string(207) "Smarty error: [in preprocess template line 2]: syntax error: unrecognized tag: i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments) (Smarty_Compiler.class.php, line 446)" string(118) "Smarty error: [in preprocess template line 2]: syntax error: unrecognized tag '' (Smarty_Compiler.class.php, line 590)" Extermco : Blog Tips, tricks, and advice from the bug pro! CGFeedMaker 1.0.11 on CMS Made Simple ( ) Tips, tricks, and advice from the bug pro! Extermco : Blog These aren't Ladybugs? They’re everywhere. But what are they?   The red, orange or tan insects you see around your home or in your yard are actually called Asian lady beetles. You never really know when they will enter in... Mon, 05 Mar 2018 10:06:00 -0600 Jump Start Your Pest Control It's a common myth that bugs go away or die out during the winter months. Actually, they are still there, you just can't see them. They are staying warm and reproducing INSIDE your home. Inside your basement, attic and walls. Without... Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:51:00 -0600 Bed Bug Insurance is a Thing? If anyone tells you; if you have bed bugs that there is a quick fix or a miracle cure, they are lying to you. If they tell you they know a guy that can do it cheap or they know... Wed, 07 Feb 2018 12:50:00 -0600 How to check in to a hotel Checking in to a hotel   Remember the old saying ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’ This has never been more true than in our battle with bed bugs. Avoiding them all together is... Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:11:00 -0600 Pest Control when the bugs aren’t real… Delusional Parasitosis First and foremost; what is Delusionary Parasitosis ?  Delusional Parasitosis is a relatively uncommon disorder in which sufferers hold a delusional belief that they are infested with parasites, such as: lice, mites or bedbugs. This disorder has been found... Fri, 13 Nov 2015 15:57:00 -0600 Sleeping with the Enemy It’s hard to believe that my first ever bedbug service was just a short 6 years ago. Our area has been extremely lucky, that we are just now getting hit full force with the bedbug pandemic. Believe me, when I... Thu, 22 Oct 2015 09:40:00 -0500 Exterminator in Fort Smith Urges residents to Look for Spring Termite Swarms The world’s termites are typically divided up into categories.  The ones that live in and around fort Smith, Arkansas, are frequently classified as subterranean termites.  According to the University of Arkansas’ Division of Agriculture; stats show it is not uncommon... Tue, 01 Apr 2014 07:49:00 -0500 The Signs That You May Require Bedbug Treatment Most people are aware of the serious health risk that bedbugs can cause. Yet, due to their small size and hidden lifestyle, most people are unaware when their beds have become infested. It is important however to be able to... Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:42:00 -0600 Preventive Tactics to Keep Your Home Cockroach Free The mere mention of a cockroach infestation afflicts panic in homeowners. Unfortunately, that feeling is warranted due to the health concerns associated with the pest. While the insect goes about its daily routine of rummaging through decomposing matter, it picks up unfriendly... Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:38:00 -0600 Roaches, Ants and Spiders: A Look at the Infamous Arkansas Black Widow During the cold Arkansas winters, it’s easy to forget about roaches, ants, spiders. However, just because they aren’t as active doesn’t mean that they can’t be a nuisance. Some creatures, like the black widows found in the Fort Smith area... Wed, 05 Feb 2014 10:29:00 -0600 How to Inspect your Hotel Room for Bedbugs Bedbugs can wreak havoc on even the most well laid travel plans. In order to ensure you do not wind up being infested with these creatures, you should do a thorough inspection of your hotel room upon arrival. Perform... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:18:00 -0600 How to Temporarily Live With Bed Bugs Before Utilizing Professional Treatment Nothing is worse for your sleep schedule than going to bed after seeing bed bug bites on your body. A bed bug infestation  is problematic and is an issue that can grow exponentially over time if it is not addressed.... Thu, 09 Jan 2014 10:14:00 -0600 Interesting Facts About the Roach We have all probably heard that a cockroach can live through a nuclear disaster, or that they have been around since the dinosaurs. The cockroach is probably one of the best known bugs for inducing a case of the... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:52:00 -0600 7 Facts You DID NOT Know About Termites While an infestation of termites in your home is no laughing matter. These unwanted pests are actually fascinating insects. Nicknamed the “ social cockroach ,” termites were once believed to have a distant relation to cockroaches, but after extensive research was... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:25:00 -0600 Myth vs. Fact: The Truth About Bedbugs The increase in bedbug infestations has caused the myths surrounding the insect to spiral out of control. Knowing what is true and what isn't can help you spot an outbreak before it truly gets out of control. Debunking the following 5... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:41:00 -0600 Know your bugs: Argentine Ants When it comes to an infestation of ants in your home, the approach you take to fighting the invasion will depend in part on the species of ant; while ants share commonalities across species, different species will have their own... