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Entomophagy: Bug Delicacies Around the World

Entomophagy refers to the eating of insects, and it is practiced worldwide. It...

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Silverfish
9 Silverfish Facts You May Not Know

Silverfish are the nuisance pest from some people’s nightmares. Where there’s...

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Research: Fossil Hotspots on America’s East Coast

Looking for something to do with the kids over the next few weeks? Trying to find...

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10 Pests Your Pets Should Avoid

Many pests are just as dangerous to pets as they are to humans, if not more so....

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tick on the leaf
Tick-Borne Diseases: Everything You Need to Know

Tick season can be a nerve-wracking time of year because of the hazards ticks...

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Research: Florida and New Jersey’s ‘Canine Capitals’

At Excel Pest Services, we know everything about deterring unwanted pests –...

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Pest Control Plans: How to Keep Your Home Pest Free All Year

Choosing a pest control plan can feel like a daunting task, so to make the process...

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Commercial Pest Control for Businesses

An important part of owning a business is pest control. Establishments of all...

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Flea on the flower
A Pet Owner’s Guide to Fleas and their Prevention

Flea season is right around the corner and as many pet owners know, fleas are...

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Research: USA & Europe’s best subway systems

All over the world, people use subway systems every day, every hour, every minute,...

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Alpha-gal Syndrome: A Tick-Borne Allergy

Ticks are one of the more dangerous outdoor pests due to the various diseases...

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Foodborne Illnesses and Their Prevention

Pests do not belong in any industry, least of all food service. When they find...

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5 of the U.S.’s most Invasive Animal Species

  The United States is home to more than 6,500 invasive species, all of which...

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Silverfish: Everything You Need to Know and More

Silverfish may only be a nuisance pest, but that doesn’t mean they belong in...

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Research: Where is your ideal place to live in the US?

Buying a home is both stressful and exciting. You’re there making Pinterest...

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Pest Control: IPM in the Food Service Industry

Pest management is of the utmost importance in the food service industry. Infestations...

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11 Fun Facts About Pigeons

Did you know pigeon droppings were once considered a valuable fertilizer? That...

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Research: On-Screen Animals – Who is the Champion?

More time at home has meant that there has been a profound increase in the number...

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Cicada that just emerged from its exoskeleton.
Cicadas: Everything You Need to Know

If you’ve ever seen a cicada year, you know what a remarkable sight it is. But...

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Protecting Your Vehicle from Rodents: A Guide

Unfortunately, vehicles are very attractive to rodents, especially during the...

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Moles vs. Voles: What’s the Difference?

  Moles and voles are both notorious for ravaging our backyards and gardens,...

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5 Beautiful Birds of New Jersey

  New Jersey is home to an astounding 480 different bird species. That’s...

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Mosquito hanging on a leaf.
8 Facts About the Deadliest Animals in the World: Mosquitoes

Now that we’re well into winter and a safe distance from the summer nuisance...

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Hotel Bed Bug Search Guide

Traveling can be hectic enough as it is, and the last thing anyone wants to worry...

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10 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Bats

We all know bats as the Halloween mascot that can be seen flitting about in the...

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Research: Which US states are the most home conscious?

Our home is one of the most important things in our lives. It is not only our...

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6 Ways to Prevent Pest Infestation During Storm Season

Every year, storm season rolls around and brings with it a host of inconveniences-...

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How to Keep Children and Pets Safe during Pest Control Treatments

Children and pets are closer to the ground than adults are. Between pets sniffing...

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15 Little Known Facts about Mice

It’s almost that time of year again- the time to start mouse-proofing our homes...

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Research: Which states are home to the most pests?

Fighting with pests can be harsh. The US has a lot of problems with common pests...

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A Guide to Florida Cockroach Species

Cockroaches are never a pleasant sight, especially when they are spotted inside...

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Group of pigeons on the sidewalk.
A Guide to Pigeon Prevention

We all know just how invasive pigeon populations can feel; where there’s one,...

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A Guide to Florida Spider Species

Florida has a very diverse population of spiders, and it is home to a whopping...

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Florida Fire Ants: An All-Inclusive Guide

If you’ve ever been to Florida, you probably ran into a fire ant or two while...

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American Dog Tick on a person's skin.
Florida Tick Season: Everything You Need to Know

It’s that time of year again- peak tick season in Florida. Yay! Seriously though,...

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Pest Myths Debunked

When it comes to pests and pest control, there are countless myths and half-truths...

