Northwest Indiana Pest Control Blog

End of Summer Wrap Up

Posted by Ben Dahl on Fri, Sep 02, 2016 @ 01:41 PM

Pretty soon you're going to be thinking about winter coats, fall pests and snow removal, but there's still some enjoyable summer days and nights left this year. Maybe it's that last Labor Day barbecue, or the family camping trip, or that last hurrah with friends, but summer isn't over just yet. Here's an end of summer wrap up of everything going on in the world of pests and how it affects you.

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Topics: ants, Back to School, Bed bugs, mosquitoes

Celebrate National Honey Bees Day!

Posted by Ben Dahl on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 @ 06:35 PM

Franklin Pest Solutions has been your go-to residential and commercial pest control service in Northwest Indiana for almost a century, but that doesn't mean we're not also extremely conscious of the environmental sensitivity that needs be addressed with pests... particularly when it comes to pollinators. Every pollinator out there plays a role in our food supply chain, but today the buzz is just about bees.

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Topics: pollinator health, honeybee, honey bees

How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes

Posted by Ben Dahl on Tue, Aug 16, 2016 @ 09:56 PM
Mosquitoes are one of the most annoying pests around, but they also pose a serious health risk for your friends, family and children. Between risks of contracting viruses like Zika, West Nile, Malaria, Dengue, and the general scratchiness and itchiness, mosquitoes are something that absolutely need to be dealt with.
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Topics: home mosquito control, how to get rid of mosquitoes, mosquitoes

Tick-borne Diseases in the U.S. (Infographic)

Posted by Janelle Iaccino on Sun, Jun 26, 2016 @ 10:21 PM

Tick-borne diseases are on the rise in the U.S. With the mild winter we had, tick populations have thrived, which only means one thing: more tick diseases. Here's the state of the tick-borne diseases in the U.S. in one convenient infographic. 

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Topics: ticks

How to Protect Yourself from Ticks in the Yard

Posted by Janelle Iaccino on Sun, Jun 26, 2016 @ 10:07 PM

It feels so good to be outside enjoying the summer, doesn't it?! While you're walking through the park after dinner, or out playing with the kids in the yard this season, just make sure you're always on the lookout for ticks in the yard. And for the mosquitoes out there, keep bug spray in your purse or car if you're out and about and make sure you keep yourself and kids protected.

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Topics: ticks

How to avoid bedbugs while traveling this season

Posted by Janelle Iaccino on Sun, Jun 05, 2016 @ 09:00 PM

Franklin Pest Solutions shares tips during Bed Bug Awareness Week, June 5-11, to avoid contact with bed bugs during the summer travel season and beyond

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Topics: summer travel bed bug tips, bed bug prevention, bed bug awareness week

How to prevent allergies and asthma caused by bugs

Posted by Janelle Iaccino on Mon, May 23, 2016 @ 08:00 PM

Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America designates May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, an ideal time to educate the public about triggers, prevention and treatment measures for asthma and allergic diseases. In recognition of this important observation, Franklin Pest Solutions reminds people that a few simple pest prevention measures can go a long way in combating allergies and asthma this spring.

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Topics: allergies and asthma

Allergies and Asthma Caused by Bugs. Possible?

Posted by Janelle Iaccino on Fri, May 13, 2016 @ 07:43 PM

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Why? Because it's the WORST month of the year for allergy sufferers. And not just because of the pollinating trees outside. I'm definitely feeling the affects of that right now, myself. Studies have shown that cockroaches cause allergy issues and asthma especially in children. As you're spring cleaning, if you notice signs of pests, please reach out to us! We'll help you out by telling you if it's something to be concerned about or if the bug you found was just an ocassional invader. 

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Topics: allergies and asthma, cockroaches

Mosquito Control Services-A Must This Year?

Posted by Janelle Iaccino on Fri, May 06, 2016 @ 04:54 PM

As new cases of Zika continue to pop up across the United States, it’s more essential than ever to take proper precautions to avoid contact with biting mosquito populations. Mosquitoes are vector pests and can transmit other harmful diseases such as West Nile virus and Chikungunya, in addition to Zika. With warm weather rolling in, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and Franklin Pest Solutions are urging the public to take extra precautions when spending time outdoors and when getting their homes and property in shape for spring.

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Topics: home mosquito control, mosquito control, mosquito prevention

Franklin partners up with Munster Parks & Recreation!

Posted by Janelle Iaccino on Mon, May 02, 2016 @ 07:01 PM

We're so excited to announce that Franklin Pest Solutions has partnered up with Munster Parks & Recreation for a spring and summer FILLED with all kinds of fun! From movies and concerts in Centennial Park to Farmers Markets on the weekends, we can't wait to see everyone!

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Topics: Munster Parks, pest control services munster

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