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Did You Know Addison Offers Lawn Care Services?

Home and business owners count on Addison Pest Control for pest services that get the job done. We offer a wide range of preventive treatments and extermination services to suit all your pest control needs. But did you know we also offer lawn care services? The Addison team provides the same level of quality to our Frisco and Dallas lawn care customers that they've come to expect from our pest control technicians, wildlife exclusion specialists and handyman professionals. Get a Healthy, Beautiful Lawn Proper lawn care is an important part of your home maintenance routine. Professional lawn services help ensure the health and beauty of your yard. A thriving lawn enhances your home's curb appeal and provides a safe, comfortable place for your family to enjoy the outdoors. Whatever the size of your lawn, ensuring its health is a must. Whether you live in the city, suburbs or country, a well-maintained...
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Common Areas Mosquitoes Breed

Mosquitoes are one of the biggest summertime pests, largely because they carry the threat of disease. The West Nile virus, malaria parasite, and even rare diseases, such as Chikungunya, are all carried by mosquitoes. Controlling them is crucial for both you and your family's health and the public health at large. One must know where they breed to be able to combat them effectively. Certain breeding areas, such as stagnant ponds, are obvious, but there are others that might even seem innocuous at first. Let's say you're doing some landscaping, and it begins to rain. You set the stands of the wheelbarrow down and run for cover. The next day dawns bright and sunny, and you decide to go play golf instead of finishing up the landscaping. You forget all about the wheelbarrow, which is now full of water: instant mosquito breeding ground. The same holds true of other containers left...
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What to Do When You Find a Wasp Nest on Your Property

Wasps commonly swarm around outside when the weather is warm. However, you could have a wasp nest on your property that you don't know about that needs to be removed as soon as possible. Once a nest is made, the wasps can quickly build it up to a point where there are several wasps in one area. These wasps will begin to swarm around the yard and possibly enter the home. Addison Pest Control can remove the nest if you don't feel safe removing it and spray products that can keep wasps from lingering in the future. There are a few ways that you can remove a wasp nest from your property, but you need to take the proper care in removing the nest to decrease the chances of getting stung. Wear gloves, a safety mask and other protective gear to keep the skin covered while you're trying to remove the...
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What Type of Climate Do Termites Live In?

Termites can do thousands of dollars’ worth of structural damage before you’re even aware of their existence. By the time you start to see the evidence and suspect an infestation, the termite population on your property could have swelled to a million or more. A Hospitable Climate Termites thrive in the tropical climates throughout the South, Southeast, West and Southwest. Frigid winters used to keep their numbers somewhat in check, but increasingly warm winters have boosted their survival rates. The climate and conditions in Texas yards are ideal for termites. Temperatures are fairly mild year-round, and warm, humid springs encourage activity. The same rich North Texas soil that has always been good to farmers is good to termites as well. They work tirelessly to build elaborate subterranean tunnels that lead to aboveground wood sources. Your house is the ultimate prize. A Reliable Food Source Termites are crazy about cellulose the way...
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What Is Frass?

Frass is one of the most readily identifiable indicators that a pest has taken up residence on your property. The term frass is the technical term for the excrement and other refuse and leavings of insects and their larvae. It is sometimes found in small piles or drifts mixed with sawdust, for example, or bits of whatever the insects are consuming or excavating. It can also appear as tiny scattered pellets near nesting areas or travel routes. Finding these deposits can be puzzling to property owners, but closer inspection usually leads to the discovery of some type of unwanted tenant. Identifying Insects Through Frass Observant home owners and gardeners can find insect frass both indoors and out. Many gardeners spot caterpillar frass scattered beneath a tomato plant, for example, and know that a hornworm is at work. Similarly, ladybugs seeking a warm spot indoors to overwinter will leave evidence in their...
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Surprising Facts About Ants

Even though ants are small insects and don't appear to be a threat, there are a few interesting facts about them that make them one of the largest types of pests that could invade your home. A colony of ants can come in any shape and any size. Smaller colonies can thrive on only a few dozen ants while others have several hundred to carry out various jobs. Most of the larger colonies are seen in desert regions in the United States and in countries that include Japan and Australia. Each ant has a certain type of job to perform. Some of them stay with the queen to protect her while others seek out food to bring back to the colony. The only thing that the queen has to do is lay eggs so that the colony continues to thrive. There are other female ants in the colony, but they usually...
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How to Spot Signs of Termites

Damage done by termites is often not seen until it's too late. Fortunately, there are a few signs of termites that you can see if you suspect that they are in your home so that you can get rid of them before any structural damage is done. Most termites live in groups. They begin to swarm when the weather turns warm and humid. If there are termites in your home or near your home, then you can sometimes see them swarming to find a new location to build a new tunnel or nest. Some termites will swarm when they begin to mate. Soon after mating or coming in contact with a heat source, they will die off, leaving their wings behind. You can usually see the bodies as well, especially if they swarm inside the house. Examine the exterior of the home to look for termite tunnels. They can easily be...
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Did You Know We Offer Service Plans?

Addison Pest Control provides our customers with a variety of services that are designed to prevent pest infestations as well as maintain this status all year long. Our team of qualified professionals can assist you when you need to select the right type of pest-control option to meet the specific needs of your building and environment. About Our Service Plans Service plans provide you with a reliable method of maintaining a pest-free environment in your home or office. The plan will offer the level of protection that you need at a reasonable cost. The service plans are a feature that many of our existing customers are still learning about, and they can streamline your experience in several ways. Learn about the key benefits and features of each plan before deciding which one is right for your specific requirements. Three Advantage Service Plans Our customers may have different pest control needs, but...
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