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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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Pests Don’t Carry COVID-19, But You Still Don’t Want Them!

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many people to practice social distancing and self-quarantine. While much of the information being provided by government and health care officials is very helpful, there’s also information being shared on social media that’s not ...
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Pest-Proofing Your Attic

Attic pests—like mice, rats, squirrels, and bats—are every homeowner’s nightmare. They bring unsanitary conditions (even disease) and can damage the house’s structure and insulation, requiring expensive repairs. Keep these unwanted house guests out with some preventative measures, courtesy of Preferred ...
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Pest Profile: Termites in Your Home

Termites are among the most dreaded household pests, and for good reason. Do you know how to identify a termite infestation? Or what to do if you suspect one? Here’s what you need to know about termites as a homeowner: ...
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Keeping Those Spring Bouquets Beautiful

We love to see flowers as a part of our home decor. Most especially this spring when flowers are all in bloom. Flowers are the ideal way to show your love, but as much as humans love flowers, so do ...
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Post-Valentine’s Day Pests

Valentine’s Day has come and gone. We shared chocolates and laughs with a loved one, attended a fun singles party, or maybe we just skipped celebrating all together this year.  While humanity was wrapped up in love (or their blankets ...
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Pests of All Seasons

Though some pests die off in winter, many thrive all year long in Southern California’s warm climate. Even those that don’t make it through the winter, lay their eggs in anticipation of the coming of spring. Since so many pests ...
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