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The Top 5 Most Common Winter Pests

rodentOne season ends, and another begins. Summer has come and gone, leaving the winter to take its place. As the colder weather makes its way through the area, it sends pests looking for warmer places to live. Your home is the best option for pests as it provides them with consistent temperatures and food. 5 Common Winter Pests Rodents Whether it's squirrels or mice and rats, rodents invade homes regardless of the season. However, wintertime drives them indoors where it's warm and they can raid pantries and cupboards. These pests spread diseases and leave behind feces as they invade your living areas, making them a threat to your family and home. Cockroaches Cockroaches stay active year-round and contaminate your personal belongings as they scurry across countertops, beds and other surfaces. They breed and increase their numbers throughout the winter, giving rise to a massive infestation in just a few months. If...
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Keep Pests Away From Your Thanksgiving Dinner

fly plAs Thanksgiving arrives, families everywhere will gather together and feast on pounds of turkey, dressing and other delicious foods. If you don't watch out, you'll get a few uninvited guests to the meal. Pest insects and rodents also need to eat and would like nothing more than to show up at the dinner table. Dial Environmental wants to help you have a pest-free Thanksgiving with a few tips to ward off those pesky invaders. 5 Tips for a Pest-Free Thanksgiving Clean up after cooking and eating. A clean house doesn't necessarily mean a pest-free house. However, cleaning up after cooking and eating will reduce the risk of pest infestations. Wipe down counters, sweep up crumbs and clean the dishes to put a halt on unwelcome guests this Thanksgiving. Take out the trash right away. If you let the trash pile up, you're putting your home at risk of developing fly and...
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Most dangerous pests in our area (spring hill, FL)

stinging insects card With how warm the climate in Spring Hill, Florida, is throughout the year, it's no surprise there are plenty of pests that love to call the Sunshine State home. While most of those creepy critters are relatively harmless to humans, there are some that can pose a threat to your health and safety. Here are three of the most dangerous pests in Spring Hill. Be Careful of the Bees and Wasps Bees and wasps are social insects that live in colonies and can cause serious problems around your home. If you bother their nests, they will aggressively defend them by stinging you. In most cases, the sting injects venom that acts as a nerve agent. Although getting stung by a bee or a wasp usually only involves pain and redness, it can cause death in people who are allergic. Two of Florida's most widespread bees and wasps include the bumble...
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Preparing for Fall Pests

mosquito plWhen the warm weather of summer dissipates, pests will search for a place to call home for the winter, and you could be their next target. In addition to looking for shelter from the cold, pests will also want a source of food and water, so you shouldn’t be surprised if you notice uninvited guests making their way into your home. If you want to keep pests outside so that you won’t need to worry about them, you are likely wondering what you can do to reach your goal. Understanding common pests and securing your home from the threat will get you moving in the right direction. Ants Learning about ants and how to stop them from entering your home is a good place from which to start when your No. 1 mission is to keep pests where they belong. When an ant colony needs a new source of food, it...
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When is the Best Time to Have Your Lawn Treated?

lawn mowingHome maintenance requires a lot of forethought and planning. Ensuring that your home has curb appeal also includes the responsibility of having your lawn treated periodically. However, there are specific parts of the year when it is best to have these lawn services performed. When is the best time to have your lawn treated? What treatments should you have performed to ensure your lawn is lush and beautiful? We will answer these important questions below. Spring During early spring, it's ideal to begin your preparations for the upcoming growing season of your lawn. This is the ideal time to sharpen or replace your lawn mower blade, purchase gas for your lawn mower, and have any worn out parts replaced. As spring fully arrives, your grass will be in its peak growth period. You will likely notice during this time that you need to mow a minimum of once per week. Spring...
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