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5 Pests You Don’t Want in Your Business

If you run a business, then you know you can’t have pests crawling around your property. If clients, customers or employees see creepy crawlers moving about, then they’re not going to want to spend time at your business.  To learn about the top five pests that plague businesses that we recommend you watch out for, read on below. And if you need help dealing with any problems that occur from pests, contact your local New Jersey experts at A-Academy Termite & Pest Control for assistance! Ants Ants can be a real problem for businesses. And in New Jersey, businesses tend to get carpenter ants. They strike where there’s old, rotting, decaying or wet wood. These parts of a building are easier to burrow and dig into, so these ants will go where they can most easily. They’ll also follow crumb trails, so make sure your floors are swept clean daily. To...
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The 4 Most Common Places To Find Pests In Your Home

As we near mid-winter, you may have noticed that pests are getting a little too comfortable in and around your home. Or maybe they’re so sneaky that you haven’t noticed them at all. Now might be a good time to sweep over the main areas pests could be plaguing your home—and lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of their favorite spots.  The Kitchen It’s the hub of your life at home, so why wouldn’t it be a good pest hangout, too? Unfortunately, constant access to food scraps and water can keep those hangouts going on too long. Pests like ants and cockroaches can survive off the bare minimum and can be hard to spot. And you already know that flies and rodents would live forever in your kitchen if you’d let them. The good news is, we’re experts at kicking them out.  Corners and Crevices If you took a hard...
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The Top Four Reproducing Pests That Are Hard To Get Rid Of.

We’ve been there– having a pest infestation is a stressful time, and what is even more stressful is having to deal with a particular pest that breeds and multiplies its numbers in your home.  That is why we’ve gathered a list of four of the hardest reproducing pests to get rid of and provide you with some insight on how to eliminate them for good. 1. Ants Ants are hard to get rid of because they are so small and when you don't notice them, it's easy to think they're not there at all.  Unfortunately, while only one ant won't do much damage, you can bet that if you can see one, then another will be right behind him. They breed like crazy and within a day or two hundreds of ants could be battling for your soil (or your garbage). When the ants come to the surface (to follow their...
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Watch Out for These Pests in Your Crawlspace!

Everyone has the same fear of pests sneaking around in their crawl space and unfortunately, that fear isn’t unfounded. Many crawl spaces give pests the perfect spot to set up shop as there’s little human interaction, it’s always kept warm and provides quick access to their food supply.  But just because it makes sense for them, that doesn’t mean it’s ideal for you. So to protect your crawl space from these pesky invaders, we’ll give you some tips on what to look out for.  Hornets, Wasps and Carpenter Bees.  You can probably easily spot one of these buzzing insects somewhere in your neighborhood, and they’re just as likely to be in your crawlspace, too.  Carpenter bees especially enjoy crawl spaces because they prefer to build their nests in dead or structural wood. Wasps or Hornets usually have larger nests, but they don’t bore into the wood like the carpenter bees so...
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Can Drain Flies Make It Through The Winter?

During the warmer climates, drain flies are pretty good at survival. However, what happens if they become exposed to colder climates? These pests have some serious surviving skills when it comes to certain situations. Can they make it through the winter? Can Drain Flies Make It Through The Winter? Reproductive Performance Drain flies will normally hibernate in temperatures that are more suitable for them, which would be around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter climates aren’t quite suitable for hibernation, since winter has much colder temperatures.  The colder it gets, the longer it will take for them to reproduce. This is due to the fact that the cold temperatures slow their biological processes down. So, what happens to them as the temperature keeps declining? Will the drain flies die once the real cold weather starts to kick in? Their Survival The drain larvae are actually quite tough, and are able to survive through...
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