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Getting Rid of Squirrels in the Attic

Squirrels may seem cute and harmless…until they’re seeking warmth and shelter inside your home. As the weather gets colder, it’s common for small animals like squirrels to nest in your attic, usually gaining access from gaps around your roofline, through vents, or...

Northwest Exterminating Acquires Flag Pest Services

LAGRANGE –Northwest Exterminating is excited to announce the acquisition of Flag Pest Control Services in LaGrange, Georgia. “We’re excited to welcome Flag Pest Services into our Northwest Exterminating Family,” said Steve Phillips, President of Northwest Exterminating. “This is a wonderful...

How Do I Get Rid of All These Moths?

We’ve been getting a lot of calls and questions about moths lately. Because there are so many different species of moths, it can be hard to determine the best treatment and prevention methods without knowing exactly what kind of moth...

15 Easy Ways to Prevent Pest Invasions this Fall

While we’re enjoying more time outdoors this fall, pests and wildlife are making their way indoors looking for warmth and shelter to survive the winter. Here are 15 easy ways prevent a pest invasion this fall: 1. Thoroughly inspect your home for...

Under an Ant Attack? Here’s Why

Ants are one of the most common household pest invaders and often one of the hardest to get rid of. Here’s why: There are over 12,000 species of ants worldwide and about 1,000 here in the U.S. They’re social insects so...

Latest Development in Zika Virus: Brain Damage in Adults

With every passing week, Zika becomes more dangerous and is spreading to new areas. Until now, Zika has been a threat mostly to pregnant women, their partners, or couples that are trying or planning to conceive due to the birth defect...

CDC Confirms Local Transmission of Zika Virus Near Miami Florida

The first cases of locally transmitted Zika virus were reported this week in Florida. On July 29th, 4 people infected with Zika virus in Miami reportedly were bitten by mosquitoes within the city. On August 1st, that number grew from...

Lawn Survival Tips for the Summer Heat

It’s a hot summer here in the South. You’re probably even sweating as you’re reading this. Or maybe you’re sitting inside, enjoying the A/C, while staring out the window at your withering lawn that’s turning a lovely shade of brown....

Getting Rid of Fleas: Tips & Treatment Methods

Warm, humid summer weather is the perfect breeding environment for fleas. Fleas are parasites that feed on the blood of pets and humans, and although they prefer nonhuman hosts, they will bite people in heavily infested cases. Flea bites are characterized...

Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Now Linked to Permanent Blindness

By now we know that Zika Virus, a mosquito-borne disease, carries some serious health threats and risks, previously thought to be most dangerous for pregnant mothers and their unborn babies. If bitten by the Aedes aegypti mosquito carrying Zika, an unborn...