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Most Common Pests in Georgia in 2021

As pest-control experts, protecting our clients from infestations and damage to their homes is only part of what we do (although it’s a big part). At Dixon Pest Services, we’re also in the business of forecasting and trend spotting when it comes to pest populations and problems. For example, in 2021, spring and summer were some of the warmest months on record. That meant we received higher than usual calls about some warm-weather pests. And as we slowly descend into the cooler, wetter winter months, we know that many of our neighbors in this region are going to have issues
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3 Easy Pest Costumes You Can Make For Halloween

If there’s one true thing here at Dixon Pest Services, we do not want spiders, mice, and bees in our customers’ homes… Unless, of course, it’s Halloween. The key to a great Halloween costume lies at the center of the intersection between cute and creepy. Which makes spiders, mice, and bees pretty perfect for playing dress-up this time of year. Here are some easy ways to transform yourself, your kids, and/or your pets into the creepy-crawly pests you spend good money to keep out of your house the rest of the year.   HOW TO MAKE AN EASY AT-HOME SPIDER
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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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