Why Restaurants Need to Make Pest Control Their #1 Concern

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When working in the restaurant industry, it’s critical to have proper pest control systems in place as pests can be a serious health hazard to customers. Pests can also result in a significant monetary loss for restaurant owners due to damaged property, food products going to waste, or from health code violations.

Rodents are capable of chewing through wires, containers, furniture, and other structures inside your restaurant. If pests are visible or seen by your ...

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Pest Identification: Fleas

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Nobody likes discovering fleas in their home. While they are often brought inside by the family pet, fleas enjoy feasting on any warm-blooded body and leave little red bites to prove they were there. If you’ve experienced a flea infestation in your home, learn more about these pests, including what you can do to get rid of them and how to keep them from coming back.

What Are Fleas?

Fleas are parasites that feed on the blood of ...

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Top 10 Invasive Species in Tennessee

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Invasive species are animals, insects, plants, or diseases that rapidly take over and have the potential to harm existing ecosystems, human economy, and even human health. These species are usually, but not always, non-native to the area. They disrupt by dominating a region’s wilderness area or habitat.

Tennessee is home to several invasive pests threatening the local habitat. The following are the top ten invasive insect species to watch out for.

Southern Pine Beetle

The southern pine ...

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How to Get Rid of Carpet Beetles

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Discovering adult carpet beetles and crawling larvae in your home is never a good sign. While carpet beetles can be common in homes, they are persistent pests whose feeding habits can damage your property if not remedied early. Learn more about the nature of carpet beetles and how to get rid of them.

What Are Carpet Beetles?

There are two main groups of carpet beetles:

  1. Black Carpet Beetles: Adult beetles are ...
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Pest ID: What are Clover Mites and How Do You Get Rid of Them?

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While their name resembles that of luck, there’s nothing lucky about finding clover mites in your home. These tiny insects can quickly become a big nuisance when discovered indoors. Learn more about what makes these little insects tick and how to avoid them.

What Are Clover Mites?

Clover mites are oval-shaped, dark reddish-brown pests smaller than a pinhead. They have eight tiny legs with two front legs longer than the other six legs. Their long legs are often confused as the ...

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Pest Identification: What is a Silverfish Bug?

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Have you ever woken up to a silverfish in your bathroom sink? Or have you ever moved something and a silverfish darted across your floor? Though small, silverfish are fast and creepy enough to give anyone the heebie-jeebies.

But what exactly are silverfish and can they cause harm? Learn more about this interesting insect and what to do if you see them in your home.

What Are Silverfish?

Silverfish are small, wingless insects that get their name from a silvery light grey coloring ...

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Understanding the Difference Between Insects and a Pests

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Do you have a pest infestation problem? Or are do you have beneficial insects around your home? And more importantly, how can you tell the difference?

While there is some relationship between pests and insects, not all insects are pests. Some insects are beneficial to our ecosystem and to humans whereas pests are not.

What Are Pests?

In the dictionary, a pest is defined as a destructive insect or animal that attacks crops, food, livestock, etc. Pests ...

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Best Plants to Have in Your Home that Get Rid of Pests

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Are you interested in natural ways to keep pests out of your home? Certain houseplants can do the trick. Not only can plants deter pests, indoor plants offer significant health benefits. They can reduce pollutants in the air, boost your mood, and help you think better and smarter.

When selecting indoor plants for your home, don’t forget to think about pests. Some plants attract them while others do a better job of keeping ...

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Fall and Winter Pest Forecast for Memphis

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Although most people think of summer as peak pest problem season, many Memphis residents don’t realize is cooler weather brings more fall and winter pests.

As the days get shorter and the temperatures lower, insects and rodents look for a warm place to stay. If you’re not careful, these pests may choose your home as their cozy winter habitat.

Rascally Rodents and Unwanted Animals

It’s common for rats, mice, and squirrels to congregate in attics during ...

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How to Prevent, Control, and Eliminate Stink Bugs in Your Home

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Fall has officially arrived when the leaves change, the mornings are crisp and cool, and the seasonal smells of pie and cinnamon fill the air. The downside of this season is when the weather cools and stink bugs arrive. These pests can be an unwelcome addition and an odorous nuisance in the home.

Stink bugs frequently enter homes when the weather gets colder in search of a warm place to stay through the winter. When they find ...

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