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Termites Vs. Carpenter Ants: Physical Characteristics

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The warm season is upon us in Utah, and that means many homeowners are thinking about pest control themes for some of the insects you tend to see more often in the spring and summer. Many of these are actually active year-round, but warmer conditions make you more likely to spot them or deal directly with them.

At Bug Busters, we’re happy to provide numerous insect control and other pest control services throughout the year. Two of the most common insect types that we’re regularly called out to assist with: Termites and ants, which are notably different in several ways but also have enough similarities that some of our clients occasionally confuse them. Using the common carpenter ant as our …

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Mild Winter and SLC Spring Pest Control Needs

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It’s been a particularly strange winter season for Salt Lake City and other Utah residents this year, even those of us who are used to some weirdness here. To this point we’re seeing one of the mildest winters in recent memory, and this actually has an impact on more than just your skiing frequency or how often you’re shoveling the driveway – in fact, one area that can be significantly impacted by a mild winter is pest control in the subsequent spring.

At Bug Busters, we’re happy to offer numerous pest control and extermination services in Salt Lake City and nearby areas, including themes like tree spraying and others that help prepare for potential pest infestation ahead of time. What …

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Warmth-Seeking Pests to Watch for During Winter

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In a place like Utah, where seasonal climates swing massively from summer to winter, pest control and prevention solutions naturally change between these seasons. The common pest types you’re looking out for might change slightly, for instance, and their behaviors will often be different, although there are also a few areas that don’t see a whole lot of change.

At Bug Busters, we’re happy to provide a wide range of year-round pest control services, both residential and commercial in nature. Not only do we assist our clients with any pests that have invaded their home, we also provide expertise on how to prevent these risks in the first place. And when it comes to winter pests, one of the key …

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Silverfish Insects: Prevention and Professional Removal

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In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basic identification and understanding methods for the silverfish insect. Similar to the fire brat, this is a small, scaled insect that’s present in many commercial buildings and also some homes.

At Bug Busters, we’re happy to provide both commercial and residential pest control methods for a variety of potential invaders, including silverfish and fire brats. These are some of the oldest insects in the entire world, dating back to prehistoric eras – this means it can survive in a lot of settings. Today’s part two of our series will focus on how to prevent silverfish from invading your property to begin with, then go over some basic …

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Silverfish Insects: Basics, Habits and Identification

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While our primary insect control services at Bug Busters involve the most common insect types, from various ant types to boxelder bugs, spiders and more, we’re also here to provide pest control and extermination for less common types. There are numerous such varieties, one example of which is the silverfish.

Certainly not one of the most common pests in Utah, and not really that populous in too many areas of the country, the silverfish may still be an annoyance in certain homes without the proper prevention methods. This two-part blog series will go into everything you need to know about the silverfish pest, from what it is and how to spot it to prevention and removal methods.

Silverfish Basics

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Pest Prevention Techniques for Outdoor Meals, Part 2

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In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basic tips on preventing pests from invading your outdoor meals on your property. Both due to recent societal events and the time of year, such outdoor meals are highly common during this period, especially while the weather remains good.

At Bug Busters, we’re happy to provide a wide range of both commercial and residential pest control services, from full-on exterminations of a pest infestation on your property to basic expertise on how to avoid these instances – including for families or groups who enjoy outdoor meals and want to not only steer clear of annoying bugs, but also want to be sure they don’t create any additional …

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Pest Prevention Techniques for Outdoor Meals, Part 1

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Both due to the time of year and certain societal circumstances, meals outside with the family are a more common occurrence across the country right now than they might be otherwise. Many who are trying to stay safely distanced to avoid disease spread will enjoy meals outdoors, plus the wonderful fall season offers prime opportunities here for many.

At Bug Busters, we’re here to help with one small piece of your next outdoor meal: Preventing pests. Our residential pest control services cover a huge variety of pest types, including those who may look to invade your family’s meal. This two-part blog series will look into several tips we regularly offer clients on how to keep pests away from outdoor meal …

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Minor Pest Issue or True Pest Infestation, Part 2

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In part one of this two-part blog, we went over some basics on how to tell if an occasional pest sighting on your property has given way to a full-blown pest infestation. A few ants here or there isn’t a problem; an entire colony of ants on your property is an infestation that may cause several issues and will require services from our exterminators.

At Bug Busters, we’re happy to offer a huge range of commercial and residential pest control services to our clients, including expertise on when a given outbreak or infestation has reached a point where advanced steps are required. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll go over a few other potential signs that your infestation …

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Minor Pest Issue or True Pest Infestation, Part 1

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With many pest types you might see around a given property, there’s only a real concern in higher volumes. The presence of a single ant doesn’t necessarily mean you have a problem, for instance – but an entire colony of ants on your property qualifies as an infestation.

At Bug Busters, we’re proud to provide both commercial and residential pest control services, with exterminators and pest control professionals who help building owners understand when a minor pest problem has become a full-on pest infestation. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over some of the telltale signs that your pest issue is a full infestation that requires some attention from our team to rectify.

Pest Droppings

Not all pests …

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Responsibility for Pest Control During Rental Situations

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At Bug Busters, we’re proud to offer pest control services for a wide variety of building types and situations. From our residential pest control services to those we offer to commercial buildings, we cover numerous clients for all their pest control and exterminator needs that may come up.

This includes homes, condos, apartments and any other buildings occupied by renters who are paying rent to a landlord. In some of these situations, questions may arise at some point regarding who is responsible for handling the costs and other related hassle of a given pest inspection, extermination or similar theme – the landlord or the renter? While there may be several detailed factors at play here, this really boils down to …