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The Truth About Pest Control in the Winter

There is a belief that having your pest control company come out during the winter is a waste of money. However, in the long run it will save you money come the warmer spring and summer months. Many also believe that bugs and other pests die when colder climates come although, both of these beliefs are actually false. Here are several reasons why you should consider having RID Pest Control treat your home this winter. “Hibernating” Insects It's true that there are less to no bugs present in the winter months whether they are in your home or outside. Because they are out of sight, some believe they are dead. Although some insects like mosquitoes die in cold temperatures, several go into a hibernation-like state called diapause. In this state, they are in a suspended stage of development. Some insects that remain in this condition are flies, boxelder bugs, butterflies, moths...
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How Do Termites React in Cold Weather?

TermitesIf you are thinking that termites might take a winter break from chomping on the wood of your home, think again. These hardy pests will continue to eat through wood year round. Most homeowners do termite inspections during warmer months. While gardening or landscaping, a homeowner might run across termites. During colder months, you may not be as active outdoors, but termites certainly are. Termites Love Wood and Warmth There are four main termite species – drywood, dampwood, Eastern subterranean, and Formosan subterranean – meaning that termites live in nearly every region of the world. All species eat wood and can cause serious structural damage to your home. You may not see as many signs of termites in winter, but it doesn’t mean termites are hibernating or dead. Instead, as the weather gets colder, termites dig deeper into the ground to create a warm nest. Ideally, the optimum temperature is 75...
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How Do Pests Get in Your Home?

Ridding yourself of a pest infestation can be one of the more frustrating tasks you go through as a homeowner. They find any way inside possible and wreak havoc once indoors. Of course, the questions we all ask eventually comes up: “Where do all these pests come from?”. Luckily, we have an answer for you. Here are the top five ways pests find a way into your home and living space. Doors Just like us humans, pests come inside via doors as well. However, their method is a little more discrete. Bugs and critters can typically fit through the cracks under and around doors. The crumbs and dirt that accumulate at the bottom of door frames attract pests as well. To prevent this, clean your doorways thoroughly and invest in a door sweep to limit how many critters get through. Windows Windows are another main entrance for pests into your home,...
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Pests That Like to Hide in Your Lawn’s Pile of Leaves

Many people worry about pests being inside their homes. However, we often don’t think about the pests that are right outside our doors. When autumn comes around, the foliage is beautiful. But with that, there also comes large piles of leaves on your front lawn which are a perfect place for unwanted guests to hide. Here are four pests that like to hide in your lawn’s pile of leaves. Earwigs This reddish brown insect has a long, flat body and is about an inch long. It can easily be recognized by its pincers located at the tip of its abdomen. And they like to hide out in damp areas; like your lawn debris! Earwigs are not dangerous, but if agitated, they may pinch. And although they are not venomous insects, they tend to live together in large numbers; which isn’t good news if they are congregating right outside your home. When...
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What To Expect When You Have A Flea Infestation

Fleas tend to sneak up on you and your pets, and finding them should be concerning. Although they don’t breed on humans, they can harm your pet pretty significantly. If you find a flea, chances are that you’re find dozens more. They breed so fast that one female can lay up to 50 eggs in one day. If you want to protect your pet, it’s wise to first learn the signs of an infection. Expected Signs of a Flea Infestation It’s important to know and look for the signs of a flea infestation so you can take action before it becomes too serious. To deal with fleas, you need to be on the lookout for these signs: Fleas will bite any animal that has blood, including you. Although they don’t normally prefer humans, if they leave an animal host, they need other sustenance. Usually these bites are contained in your legs...
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