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Spray foam insulation could impact your termite protection

With the increased desire to cut down on energy costs and make homes more energy efficient, many homeowners are increasingly looking toward spray foam insulation. When it’s applied properly, it can provide many benefits including using less energy and keeping allergens and moisture out of your home. However, if applied poorly, it could trap moisture in your home as well as allow termite damage or the presence of live termites to go undetected.

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Commitment to help others drives Vidalia business owner

We are proud to honor Junior Elkhatib with Cingo’s Circle & Shield Award for his tireless efforts raising money for those in need. Junior’s dedication to the safety and security of his community is truly inspiring.

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Cingo Operational Updates

Service interruptions and operational updates for Cingo in Georgia and South Carolina will be posted here.

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Cingo News  |  Circle & Shield  |  Community

Cingo's Circle & Shield award honors community heroes

Two sisters who together provide a safe space for teenage girls. An elderly man who builds handicap access ramps for homes in his community. A high school student working to raise awareness of the dangers of human trafficking.

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Cingo News  |  Circle & Shield  |  Community

Sheriff's leadership increases community safety

We appreciate the innovative work Sheriff Alfonzo Williams is doing to make his community a better place, a safer place. We are privileged to present him with Cingo’s Circle & Shield award.

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Fund-raising, personal commitment help bring orphans to safe homes

Adoption advocate Beth Drafts raises money to help families overcome the high cost of adoption. Her relentless efforts to help orphaned children makes us proud to honor Beth with our Circle & Shield award.

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Happy People

Happiness Happens

The Secret Society of Happy People (yes, it’s a real thing) has deemed August “Happiness Happens” month. At Cingo, we believe that happiness is so important that it's part of our Core Values. We strive to be Happy People Making People Happy on a daily basis. We apply this not only to interactions with our customers, but with each other as well. Since the world can always use more happy people, here are a few tips for becoming one.

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Back to School Safety

It’s that time of year again! Back to school means time for new school supplies, a new school year wardrobe and first day of school photos. As exciting as heading back to school can be, as parents, we are constantly thinking about protecting our children. Some of the main school safety concerns for children actually occur during travel to and from school. Whether they walk, bike, ride the bus, or drive, we want to ensure they arrive safely at their destination. So, as your kids prepare to return to school, or even if they’ve already begun their first day of classes, it’s a good idea to review school travel tips with the entire family.

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Health  |  Pest Control Tips

Fleas, ticks, and health risks

Endless sunny days and warm weather make summertime a favorite season to play outside with our families and pets. We spend a lot of time protecting them from the small dangers of the outdoors. We put sunscreen on to protect ourselves from the sun, use insect repellent to keep the mosquitoes away and keep cool water on hand to avoid overheating. But what about the pesky creatures Fido may bring in from your yard?

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Curious Critters

Insects that inspire: the magic of fireflies

There is something magical about fireflies. Do you remember chasing and catching them in your childhood? Did you collect them? I remember collecting them in mason jars that my grandmother used for peach and fig preserves. How many could we catch? Would there be enough to serve as a make-shift nightlight? Would it be okay if I kept them just until morning, please? As I grew up, my days catching fireflies dwindled, but I still loved seeing them light up the backyard in summer.

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