To assist homeowners in pest-proofing their home this spring, GGA Pest experts recommend the following: Eliminate sources of standing water around the house, including birdbaths and in clogged gutters to help reduce biting mosquito populations. Seal any cracks on the outside of the home with a silicone-based caulk, including entry points for utilities and pipes. Replace weather-stripping…

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Many of you, and me included, probably didn’t notice let alone know that World Malaria Day just passed by on the 21st of April. With all of the news about the Zika virus, malaria has taken a bit of a back seat lately. However, it might be good to remember that this nasty disease kills…

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Bug Wars Just like humans all animals get in fights with rival groups, including insects like ants and hornets. Humans aren’t the only species on the planet that like to go to war. Matabele antsprey on termites. They will storm the termite’s colonies in huge numbers, a hunting strategy rather than all out war. Slave-making-ants…

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GGA Pest Management offers insight into what makes cockroaches so difficult to control on your own:  Cockroaches can live for up to a week without their heads. They can also hold their breath for 40 minutes and even survive being submerged in water for half an hour. Additionally, some species are able to withstand freezing…

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Serenading Spiders Spiders have special sensory organs in their legs that allow them to detect the presence of a friend or foe. It’s how they “hear” their prey coming towards their trap. But, these vibrations aren’t only used for detecting what might be their next meal. One species, known as the purring wolf spider (Gladicosa…

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