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25
Aug
2016

To Spray or Not to Spray: Tips to Think About Before You Self Treat for Wasps

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In September all of the bee and wasp hives are in full force and at an extremely high population. The majority of “bee” removal calls that come in to exterminators in Connecticut are actually to remove wasps. Wasps do not pollinate, they are scavengers and are very aggressive. Naturally, they conflict with humans and pets once they have invaded your…

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23
Aug
2016

Pharaoh Ant Extermination – Pick Your Poison

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Pharaoh ants may not look the part but an infestation of them can be a nightmare for any pest control exterminator. Pharaoh Ants are small yellow ants about 2mm long that are present nearly all over the world including Connecticut and the northeast. Pharaoh ants live all over especially in structures where they use the heat to survive the cold…

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16
Aug
2016

Termites vs. Ant Swarmer’s in Connecticut

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People find it difficult to make a distinction between termites and ants, especially once swarmer’s appear. “Swarmer’s” are reproductive termites or carpenter ant males. To the untrained eye, these two different insects look identical. There are a few ways to identify the termite from the ant. Termites - Ants Physical Differences Carpenter ants have a wasp looking “waist” separating their…

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