Recent Insect Services Articles


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Homeowner's Insurance: What it Covers, What it Excludes

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 20, 2015

You pay hundreds of dollars for homeowner's insurance. It's required coverage for everyone who takes out a mortgage, yet people seldom go over the fine print of their policy, to find...


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How to Get Rid of Spider Crickets

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 12, 2015

Beware the attack of the giant mutant crickets! While spider crickets are not actually members of the family of crickets -- or of spiders -- they are excellent jumpers and when frightened,...


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Buying a House? Ask These 9 Questions First

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 04, 2015

Buying a house is a huge decision. Obviously, you want a place that you and your family will love to live in, but it's essential to let your choice be guided by your head at least as...


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10 Tips to Prevent and Treat Insect Stings

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 30, 2015

When I was a child, we spent long, lazy summers in the country with my cousins. The kids all enjoyed running wild and exploring nature. One day nature came a little too close for comfort,...


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Get Rid of Dust Mites FAQs

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 27, 2015

A-h-h-h-choo! If you start sniffling, wheezing, and explosively sneezing when you find yourself in a dusty room, chances are you've got a dust allergy. And if you have a dust allergy,...


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8 Natural Ways To Get Rid of House Flies

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 02, 2015

Shoo, fly! Don't bother me! When they manage to make their way into your home, house flies are unpleasant and annoying to have around, with their incessant movement and relentless buzzing....


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12 Tips for Safer Tent Fumigation

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 26, 2015

Dry wood termites are one of the toughest infestations that exist. These wood-destroying insects can burrow deep into a structure, rendering mere surface treatment ineffective. Tent...


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Make Roach Pest Control a Priority

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 15, 2015

Cockroaches are one of the most common insect pests in houses and apartment buildings. They are also one of the most hated. Who wouldn’t cringe at the sight of dozens of roaches...