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Keep Your Pets Safe from Summer Pests

The good old summer time is the perfect time for outdoor activities for the entire family, including pets. However, pests like fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes can cause all sorts of problems for your fur babies. Following these tips can help your furry friends get through the summer without pest problems.   Fleas Flea infestations can […]

Prepare Your Yard to Guard Against Mosquitoes

It’s mosquito season. With over 3,500 species of mosquitoes out there laying 100-300 eggs at a time, they can’t wait to start bugging us. They are everywhere, but there are actions you can take to get your yard and home ready so mosquitoes don’t eat you alive this summer.   Here are a few things […]

Identifying & Eliminating Fungus Gnats, Fruit Flies & Drain Flies

When your home is invaded by tiny, flying insects, you may assume you’ve got fruit flies, but that may not be the case. Fungus gnats, fruit flies, and drain flies are often similar in size and can overtake your home. Here are a few tips for identifying and stopping these three pesky flies. Fungus Gnats […]

Preventing An Ant Infestation

Ants in your home are a nuisance. These crawling insects persistently search high and low for any source of food. An ant scout leaves the nest, laying a trail of pheromones as it goes. If it finds food, it will follow the trail back to the nest and leave more pheromones, creating a stronger trail […]

How Do You Know if You Have Termites?

Termites typically live in colonies underneath your home and when the ground thaws, they emerge, entering your structure through cracks in the foundation. You won’t even know they are there until you see signs in your home. Signs of Termite Infestation The following list indicates common signs of a subterranean termite infestation. It is recommended […]

What’s That Smell?

Spring is nearly here and warmer temperatures are bringing out the insects. Recently, you may have encountered a weird looking one that smelled terrible when you squished it. It was probably a stink bug – named for its smelly-foot-like odor when crushed. Although stink bugs are not known to bite humans, their tendency to invade […]

Eliminate Pantry Pests

Packaged foods in your pantry can attract pests such as moths, weevils, and small beetles. The good news is that although annoying, they are not dangerous; they won’t bite or sting you or damage your home. Getting rid of these pests is not hard, but it does take time.   Where do they come from? […]

Keep Nuisance Wildlife in the Wild

As human populations continue to grow and move into traditional wildlife habitat, human/wildlife contact is becoming more prevalent. This poses a danger to human life and property as wild animals such as birds, squirrels, opossums, skunks, raccoons, and bats can damage your home and expose you to infectious diseases. Fortunately, keeping nuisance animals out of […]

Are Allergies Bugging You?

Most people are aware that stinging insects such as bees and wasps can cause an allergic reaction. But did you know that common household pests such as cockroaches and dust mites can also cause allergic reactions? The symptoms they trigger range from sneezing, coughing and itchy eyes to severe, life-threatening asthma attacks. What causes the […]

How to Prepare for an Amco Ranger Visit

If you’ve never had a pest control service, like Amco Ranger, treat your home, you might be wondering about the process. Although every home and situation is unique, we have some suggestions for maximizing the effectiveness of Amco Ranger’s treatments. Housekeeping Clean your home before we arrive. Pick up loose articles of clothing, toys, magazines, […]