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:35:00 -0600 Steps to Good Commercial Kitchen Pest Contro Restaurants can be subject to infestations from rodents, flies, roaches and other pests. Preventing these infestations is much easier than exterminating them is, which is why good commercial kitchen pest control should be a part of any business operation. ... Mon, 04 Nov 2013 08:22:00 -0600 An Exterminator Can Solve Your Flea Problem Fleas often invade your home by catching a ride on your dog or cat. While your animal is happily running around a park or taking a nap in your backyard, they can pick up the pest and transfer them into... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 09:15:00 -0500 Fall Pest Control: Keeping Pests Out of Your Home in Cooler Weather People associate summer and its warmer weather with a profusion of pests, as we see insects and other small creatures all over the place during hotter weather.  But the fall season poses a danger too, as the weather cools... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 11:05:00 -0500 The Right Exterminator Can Save Your Home From an Invasion of Carpenter An Carpenter ants invading the walls of your home can lead to serious issues with your property's structural well-being. The destruction carpenter ants cause your home is not due to them feeding on the wood, instead the damage is from them... Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:41:00 -0500 Arkansas Pest Control Pro Discusses Blacklegged Ticks Did you know that there are more than 800 different species of ticks in the world? As Arkansas pest control pros, we can say that with certainty. The species of ticks commonly found in our great state are the American... Fri, 13 Sep 2013 08:19:00 -0500 Roaches, Ants, Spiders; The Threats that they Creat Roaches, ants and spiders are just a few of the primary pests that can make life difficult in a house, particularly during the spring and fall seasons. Pest control is a vital tool to fight against such creatures during those... Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:11:00 -0500 Fort Smith Exterminator’s Fun Facts about Striped Bark Scorpion Arkansas’ Fort Smith area and the surrounding communities are home to a vast array of fauna. One of the more fascinating arthropods is the striped bark scorpion . Our  exterminators frequently encounter them during the normal course of their Fort... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 08:35:00 -0500 Fort Smith Exterminator Discusses Intriguing Facts about Fire Ants Imported fire ants are just one of the many critters that we here at Extermco Termite & Pest Control encounter in our travels. The aggressive, South American natives first surfaced in our state during the late 1950s. The initial outbreak... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 08:54:00 -0500 Safe and Humane Ways to Get Rid of Pests No area is safe from pests and insects.  Pests will always find a way to enter your space.  Harsh methods affect the environment and our health.  Mouse traps make cleanup a messy experience.  Anyone looking to avoid that doesn’t have... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:22:00 -0500 How To Know if You Have A Problem With Bedbugs Determining if you have a problem with  bedbugs  can often be challenging, especially since the signs start out small. Many people do not have an allergy to the bites, which can delay finding out about the problem until it approaches... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 10:35:00 -0500 Keep Food Clean with Commercial Kitchen Pest Control Commercial kitchens need to be kept extremely clean in order to maintain health codes and protect the safety of customers.  However, one of the challenges of any kitchen is that warm temperatures and an abundance of food attract a variety... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:37:00 -0500 Four Tips for Avoiding Bedbug Infestations Bedbugs  were on the decline in the United States in the mid-20th century, but in recent years infestations have been back on the rise. Bedbugs can live under mattresses, in cracks and crevices, and in your carpet for years without... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:15:00 -0500 Proofing your basement against pest infestations Pests can get into your home in many ways and multiply in any number of spaces.  Basements are particularly vulnerable to infestations.  They're dark and subterranean.  They're the site of hidden nooks, crannies, and cracks leading to the outdoors.  People... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 14:25:00 -0500 Is Your Home Inviting to Ants, Roaches and Spiders? Nobody wants to deal with the infestation of pests such as  roaches, ants, spiders and other creatures.  The presence of pests in the home is uncomfortable, and creates an unpleasant atmosphere for family and friends.  What can you do to... Fri, 05 Jul 2013 09:01:00 -0500 Roaches, Ants, Spiders, Oh My! Identifying Insect Types and Attractions During the Summer When roaches, ants, and spiders enter a home, there might be a good segment of the population who are going to either panic or become frustrated. While the aforementioned insects can enter your home at any time of the year,... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 10:07:00 -0500 Four Signs you have Termites According to the National Pest Management Association , termites cause about $5 billion in damage in the United States.  Here’s a few tips to help you identify if your home is infested.    Tunnels:  Termites travel across exposed... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 07:24:00 -0500 Is excess moisture making your home friendly to bugs? Each type of bug has its own habits and preferences, but one trait common to a range of bugs is their attraction to water.  