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Warning Signs Of Bed Bugs In Lexington

August 24, 2016

It may seem bad that Lexington is in the top 50 most bed bug-infested cities in the United States, but there is good reason for it. Bed bugs are a hitchhiking bug that dwells almost exclusively with humans. So these pests go where people go. And since people love to visit Lexington, there is literally the perfect opportunity for a potential nonstop invasion happening all the time, but there is good news. Lexington has actually fallen 9 points since last year. That means we're making progress educating businesses in the proper prevention of these resourceful pests. But, until we get ourselves off the top 50 list, it is best to know the warning signs of a bed bug infestation if you plan to stay somewhere in Lexington.

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Zika Update for Indianapolis

August 19, 2016

There is hardly a person in the United States who hasn't heard about Zika virus. This virus has captured widespread attention for several reasons: It is a virus that is known to cause microcephaly in unborn children at all stages of pregnancy, and has recently been connected to chronic seizure disorders in unborn children who contract the disease in later stages of pregnancy; It has been hotly debated among lawmakers in Washington for several months; And this disease is getting a ton of press because of the danger it presents to athletes taking part in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. But Zika is about to get even more news coverage. Here's what you need to know, and how it will affect you if you live in Indianapolis.

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Does Your Louisville Property Have Termites?

August 15, 2016

We get asked quite a bit, "What do termites look like?" But sadly, this is not a pest that is going to alert you to its presence by crawling around on your counters, walls, or floors. Termites can enter a structure from the ground and feed on the inside of wood for years without detection. The first signs that a home or business has been ravaged by termites will usually be doors and windows that don't open or shut properly, sloping floors, bulging walls, and sagging ceilings. But by this time, the damage is extensive and costly to repair. So, if you're wondering whether or not your Louisville property has termites, you're going to need to look far beyond the question, "What do termites look like?" Instead, you should be asking, "What are the signs of a termite infestation?"

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10 Facts That Make German Cockroaches Hard To Control

August 12, 2016

There was a time when the German cockroach was the number 1 most difficult pest to control in commercial and residential structures; but with the development of cockroach baits, those disgusting little insects were pushed off their pedestals--at least for a while. We enjoyed more than a decade of limited success controlling these resourceful bugs. In fact, they were considered by many to be a second tier pest; but as you've probably noticed, that isn't the case anymore. German cockroaches have taken back their position as top dog. So we've put together this list of facts to help pest management specialist learn more about why German cockroaches are such challenging pests.

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