Monthly Archives: September 2011

Going Green Georgia Campaign with WSB

Northwest Exterminating recently teamed up with WSB-TV in their Going Green Georgia campaign. Going Green Georgia is a commitment to our community to educate Georgia on all things Green.

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Keep Bedbugs Out of Your Home

The bedbug infestation has been a biting issue in the news recently. Not only has the infestation hit homes but there are also reports of exterminating companies that have claimed to be able to get rid of the bugs but just take your money instead. This is another reason why it is important to hire a reputable pest control company, like Northwest Exterminating.

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Why Should You Tackle Fire Ants in the Fall?

We’re officially in the fall season and you’re thinking that you are in the clear when it comes to fire ants…ALMOST! The nice fall weather brings fire ants to the surface after spending the summer underground. Fall is an ideal time to target fire ants for next spring.

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Keeping Pests out of Your Home this Fall

There are a number of things that can be done to keep your home free of pests throughout the fall and winter seasons.

Make sure outdoor lights are not located directly above a door. Insects are drawn to that area and will wait there for an opportune time to come into your home.
Make sure all screens fit securely and any gaps around the structure, larger than a pencil, are filled or sealed.
Keep doors closed when not going in or out.

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Stinging Caterpillars

When most people think of pests that sting they think of bees, ants, or wasps…not caterpillars. I mean, caterpillars are those cute little furry things that grow into beautiful butterflies…they don’t sting! WRONG!

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September is Head Lice Prevention Month

I bet you didn’t know that September is head lice prevention month. We talked a bit last week about how to spot lice and nits, but we’d like to talk today about treatment and prevention.


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School Has Started…So Has Lice

With school well on its way, the dreaded head lice are on the minds of many parents. Head lice are tiny insects that live on the scalp and are spread by close contact with others. Lice is known to spread quickly from person to person. Close contact and the quickness at which it spreads are reasons why when one student seems to get lice…they all seem to get lice.

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How to Treat a Yellow Jacket Sting

We’ve all done it. While outside enjoying the weather we see a yellow jacket and we begin flailing our arms around to swat it away and then…it stings us! You feel the immediate pain and see a rapidly developing red, swollen and itchy bump appear at the sight of the sting.

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Why Do Crickets Chirp?

Have you ever wondered why crickets chirp? I don’t know about you but the ones around my house seem to really kick it into high gear around bedtime. So why do crickets chirp? Contrary to what you may have heard, it is not the cricket rubbing its legs together.

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Tips on How to Keep the Flies Away

We’ve talked about the fly problem that we’ve had in metro Atlanta recently (Facts on Flies) and thought it would be a great time to go over some tips of how to keep the flies away from your home. Check out our tips below:

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