Monthly Archives: November 2011

Raccoons in the House?

We often get calls from people wanting us to come out and remove wildlife from their homes. One of the most common nuisances that we find are raccoons. Raccoons are native to North America and have made themselves at home in rural neighborhoods.

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Squirrels in the Attic

As with many pests, squirrels and other rodents are finding their way into your attic this winter to take shelter from the cold. Squirrels may be cute but we can assure you that your attic is not where you want them to make their home.

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Ear + Wig = ????

The name earwig comes from an old European superstition that these insects enter the ears of sleeping people and bore into their brain. We now know this not to be true but it’s still a fun fact! Earwigs are easily identified by their forcep-like cerci located at the end of their body.

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Cockroach Allergies

However, roaches can trigger allergies and asthma. Studies have shown that people with cockroach allergies develop acute asthma attacks.

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Occasional Invaders vs. Overwintering Pests

This time of year we often find ourselves battling large numbers of insects seeking to get away from the environmental issues of cold and wet weather. We often confuse these pests with the more traditional ones we encounter, considered occasional invaders, because of their marauding nature.

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The Flying Squirrel…No, not the dive!

The flying squirrel isn’t just a dive you do off the diving board! It’s a real tree squirrel that is present right here in Georgia and the Southeast. The flying squirrel is a tree squirrel that can glide, rather than actually fly, over 80 yards!

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Signs of a House Mouse

Have you ever woken up to the sound of scurrying across your floors or tiny little squeaks? Maybe it’s just an overactive imagination…or maybe not! House Mice are a common problem in homes. Although they are generally harmless, we must not forget that mice are a nuisance and a threat to the health of our home. Mice are known to cause damage and carry diseases.

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Strange Pest Facts

Pests are incredible creatures. Here are some little known facts about pests! According to studies, half of all known animals are pests.The majority of insects use their antennae to search for food.

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Northwest's Realtor Relations Team

In this housing economy, Realtors are more important than ever. We know that you take your job seriously and want to do what’s in your customer’s best interest at all times. That’s why Northwest Exterminating has a whole team that is specifically devoted to serving Realtors!

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Little Known Facts About Cockroaches

What is the most common species of cockroach? There are 4,000 species of cockroaches, 70 of which can be found in the United States. Do cockroaches fly?
Most cockroaches do not fly. However,

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