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  • We are celebrating the arrival of spring with chocolate from TCHO New American Chocolate! Enter below for your chance to win a spring-themed tub of 50 delicious TCHO chocolates, delivered to your door...

  • In 2014, wildfires burned 3,595,613 acres in the United States. This number changes every year, but one thing always seems to stay true- it goes up during a drought. Last year, the state of California had so many wildfir...

  • March's Bug of the Month is the carpet beetle! A carpet beetle infestation can not only cause damage to your carpet, furniture and drapes, but can affect you health as well. Read on to learn more about detecting these pe...

  • If you have seen signs of subterranean termites around your home or work you may be thinking "is it termite season already?!" Yes…they are coming to your neighborhood earlier than usual due to the dry and warm wea...

  • Happy Friday the 13th! In the spirit of this spooky day, check out our list of Thirteen Animal Superstitions. Some of them may surprise you!   1. Black BeetlesOften called the “Deathwatch Beetle” old sup...

  • We are bringing back a customer favorite from the past, Bug of the Month. February’s bug is the Earwig! It is common to see these guys around this time of year, so we often get questions about the dangers they pres...

  • Often times, customers ask if pest control in the winter is a waste of money. The answer: absolutely not! It is widely assumed that pest control service during the coldest season is not beneficial. Understanding the adva...

  • The Fall season for many people means Pumpkin Spice, a crisp breeze, and crunchy leaves. In pest control, it means pigeon-breeding season. Empower yourselves and recognize the common myths about pigeon con...

  • As we head into summer are you noticing more and more bees around your home or property? There is a chance you may have a beehive somewhere nearby. Take some time to walk around the perimeter of your home and your yard l...

  • Have you been noticing strange noises like scratching, thumping, or the pitter-patter of very small feet above your head as you sit watching TV in the evening or as you lay in bed? There is a good chance that there is a ...

  • Bed Bugs continue to be a growing problem in both commercial settings like hotels as well as in people's homes. Most people probably find themselves saying, "What does a bed bug look like" and "How do I identify a bed bu...

  • People tend to be mystified by termites. They are rarely seen and, for the most part, live in areas of your house where you never explore, or even want to. So if you find yourself curiously asking “Do I have Termit...

  • While fleas and ticks can both be associated with pets, that isn’t necessarily the case in all structural pest control situations. Ticks are most commonly a problem outdoors, particularly around homes in wooded are...

  • It used to be that bird infestations were frustrating simply because they forced you to clean up a mess that was sure to return as long as the birds stayed around. Birds do not just leave behind visually unappealing drop...

  • Sound strange? Well it's not. As a matter of fact, a growing concern in the automotive industry, and to individual car owners, is the problem of rats, mice, and squirrels eating and destroying the components of car engin...