Bug Barometer

April 15, 2015

Spring is here which means bugs will be too. As many people are aware there are a variety of pests that take over once the weather warms up. Sometimes though it is hard to know exactly which ones to prepare yourself against and exactly how to do it. Luckily earlier this month the National Pest […]

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T*A*P Insulation

January 28, 2015

What is cost effective, eliminates pests and is green all over? It’s our newest line of defense against home pest invasion! It’s T*A*P Insulation and it’s revolutionizing pest control from the inside out! T*A*P is a blown-in insulation (containing a fire retardant) composed of select recycled paper infused with borates that kill insects like ants, […]

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We are now QualityPro Certified!

July 14, 2014

What that means to us: Epcon Lane is proud to be designated as QualityPro Certified by the National Pest Management Association.  This elite designation is granted to only those companies ( less than %3 of pest control companies in the United States)  that meet rigorous standards as evaluated by the NPMA. “QualityPro companies are environmentally responsible […]

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Carpenter Bees

June 30, 2014

We have been receiving many calls regarding carpenter bees.  Here are a few facts about carpenter bees you may not be aware of. Carpenter bees are an important component to the environment.  Similar to  honey bees they feed on nectar and pollen, not wood which is a common misconception.  Carpenter bees are instrumental in pollinating […]

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Tips for Avoiding Fruit Flies

June 23, 2014

Fruit flies can be a year round problem, but they are especially problematic in late spring early fall when we start enjoying the fruits of our labor in the garden.  Those delicious fruits and vegetables we will be bringing indoors appeal to fruit flies since they are attracted to ripened and/or fermented produce. Tips For […]

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The ‘World’s Most Dangerous Animal’… The Mosquito

May 20, 2014

Surrounding the allure of summer picnics and the beautiful landscapes this region has to offer is a presence that we are all too familiar with.  As temperatures rise steadily above 50F here in northeast Ohio, mosquitoes  begin to plague our area year after year.  Their bites are not only a nuisance but they can also […]

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All hail the Queen…

April 29, 2014

During the month of April wasps start to awaken from their winter hibernation.   Since the colony dies off in the fall and winter months, including the existing queen you will only see the fertilized potential queens that have overwintered under loose bark, cracks and crevices or attics.  They are easily recognized because they are […]

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Ants: Indoors and Outdoors

April 21, 2014

It’s Ant Season here in Northeast Ohio! You may have noticed with the warming trend that we are having this month that the ant populations are beginning to stir.  In Ohio the most common types of house-invading ants are;  carpenter ants, pavement ants, pharaoh ants, and odorous ants.   The following are some great tips that […]

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Ants, Ants and More Ants

April 2, 2014

It is common to find carpenter ants emerging in the spring.  Winged queen ants are in search of a new home to build their nest in.  Once they find a suitable place the queen will loose her wings and move right in. In the open areas carpenter ants are vital components to the ecosystem breaking […]

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Tips for Termite Prevention

March 24, 2014

“Termites cause more damage to U.S. homes each year than tornadoes, hurricanes, wind and hail storms combined.”* If you stop to think about it, those reports are startling.  Unfortunately, the difference between the aforementioned weather related occurrences and termite damage is that termite damage is silent,  not covered by most home insurance policies, and most […]

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