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Winter Pests and Orange County Pest Control

Insects, being cold-blooded, frequently hibernate during the winter. However, the presence of warm, climate-controlled homes and a steady source of food and water can lead some bugs to venture indoors rather than go into hiding throughout the colder months. Rodents, ...
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Signs of Termite Infestation

Termite Infestation can prompt hefty upkeep cost, including evacuation of invaded woodwork and establishment of new wooden edges for entryways and windows. It can seriously bargain the auxiliary uprightness of a home or business building. This can occur without the ...
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Winter Pests and Orange County Pest Control

The beginning of winter can frequently be a significant time for the advancement of bug issues. As temperatures drop, bothers look for warmth and safe house in your home (and possibly in your vehicle). Here are a few irritations to ...
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Get Rid of Mosquitoes & Flies by Growing Plants!

House flies and mosquitoes are recognized as carriers of easily communicable diseases. They collect different pathogens on their legs and mouths, females mostly lay eggs on decomposing organic matter, garbage, feces and animal corpses. Mosquitoes most breed in standing water ...
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Increase in Rat Infestations in During Pandemic Likely Has Multiple Causes

The cause of the increased rat activity is likely due to two major factors: the corona virus pandemic and one specific abandoned property. Causes of Rat Infestations At the start of the year, events leading up to the corona virus ...
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How to Get Rid of Mice — And Keep Them Away

What do mouse droppings look like? Mouse droppings resemble dark grains of rice, about a quarter inch long. Rat droppings look a little wider and longer — about half an inch in length. Trails of little poop pellets are certainly ...
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Natural Ways to Get Rid of Ants | Preferred Pest Control

Natural Ant Repellents Keep ants from returning with these repellents. Cucumbers Place cucumber slices near entry points in your home. Ants are repelled by the smell. Chalk Draw a chalk line where you don’t want ants to cross. The ants ...
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How to Get Rid of Pests

These tried-and-true solutions will help you win the war against some of the toughest pests around. How to win the war against pests Getting rid of bugs, insects and critters in and around your home can take weeks or months ...
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PEST CATEGORY: ANTS

CARPENTER ANT: Carpenter ants are large ants that nest in hollows of woods. The nest is usually associated with wood decay or termite damage in a house. Outdoors, carpenter ants nest in mulch and debris. They do not consume wood; ...
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BED BUG MANAGEMENT SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY

TACKLING BED BUG INFESTATIONS Many pest control companies have reported a drastic increase in bed bug calls in the last few years, and Dodson Pest Control is no exception. Due to the ease of travel, bed bugs have become a ...
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HANTAVIRUS & OTHER DISEASES FROM MICE

If you see a tiny rodent or two scurry across the floor, your first thought might be to go after it and dispose of it immediately. Our pest professionals want to caution homeowners choosing to perform at-home pest control tactics ...
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BEE VS WASP VS HORNET | YOUR GUIDE TO STINGING INSECTS June 17, 2020 Summer and fall months bring a lot of wonderful things such as pool days, flowers, grilling, football season and more. But what many of us forget ...
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Getting Rid of Garden Pests

It probably won’t surprise most vegetable gardeners that insects outnumber humans many millions of times over. While some insects can be beneficial for certain plants, gardeners are all too familiar with the destruction of many tiny crawly critters. Fortunately, nature ...
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8 Ways to Prevent Mosquito Bites Once and for All

You’re not the only one looking forward to fun summer activities. Pesky mosquitos also enjoy warmer weather, so it's best to prepare to share the great outdoors with a few insect friends. Getting rid of them isn't as easy as getting rid ...
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Treating Termite Infestation in New Construction

Treating termites before construction starts can help you defend against possible claims in the future as they frequently dwell where there is a high concentration of moisture and dampness. In old houses, these are frequent problems because they tend to live ...
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5 Ways to Get Rid of Silverfish

Of all the insect infestations you can be cursed with, silverfish might just be the most skin-crawling — right after cockroaches, of course. Silverfish are mostly a (super-creepy) nuisance pest, but they can destroy books, wallpaper, and clothes with their excrement, according to ...
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How to Kill Termites

Out of the umpteen insects, critters, rodents and other pests, termites seem to be the most dangerous ones. They are one such pest that can ruin your house’s foundation in just a few years. The worst part is that they ...
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Getting Rid of Garden Pests

It probably won’t surprise most vegetable gardeners that insects outnumber humans many millions of times over. While some insects can be beneficial for certain plants, gardeners are all too familiar with the destruction of many tiny crawly critters. Fortunately, nature ...
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4 Good ways to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard

Mosquitos aren't just an outdoor nuisance -- they're a legitimate cause for health concerns. So far, 2012 has been the worst year on record for reported cases of West Nile virus in the United States, and according to the Centers for ...
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HOW TO KEEP MOSQUITOES FROM BITING

Mosquitoes are annoying.  They also carry serious diseases, but for most of us, the issue is that they buzz, bite, and just are a nuisance.  We understand how the itching from the mosquito bite feels and how it annoying can it ...
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How to get rid of mice and rats in your house

If you have rats or mice in your house, you need to know what signs they leave, what problems they cause and how to get rid of mice and rats humanely. Our guide explains how to get rid of rodents, ...
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SPIDER!

Yes! I have definitely did the same thing! Working in Pest control can sometimes open you up to a wide variety of teasing and joking, for example, when I told my friends that I was taking up a job with ...
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How to Get Rid of Mice And Keep Them Away for Good

Mice infestation? Check out this article I've shared that helps you get rid of them and keep them away for good! Fall and winter are prime time for rodents trying to make their way into warm, cozy homes, but it's never too ...
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How To Get Rid Of A Silverfish Infestation

We know they can be really annoying, so we've shared some tips on how to get rid of that silverfish infestation! No, they don’t bite, but you can’t have them as pets either. Although silverfish may look quite creepy, they ...
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Virus Disinfection for the Workplace

People around the world work to find their new normal amid the corona virus pandemic. Business owners are looking for ways to get their employees back to work or to keep them safe as they continue to provide essential products ...
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