Monthly Archives: February 2013

Insects in Art

When you reflect on famous artists and their work, like the Mona Lisa by DaVinci for instance, you can immediately appreciate the beauty of their masterpiece. However, when the subject of an artwork is an insect, you might have a […]

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Is DEET losing its effectiveness?

For years, DEET has been the “go-to” insect repellant recommended by everyone from Doctors to pest control companies. But recently, reports have come out that although they deter insects at first, they learn to ignore it and will go on […]

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It's Time for Round 2 of Our Lawn Care Service

Northwest Lawn Care is on Round 2 of our yearly service (8 rounds throughout the year).  So what do we do in Round 2? Round 2: This treatment is a combination of fertilizer and weed prevention/control. This treatment is especially […]

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The American Cockroach

Also known as Palmetto Bugs or Waterbugs, American Cockroaches are the largest cockroach in the U.S. American Cockroaches are considered one of the fastest running insects; they often dart out of sight when someone enters a room, and can fit […]

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The Kissing Bug

We recently celebrated Valentine’s day, a time of year when couples make sure to let each other know just how much love there is between them. But when we talk about the kissing bug, we don’t mean the kind you […]

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N.C. State Examines Why Cockroaches Groom Themselves

Humans and pets aren’t the only things getting groomed.  Researchers at NC State explain why cockroaches spend so much time in the grooming department.  Read below… Like a self-absorbed teenager, insects spend a lot of time grooming. In a study […]

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Swarm Season

When the season starts getting warm, the termites start to swarm! So what does that mean for homeowners?  If homeowners spot fully grown winged adults (swarmers), then the damage may already be done. If the swarmers are found within the […]

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Trust A Professional – Video

The National Pest Management Association has a short video explaining why is best to trust the professionals when it comes to keeping pests out of your home.  It helps explain why pests can be bad for your home and family, […]

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Fact or Fiction?- Roaches & Nuclear Explosion

Our pest of the month for February is the roach. Sometimes it may seem like no matter what you use against them, whether it is insect repellant or the closest cleaning solution you can find, nothing keeps a roach down! […]

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February's Pest of the Month – Roaches

Roaches are often referred to as waterbugs. These bugs enter homes and commercial kitchens in search of food, water, and shelter. Habits Enter through cracks and crevices  Enter by way of boxes, containers, etc.  Commonly found in areas with water […]

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