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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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Keep pests out of your picnic with 10 expert pest control tips

Author: Bill Ballard
This article was originally published on Jun 19, 2017. Updated as of June 23, 2021. Ants in your applesauce and bees on your burgers can take the fun out of outdoor dining....
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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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Insects that inspire: the magic of fireflies

Author: Kate Allgood
This article was originally published in July 2018. There is something magical about fireflies. Do you remember chasing and catching them in your childhood? Did you collect...
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Hurdles that slow down closing

Author: Mandy Garnto
There's not much worse than receiving the news that your clients' closing date has to be postponed. However, the most common hurdles on the way to closing can be cleared...
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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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Insect-Proof Your Home

Author: Joy Stanton-Hirst
Seeing a pest in your home is enough to make anyone uneasy, especially when it can indicate you have bigger problems on your hands. Aside from being a nuisance, insects can...
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Airborne Mold Testing

Author: Emily Burrows
Airborne Mold Testing: Who should test and why. As an inspector, I often get asked by my clients if they should test for mold. Since this is a discussion I frequently...
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3 Tools for Homeowners to Stay Ahead

Author: Joy Stanton-Hirst
Your family and home deserve the utmost protection, but it can be a daunting task for those missing the proper tools. It takes a lot to juggle all the homeowner...
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April Showers Bring May Mosquitos

Author: Joy Stanton-Hirst
There's no doubt that springtime is beautiful. Flowers begin to bloom, birds start singing earlier and earlier, and summer is just around the corner. But when April showers...
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How do you protect your children an increasingly online world?

Author: Ben Halpert
In the Digital Age, we are spending more of our day online and less time IRL (in real life). From shopping and dating to learning and teaching, our interactions online are...
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World's most beloved mouse turns 90

Author: Mandy Garnto
Hot Dog, Mickey Mouse, it's your birthday! Since Mickey's debut in Steamboat Willie in 1928, he has fascinated children and adults alike, bringing out the inner child in us...
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Halloween Safety

Author: Mandy Garnto
Halloween is a thrilling time of year for your children. Treats galore! Adorable costumes! Getting to dress up as a tiny version of their favorite character is a fun way for...
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Spray foam insulation could impact your termite protection

Author: Bill Ballard
With the increased desire to cut down on energy costs and make homes more energy efficient, many homeowners are increasingly looking toward spray foam insulation. When it's...
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Back to School Safety

Author: Mandy Garnto
It's that time of year again! Back to school means time for new school supplies, a new school year wardrobe and first day of school photos. As exciting as heading back to...
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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 ants go marching

Author: Mandy Garnto
One by one, four by four ... ah, geez, the Ant Army is on the move again. Ants are one of the most common pests we southerners encounter. It seems that no matter what the...
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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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Carpenter bees ... a real buzzkill

Author: Mandy Garnto
Spring is officially here! After suffering from cabin fever all winter, you're ready to soak up some vitamin D and take on your spring projects in the great outdoors. You're...
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It's Bat Appreciation Day

Author: Bill Ballard
No, no, not the bats you find at the ballpark. Today we appreciate the ones that fly, and eat mosquitoes. "Appreciate" may seem like an odd word choice. The only reason I can...
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Spring is right on time, and so are the termites

Author: Mandy Garnto
Warmer weather has arrived in Atlanta and across the southeast. The grass is turning green. The birds are chirping. Spring cleaning and household projects are underway. Spring...
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What homeowners should know about termite swarms

Author: Bill Ballard
Ahhh, the signs of spring—flowers blooming, new growth, kids playing outside and termites swarming. Wait, what? Yes, that's right, termites. While these insects do damage...
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Can green pest control be effective?

Author: Mandy Garnto
Our society is becoming increasingly aware of the products and chemicals that we use and breathe in on a daily basis. We shop in the organic section at the grocery store,...
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 Love Bugs: What's to love?

Author: Bill Ballard
Love is in the air, but there is not much to love about love bugs. Often called kissing bugs, they do not sting or bite, but can be quite a nuisance. These tiny red and black...
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It's Groundhog Day!

That's right woodchuck chuckers, it's… GROUNDHOG DAY! This morning, both Punxsutawney Phil and our local groundhog, General Beauregard Lee, saw their shadows. The Yellow...
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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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Squirrels in a Nutshell

Author: Mandy Garnto
There are so many things to love about squirrels! They're adorable, friendly and highly intelligent. They help the environment by planting trees with their forgotten nuts, and...
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5 Expert Holiday Pest Control Tips

Author: Bill Ballard
Let's face it, holidays can be stressful. And while we can't help you with the cooking and wrapping, we can help you keep your home pest-free this season. What attracts little...
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Keep the mouse out of your house

Author: Bill Ballard
Remember the mouse mazes from science fair projects? Mice are curious and persistent, a combination that leads them to reward. If you don't want your home to be their prize,...
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Have no fear (of bugs) this Halloween

Author: Bill Ballard
Arachnaphobia? Entomophobia? Apiphobia? What are you afraid of this Halloween? If crawling critters give you the heeby geebies, you are not alone. Did you know there is...
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Thanks for the Mosquitoes, Irma

Hurricane Irma may be gone, but she certainly left a lasting bite. If you were wondering why you've been seeing a lot more mosquitoes in the past few weeks, you can blame...
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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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What's the connection between pets and pest control in Charleston?

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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