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Why You Should Avoid DIY Pest Control

Due in large part to convenient online shopping and do-it-yourself home hacks, DIY pest control is becoming more common for homeowners looking to combat pests. Unfortunately, even though homeowners’ intentions

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The Not-Fun Facts about Wasps in Long Island

This summer has been especially full of our unwanted stinging friends. It’s important to know that wasps are predominantly social, meaning they live in large nests so it’s usually a big problem to deal with.

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Swarmer Termites Hit Smithtown, New York

Smithtown – March 19, 2012 – Termites damage more homes than fires, earthquakes and storms combined. They attack in every state but Alaska, infesting five million homes every year. Yet termite damage is rarely covered by homeowners’ insurance.

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Bed Bug Infestations Are Big a Problem

Bed bugs are still being found in people’s home, apartments and condos. A recent survey was conducted by the National Pest Management Association. They asked pest control professionals to report the number and location of bed bug infestations.

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Ant Trouble? Do Home Remedies for Ants Work?

Ants invade even the cleanest kitchens and bathrooms. One of the nastiest shocks is turn on the lights and see ants everywhere!  Once these small pests find their way into your home, it is difficult for homeowners to get rid of them. Homeowners have been known to try just about anything to get rid of ants.

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Cockroach or Waterbug? What’s the Difference?

If you’re from Manhattan or one of the other boroughs, you may call this bug “a water bug”.  Water Bugs sound like friendly bugs but are actually cockroaches!  Or roaches for short. Just changing the name doesn’t make the nasty stuff go away!

Citronella Ants

Are There Ants That Smell Like Lemon?

What are those ants? If your ants smell like lemons or lemon verbena or citronella odor when crushed, you might have citronella ants. These ants are usually noticed when they swarm. The flying ants appear in large groups (or swarms) any time of year. Citronella ants can enter through openings around your doors or through expansion cracks in homes on a cement slab. 

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