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Protect Your Home From its Biggest Threat

Author: Joy Stanton-Hirst
Originally published on April 4, 2020. This article has been updated with more relevant content. The biggest threat to your home may surprise you. Whether you're...
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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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When Summer Storms Stir the Fire Ants

Author: Mandy Garnto
When the summer rains come, so do the fire ants. Overnight the little red clay mounds suddenly appear, popping up throughout pastures and alongside highways. Unfortunately,...
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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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Staying Ahead of the Swarm

Author: Mandy Garnto
Now that temperatures are creeping up, termite swarms are on the rise. Each year, swarms occur when a colony has reached its maximum capacity and needs to create satellite...
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For the Love of Home

Author: Mandy Garnto
Home should be an anchor, a port in a storm, a refuge, a happy place in which to dwell, a place where we can love. ~ M.J. Ashton For most of us, the word "home" is...
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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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Protect Your Castle

Author: Joy Stanton-Hirst
Your home is your castle, protecting you and your family. It is one of the most important purchases you will ever make, but maintaining the protection of your home without the...
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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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Prepare Your Backyard for Summertime Activities

Author: Joy Stanton-Hirst
Your backyard becomes a summertime outdoor activity hotspot, but it also becomes the prime location to potential threats. Your home, interior and exterior, is your domain. You...
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Red Flags for Homeowners

Author: Joy Stanton-Hirst
Issues in your home are always best when caught early. The best way to spot the red flags of a potential problem is to rely on your senses and be alert. Always be equipped by...
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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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Why is Cingo's visit frequency different than other companies?

No one wants to see pests show up in their home. That's the reason we purchase pest prevention treatments on a regularly scheduled basis. However, many customers find...
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Cingo's 2019 Top Ten College Mascots

Each week, there is an ebb and flow to the college football rankings that ESPN, the AP poll, and the Coaches poll release. While the debate of top 25 teams will continue...
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Do you really need a free inspection?

You're shopping around for pest control online, looking to compare pricing and notice most companies offer a "free inspection" or a "free estimate" in order to provide you with...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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