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How do I know if I have termites? Can I have a mosquito problem in the winter? What’s the difference between a bumblebee and a honeybee? Are your pest control programs safe for my family and pets? For answers to questions like these along with many more, explore our catalog of frequently asked questions. Or feel free to pick up the phone and talk to us in person – we have your answers.

Springtime Flying Insects

The article discusses common flying insects such as paper wasps and carpenter bees that are often seen during spring. It offers advice on how to handle small or large numbers of these insects and suggests sealing up vents and gutters during the summer months and applying pesticides in the fall for a near-permanent solution.

Seasonal pest timeline

Here we provide a timeline of common pests that can invade homes and businesses throughout the year. It includes information on the types of pests that are prevalent during each month and suggests strategies for pest control and prevention.

Tips for home pest control

This article offers tips for home pest control, including sealing your house tightly, keeping gutters and vents clean, and placing bug zappers away from where you want to be. It also advises calling pest management professionals, like Scherzinger, for advice or assistance with pest problems.

Pesky backyard bites

We discuss how warmer temperatures during summer can lead to an increase in the population of fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and chiggers, which can cause various health issues for humans and pets. The article recommends discouraging wildlife from cohabiting in your home or yard, consulting with a veterinarian about pets’ health, and keeping the land well-groomed and trimmed to control the pests.

Your termite questions answered

This page provides answers to common questions about termites, including how to identify them, whether they can cause damage to brick houses and concrete slabs, and what treatments are available.

How can I tell ants from termites?

Some ants and termites can look similar, but this page provides information on how to identify and differentiate between ants and termites, as well as signs of a termite infestation and ways to protect your home from termite damage.

More about termites and the damage they might do

The page provides information on termites, their behavior, the types of damage they can cause, and common signs of their infestation. It also compares the number of homes affected by termites versus fires and provides estimates of the damage caused by wood-destroying pests.

Carpenter ants

This page is about carpenter ants, a type of ant that is known for causing damage to wood. It discusses the different species of carpenter ants, their behavior, and how you can identify them.

Ant swarms

Here we discuss ant swarms, specifically the citronella ant, which is harmless to humans and does not cause any structural damage to buildings. The article explains that in the springtime, citronella ants often swarm out of their colonies to start new ones, which can alarm homeowners who mistake them for something else.

Rodents

Nobody likes rodents. Here is an overview of the potential losses caused by rodents through disease, contamination, and damage, including the fact that rodents consume 20% of the world’s food supply, responsible for millions of dollars of damage to computer systems and other electronic equipment, and spreading diseases such as bubonic plague.

Summertime stinging insects

This passage provides information about different types of stinging insects that are common in the greater Cincinnati and surrounding areas during the summer and fall seasons. The passage describes the characteristics and behavior of paper wasps, bald-faced hornets, bumblebees, honeybees, cicada killers, and yellow jackets.

The pest control industry

Not everybody needs to be an expert in bugs, but here are a number of facts about the pest control industry, its technicians, and its methods.

How to pick a pest control partner

This page provides guidelines on how to choose a pest control company, including ensuring the company is licensed, checking for complaints, finding a member of pest control associations, getting multiple estimates, fully understanding the pest issue and the work needed to solve it, and being wary of unsolicited inspectors.

Should pesticides be banned?

Banning pesticides would lead to serious health risks and dramatically increased food costs, as pests would destroy crops and spread diseases. Modern pest control has significantly reduced the prevalence of pest-borne diseases and pests in homes, and losing pesticides would mean a return to a time when pests and diseases were a common part of life. Read about it here.

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