The 'Good News

World's most beloved mouse turns 88

Hot Dog, Mickey Mouse, it’s your birthday! Since Mickey’s debut in Steamboat Willie in 1928, he has fascinated children and adults alike, bringing out the inner child in us all. While Mickey will always be near and dear to our hearts, most of us would agree that he is the only mouse we want visiting our home.

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Topics: Pest Control Tips, Curious Critters

Hurricane Matthew Update

The aftermath of Hurricane Matthew along coastal areas of Georgia and South Carolina continues to be assessed. Our thoughts are with the millions of people affected by the storm, and we are grateful to the first responders and emergency personnel.

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Topics: Allgood News, Community

Can you really be happy with pest control?

The Secret Society of Happy People (yes, it’s a real thing) has deemed August “Happiness Happens” month. At Allgood, we believe that happiness is so important that it's part of our Core Values. We strive to be Happy People Making People Happy on a daily basis. We apply this not only to interactions with our pest control customers, but with each other as well. Since the world can always use more happy people, here are a few tips for becoming one.

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Topics: Happy People, Community

Summer camp and bed bugs, what moms should know

As summer comes to an end, our campers are enjoying the last of the s'mores, saying goodbye to new friends and packing up their trunks. Before you bring those foot lockers and suitcases into your laundry room, you'll want to be sure bed bugs aren't hitching a ride into your home. Bed bug infestations are on the rise in the last decade, and camp cabins and other close sleeping quarters are frequented by these pests. You can significantly reduce chances of bringing them into your home by following a few simple precautions and pest prevention tips.

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Topics: Pest Control Tips

The ants go marching...

One by one, four by four…ah, geez, the Ant Army is on the move again. Ants are one of the most common pests we Southerners encounter. It seems that no matter what the weather, ants will make their presence known. Dry conditions can summon them, and wet weather encourages them, too. We can't control the weather, but there are steps homeowners can take to prevent ants from marching into your home.

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Topics: Pest Control Tips

DEET gets it done

Today is insect repellent awareness day. It seems like everything has a day now! And while many of the "celebrations" feel like an excuse (Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, comes to mind) or a bit of a stretch (National Bat Appreciation Day), this one makes sense to us. We know a thing or two about bug bites, insect stings and repellents.

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Topics: Pest Control Tips

Rainwater harvesting tips

Rainwater harvesting is gaining momentum across the country for both environmental and economic benefits. Whether you are a gardener looking to repurpose rainwater or a homeowner who desires a green lawn in areas with outdoor water bans, there are many resources available to help design and implement a harvesting system.

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Topics: Industry Trends, Pest Control Tips

"Killed the fleas. Walked the dog."

True story. Several years ago, an Allgood pest control professional was visiting a customer's home. The dog needed to go for a quick walk, and the homeowner needed a little help. Now we call it "Pestimonial #318" and even distribute leashes from time to time. "Killed the fleas, walked the dog.” That’s what makes us the Allgood guys.

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Topics: Pest Control Tips, Community