The Signs of Bed Bugs: 5 Ways to Tell if You’re Sharing Your Bed

Bed Bugs are some of the most invasive and notorious pests to ever infest a home. It can be hard to find bed bugs and even harder to get rid of them. Known for hiding in furniture and mattresses and being particularly resistant to household pesticides, bed bugs are a plague on any home they enter. Bed bugs cause harrowing …

Don’t Do It Yourself: Why You Should Hire a Professional Pest Control Company

You hear a lot about how ‘Do It Yourself’ pest control is an effective way to save money and avoid hiring an exterminator. While DIY can have legitimate benefits in handling small-scale infestations while at the same time saving money, attempting to perform large-scale exterminations on your own can be extremely dangerous. Online extermination techniques are wildly inconsistent and on …

6 Ways Rodents Can Enter Your Home

Rodents are some of the most pervasive pests in the animal kingdom and have plagued humans since the beginning of time. If a man builds a house and fills it with food and warmth for his family, you can bet that by the end of the week a family of rats will have moved into the floorboards, if you let …

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Protecting Everyone in Your Family: How General Pest Control Protects Your Pets

Pest control is an art form, a balancing act between using the best tools for complete pest extermination in your home and on your property while still protecting the people and pets within the home. At General Pest Control we take our responsibility to you and your family very seriously, and that includes the 4 legged family members that rely …

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6 Signs of a Spider Infestation

When you think of insects and bug removal spiders are often one of the first pests to come to mind. Nothing brings on that surge of anxiety like seeing a spider one minute and gone the next. There is a lot about spiders that make you shudder just at the thought – just the look is unsettling, creeping in the …

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How To Keep Mosquitoes at Bay

Mosquitoes. Among the most invasive and persistent backyard pests, a swarm of mosquitoes camping out on your property is the fastest way to turn backyard fun into a total nightmare. They lay their eggs underground in the fall, near pools of stagnant water they use for nutrients. Colonies of mosquitoes can be right under your feet and you wouldn’t even …

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10 Benefits of Regular Pest Maintenance

To any homeowner, regular pest maintenance is another reality of owning property. Keeping the pests away and your home safe from damage is all part of homeownership. Sometimes we learn this the hard way. New homeowners often enter into uncharted territory when buying their first home, not sure of all the different maintenance is needed to keep their home maintained …

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How Much Damage Can Termites Do To Your Home? – A Lot.

When it comes to dangerous bugs you usually think of poisonous spiders, wasps, bees, or even fire ants, but rarely is the first bug that comes to mind termites. However, termites can do far more damage than your average wasp sting. “How much damage can termites do” you might ask? A swarm of termites left unchecked can ruin the foundational …

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The Top 5 Tall Tale Signs of Termites

Termites are one of the most dangerous and invasive pests to have in your home. Hard to spot at first, by the time you’ve seen one, you could have a colony of thousands wreaking havoc and causing costly structural damage to your home. Don’t wait until your own home is collapsing on top of you before calling pest control. These …