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4 cockroaches climbing on a piece of wood.
Cockroach Identification Fact Sheet

Identification Beetle-like insects with relatively small heads and broad, flattened...

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Florida’s Mosquito Season: Everything You Need to Know

Let’s be real- nobody likes having mosquitoes around when they’re trying to...

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Restaurant Pest Control Prep Sheet

Access We will need access to all areas of your restaurant, including locked areas...

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Property Management: How Pests Can Impact Your Business

As a property manager, you work hard to give your tenants a great place to live...

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Mosquito hanging from a leaf.
Aedes scapularis: Florida’s New Mosquito Species

Lately, there has been some talk around the watercooler of a new species of mosquito...

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Florida Termite Species

If you live in Florida, you probably already know that it is a hotbed for termite...

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House mouse eating peanuts on a sidewalk.
Rodents Identification Guide

Due to their damaging habits and tendency to carry diseases, mice and rats are...

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Blowfly on a plant.
Flies Identification Guide

All flies develop via complete metamorphosis with egg, larval, pupal, and adult...

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Cane Toad in grass.
A Guide to Identifying and Preventing Cane Toads

Ever wonder what those huge warty creatures on your Florida property are? Well,...

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Woman and girl playing with a dog in a pest-free yard.
Preventing Back-to-School Pests: A Guide

Back-to-school seasons are a relief for many parents and an exciting time for...

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Mosquito Biting a person's skin.
Where Do Mosquitoes Go In the Winter?

The warm weather has officially come to an end, which means it’s time to say...

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Winter Invaders: A Guide to Winter Pest Control

Winter weather is great for all of the fun activities it allows. No matter what...

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11 Little Known Facts About Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are some of the peskiest pests of all, what with their ever-growing populations...

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Racoon climbing down a tree.
Raccoons: A Guide for Identifying and Preventing the Masked Pests

Although some people think raccoons are cute, they may quickly change their minds...

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Birdwatch: Seven Beautiful Birds of Florida

Whether you’re an avid bird-watcher or an occasional admirer, there’s no denying...

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Spider on a leaf.
10 Facts You May Not Know About Spiders

Peak spider season is once again in full swing! That may not be very exciting...

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10 Fascinating Facts About Stink Bugs

With the cooler weather quickly closing in, it seems only proper to talk about...

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Squirrel standing on a rock and eating.
A Guide to Identifying and Preventing Squirrel Infestations on Your Property

The cooler weather is here, which means many outdoor pests are looking for a place...

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How to Keep Opossums Out of Your Garden For Good!

The opossum’s appearance is mildly frightening, but unfortunately, that’s...

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Clover mite on a plant.
Clover Mites: A Guide for Identification and Prevention

Fall weather is quickly approaching, and that means cool weather pests are getting...

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Mouse on a wooden fence.
Mice and Rats: Health Hazards and How to Prevent Them

Mice and rats are some of the most damaging and dangerous pests to have in homes...

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Stink bug on a leaf.
A Guide to Identifying and Preventing Stink Bugs

Stink bugs are perhaps the most aptly named pest of all because, well, they stink!...

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Ants Favorite Places: Guide to Identifying and Preventing Ants Nest in Your Home

None of us like ants in our homes and businesses. During the warmer months, though,...

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Springtails FAQ: All you need to know

If you’re curious about that “jumping bug” in your basement or crawl space,...

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Mosquito Biting a person's skin.
Bug Bites and Stings: What to Look Out For?

Bug bites and stings of any kind are no fun to deal with. But how can you tell...

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Wasps vs Bees: What’s the Difference?

Bees and wasps are both important pollinators. It can be difficult to tell the...

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11 Fascinating Facts about Centipedes

Centipedes of all kinds are pretty creepy, and they are certainly not the most...

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Bees need our help now more than ever. A Guide to Saving the Bees

Let’s all take a second to think about the little things in life that bring...

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Carpenter Ants vs. Termites: What’s the Difference?

As you get ready to call an Exterminator, you realize they’re going to ask “so...

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Termites Lifecycle: All You Need to Know About The Silent Destroyer

Because of their secret lifestyle, termites are by far some of the worst pests...

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Black-legged tick on a leaf.
Top 10 Interesting Facts About Ticks

It’s finally here! The precious warm weather- perfect for all of our favorite...

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Brown ant walking on a twig carrying a piece of food.
10 Little Known Facts About Ants

Spring has sprung! The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and all of...

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Hornet on a wooden surface.
The Buzz About Murder Hornets

Articles and news stories about so-called “murder hornets” have been popping...

