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Is a cat effective pest control?

Can a cat take care of your rodent problem? Yes, actually. But it’s a little more tricky than that. For thousands of years, cats have been man’s best rodent control, protecting barns and silos — and even manuscripts — from mice and rats. It’s been a nice arrangement: Cats keep the farm pest-free in exchange for room and board. So does that mean your rodent problem just needs a feline solution? Maybe. But tossing Fluffy at the garage and hoping for a mouse massacre is probably not going to be the best approach. Here’s what you should know about it.
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How to Spot a German Roach

How to spot a German roach There always has to be a worst. When it comes to cockroaches, the worst is the German cockroach. The German cockroach takes up residency with humans in our homes and businesses — and they’re the worst species to get into your home for the following upsetting reasons: They’re very hard to eradicate because they reproduce rapidly They carry medieval diseases like dysentery (and more contemporary ones like salmonella). Under extreme levels of infestation this cockroach can cause allergies, especially in children They smell bad Because they’re so difficult to get rid of, professional pest
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What To Expect From Pest Control Treatment

When we meet new customers who’ve never enlisted the help of a professional pest control service, they usually imagine something between the Ghostbusters and John Goodman’s character in Arachnophobia. Of course, we have total admiration and respect for this spider slayer. But to be honest, pest control is a little less … dramatic. Here’s what you can expect. What Do Pest Control Companies Like Dixon Pest Services Do? We can’t speak for the other guys, but at Dixon, we treat virtually every kind of pest common to Georgia and Florida. That includes Rodents Spiders Termites Wasps Mosquitoes Roaches Bed bugs
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How to Build a Homemade 2-Liter Roach Trap

If you’re here because you saw a roach, you could be asking yourself two questions: Can I handle this on my own? Or: Do I need to call someone? There’s nothing that can give you peace of mind protection quite like professional pest control, but if you want to give a homemade solution a shot, here’s a quick and easy DIY roach trap. But if you find yourself overrun — and “overrun” when it comes to roaches means anything in excess of three to five roaches — give us a call. We can help.
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The Truth About Green Pest Control Services

Every once in a while, we hear from customers who are curious about Dixon Pest’s “green” or organic pest control options. We thought we’d answer some frequently asked questions. What does “green” pest control really mean? This is an important question, and not one that’s easily answered. There are no regulated definitions or standards for “green pest management.” That means anyone calling themselves “green” doesn’t have to do much to back up that claim. (You may have heard of this phenomenon; it’s called “greenwashing.”) While you may have an idea of “green” in your head — fewer chemicals, organic components
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Every Season is Termite Season in Florida

There are a million reasons to love living in Florida, and one reason to not love it: That reason is that termite season pretty much never goes away. With the heat and the humidity, termites feast year-round, which is why it’s important to invest in good Florida termite control. Knowing the different species of termites you’re most vulnerable to is crucial for prevention and mitigation. At Dixon Pest Services, we know Florida termites like the back of our hands. There are a few species of termites common in Florida. Let’s go over them. Formosan subterranean termite These are hands-down the
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