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Bugs Your Dogs Should Not Eat

Many people often wonder, is it safe for dogs to eat bugs? In most cases, bugs won't hurt your dog; however, several bugs are dangerous or poisonous, including the monarch butterfly and caterpillars. Knowing what types of bugs are around your house could decrease the panic level a little bit if you see your dog going after something. Clint Miller exterminating can help eradicate bugs around your yard and house so you could almost eliminate the chance of your dog eating a bug.

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How To Bug Proof Your Home

Sometimes it seems that every time you turn around, there's a fly, mosquito or some other bug in your home. Instead of banging your head on the wall because you're tired of these little critters sharing your home, bug proof your home, and then give Clint Miller Exterminating a call to get any bugs out that may have been inside when you started this project.

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Ant Control: Ants Life Expectancy

When you look at other human beings, you can usually tell roughly how old they are. That’s not the case when you see an ant. Our eyes can’t detect any difference between an ant that’s a young adult versus one that’s the ant-equivalent of a senior citizen. And just what is a senior citizen in ant terms? How long does a typical ant live? 

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Getting Rid of Fire Ants: A Comprehensive Guide

Fire ants can make you feel like your entire body is on fire. Fire ants bite when they feel threatened, even if you don’t know a nest is there. Depending on where they bite you, it can be extremely painful to the point where you think you need medical attention. In some cases, you may need to see a doctor if you are allergic to their venom. Once you are bitten by a fire ant, it pops up as a pustule on your skin. It looks like a pimple, but you should not do this unless it is absolutely necessary.

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The Difference Between A Stink Bug And Kudzu Bug

Stink bugs and Kudzu bugs are relatively new to North Carolina. They have already become some of the biggest nuisances during the late summer and fall months. The brown marmorated stink bug is from Asia and was first seen in Pennsylvania in the 1990s. It was first seen in North Carolina around 2009 in Forsyth County. The kudzu bug was first seen in Georgia in 2009 and is also from Asia and is now in most North Carolina counties.

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Cockroach Infestations: The Health Hazards of Cockroaches You Can’t Ignore

Interested in learning about the health hazards caused by cockroach infestations? Read our most recent blog to learn about the warning signs behind cockroach infestations, the health hazards caused by them, and ways to prevent them from happening in the first place.

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Waterproofing 101: The Do’s And Dont’s Of Waterproofing

A damp basement or crawlspace can cause health problems because the moisture allows mold and mildew to grow. If you try to waterproof your own basement or crawlspace and do not do it right, moisture will continue to get into the area under your home. The moisture will continue to provide a breeding ground for mold and mildew.

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Benefits Of Cockroach Extermination: Cockroach Control

One of the most common pests is the cockroach, and there are many types. They infest any place that has clutter and food left out, and like warm, moist places. They'll live in and eat cardboard and paper. One of their favorite places is in the kitchen because it is generally more humid than other places in the house and has plenty of food and water, especially if a faucet is leaking. The benefits of cockroach extermination are many and outweigh any health benefits of cockroaches you might believe they have.

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Cockroaches Are Flower Pollinators

Believe it or not, some cockroaches are essential to flower pollination. Of the 4,500 known species, only 1 percent live in cities. The other 99 percent live in the wilderness of many ecosystems from the Saudi Arabian deserts to the rain forests of Brazil. According to National Geographic, a new study found that Moluchia brevipennis, a species of cockroach native to the scrub lands of Chile, eats pollen and might even pollinate plants.

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Everything About June Bugs

June bugs might seem useless to you – and they are definitely a hazard to your lawn, trees, vegetable garden and ornamental landscaping. However, they do have their place in the food chain: Birds like the larvae and the grubs make great fishing bait. If you love to fish, you might want to grab some larvae before you call Clint Miller Exterminating to get them out of your yard.

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