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August 31, 2017

Why Stinging Insects Are Much More Active During Late Summer

You may have noticed wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets buzzing around all summer long, generally keeping to themselves and not causing much trouble. The truth is, even these fearsome flyers are relatively laid back through the early spring and summer, focused mostly on nest-building and colony-raising and not all that interested in humans. Late summer, however, is a different story - and it only takes one off encounter with an especially-active hive to know the difference.

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August 22, 2017

What To Do When You Find A Bat In Your House

Finding a bat in your house can be a frightening experience, but in reality the bat is likely more scared than you are in that particular situation. But while the bat is highly unlikely to cause the occupants in your home any direct trouble, the presence of a bat in your home can bring on a host of other potentially serious issues - and that’s why it’s critical to remove and prevent bats before the problem gets out of hand.

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August 18, 2017

Spot Signs of Mice In Your Restaurant (Before Your Customers Do)

No restaurant, not even the best in the world, can escape from reports of a mouse infestation unscratched, and once the cat (or mouse) is out of the bag, the damage seems to only snowball as news spreads through the press and through word of mouth. These days, it only takes one quick flash of a cellphone camera to confirm a mouse problem, and eatery owners need to be more vigilant than ever.

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August 15, 2017

Your Urban Office Building Probably Has Mice

The day it happens, you’ll never forget it - you sit down to your computer and go to reach for your mouse, only to discover a very different kind of mouse scurrying across the office floor.

When it comes to living, commuting, and working in the city, almost all urban dwellers know that a common fact of life is mice - a lot of them. Just about every city has its share of rodent issues, and anywhere with a lot of people and easily-available food is more likely than not going to have mice where they’re least likely to be seen.

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July 26, 2017

Honeybee Swarms: What To Do When You See One

It’s a warm spring or summer day and you’re walking outside when you see it, maybe hanging off a tree branch or gathered on a fencepost: a huge swarm of honeybees.

For those unfamiliar with the ways of bees, swarms can seem frightening and unpredictable. It’s not uncommon for a single swarm to contain anywhere from a few dozen to a few hundred individual bees, and the size can often frighten homeowners into taking drastic action - often to the detriment of the hive itself.

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