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May 2, 2016

Three Infestations That Can Threaten Your Business

When it comes to running a business, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to ensure that every aspect of its operations run smoothly. Small business owners and managers in large companies both have to be on guard for glitches and hiccups that could cause tens of thousands of dollars of damage if not handled quickly and properly.

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April 26, 2016

Pests that Pose Threats to Gardens

For established green thumbs and aspiring gardeners alike, nothing is worse than dedicating hours of your hard work to your home’s garden, only to have your efforts ruined by pests. Be it the work of rodents or harmful insects and bugs, having your garden ravaged by intrusive pests can be a bad start to the growing season. Here’s a short list of culprits to keep an eye out for as you start ramping up your garden for the spring.

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April 12, 2016

Three Diseases Mice Can Carry into Your Home

While rural deer mice can look cute, they’re often the carriers of serious diseases and viruses that can put your health at risk. Worst of all, you don’t need to be directly bitten by a mouse to be at risk for becoming ill. Research has shown that simply coming into contact with a rodent’s urine, droppings, or saliva can cause you to become sick. The takeaway could not be clearer: mice infestations can become a serious problem, not only in terms of hygiene for your home or business, but your health as well. Here are three diseases that mice can bring into your property:

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April 5, 2016

Three Ways to Prevent Ants from Invading This Spring

Ants can pose a serious problem come spring time. JP Pest Services can help!There’s no better time than the present to discuss solutions ant problems in your home or business. Temperatures are rising, the ground is thawing, and April is officially designated as National Pest Management Month by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). In short, now’s the time to start considering taking preventive action against those six-legged invaders. Here are a few ways to keep the ants at bay in your home.

Clean Out Your Cabinets and Cupboards

Cleanliness denies ants the food sources that entice them into your home, and makes them difficult to dislodge once they’ve established a foothold. Colonies of ants need steady supplies of food to thrive and reproduce. By denying them sustenance, you’re limiting their growth and propagation in your home. Securing pet food in airtight containers, throwing out old or stale food that’s open to the air, and sweeping out your pantry’s floor are all ways to prevent an invasion.

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March 23, 2016

Getting Rid Of Silverfish

how to get rid of silverfishSilverfish are relatively small, silvery-blue colored insects that prefer dark, moist spaces. They can move around most homes or business facilities undetected due to their habit of staying away from open, visible spaces. Silverfish are about a half-inch in length, with bodies that taper toward the rear. Unlike insects with shorter life spans, silverfish can live up to eight years. They reproduce quickly, can go without food or water for several weeks, and are typically active at night. It’s easy to overlook an infestation because of their fast movements and nocturnal habits.

Although silverfish are not associated with any diseases, in large groups they can consume considerable amounts of material, which can result in costly amounts worth of damage to a business or home. They are known to be particularly troublesome for the hotel and restaurant industries, as they can damage furniture, curtains, and other materials, and invade starchy food sources. If you think you have a silverfish issue, contacting a pest control company can be your easiest solution.

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