Your home could be generally clean and well-maintained, with food kept sealed and clutter reduced... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 09:12:00 -0500 Why Hire a Commercial Kitchen Pest Control Service Commercial kitchens are set up to prepare food for purchase and as such are subject to government regulation and inspection.  However, whenever a sizeable amount of food is present, the facility has the potential to attract and harbor pests.  These... Mon, 20 May 2013 07:50:00 -0500 Top 3 Do It Yourself Bedbug Blunders Does your skin crawl whenever someone even makes a brief mention of bedbugs ? If so, perhaps you've dealt with these blood-sucking pests, or you've known someone who has. A bedbug infestation takes up an incredible amount of time, and... Thu, 09 May 2013 22:26:00 -0500 Fleas-The Bug with Amazing Jumping Power Fleas-The Bug with Amazing Jumping Power   TEXT: Bugs are everywhere and some are harder to get rid of than others. Fleas are a six-legged parasite which feeds on blood. They can live on any warm-blooded... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:29:00 -0500 Preparation for Bedbug Extermination The preparation of a room for the erradication of bedbugs is essential for success.  An inspection of the area generally occurs before the treatment begins.  This gives the technician a sense of the full extent of the problem.  Once the... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 22:09:00 -0500 Termites Strike When Warm Weather Approaches The first full week of spring is Termite Awareness Week as recognized by the  National Pest Management Association (NPMA) . The winter accross the United States has been relatively mild, save a few Noreasters.  Because of the warmth of the winter... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 23:56:00 -0500 When to hire an exterminator So you have a bug infestation, and are wondering if it’s time to hire a professional exterminator to take care of the problem. Often times, people who are of the do-it-yourself mindset may make the problem worse by waiting too... Fri, 05 Apr 2013 09:02:00 -0500 Don't wait until it's to late with termites! Benjamin Franklin once famously observed that the only two things guaranteed in life are death and taxes. Well, Mr. Franklin's house must not have had any wood in it, or he would have known that  termites  are also a guaranteed... Tue, 02 Apr 2013 09:25:00 -0500 Bedbug Treatment: Take Care of it Once and For All! If you talk to anyone who has every dealt with a bedbug problem, they'll tell you that it's one of the most horrific experiences out there. Bedbugs are incredibly difficult to get rid of, and to do it right, you... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:09:00 -0500 Is Your Spring Cleaning Rousting out Roaches, Ants or Spiders? So it’s time for spring cleaning already, and it’s not a job you love. In addition to the fun—not!—of moving furniture in order to clean thoroughly, you know that you might come across  roaches, ants, spiders , or other critters,... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:36:00 -0500 The secret to pest control in 10 words or less... I have been in the "bug" industry my entire life. I started in the summers in 1994, but I was roaming my dad's office all the way back to 1982. Those of you that don't know me, that puts me... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 07:49:00 -0600 Eeek! A mouse in the house You're relaxing at home and out of your peripheral you see a furry unwanted house guest darting down your wall. Even though your newest adversary weighs in at a little less than 1 oz, your body automatically sends itself into... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 00:45:00 -0500 Price vs. Value When you're making a buying decision, do you make the decision based primarily on price? If you said yes, you're probably in the majority, and for the most part, I'm right there wih you! But, I'm only with you when... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 13:27:00 -0600 Pumpkin Pest Control Ask any kid who is greeted with a mouthful of fruit flies while passing by a prematurely rotting pumpkin on Halloween night: That’s not the treat they were expecting. As harmless as they are, vinegar flies –... Tue, 04 Oct 2011 12:59:00 -0500 My house FLOODS I recently moved into a new house here in Fort Smith.  It was not disclosed to me that my entire back yard gets OVER WAIST DEEP in water when it rains!  Luckily this house is a crawlspace and it's built... Fri, 27 May 2011 08:34:00 -0500 Ants or Termites: Know the difference Is it a termite or is it an ant? It's very important to know the difference.  In case you haven't heard termites cause a LOT of damage, over 5 billion dollars a year to be exact.  I literally have over... Wed, 09 Mar 2011 06:15:00 -0600 The Burning Question Are bed bugs really a BIG DEAL ?  I can't tell you how many times I've been asked this question over the last few months. I've had it over the phone, in person, by email through text message, you name... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 14:30:00 -0600 Buyer Protection.....Really? If you have ever bought or sold a house in Arkansas before you are well aware of a particular "rule". It's the rule that the lender requires the seller, to provide the buyer, with a full year of termite protection. ... Mon, 13 Dec 2010 10:58:00 -0600 Let the Blogging Begin! Welcome! We are proud to announce the launch of our new state-of-the-art website, as well as my new blog. I am well aware that blogging is no longer a “niche” market.  I believe that it’s a significant and growing... Sun, 21 Nov 2010 16:39:00 -0600