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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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Florida House Ants To Watch Out For

Ants are a nuisance, which is reason enough to not want to share your home with them. Unfortunately, there are other urgent reasons to keep ants out: They get into and contaminate food, build nests in nooks, crannies, and under sinks in your house. And some ants even inflict pretty painful bites, which can be a serious danger to people with allergies to some ant venom.  OK, so what about ants in Florida? According to The University of Florida’s Pests in and around the Southern Home, the most common Florida ants are house-infesting ants, yard-infesting ants, and carpenter ants. The
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How to Spot a Termite Hole

You’re finding little holes around your home. You wonder what they are. You Google, “What do termite holes look like?” And here you are. First, let us say no matter where you are, give us a call and describe what you’re seeing (or take a picture or video!), and we can help you determine if you need the help of a pest control specialist. Next, it’s actually important to understand that there are different types of termites. Some termites, called drywood termites, are the kind that typically leave holes. (More on how and why in a minute.) But other termites
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How to Avoid Bugs in Your Houseplants

When you start to bring houseplants into your life, you can quickly get addicted to being surrounded by lush greenery. And once you get the hang of the watering and the light, you can get pretty geeky about the textures, colors, shapes, and sizes of the foliage you’ve invited into your space. So it can be kind of a bummer when you observe misshapen or holey foliage on your plants… or see flying insects around your house plants.  There are a few ways that indoor plants do attract bugs into your home. Let’s go over them. What attracts bugs to
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