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Mosquito biting a person's skin.
Stop Mosquitoes- A Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Preventing Infestations

Spring and summer are the perfect seasons for outdoor evening activities. Unfortunately,...

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Coronavirus: Message to Our Customers

Updated: July 22, 2020   During this uncertain time, our customers’ health...

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How to Find The Best Pest Control Company Near Me?

Everyone struggles with pests at one time or another. If the problem becomes too...

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How To Tell if You Have A Termite Infestation

Termites are a huge problem across the country, causing millions of dollars in...

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Screened-in porch in a backyard.
5 Easy To Follow Tips & Tricks For Termite Prevention

Most people look forward to spring. It’s a time when flowers start blooming,...

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5 Easy Steps to a Bug-Free Backyard BBQ this Summer

Summer is here and backyard BBQ season is upon us. We all love relaxing as the...

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Mosquito on a yellow flower.
How To Keep Your Yard Free Of Mosquitoes This Summer

A beautiful summer evening can quickly be ruined by the presence of mosquitos....

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3 Easy to Grow Florida Plants that Repel Mosquitoes

The best and worst things about summer can both be found in your garden. We all...

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How To Keep Bugs Out Of Your Yard This Summer

The last thing anyone wants to see when they walk outside is a bug infestation....

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Tips For Selecting A Pest Control Service

It is possible to deal with some pest infestations on your own. However, others...

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Are Pest Control Services Worth It?

Your home is your refuge, and it’s important to properly maintain it. Proper...

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Summer Pest Control: How To Keep Pests Out Of Your House This Summer

Most people look forward to the summer months; along with the warm weather comes...

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Recommended Schedule For Your Business’ Pest Control Treatments

It is difficult to operate a business successfully when you are struggling with...

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Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation: Is One Bed Bug a Problem?

New Jersey has been facing a bed bug infestation recently. Just the mere mention...

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How To Tell If You Have A Cockroach Infestation

Cockroaches are resilient pests. There isn’t much that can kill them, and they...

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The Advantages of Preventive Pest Control Services & Treatments

On a day to day basis, you may not be that concerned about pests in your home,...

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Winter Pest Control Tips that Reduce Winter Bugs in House

The temperatures in New Jersey routinely fall below 50 degrees in the winter....

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How to Get Rid of Those Pesky Pantry Moths

Pantry pests are annoying and very difficult to eradicate. They typically come...

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How To Check For Ticks on Your Kids and Pets

Ticks are a fairly common pest in the United States. Most of the time, they are...

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How to Keep Spiders Out of Your Home

Many people are afraid of spiders. Quite frankly, they look scary and they can...

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What To Do If You Find A Mouse In the House

No one wants to find a mouse in their house. Not only are they destructive to...

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The Dangers of Ticks & How to Protect Yourself

Ticks are one topic that most people don’t want to talk about. However, because...

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Diseases That Insects And Rodents Carry

No one wants to discover that they have a pest infestation. Not only are rodents...

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4 Types of Ant Infestations That Are Common In NJ & FL

Ants are difficult to deal with. When they invade your home, they often arrive...

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3 Signs You May Have A Flea Infestation in Your House

A flea infestation can be a huge pain. It is often hard to know, however, whether...

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How to Get Rid of Roaches and Keep Them Away

No one wants to see a cockroach in their home, and the sight of one is enough...

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4 Signs of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs have been around for a long time, but they disappeared for many years...

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Home remedies for getting rid of fleas on dogs

Getting rid of fleas on dogs may be easier than you imagined. The first step is...

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The Importance of Preventive Pest Control

There is a lot involved when it comes to properly maintaining your home year after...

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Homeowner’s Guide to Termite Treatment and Prevention

Termites are one of those pests that strike fear into the hearts of homeowners...

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Father’s Day Gift Guide – 4 Hardware Gifts for Pest Control

Home Improvement Gifts for Dad that Will Keep Pests Away Residential pest control...

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4 Simple Tips – How to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Spring is finally here, and while this time of year is beautiful in South Florida,...

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4 Harmful New Jersey Spring Pests to Watch Out For

Spring is here! Officially anyway. Sure, we’ve had 8 to 20 inches of snow covering...

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Get Rid of Fruit Flies with a DIY Fruit Fly Trap

This easy solution to get rid of fruit flies in your kitchen takes only a few...

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What to Know When It Comes to Commercial Pest Control

New Jersey Commercial Pest Control Everyone knows that it’s important to stay...

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Bed Bug Awareness

What are bed bugs and how do I protect my home from an infestation? According...

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