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Sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite

Author: Mandy Garnto
Originally published April 2018. Updated July 7, 2021. Warmer weather has finally arrived. Weekend beach trips have begun and summer vacations are being planned. While you...
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Summer camp and bed bugs: What moms should know

Author: Bill Strickland
Originally published July 2017 Summer is now in full swing, and you're preparing to send off your little campers to the great outdoors. Whether it's one week full of...
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Fleas, ticks, and health risks

Author: Bill Ballard
This article was originally published on July 27, 2018. Updated as of May 12, 2021. Endless sunny days and warm weather make summertime a favorite season to play outside...
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Radon - what is it and who should test for it?

Author: Emily Burrows
Radon - what is it and who should test for it?Radon is a by-product of the breakdown of granite bedrock. It is a radioactive gas, a known carcinogen, and an element that can...
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Mosquitoes and blood-borne illnesses

Author: Bill Ballard
Summer is in full swing, and unfortunately that means so are the mosquitoes. Mosquito bites are a nuisance, but there are many additional reasons to protect your family, your...
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The connection between roaches and asthma

Author: Mandy Garnto
As parents, we spend most of our time protecting our children. We teach them to look both ways before crossing the street. We make sure they’re wearing helmets. We read...
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Your best options to manage mosquitoes

Author: Bill Strickland
Mosquitoes are always looking for a blood meal. (Gross, we know.) You basically have two options: keep them from biting you or eliminate them from your yard. And with the...
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You know pantry pests are gross, but what are the health risks?

Author: Mandy Garnto
It's Saturday morning. The kids are up— much earlier than you would like. You get the coffee started and stumble over to the pantry to grab a box of cereal. As you open...
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Why you shouldn't crush Kudzu Bugs

Author: Bill Ballard
It may look like a beetle, but that Kudzu bug is more closely related to the stink bug. You don't want these uninvited guests hanging around during the holidays. Kudzu bugs are...
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Mosquitoes or mosquitos, they both suck.

Author: Bill Ballard
Summer should be the time for barbecues and lounging by the pool. Unfortunately, the hot, muggy weather in Augusta and eastern Georgia is the perfect breeding ground for...
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DEET gets it done

Author: Mandy Garnto
Today is insect repellent awareness day. It seems like everything has a day now! And while many of the "celebrations" feel like an excuse (Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, comes to...
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"Killed the fleas. Walked the dog."

Author: Bill Ballard
This post originally appeared in The 'Good News, a blog by Allgood Services, Inc. dba Allgood Pest Solutions. In February 2017, the company changed its name to Cingo. ...

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