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Keep the Creepy Crawlies Outside Where They Belong

Keep the Creepy Crawlies Outside Where They Belong

Crawling bugs can be an incredible nuisance when they've set foot on your property. They enter your home or business through different openings like gaps and crevices on your doors, windows, and through cracks in your foundation, just to name a few. A good perimeter pest control service can effectively prevent bugs and insects from entering your home or business by creating a protective barrier around your property. You can also take steps to prevent bugs from entering your home or...
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Is Your Lawn a Victim of Drought or Armyworms?

Is Your Lawn a Victim of Drought or Armyworms?

Brown patches in your lawn are never a fun sight to wake up to. During the fall, the main culprit is often one of two things: drought or armyworms. To check for drought, review your watering schedule and ensure you're watering at least one inch a week. If you aren't, try watering according to that schedule and see if it makes a difference. Once you've done that, if your lawn still has brown patches, it could indicate armyworms. Common in the South and increasingly in Midwest states...
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4 Ways to Keep Mosquitoes Away from Your Property

4 Ways to Keep Mosquitoes Away from Your Property

Mosquitoes can be a real nuisance to property owners, as they love to make your property their home. When they come out at night, these blood-thirsty pests will start biting and can make it unbearable for you to spend extended time in your outdoor areas. So, you'll want to do everything you can to keep them away from your property. Removing stagnant water and keeping your lawn at the perfect height removes mosquitoes' hiding spots and breeding grounds. A clean gutter is also...
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Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Fleas - A Bite Can Be Deadly

Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Fleas - A Bite Can Be Deadly

What do you usually think about when you hear the words mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks? Like many others, you probably associate them with itchy and irritating bites, however, these common pests can also carry diseases that are transmittable to both animals and humans. Find out more about these diseases and what steps you can take to keep mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas away from your property. Mosquitoes can carry the West Nile virus, St. Louis encephalitis, and more. Mosquitoes may be...
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What's all the Hubbub About Grubs?

What's all the Hubbub About Grubs?

Lawn grubs are the larvae of various scarab beetle species, such as Japanese Beetles, June Bugs, and Masked Chafers. Grubs hatch from the eggs of these adult beetles and immediately begin to feed on the roots of your grass. In Indiana, grubs will do some light feeding on your lawn's root system, but this is not enough to notice any damage. However, as the weeks pass and the late summer months approach, grubs will begin to aggressively feed on your roots, causing extensive...
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