Bats: Good or Bad for the Yard?

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Can a Bed Bug Vacuum Help Get Rid of Your Infestation?

If you’re battling a bed bug infestation, you’re not alone. In fact, these instances are on the rise across northern and central New Jersey, and keeping your bedroom and sheets clean is not enough to keep them at bay. That’s where the question of a bed bug infestation comes into play – can the right…
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Keep Pests Away From Your Fire Pit

When the weather is nice, there’s nothing better than hanging around the fire with your friends and family. However, pesky pests can interrupt your good times when they congregate in and around your fire pit. Fortunately, there are plenty of steps you can take to reduce the number of bugs attracted to your fire pit,…
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Protecting Against Unwanted Guests in the Winter

When winter comes, we tend to spend more time in our homes. They provide a cozy place to get out of the elements, but there’s a downside to this warm, welcoming atmosphere – it’s just as appealing to pests as it is to us. With winter right around the corner, it’s more important than ever…
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What Are Exclusion Services?

Having pests at your place of business is a frustrating experience that can cause health code violations and safety concerns, as well as an unpleasant environment for guests and workers. When they appear, you call the exterminator as soon as possible. But what if you could stop rodents, insects, and other pests before they ever…
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How Much Will Having a Cat Deter Mice?

If you have a mouse problem in your home, chances are you’ve heard that owning a cat can be a great, natural way to get rid of them. After all, our feline companions are known for hunting small creatures like mice, birds, chipmunks, and more. But is your cat as good as an exterminator? Horizon…
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Drains: The Secret Tunnels That Lead Into Your Home

Seeing a spider, ant or cockroach crawl out of a drain as you brush your teeth or wash your hands is a jarring experience. But if you've dealt with a pest invasion before, chances are good that you noticed these uninvited guests in rooms like the kitchen or bathroom. Drains and plumbing systems provide a…
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Citronella Ants: What Are They?

Many different types of pests can infiltrate your house. One of the more interesting creatures in this category is the citronella ant, which is commonly found in the eastern U.S. Learn how to identify this pest with help from Horizon Pest Control, so if an infestation occurs, you'll know exactly what to do to rid…
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Lanternflies Are Coming to New Jersey

Have you ever heard of lanternflies? They’re New Jersey’s most recent unwelcome guests, and they’re spreading like wildfire. Native to China, India, and Vietnam, these brightly colored bugs found their way to the United States from Korea in a shipment of landscaping stone. While they were first sighted in Berks County, Pennsylvania, in 2014, lanternflies…
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What to Do When Your Pet Has Fleas

If you notice small brown jumping bugs in your pet’s fur, it’s important to take action right away. These bugs are fleas, and they can lay up to 50 eggs each day. A single bug can quickly accelerate into a full-blown infestation that not only affects your dog or cat, but you and your entire…
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Bats: Good or Bad for the Yard?

At Horizon Pest Control, bats are considered nuisance animals. However, not everyone thinks of them that way. Some people actually want bats in their yard and actively try to attract them. It’s true that bats can be very beneficial to your garden, but those benefits don’t take away from the fact that bats can still…
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