Home Improvement

Your Pest-Free Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts That Keep on Giving

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When we’re young, our Christmas lists are usually full of things like puppies, ponies, and the latest toys on the market. But when we get older, our lists contain things that are a little more practical! And let’s be honest, it’s still magical.  Here are some great gift ideas for the practical people in your…

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Free Steps You Can Take to Avoid Pests


Pests seem to be everywhere at times—and an infestation can be costly to manage. Oftentimes, prevention is better than treating an active infestation. If you have ever wondered if there are any free or natural ways to ensure that your home is pest-free, here are a few tips and tricks you can use.  Cleaning the…

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The Importance of a Termite Inspection When Buying a Home

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There’s a lot you have to do—and take care of—when homebuying. But, with how big of an investment it is, all those to-dos are more than necessary. Closing on a starter home or a dream relocation is an exciting experience and time of life. However, any move-in can go from exciting to excruciating if there’s…

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Discourage Carpenter Bees with These Home Improvements

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If you’re a homeowner, then you understand the serious problems that wood-destroying insects pose on the wood around the exterior of your house. Wood bore bees, also known as carpenter bees, can be a huge problem for homeowners.  Before you pull out the big guns, (bug spray, box traps, and sticky traps), let’s first take…

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Outdoor Lighting Options That Won’t Attract Bugs

You can take steps to prevent insect infestations, but there’s one thing many homeowners do that actually directs pests right to the front door: if you leave the front porch light on at night it’s like a beacon for bugs. Since leaving the porch lights on is recommended for home security, the best solution isn’t…

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3 Things to Consider Before Installing a Pond

Ponds and other water features can add a beautiful focal point to your outdoor living space. They’re relaxing, make your backyard feel more like an oasis and add moisture to the air. That last part can be a big benefit during a dry summer. However, there are some downsides to owning a pond. Before breaking ground…

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Spring Cleaning That Can Keep Bugs Away

Cleaning is one of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent an insect infestation. Certain pests, like ants and cockroaches, find their way into homes in search of food. Clutter also gives bugs like Brown Recluses more places to hide. During this year’s Spring Cleaning work in the chores below to clear out the…

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How to Spot Insect Damage When Buying a Home

Summer is the most popular season for home buying, and the real estate market is booming here in Alabama. But, it’s also the time of year when insects are out in full force. The last thing any buyer wants is to walk into an infestation the first day in their new home. According to the EPA, homeowners spend…

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Making Your Outdoor Living Space a Bug-Free Zone

One of the joys of summer is getting outdoors and relaxing in Mother Nature. Unfortunately, bugs have the same idea. Summer is the high season for insect activity as larvae and young insects mature. Sometimes it seems like the second you step out on the porch or sit down on the deck bugs start to…

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Why Water Leaks Could Be Causing Pest Problems

Most homeowners worry about water leaks because of the structural damage and mold that they can create. However, there’s another serious problem that can come from water leaks. Insect infestations are more likely to occur when water is present. When our certified pest control technicians inspect a client’s property, we look for signs of current infestations as well…

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