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3 Common Pests to Keep an Eye On

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Numerous pest species thrive in the South thanks to its consistent heat and humidity. The climate here gives pests plenty of time to stay active even during the winter. Unfortunately, some of these pests make their homes in the yards and houses of residents in our service area. If you're wondering which pests to look out for, EnSec has the scoop on the most common residential pests in the Panhandle and Alabama's Gulf Coast. 3 Common Residential Pests Fire Ants Fire ants aren't like other ant species. These ants build large dirt mounds in yards across the South, each mound containing thousands of colony members. Fire ants work together to expand their colony and to defend it against intruders, including you and your pets. Stepping on a fire ant mound causes the pests to attack at once, leaving behind painful welts and causing allergic reactions in some people. Mosquitoes Mosquitoes...
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Warning Signs of an Unhealthy Lawn

Lush, green lawns give a home instant curbside appeal. When the grass seems dead, it can make your entire property look uninviting. Even if you water and mow regularly, other factors can keep your grass from looking its best. EnSec Pest & Lawn wants to help you spot the warning signs of unhealthy grass before your yard turns into a disaster area. 3 Signs of an Unhealthy Lawn It has brown patches or bald spots. Brown patches and bald spots can occur for many reasons. Fungi may have developed on your lawn, or a drought could keep the grass from growing and thriving. Certain pests may lurk beneath the surface and attack the roots, killing the grass while staying out of sight. A professional lawn technician can diagnose the problem and take the appropriate action. Weeds have popped up everywhere. Weeds are a common sign of an unhealthy or a...
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How to Tell If You Have a Bedbug Infestation

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If you think that you have a bedbug infestation in your home but are not sure, you are likely wondering what you can do to discover if the pests have made their way inside. Catching a bedbug problem in the early stages is the key to avoiding unneeded complications, so learning to detect the red flags is a smart move.  You can use several approaches when you want to discover whether or not bedbugs are in your bedroom or the other parts of your home.  Symptoms of Bedbug Bites When bedbugs bite, they release a natural painkiller so that you won't feel the pain or wake up while they are feeding. You will likely notice the symptoms of a bedbug bite when you wake up the next morning, and you should look for red spots with itching and minor skin irritation.  Bedbugs normally feed three times on the same night,...
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