Monthly Archives: December 2011

Do Your Own Pest Control While Putting Away Your Decorations!

This year, while packing up your holiday decorations, take some time to do a little pest control. We all know that bugs like to hide in places like attics, basements and other storage areas, so take this opportunity to do some exterminating.

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Christmas has come and gone! You spent hours, maybe even days, decorating your house. You’ve enjoyed the decorations and now it’s time for the dreaded task of taking down the decorations and getting rid of the tree. But don’t just dump your tree out…recycle it.

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Merry Christmas

Northwest Exterminating would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas. The holidays are a great time to reflect and think about all of the blessings that we have in our lives. We are truly blessed by our Northwest family that includes all of our dedicated teammates and our wonderful customers.

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Exploding Ants?

The Earth is full of interesting, magnificent creatures. One of those interesting creatures is the camponotus cylindricus… an ant that can explode itself.

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The 411 on Scorpions

Typically, if you get stung by a scorpion you get a similar reaction as you would if you were to be stung by a bee. Pain, itching, tingling, swelling, skin turning blue/black at the site of the sting are all signs of a scorpion sting and usually subside within 24 hours. Many people hurt themselves more trying to get away from a scorpion than they would if they had gotten stung. However, some people may develop an allergic reaction to a scorpion sting that can be life-threatening.

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Northwest's Leigh Ann Browning, Outstanding Pest Management Professionals for 2011

Northwest Exterminating is proud to announce that Leigh Ann Browning, Office Manager of our Buford service center, has been selected as one of the Outstanding Pest Management Professionals for 2011 by the Georgia Pest Control Association. Leigh Ann is one of only six winners who will be recognized at the GPCA Winter Conference in Athens in January.

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Northwest Exterminating and Toys for Tots

This year, Northwest Exterminating is partnering with Toys for Tots to help families who can not provide gifts for their children this Christmas.

Some of our service centers will be used as a drop-site for Toys For Tots. If you would like to make a donation, please visit your local Northwest Exterminating service center by December 23 to put your toys in the Toys for Tots boxes.

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The Carpet Beetle

The carpet beetle is a common pest found in homes in the fall and winter months. They feed on both plant and animal materials but prefer carpets, clothing and other textiles (hence the name, carpet beetle).

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Is Pest Control Really Necessary in the Winter?

The pests that we are used to seeing in the warmer months have seemed to go into hiding. Your home seems to be clear of insects like ants, silverfish, and termites and you’re not swatting away at mosquitoes every time you walk out the door. So…do you really need to continue your pest control throughout the winter?

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Return of The Ladybug

If the urban legend is true that ladybugs are good luck, then I’m…well, in luck!!! And judging from the amount of calls coming in from our customers – chances are, so are you!
The Ladybird beetle, or ladybug as we fondly call it, is an overwintering insect pest. Ladybugs were originally imported to reduce aphids and other pests from plants as a means of biological control.

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