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#3 Top Five Pest Concerns for 2018

Best known as a summer pest, female mosquitoes can lay up to 300 eggs at a time. Mosquitoes can develop from egg to adult in 10 to 14 days. Once reaching adulthood, the mosquito may live 5-6 months.
A mosquito

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#4 Top Five Pest Concerns for 2018

The largest cockroaches found in homes, the American cockroach, is not native to North America. The American cockroach most likely was transported to North America via ships from Africa in the 1600s.
Being nocturnal, cockroaches spend the daylight hours in

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Top Five Pest Concerns for 2018

The cat flea, by far is the most common flea in the United States. Besides feasting on cats, the cat flea also is known to infest dogs, humans, mammals and avian hosts. Fleas use mammals for transportation,

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Christmas Trees Harbor Various Pests

With 33 million real Christmas trees being sold in the USA every year, there could be up to 25,000 bugs living in your Christmas tree.
Some common pests hiding in your Christmas tree:

Bark Beetles
Praying Mantises
Pine Needle Scale

Pest Prevention:

Vigorously shake the tree

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Entry Point Elimination Service

Looking for an environmentally friendly way to keep mice and rats from entering your home? Southern Pest Control is offering a new service called Entry Point Elimination. Rodents and other pests enter your home through holes and cracks in the

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Hurricane Aftermath Brings Unwanted Pests

Be proactive against pest invasions after floods to reduce risk of infestations, diseases and potential health issues.
If history is any indication, there will be several concerns regarding the increase in population of mosquitoes following Hurricane Harvey. Hurricanes bring rain and

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Japanese Beetles

The Japanese beetle, an extremely destructive pest, is native to Japan and was first discovered in the United States in 1916. Since the larvae (white grubs) feed on the roots of numerous plants and grasses while beneath the soil and

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Head Lice

What is a head louse? A head louse is a wingless parasite that resides on the human scalp drawing blood for nourishment. These lice will infest and spread to a new host by sharing belongings (brushes, combs, hats, towels, clothing

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House Dust Mites

House dust mites have lived on earth for 23 million years. They are nest dwelling scavengers known to colonize and infest warm, dark and humid areas. In addition to consuming rotting discarded skin scales, as a scavenger, they will eat

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Camel Cricket

Camel Crickets get their name from their humpbacked appearance, which is similar to that of a camel. They are nocturnal and very active at night, but hide during the day. Camel Crickets are found outdoors around buildings in cool, moist

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