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When it comes to pest management and control, it’s paramount to stay up-to-date on environmental discoveries, extermination innovations and the changing dynamics of the world around us. We think it’s important to share these findings with you, along with the new discoveries and any new topics we uncover in our own day-to-day work as your hometown professionals.

  1. Can You DIY with Pesticides?

    We’ve talked extensively on this blog about DIY pest control. We’ve talked about the problems with do-it-yourself pest control (namely, that it’s ineffective and can be dangerous) and debunked so-called “home remedies” for cockroaches, ants, termites, bed bugs, and more. (We recommend reading those posts if you haven’t already.) Instead of home remedies, effective pest…

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  2. Odorous House Ants: What You Need to Know

    There are many types of ants—more than 10,000, in fact! In our area, however, there are a few house ants that are more common than others, including the odorous house ant. Today, we’re doing a deep dive into the odorous house ant. How can you identify it? Why does it enter your home? And what…

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  3. 10 Things Attracting Spring Bugs

    Is your home rolling out the welcome mat for pests? You might be surprised! Many homeowners don’t know what attracts spring bugs—and as a result, they invite an unwanted pest problem. Today, the pros at ScherZinger Pest Control are listing the 10 things that could be attracting spring bugs to your home. Keep reading to…

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  4. New Type of Spider Coming to Town: the Joro Spider

    A new type of spider might be coming to town soon: the Joro spider! (Depending on your feelings about spiders, this might be an interesting announcement or cause for despair.) The Joro spider first made an appearance in the United States in Georgia in 2013. (This type of spider is originally from East Asia.) Since…

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  5. Earwig Bugs: Not Just a Nightmare from a Twilight Zone Episode

    Earwig bugs seem like something out of a Twilight Zone episode, but they’re real! (The good news is they don’t actually enter your ear and burrow through your brain—that’s science fiction.) While this bug won’t invade your skull, it can invade your home! The earwig bug is notorious for getting into everything. Let’s talk about…

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