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Avoiding Bed Bugs While Traveling

Bed bugs are known as the great hitchhikers of the animal world. They love to move from one location to another on people’s luggage, clothing, and bedding. This makes traveling an especially problematic activity if you are trying to avoid bed bugs. Luckily, there are...

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Bees vs Wasps

Bees and wasps are important pollinators that are needed for a healthy ecosystem, but they can illicite strong responses from people who have previously been stung or those with allergies. Control of wasps and bees is often necessary around homes and yards, but the...

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Mosquito Prevention Measures

Summer nights mean mosquitoes in the Boise area and throughout the United States. Sure, mosquitoes are annoying, and bites can be painful, but mosquitoes can also be much more dangerous than you might think. Mosquitoes are actually the deadliest animals on Earth....

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Five Family-Friendly Attractions in Boise

Boise, Idaho and surrounding areas are some of the fastest growing cities in the whole United States. People are flocking to Boise for the low cost of living, growing economy, and family friendly atmosphere. Whether you are just visiting Boise or live nearby, there...

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3 Tips for Spider Infestations

There is one myth that we hear repeated often in pest control, which is: an infestation is only when pests literally take over the entire house. Every room is crawling and you have to move out in order to get it treated. This is a complete fallacy. An infestation is...

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Repelling Ticks with Permethrin Treated Clothing

Summer is tick season throughout the country and right here in the Boise area. Ticks are dangerous insects that are responsible for sickening hundreds of thousands of people every year. Ticks spread diseases like STARI, Tularemia, Lyme disease, and Rocky Mountain...

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The Best Ways to Catch Mice

When you find a mouse in your house, the first thing most people do (after recovering from the shock!) is head straight for the mouse traps. Over the course of a hundred years, the basic mouse trap hasn’t changed much because they are inexpensive and do the job well....

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The Benefits Of 24 Hour Pest Control Support

Having the nasty surprise of seeing pests in your home during the day may make you panic. But when you get a shock in the middle of the night, that is when the security of knowing you can call for emergency pest control becomes crucial. Pests are incredibly common,...

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5 Spring Pests to Watch for in Boise

As the days grow longer and the snow melts away, it is time to celebrate the end of another winter and the start of Spring! With the warmer, wetter weather also comes an influx of bugs and other household pests. Spring is a critical time of the year to get ahead of...

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Identifying and Combating Carpenter Ants

It is common knowledge that ants are annoying. They mess up picnics, always seem to be in your kitchen, create anthills in sidewalks and driveways, and can leave painful bites and stings. No one wants to have to deal with these minor problems, but did you know that...

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DIY Ant Control Methods That Just Won’t Work!

Especially in the warmer weather, lots of homes get ant pest control problems. Even seeing just one ant in your home can be a red flag, as the colony well send out a single scout and which leaves a scent trail for other ants to follow into your home. And once you have...

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Vole Identification and Prevention

When the spring arrives and all the snow melts, you may receive the unhappy surprise of a lawn that has been severely damaged over the winter. It is not uncommon in the Boise area to find many narrow, surface tunnels and small holes throughout your grass. The bark on...

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Boise, ID 83440

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