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Ticks: How Serious Are They?

Finding a tick in or around your home can leave you feeling worried and panicked. Rightly so. There are many health risks for both your pets and your family. Aside from being a nuisance, ticks can transmit up to 15 different diseases, viruses and infections. In 2017, state and local...
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Creepy, Crawly & Misunderstood: Common Misconceptions about Spiders

When it comes to spiders, there are quite a few misconceptions about these creepy critters. As a pest control company, we’re faced with misunderstandings like these every single day. That’s why, today, we’re going to debunk some popular myths about spiders so you can better identify fact from fiction. For...
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Bat Bug or Bed Bug – Learn to Tell the Difference

At the tail-end of World War II, bed bugs had been nearly eradicated. Now, however, they’re resurgence is at an alarming rate throughout the whole of the United States. As the number of bed bug cases rise each year, so do the number of false identifications, often caused by their...
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Stay Safe This Summer: Learn How to Identify Hornets, Wasps, and Yellowjackets

Hornets, Wasps, and Yellowjackets You may have come across these pests while outdoors – perhaps you’ve even been stung a time or two. Everyone who has had an experience with these creatures are likely to agree that hornets, wasps, and yellowjackets can pose a great risk to your general comfort...
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Common Misconceptions About Mosquitoes

Chances are, you’ve been bitten by a mosquito at least once in your life, so you know how annoying these pests can be. But did you know there are quite a few misconceptions about these pesky critters floating around the internet? This is something that we at Presidio Pest Management...
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Know Before You Spray: What Chemicals Kill Bed Bugs?

According to the EPA, there are more than 300 registered and approved chemicals that can be used for the treatment of bedbugs. Broken down further, all 300 chemicals fall into one of six chemical types: biochemicals, desiccants, insect growth regulators, neonicotinoids, pyrethrins/pyrethroids, or pyrroles. While these 300 chemicals have been...
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Common Misconceptions About Cockroaches

When it comes to cockroaches, there are a lot of misconceptions out there. At one point in our lives, we’ve all heard the astounding fact that cockroaches can survive a nuclear explosion. That’s incredible… Or, it would be if it were true. While it’s true that cockroaches can withstand significantly...
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Identifying Your Rodent Problem: Squirrels vs. Mice

Find yourself hearing the telltale sound of scratching at night? Chances are, you may have a rodent problem. But what kind of rodent is it? To the untrained eye, mice and squirrels can leave behind very similar clues. However, when it comes to extermination, it’s important to know exactly what...
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Heat Treatment for Bed Bugs

Get rid of bed bugs with help from a professional exterminator. If you believe you have bed bugs, we need to get to work. Our first recommendation: Educate yourself about bed bugs and steps you can take NOW to fight back. Below, we’ll talk about the bed bug life cycle, how...
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Bed Bugs in Hotels

Bed Bugs in Hotels We are the experts in bedbug remediation in homes & businesses, and we have applied our knowledge & experience in hotels and other such locations. Bedbugs in hotels are not an uncommon problem. Bedbugs can travel considerable distances in order to stay near or find their...
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