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Posted by on in Bed Bugs

Despite their name, bed bugs seem to be popping up everywhere. These little hitchhiking pests frequent a variety of places beyond hotel rooms like movie theaters, libraries, hospitals, schools and even stores. Be on the lookout this holiday shopping season for the signs to avoid bringing home bed bugs and risk ruining your holiday season.


Before trying on clothing, inspect for stains that may be blood spots left by feeding bed bugs. Inspect items for live bed bugs that may have attached themselves, paying close attention to seams and crevices where they may be hiding or have laid eggs. Check behind the fitting room mirror and any other crevices where bed bugs may be hiding. Hang the clothing up and do not allow it to rest on the floor or near any upholstered surface. If you suspect the clothing displays signs of bed bugs, inform the store manager. 

After purchasing clothing, wash with hot water to eliminate any pests or germs that you may have missed. If you suspect your home has bed bugs, call Falcon Lawn & Pest at 1-800-532-5266.

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Posted by on in Community

Today we give thanks for all our blessings. From all of us at Falcon Lawn & Pest, Have a very happy Thanksgiving!


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Posted by on in Uncategorized

Thanksgiving is almost here. For many of us, that means home baking with delicious aromas filling the air. However, the comforting activity of Thanksgiving baking can quickly become a stomach churning endeavor when you take out the flour or cookie mixes and notice teeny tiny little bugs living it up inside your primary ingredient. These tiny beetles are known as “flour beetles”. Despite your best attempts to maintain a pest-free home, these little critters are known to sneak their way into mixes and flour long before you bring it home from the store.

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Although it’s a nasty thought, it is not uncommon for these pests to lay eggs in packaged mixes while still at the manufacturing facility or during its journey to your grocery store, which is why you may notice them months after purchasing. They can also chew holes through paper or find their way in through any tiny opening. While it may be alarming once discovered, it is best to dispose of any ingredients that have become harborage for these insects. 

Storing flour and mixes in the freezer can help keep your baked goods Pest Free! If you need help keeping pests out of your home before the holiday visitors arrive, call 1-800-532-5266 to arrange your free pest analysis and customized plan.

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Posted by on in Rodents

This week, we've been working to raise awareness about the potential dangers of rodent infestations. Among the risks they present like electrical fires, allergens and diseases are also high on the list. Learn more about the health risks these pests could be bringing into your home. 

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Posted by on in Rodents


This week is National Rodent Awareness Week. The upcoming cold weather is likely to drive rodents indoors in search of food and shelter. Their presence poses health and safety risks so keeping them out is the best line of defense. The following tips will help protect you and your home from the threat of rodents this winter:

•Install door sweeps on exterior doors and repair damaged screens.

•Screen vents and openings to chimneys.

•Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home, including areas where utilities and pipes enter the home, using caulk, steel wool or a combination of both.

•Store food in airtight containers and dispose of garbage regularly.

•Keep attics and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.

•Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and windows.

•Eliminate all moisture sites, including leaking pipes and clogged drains.

•Inspect items such as boxes, grocery bags and other packages for evidence of rodents before bringing them indoors.

•Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house and keep shrubbery trimmed and cut back from the house.


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