Termites are costly home invaders. The National Pest Management Association estimates these wood-loving pests cost U.S. homeowners $5 billion in structural damages each year, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adds another $2 billion spent, annually, to treat them. As the saying goes, the best offense is a good defense, and that applies to termite…

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Spring time is bee time. You’ll see the bumblebee busy pollinating flowers around your home. You may also notice its look-alike cousin, the carpenter bee, emerging from ½-inch diameter holes in wood around your house. While carpenter bees are late summer pollinators, they are also destructive insects. These bees spend the spring and early summer…

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It’s usually late summer or early fall before wasps become a major problem for most people. Unfortunately, that’s really several months too late to safely get rid of wasps in the house. In fact, June is the ideal month to exterminate a recently-established colony, when the colony is still small. If you see a wasp…

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