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Facts and information on pests and the best ways to keep them out of your home.

Bee Fact Sheet

BeessingleFact Sheet Average read time: 7 minutes
Bee in garden

Not The Bees! There are almost twenty thousand different named species of bee. These winged insects are close relatives of wasps and ants, and because of their role in pollination – they pollinate around a third of everything humans eat – they’re essential in keeping the Earth’s ecosystems and food chain running smoothly. That’s why…

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Six Tips to Keep Ants out of Your Kitchen

Ant Prevention Average read time: 3 minutes
Once a food source has been located, ants will leave a scent trail so the rest of their colony can find it.

Is there a worse thing to find in your kitchen than ants? Maybe one or two things – a shark in the sink, or a cover band getting between you and the coffee-maker. And to be fair to ants, they do us a favor by eating the larvae of other, more harmful pests. But if…

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6 Pest Control Myths – Debunked

Pest Tips Average read time: 4 minutes
Not all felines are capable of handling your rodent problem

In most modern societies there persists a stigma about pests in the home, which can prevent people speaking openly about pest problems. Which is why it’s not surprising that rumors and inaccurate pest control advice are as ubiquitous as cockroaches, and even harder to kill (more on that later). In this post I’m going to…

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Bed Bugs: Terror of Senior Communities

Bed Bugs Average read time: 3 minutes
Unique challenges of bed bugs in senior communities

Bed bugs are parasitic insects that like to live in warm places – particularly bedding, as their name suggests – and feed on human blood. Their bites go often unnoticed at the time, but they can cause skin rashes, allergic reactions, and even psychological conditions. In short, bed bugs can ruin anyone’s night – but…

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Carpenter Ants vs Termites: Which is destroying your home?

Ant Removal Average read time: 4 minutes
Carpenter Ants vs Termites

You can no longer ignore the damaged woodwork in your home or business. You swear that when it’s quiet you can actually hear the wood being munched away from the inside. Your initial diagnosis: termites. But are you sure it’s not an infestation of the similar – and slightly less worrisome – carpenter ants? Whether…

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