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3 Signs You Need Flea Treatment Now

Fleas! The most classic of the pet-based infestations. And while pet treatments for fleas do help, are they enough?  Not always. Especially since — petless readers beware — you don’t actually have to have an animal in the house to wind up with fleas. And flea bites themselves aren’t just itchy and annoying. They can also cause allergic reactions and dermatitis.  Although the efficacy of flea treatments for pets is pretty high (with regular maintenance and proper application), it’s not 100 percent. Some pets develop an immunity to treatments and they stop working (which means you should be regularly rotating
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COVID-19 and Pest Control: FAQ

These are unusual and difficult times. The COVID-19 outbreak is forcing many of us to stay largely indoors, and any outdoor time we do have is primarily spent in our yard. Unfortunately, while we are hunkered down, common household pests (roaches, ants, termites, and mosquitoes) are taking no such precautions. That’s why it’s more important than ever to have a pest control service you can trust to not only handle your pest problems but also take the necessary safety precautions to protect your family’s health and safety.  Dixon Pest Services is that company. Why is pest control an essential service?
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Spot the Difference: Flying Termite vs. Flying Ant

Flying termites and flying ants do two very different things: while ants with wings are basically just airborne irritants, termites with wings (also known as termite swarmers) are an early warning sign that a termite colony is scouting your home as a possible feasting ground. What does it matter? Well, when you first spot one of these flying insects, it can be hard to tell the two apart, and knowing what you’re dealing with can be the difference between panic (flying termite) or annoyance (flying ant). That’s why we’ve put together a little exercise to help you identify the two!
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3 Reasons Now is the Best Time to Start Pest Control Services

Winters in the South Georgia-North Florida region bring with them a handful of pests, from fire ants to spiders to rodents. With all these different critters and creepy crawlies causing wintertime woes, it’s clear that winter pests are no joke. But it’s no secret that the summertime is an even more pest-busy time, with weather heating up and all sorts of insects and wildlife coming out of the woodwork to enjoy the warmer weather. Having a service plan in place for peak pest season is so important; here are 3 reasons why.  Dangerous Pests Become More Active in Summer Sweltering
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The Invasive Formosan Termite

  Over the past year or two, or customers in and around Thomasville and this region of Georgia have been infested by the invasive formosan termite and is considered at “high risk.” As the name suggests, this particular breed of termite is invasive and can cause extreme damage to your home. Here’s what you need to know about formosan termites.   It’s nicknamed “the super termite.”  Formosan termites build giant colonies—where most termite species have colonies comprising several hundred thousand termites, formosan termites can contain several million. And they chew through wood much faster than other kinds of termites, which
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What Do Mothballs Do?    

Not just for grammas! Or are they? What do they … do? How do they work? DO they work? Do they work on other pests? Or should you call the whole thing off? You never expect it. One day, you reach into the back of your closet for something to wear, pull out a sweater you haven’t seen in a while, and BAM there are holes chewed into the neck and sleeves. This feels like a 20th-century problem.   But, sadly, moths eat clothes no matter how old you are or where you live. Your gramma knew that, which is
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What Really Happens to Mosquitoes Upon Winter’s Arrival?

Most people have always thought that mosquitoes die off during colder months. Unfortunately, this is a common misconception. Each mosquito species survives the winter differently, however when temperatures drop below 50 degrees it is common for most of them to find places to hibernate. They find shelter in places such as storm sewers, attics, basements, and animal burrows. No matter what time of year it is, Dixon Pest Services wants to remind you to be cautious while spending anytime outdoors, while practicing the following mosquito-safe habits. Inspect your home and property for any water that could possibly be storing mosquito
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Common Signs That Rodents are Living in your Home!

Most homeowners are unaware that 45 percent of rodent infestations occur during the fall and winter months. When it starts getting cold, rodents use this time to move indoors in search of food, shelter, and water. Use the following checklist put together by the National Pest Management Association to help you determine whether or not your home has rodents. Rodent Infestation Observation Checklist: Droppings: The most common sign of an infestation is when you see mice or rat droppings around your home. These pellets are frequently found in places that often store food, such as cabinets and pantries. Chew Markings:
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Fall Has Arrived! Here are the Best Tips for Fall Pest Prevention

It is officially fall, and that means temperatures are about to start dropping, colors of leaves will be changing, and many of us are going to want to spend most of our time outside. What people do not normally realize is that this time of year also means that pests are preparing for the quickly approaching cold winter months. They are using this time to search for food, shelter, and warm areas these locations are commonly known to be our homes. The most common pests that are discovered sneaking into homes in the fall include cockroaches, rodents, fleas, ticks, mites, and
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Flies 101: Identifying Flies and their Threats

Flies are common pests that frequently make unwelcomed visits into our homes. Their population continues to grow and today there are 120,000 different types found globally, and about 18,000 types found around North America. It is imperative that we are aware of flies in order to prevent their rapid reproduction and the spreading of dangerous diseases they are known to carry, including tuberculosis, malaria, and salmonella.   Where Do Flies Come From? Flies generally hatch outside, and then move into homes through weak spots in structures, such as torn screens used to cover windows and doors.   What Do Flies
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