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Facts You Need To Know!


Ants, Roaches…oh my…


Facts about ANTS




  • There are over 10,000 known species, and each colony has at least 1 or more queen ants – Queens lay the eggs, and the worker ants are sterile and look for food and defend the nest

  • An ants’ life span is approximately 45-60 days

  • They have two guts: one to feed upon, and the other to share with the colony

  • Ants can lift 20 times their own body weight. So if an ant weighs 1 gram, how much can it lift?


Do you have ANTS? make sure….




  • Rain gutters are not clogged – ants love moisture

  • Tree branches are not touching house and overlapping roof

  • Tree limbs, shrubs & kudzu should not be in contact with the structure

  • Keep away fire logs alongside the house

  • Garbage pick up trash cans should be sanitized monthly

  • If have children – be aware of candy, or food debris behind furniture or on outside grounds


And there is much more…..your best defense is…SELF DEFENSE!!!



Facts about ROACHES




  • Roaches can transmit a variety of diseases, but most often salmonella, which can cause food poisoning.

  • Cockroaches also cause respiratory problems if you’re sensitive to their allergens

  • Cockroaches are often brought into the house from :

  • Infested foodstuff, dried pet foods, cardboard boxes, and seasoned firewood. 

  • They enter around loose-fitting doors and windows, in upholstered furniture

  • Like cracks under or inside cupboards and cabinets

  • They eat materials such as leather, wallpaper paste and bookbinding. In fact, they eat just about anything

    we eat and more than that !!!!


  • Most cockroaches are nocturnal and appear during daylight only when disturbed or when their population is crowded

  • They like warm, dark, humid shelters, and often move around the kitchen sink or drain board.



Do you have ROACHES? Sanitation, Sanitation, Sanitation!!!



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