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Tips and guides to safeguard your family and home from bugs, rodents and critters that bite, sting or just gross you out.

Bill Ballard

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Health  |  Pest Control Tips

Mosquitoes and blood-borne illnesses

Summer is in full swing, and unfortunately that means so are the mosquitoes. Mosquito bites are a nuisance, but there are many additional reasons to protect your family, your pets and yourself from their bite. Some types of mosquitoes in the U.S. and around the world spread viruses that can cause disease and according to the CDC, mosquito-borne disease has more than tripled in the U.S. since 2004.

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Health  |  Pest Control Tips

Sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite

Warmer weather has finally arrived.  Weekend beach trips have begun and summer vacations are being planned. While you may be dreaming of warm, sandy beaches or mountain-top views, don’t forget the little menaces that may be hiding in your home away from home. Bed bug infestations are on the rise in the last decade and even the nicest of hotels and resorts can fall victim. You can significantly reduce chances of bringing bed bugs home by following a few simple precautions and pest prevention tips.

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GUIDE TO IDENTIFY & TREAT BACKYARD BITES

Keep your kids safe this summer.

Get the mom's guide to identify and treat backyard bites.

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Pest Control Tips

It's Bat Appreciation Day

No, no, not the bats you find at the ballpark. Today we appreciate the ones that fly, and eat mosquitoes. "Appreciate" may seem like an odd word choice. The only reason I can find to truly be thankful for the bat population is their insatiable appetite for mosquitoes. If you've ever visited the swamps of Waycross or floated down the Savannah River, you know the misery of mosquito bites.

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What homeowners should know about termite swarms

Ahhh, the signs of spring—flowers blooming, new growth, kids playing outside and termites swarming. Wait, what? Yes, that's right, termites. While these insects do damage year-round, you’ll be most aware of them during the spring swarms. What does it mean to homeowners?

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Curious Critters  |  Pest Control Tips

 Love Bugs: What's to love?

Love is in the air, but there is not much to love about love bugs. Often called kissing bugs, they do not sting or bite, but can be quite a nuisance. These tiny red and black flies congregate in open sunny areas and splatter on vehicle windshields and grills. They are a pain to clean and can even permanently damage the vehicle’s finish.

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Cingo News  |  Community  |  Happy People

Cingo Honored as 2017 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

Cingo has been named as one of the 2017 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation®.  This is the first year that Cingo has recieved this recognition, which "identifies and honors companies that deliver exceptional human resource practices and an impressive commitment to their employees." Cingo is the only pest control company to make the list and was also recognized as one of the The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in Atlanta in the summer of 2017. 

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5 Expert Holiday Pest Control Tips

Let's face it, holidays can be stressful. And while we can't help you with the cooking and wrapping, we can help you keep your home pest-free this season. What attracts little black ants and roaches? Which critters are ready for you to build a fire? When should you think about your outdoor pets? Follow these simple tips to cross pests (and we mean the bug kind) off your list. Then, sit back and enjoy time with family and friends.

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Curious Critters  |  Pest Control Tips

Keep the mouse out of your house

Remember the mouse mazes from science fair projects? Mice are curious and persistent, a combination that leads them to reward. If you don’t want your home to be their prize, try these house mouse prevention and mouse control tips.

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Curious Critters  |  Pest Control Tips

Have no fear (of bugs) this Halloween

Arachnaphobia? Entomophobia? Apiphobia? What are you afraid of this Halloween? If crawling critters give you the heeby geebies, you are not alone. Did you know there is actually a term for fear of butterflies? Which fear was featured in a box office smash?

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Curious Critters  |  Pest Control Tips

Why you shouldn't crush Kudzu Bugs

It may look like a beetle, but that Kudzu bug is more closely related to the stink bug. You don't want these uninvited guests hanging around during the holidays. Kudzu bugs are quite small, only about a quarter inch long when fully grown.

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