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How Do Ant Infestations Start In The Quad Cities?

Across the U.S., more than 700 different species of ants exist, with roughly 25 types that most commonly infest homes and businesses in the Quad Cities region. The majority of ant species are social insects that form massive colonies with designated categories or castes of members responsible for sourcing food, reproduction, and other critical r...

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December 30, 2021

House Spiders And The Issues They Cause In Streator

Spiders exist in most parts of the world and have traditionally been depicted in movies and other forms of entertainment as creepy and dangerous. Spiders are arthropods with eight legs, fangs that can inject venom, and lack both antennae and wings. They are predatory creatures that primarily consume insects and other spiders. ...

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December 23, 2021

What Every Peoria Resident Should Know About Norway Rats

Approximately 30% of mammals are classified as rodents, making them the largest single group. Rodents exist in most parts of the world except for Antarctica, and some of the most common types include mice, rats, hamsters, chipmunks, gophers, and more. While most rodents live outdoors away from humans, some “commensal” types prefer to...

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December 21, 2021

Overwintering Pests And The Problems They Can Cause In Davenport

As the temperatures get cooler during the fall months, many pests begin seeking sources of food, water, and warm shelter, which can be a problem for local homeowners. Female bees of various species often will invade a home for their hibernation. Rodents, such as rats and mice, are another problematic pest that often infests basements, crawlspace...

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December 15, 2021

The Dangers Associated With Cockroaches In Rock Island

It is estimated that more than 4,000 various species of cockroaches exist worldwide. Cockroaches typically have a flat, oval body with antennae and six legs, and they are known for plaguing homes, restaurants, and other institutions where food is prepared and consumed. Despite many types having developed wings, most species are incapable of flig...

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December 9, 2021

The Key To Keeping Beetles Out of Your Bettendorf Pantry

Beetles are insects classified in the Coleoptera order, and more than 25,000 various species exist throughout North America. Beetles appear in many sizes and colors and are equipped with antennae, mouthparts for chewing, and front wings called elytra. In the realm of pest control, these creatures are commonly referred to as “pantry pests&r...

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December 7, 2021

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