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When Should I Call the Exterminator?

Ed Robinson | Posted on March 14, 2019

Exterminator in blue overalls with a portable spray canister.Some people want to pick up the phone immediately; some people want to wait. Many calls report a significant problem, with others there’s no problem at all. The decision of whether or not…

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Are Starlings and Sparrows Dangerous For Your Business?

Ed Robinson | Posted on March 7, 2019

Sparrows perched

We love birds, particularly in the springtime. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be hearing birds singing as trees begin to bloom and the world becomes greener. Everything will seem perfect. But birds will seem a lot less welcome if…

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Are Voles and Field Mice the Same Thing?

Ed Robinson | Posted on February 28, 2019

Vole or Field Mouse?Is that creature running around your garden or lawn what you think it is? When we see rodents, very often we have a sudden negative reaction. The…

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Do Roaches Survive in the Winter?

Ed Robinson | Posted on February 21, 2019

Dead cartoon cockroach

We’ve reached the point of the year where we’re anxious for winter to finally end. In just a few more weeks, the weather will finally begin to warm up and we can plan picnics, ballgames, and outdoor activities. But…

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Pests You Won’t Love for Valentine’s Day

Ed Robinson | Posted on February 14, 2019

Squirrel and raccoon

Have you been bitten by the love bug? That’s pretty common around Valentine’s Day, and not to be confused with the lovebug, a black-bodied insect, with a reddish-orange thorax that’s known to copulate in midair. Those…

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Getting Rid of Possums and Squirrels

Ed Robinson | Posted on February 7, 2019

Opossum and squirrelSometimes furry creatures can be both lovable and problematic. We love squirrels when we see them in the park, but they’re a huge problem if they get inside your house. Possums tend to be gentle animals,…

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How to Get Rid of Spiders

Ed Robinson | Posted on January 31, 2019

Cartoon spidersLittle Miss Muffet had the wrong idea. We all know the nursery rhyme that ends with the lines, “Along came a spider, who sat down beside her, and frightened Miss Muffet away.”  We understand that spiders can be scary, but…

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Taking Care of That Mouse Infestation

Ed Robinson | Posted on January 24, 2019

Small brown mouse closeup

It’s a famous quote, often attributed to writer/philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Build a better mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door.” And if you’ve ever had a mouse in…

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Rodents, Raccoons, and Rats, Oh My!

Ed Robinson | Posted on January 17, 2019

Cartoon rat, raccoon, and mouse reading, eating, and drinking.

There are few films that are as unforgettable as the 1939 classic, “The Wizard of Oz,” and one of its many memorable scenes takes place in a particularly treacherous…

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Does My Christmas Tree Have Pests?

Ed Robinson | Posted on December 13, 2018

Lit up Christmas tree with presents and a fireplace in the background.

The only things you should expect to find under your Christmas tree every year are presents. But if you bring a live Christmas tree into your home, you may have…

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