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Summer Pest Prevention–keep ticks and mosquitos from bitting

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Reminders for your protection from summer bugs on summer Solstice of 2013. http://www.pestworld.org/news-and-views/pest-articles/articles/summer-pest-prevention/

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Subterranean Termites Inspection

Termite season has started in Austin, Texas.  I found a good video from an house inspector about subterranean termites.  Blue Planet Pest Control termite inspectors also actively help home owners, business owners and builders treate, pre-treat or inspect termites. Subterranean … read more »

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Night Time Swarmers – Formosan Termites

We don’t see many Formosan subterranean termites in Austin, Texas, but they still exist in Texas.  The Formosan subterranean termite acquired its name because it was first described in Taiwan (as known as Formosa) in the early 20th century.  Since 1960s … read more »

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Make Your Own Natural Mosquito Repellent

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The essential oils that work well against mosquitoes are: cinnamon oil lemon eucalyptus oil citronella oil castor oil Safe carrier oils and alcohols include: olive oil sunflower oil any other cooking oil witch hazel vodka Natural Mosquito Repellent Recipe Mix … read more »

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Home Remedies for Ant Bites

One evening my neighbor came to our house to ask what she could use to treat fire ant bites.  Her husband was bitten by fire ants at their front yard.  His body was swelling and developed bumps and rashes due … read more »

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Naturally Get Rid of Ants

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Have ant hills in your yard and think about do the ant control by yourself.  Don’t leave it uncontrolled because ants could build nests in the foam roofing insulation.  It would be very costly to remove ant nests from the … read more »

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I Hate House Flies

The most annoying flying inset is house flies. They are just everywhere. They are the only living things that I dare to kill and don’t feel guilty about it. I look up and find some tips to prevent house flies. … read more »

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Scary Bugs.!!!

Entomophobia, derived from the Greek words “entomos”(insects) and “phobos”(fear), is the fear of insects or “bugs”. A fear of insects is quite normal. Some people are so afraid of insects that it can affect their ability to function normally in society … read more »

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West Nile Virus – Protection and Prevention

Signs and Systems of West Nile Virus Illness: West Nile Fever West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease  Clinical manifestation of West Nile Virus: Encephalitis Meningitis Asymmetric Flaccid Paralysis Definitive diagnosis is by laboratory testing –Peripheral Blood Testing for IgM EIA for West … read more »

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West Nile Virus

Hello Friends, With the scare of West Nile Virus in Texas, here’s a few tips on avoiding being bitten by mosquitoes. Dusk to Dawn: Try to stay inside from dusk to dawn, that’s when mosquitoes are most active. Dress: Wear light … read more »

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