprehensive Guide To Ant Identification

When it comes to insects, strength in numbers is a powerful thing; especially for these tiny pests that are more than willing to use their numbers to their advantage.

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What The Experts Have To Say About Mosquito Control In Spokane

Mosquitoes are streamlined flying insects that seek out living prey. They are nocturnal which means they travel and hunt mostly at night. As you know, however, mosquitoes are opportunists and will bite during the day. They usually find the shade of grass or of plants to rest underneath when they're not out in search of their next blood meal.

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How Bad Is It To Have Cockroaches In My Home?

Almost everyone knows that it is a bad idea to have cockroaches in their home. But how bad are the cockroaches here? Are they any worse than cockroaches in other parts of the country? The answer is a resounding no. Not only are the species of cockroaches found in other states, but almost all cockroaches have the same dirty habits that make them a serious health threat when they get into man-made structures. Let's take a closer look.

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How To Keep Mice Out Of Your House

When it comes to keeping mice out of your home there are a few things you can do. Here are some prevention tips we recommend you try.

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All You Need To Know About Cockroaches

When cockroaches get inside residences, they are a serious health threat. Cockroaches are extremely dirty insects. They climb in dumpsters and sewers. They feed on rotting organic matter and feces. And they nibble on the decaying carcasses of dead animals. This exposes them to bacteria, parasitic worms, human pathogens, and other harmful organisms. When they get into your home, they carry these invisible threats in with them. This is the most important thing you need to know about cockroaches. Here are a few more.

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Winter Rodent Prevention Tips For Homeowners

As winter comes into full swing, rodents will be looking for any way possible to stay warm. More often than not, this drives them into our homes where they don’t belong. To keep this from happening in your home this year, we have put together a comprehensive list of prevention tips to keep rodents at bay.

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What To Do About Spiders In Your Home

Spiders aren’t just creepy bugs, they’re common home invaders and, often, signs of larger pest populations that are already infesting your property. That’s why it’s important to learn what attracts spiders and the insects they hunt, so you can protect your home from all kinds of pest problems.

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How to Tell If You Have a Termite Infestation

Imagine that you have just bought your first home. You're excited to finally have a place of your own, and you can't wait to start making it your own. However, as you start to move in, you notice that there are some brown spots on the walls and you can hear crumbling noises. You start to worry that there might be a termite infestation. What do you do? ‍

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How to Get Rid of Scorpions: A Handy Scorpion Prevention Guide

If you live in certain parts of the United States scorpions can be on the list of pests you want to keep clear from your home. You may be wondering how to get rid of those pesky scorpions. Did you know that scorpions are masters of disguise? They can blend in with their surroundings and even look like leaves or sticks! You need to learn about them for safety reasons, too.

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5 Best Ways to Eliminate Cockroaches

Are you unsure how to eliminate cockroaches from your home? Don't worry, you are not the only one. Cockroaches can be found in many household pests around the world.

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How to get rid of Cockroaches from Your Apartment

Your vigilance is key to controlling and preventing cockroaches from your apartment. Keep an eye out for evidence that roaches are present in your apartment.

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