Monthly Archives July 2020

Palmetto Bugs and Roaches: Fact vs. Fiction

Are you here because you’re trying to figure out if you have palmetto bugs? We have some weird news for you.  Palmetto bugs … probably aren’t what you think they are.  The truth is, lots of roaches are misidentified as palmetto bugs, especially Oriental or American cockroaches. Palmetto bugs are mostly found in Florida, but also can pop up Southern states’ coastal regions.  Palmetto bugs move slowly, live in damp and warm climates, and prefer outdoor habitats (although they can make appearances in bathrooms). They’re not likely to infest your home — but it’s not impossible. Also, and here’s the
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Most Common Places To Pick Up Bed Bugs

So. You have a bed bug problem. Or at least you think you might.  Are the itchy bumps on your back from bed bugs or mosquitos? If you’re reading this, you’re not sure … and you’re probably scrambling to figure out where you may have even encountered bed bugs.  First, don’t panic. Bed bugs are unfortunately pretty common. About one in five Americans has had an infestation (at least once), so don’t be ashamed. They can (and do) happen to any of us. The other thing to keep in mind is that while they can disrupt your bedroom and your
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Mistakes Homeowners Make in the Summer Months

Summer is a time for vacations and relaxing, but warm weather is also a great time for home maintenance projects and ensuring the place you live is comfortable and safe.  Here are a few costly mistakes we’ve seen homeowners make. Neglecting the air conditioners We don’t want to think about the inevitable day we need to replace our air conditioner. But the good news is you can prolong its life by catching problems early. So make sure you regularly take a look at each of your AC units to see if anything strange is happening. If you notice any unusual
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Bugs That Look Like Bed Bugs (But Aren’t)

It’s summertime, which means bed bug infestations are at their peak. People are traveling more, renting houses and visiting friends, which means bed bug transmission goes up and your health — and sanity — go down.  However, another thing that’s common this time of year is confusing bed bugs for other lookalike bugs — and vice versa. In 2018, 84 percent of pest control professionals were called about a flea, cockroach or another pest problem before realizing the problem was actually … bed bugs.  So if you’re reading this right now you may have just frantically Googled “bugs that look
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