The Orkin Blog

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Bed Bug Mattress Encasements

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Do Cockroaches Fly?

The flying capabilities of cockroaches vary according to the particular species, and sometimes sexual category, to which they belong.

Bat Repellent

Bats are beneficial to the environment and help control mosquito populations, but they sometimes get too close for comfort.

Squirrels In Winter

Squirrel hibernation varies in length depending on climate and species.

How long do house flies live?

The reproductive cycle of a house fly depends on environmental conditions such as temperature – the warmer the temperature, the shorter the cycle.

Bed bug life stages

The life span of a bedbug most commonly ranges from four to six months. Some bedbugs may live for years and can go months without feeding.

Bat bites

Due to literary comparisons between bats and vampires, some people expect a bat bite to resemble fang marks. In truth, bat teeth are so sharp and so tiny, they might not leave any mark at all.

Skunk Sounds

While homeowners are often alerted to a skunk’s presence by the smell, these pests do make noticeable sounds.

Red ants vs. black ants

Most people are familiar with ants through coloration, with black and red at the forefront of many homeowners’ minds.

How to identify skunk dens

While they prefer to use the abandoned holes of other burrowing pests, skunks may also opt to make their dens under decks, porches, and sheds.

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