Monthly Archives: July 2011

Weird Facts about Pests

Check out these interesting facts about pests that you probably didn’t know! For more than 3,000 years carpenter ants have been used to close wounds in India, Asia and South America. Each year, insects eat 1/3 of the Earth’s food crop.

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Nashville & Columbus…Here We Come!

Northwest Exterminating is expanding to Columbus, GA and Nashville, TN!

Northwest Exterminating is proud to announce that we are expanding into two new markets. In March, we opened our 15th service center in Columbus, GA. After servicing the Columbus area for many years, we thought it was time to put some roots down in the growing community.

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10 Myths about Spiders

Arachnophobia is the fear of spiders or other arachnids. Although some spiders do pose a threat, there are many misconceptions regarding these creepy crawly creatures. Here are 10 myths about spiders

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What's the Difference Between Centipedes and Millipedes?

Millipedes and centipedes are both common pests that can be found in homes across the US. Both pests are arthropods which mean they are inverebrates – having an external skeleton, a segmented body, and jointed appendages. Although these pests look similar and are oftentimes confused, they do have some major differences.

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Nisus GPM All-Star

Northwest Exterminating was recently named a Nisus GPM (Green Pest Management) All-Star in the June 2011 edition of PCT Magazine (Pest ControlTechnology).

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German Cockroach

It is the most common cockroach found in homes, apartments, and restaurants. German cockroaches will live anywhere that humans have built a heated structure. These roaches are most often found in secluded areas of the kitchen behind or under appliances, in cracks and crevices, behind and under cabinets, around plumbing, and backs of drawer wells. Since the German cockroach is attracted to warm areas, it has been known to infest around appliance motors such as the refrigerator or dishwasher.

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Choosing a Termite/Pest Company

How long has the company been in business? If you are receiving quotes from 2-3 companies and one is considerably lower in price, be careful. Do they have different options in termite protection/pest protection, such as “green” services? Some people could care less about “going green” when it comes to bugs and termites. However, it is important to think about what “green” means. Go with a company that can provide several services. If you have ants in your kitchen, termites in your garage and mosquitoes in your backyard you don’t want to have to call three different companies.

Termite Damage vs. Termite Activity

It is very important for a consumer to understand that there is a huge difference between termite damage and termite activity. Year after year, I go into homes that may or may not have either of the two and regardless I can say that at the very least it “freaks people out.” Understandably so, no one wants to have termites eating away at their biggest investment. It is very important to have someone who can not only treat your home but also provide regular inspections to make sure that there is no activity present.

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How to Rid Yellow Jackets using Glue Boards

Not only is this a new approach, but it is also a green option to control yellow jackets If nothing else, it’s one heck of a show.

Next time you have a yellow jacket nest in a wall void or behind siding use a rat glue tray to block the entry for a second just long enough to snag one yellow jacket. Then, leave the glue board as close as possible to the entry point.

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Dorm Rooms and Bed Bugs

You’ve heard about bed bugs in hotels and homes but have you stopped to think about your kid’s dorm room? Dorm rooms have long been a cause of infestation in the family home. When a college student returns home from school with their laundry and belongings, there is a chance they are bringing home some unwanted house guests as well. This can lead to an infestation in the home.

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