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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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