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We have a carpenter ant problem in our home

We are just wondering when is a good time to start the ant-control treatment: right now, when they are still not that many in number, or wait for the warm season when they become active?

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When is tenting necessary for termite control?

If it is necessary, do we have to empty the house of all contents and for how long?

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How often for a termite inspection?

How often do you need to retreat a residence for termite control? Every year, every 2 years, longer?

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Can I pretreat a concrete slab for termites?

Do I need to pretreat the slab or do anything during construction to prevent future pests?

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When do termites start swarming in the spring?

Few homeowners think about termites when it’s unusually cool, but they should.

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What kind of spider do I have?

I have large, hairy spiders in and around my house. Is it a tarantula or something else?

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What are easy bug costumes to DIY?

What are easy bug costumes to DIY?

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What are the tiny brown droppings on my desk?

I’ve been finding these tiny brown droppings on my desk for the past week. What are they?

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Is it possible to have a tick infestation in your home?

Is it possible to have a tick infestation in your home? My dogs have ticks despite being on monthly flea and tick medication.

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How do you get rid of pests and what is the cost?

How much do your pest control treatments cost, and what types of pests do they cover?

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How do I get rid of snakes in my house?

Could I have trapped them in the house? Can you spray for snakes?

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How can I prevent squirrels from running on my roof?

How can I prevent squirrels from running on my roof? I have no trees overhanging, but it is a log home and they probably crawl right up the logs.

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Does Orkin exterminate for moles?

Do you exterminate for moles? I have tried practically every product possible and the moles are still wrecking my lawn.

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I have a clean house but still have bugs – why?

I have a clean house but still have bugs. Why?

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What is the best time for termite treatment?

What is the best time for termite treatment?

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Do ant bites have venom?

When an ant bites you, is there venom that is injected?

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