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How to Check for Signs of Termites

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If you are worried that termites have invaded your home or place of business, you are likely searching for ways to know for certain. While termites can cause a range of problems and cost you thousands of dollars in repair, you can learn to spot a termite infestation before the pests have the chance to cause too much damage. Checking for and detecting termites before they become too widespread will save you a lot of money, time and energy. Learning about the red flags that indicate you have termites empowers you to stop the invaders in their tracks. Mud Shelter...
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3 Ways to Keep Your Home Protected From Termites

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Most people in Florida and Georgia are aware that termites can be a serious problem for homeowners. These pests can cause significant structural damage to the wood in your home. On average, homeowners spend around $3,000 to repair damage from termites per infestation incident, and the annual cost of termite damage in the U.S. is an estimated $5 billion. It is important for you to take steps to protect your home from termites. The expert pest control technicians at Bug Out Service can help you to rid your home of any existing termites and keep them from coming back. Here...
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Adding Insulation to Lower Your Energy Bills at Home in Jacksonville

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Living in Florida has its perks, but there are a few drawbacks like the oppressive heat and humidity. For most of the year, Jacksonville residents keep their homes tightly sealed. Even with the doors and windows shut, the humid air will find its way indoors during the summer, and the cold air sneaks inside during the winter. This typically occurs on your home's lower levels. At the same time, the air that you've paid to heat or cool escapes through the attic, roof, and soffits. That's why efficiency experts focus on improving and tightening the home's envelope to prevent air...
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Thanksgiving and Pests

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Thanksgiving is a great time for getting together with your friends and family over a nice meal. You can catch up with each other, watch television and share stories, but not all Thanksgiving dinners go according to plan. If you are not careful, you might face a range of pests that also want to enjoy your meal, and they can ruin your event. You are likely looking for ways to protect yourself from these pests so you won't need to worry about them. You will first need to learn about the common pantry pests that you can expect. Ants When...
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Preparing Your Home for Fall Pests

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As the warm weather and sunny skies of summer fade away, you are likely planning for fall events. During this time, many pests will search for food, resources and a place to call home, and your house could be the next target. Some people opt to overlook the issue, feeling as though they will never face a pest problem. Not taking action will put them at an even greater risk, and you don't want to fall into that trap if you care about your home. Taking a few steps to protect yourself and to prevent common pests from overstaying their...
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