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Surprising Facts About Ants

Ants possess a number of mind-boggling abilities. While it may be comforting to know that most species try to stay out of people's way, it's in your best interest to get your home and business treated with help from a professional pest control company. Ants infest all types of buildings, and they don't hold back their wrath when they are disturbed. These tiny creepy crawlies have the ability to bite and sting. If you're underestimating them, you're making a big mistake for three reasons. Ant Colonies Expand Exponentially Did you know that a queen ant can lay hundreds and even thousands of eggs per day? Breeding habits differ among the various species. However, all the colonies follow a similar system: Males mate with the queen and then die. Workers and soldiers have to protect the nest, gather the food and take care of the eggs. If you get in their way...
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Why Would I Need Regular Pest Control Services?

Restaurants and businesses typically have service agreements to keep their properties free from pests. They can benefit you too, but are they really necessary? The purpose of a pest control agreement is to eradicate active infestations and to protect properties from future invaders. Annual service plans are ideal for homes in Modesto and other cities where the winters are mild and pests are active all year. They're also helpful for managing stubborn pests like ants, rats and mice that tend to reappear seasonally. By inspecting your property throughout the year, we can catch problems before they spiral out of control and cost you more to keep in check. What's Included in a Pest Control Agreement? Most pest control agreements start with an initial treatment visit followed by checkups that are performed monthly or every other month. These services are generally sold on an annual or semi-annual basis. The contract will also...
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Are Termites Attracted to Certain Types of Wood?

Swarming insects that look similar to flying ants, termites can cause costly damage to your home or other building. Termites feed on cellulose, which is the primary building block of plants and trees. There are several different types of termites, and each type prefers different types of wood. There are also some types of wood that termites tend to avoid. If you are planning to build a new home, you might want to consider using wood that termites won't eat to help to prevent an infestation of these damaging insects. Types of Termites and Their Preferred Types of Wood Subterranean termites, which build huge nests underground, prefer to feed on springwood. Springwood is the wood that grows in the spring and early summer and is characterized by thin-walled, large cells. This wood has softer fibers than the harder summerwood that grows in the later part of the summer. Damage from subterranean...
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