Damage Repair

Odorous House Ants

By TermiteKiller / March 15, 2021 /

The pungent, rotten coconut-like odor given off when this ant is crushed gives it its name. It is probably the most common pest ant that Guardian deals with. It is a small ant 1/16 to 1/8 inch long. The body is brown to black. Colonies consist of several hundred to ten thousand ants. Since different…

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BUG OF THE MONTH – Spotted Lantern Fly

By TermiteKiller / January 12, 2021 /

THE SPOTTED LANTERNFLY Spotted Lanternflies are Plant hoppers from the order Hemiptera like our native aphids, cicadas, or leafhoppers. We have many native species of plant hoppers in the US. Spotted Lanternflies, however, are native to countries in South East Asia. They cannot bite. Their mouthparts, which are fused into a straw-like beak, called a…

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Is is termites or ants?

By TermiteKiller / June 16, 2020 /

This is the time of year that termites swarm.  Unfortunately, ants also swarm in the spring and summer.  How can you tell the difference?  Ants have 3 parts to their bodies and are easily recognizable by their segmented bodies.  Termites have straight antennae out of the top of their head while ants have bent antennae…

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Mosquito Control

By TermiteKiller / May 5, 2020 /

With the warm weather finally starting to settle in and the ability to enjoy the beautiful weather, it is the time of year to start thinking about mosquito control.  There is nothing more frustrating than trying to relax outside and enjoy family time only to be bothered by the mosquitoes.  Guardian offers monthly and bi-weekly…

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General Pest Control

By TermiteKiller / April 27, 2020 /

While spring is slow to arrive with the weather changing back and forth from warm to chilly, I wanted to outline some of the services we offer.  In this time of social distancing and sheltering place, there are still issues with bugs in general.  We offer several options for helping relieve the issues of pests…

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By TermiteKiller / March 16, 2020 /

With the outbreak of Covid-19, Guardian Termite & Pest Control has reinforced the following protocols:

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Cicadas have Summer a-buzzin’

By TermiteKiller / August 12, 2018 /

August is well known for high-pitched buzzing sounds coming from the trees. That lovely sound is cicadas.

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Aedes Albopictus, the Asian Tiger Mosquito

By TermiteKiller / May 1, 2018 /

You’ve seen them, right? Those mosquitos with the black and white stripes on its body and legs? Yep! Introducing Aedes Albopictus, or the Asian Tiger Mosquito. Originally from Asia, they first came to this country in the 1980s.

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5 Things You Can Do to Prevent Bugs

By SQP Developer / October 24, 2017 /

There are several reasons why bugs can get into your house. Here are a few tips to make it hard for those crawly critters to get in. Trim back tree branches or shrubbery that touch your house. Shrubs that touch your house are bug “bridges”. Mulch is pretty but it provides ideal shelter for pests.…

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Not All Lights are the Same

By SQP Developer / October 24, 2017 /

It is better to place lights far away from your front door, using a pole light if possible.  If you must have porch lights next to your front door, it’s best to take a look at your bulbs.  Mercury vapor lamps are a high intensity discharge lamps.  Replacing these white standard mercury vapor lights with…

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