Will My Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Termite Damage?

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If you’ve recently discovered termites chewing through your drywall, you may be wondering, “does my homeowner’s insurance cover termite damage?” You’re not alone! Each year, termites cause an estimated $5 million in property damage in the United States. What’s worse, a recent study found that non-native insects cost taxpayers another $1.7 billion in lost property…

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Can Squirrels Really Cause House Fires?

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  Thousands of houses catch on fire each year due to a common household pest: squirrels. However, most of these fires can’t be directly traced back to squirrels, and squirrels are merely suspects––but sometimes there’s ample evidence.  If you have squirrels living in your attic or around your home, you could be putting you and…

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How to Know if There Is a Large Pest in Your Attic

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As children, we saw the attic as a strange, mysterious (often creepy) place, where something was lurking in the shadows, hiding in the dark. As adults, we realize our previous fears were not entirely blown out of proportion—except instead of supernatural beings or things that go bump in the night living inside of your attic––it’s…

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Signs of Termites: Here’s What to Look For

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Termites are sneaky pests that take up residence in your home for an extended period of time without being detected. In fact, large amounts of damage can be done in a short amount of time when they decide to make your home, their home. Whether you’re dealing with subterranean termites, which are primarily found underground,…

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Formosan Termites: What You Need to Know

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Formosan termites—one of the most aggressive and devastating termite species in America. They’re native to Central America and the Far East but were introduced to the United States in 1956. They feed on materials containing cellulose, just like most subterranean, or underground, termites, but their colony sizes are much larger than others. This allows them…

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Guard Your Home Against Winter Pests

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Most people assume that bugs die down in the winter—and that’s mostly true, but there are plenty of pests who stay very busy long after it gets cold. The last thing you want is to realize that you have a bug or pest problem after it’s too late, especially around the holidays! Here are some…

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My Rental Home Has Bugs—What Do I Do?

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Unfortunately, bug problems are common for renters. Simple lifestyle choices can significantly increase or decrease your likelihood of getting a bug infestation—which means whoever rented your apartment or house before you had some say in your current situation! If bugs have started moving into your rental property, here are some things you can do to…

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Pests That Seek Warmth in the Winter

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  Just like humans, insects are susceptible to the cold and try to avoid it any way they can. And just like most animals, they have a plan to stay safe and warm during the winter months. Some bugs burrow deep into the ground, others make cocoons to hibernate in, but some choose an easier…

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Can Rats Climb?

  Wintertime is when rats become a really bothersome pest for homeowners because the freezing temperatures outside send rats scurrying indoors for shelter. Think your home is sealed up as tight as Fort Knox? Are you sure every entry point has been eliminated? Unfortunately, you may not be looking high enough. Rodents in Alabama keep our…

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