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Jim and Phyllis Hanstra Inducted into IPMA Hall of Fame

IPMA Hall of Fame 2023 Jim & Phyllis Hanstra IMPA President Scot Wright Sr. presents Philip and Andrea Patrie of Reliable Exterminators with the 2023 IMPA Hall of Fame award in honor of Jim and Phyllis Hanstra In January at the annual Purdue Pest Management Conference, the Indiana Pest Management Association posthoumosly honored Jim and Phyllis Hanstra with the Hall of Fame award. Philip and Andrea accepted the award and Philip...
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There are many steps a homeowner can take to help prevent termites from infesting their property. Most importantly, a homeowner should eliminate or reduce moisture in and around their home, which termites need to thrive. Divert water away from the home’s foundation by installing properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks. Reduce humidity in crawl spaces with proper ventilation. Keep vines, hedges and other vegetation trimmed to prevent contact with the home. Remove old form...

Termite or Ant?

It can be difficult to identify termites as they look similar to flying ants. Check out this identification guide from @PestWorld and be sure to call a pro of you suspect an infestation: #TermiteAwarenessWeek
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Will They Eat It?

We know termites love to eat wood, but will they take a bite out of other household items? Check out @PestWorld’s Will They Eat It? series to see if they have an appetite for money, shoes, fast food and more: #TermiteAwarenessWeek
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International Women’s Day

  With my Grandmother Phyllis as a personal and professional role model, the benefits of having a woman in leadership at a pest control company were already proven at Reliable Exterminators.  I chose to continue her success, and in the last 12 years I've worked to break gender norms in our business.  It's not just men in the field and women in the office anymore!  I work to help our employees find the right fit...
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Silent Destroyers

Known as “silent destroyers”, you do not want to find termites in your home as they are capable of destroying structures made of wood quickly. Check out @PestWorld’s Tiny Termite House project to see the extensive damage these pests can cause: #TermiteAwarenessWeek
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Termite infestations can be costly and are often not covered by insurance. Call Reliable Exterminators to schedule a termite inspection today 765-423-1225. We’ve been treating termites since 1936! Don't let termites eat you out of house and home!  #TermiteAwarenessWeek
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Believe it or not, termites have been plaguing the Earth for more than 120 million years. Head to @PestWorld for more information about these pests and their destructive habits: #TermiteAwarenessWeek Here in Indiana, we only have Subterranean Termites.
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Termite Awareness Week

March 5-11, 2023 is Termite Awareness Week! Follow along all week to learn more about the destructive nature of these pests. Be sure to check out our website for more information: Spring is peak season for termites which are one of the most destructive insect species threatening homeowners across the. U.S. These “silent destroyers” eat non-stop and can severely damage the structural stability of homes without anyone even knowing. This Termite Awareness Week, March...
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Cockroaches 101

Cockroaches in the home can pose serious health threats to you and your family. Not only are they known to spread at least 33 different kinds of bacteria, they can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms, especially in children. German Roaches are common in Indiana and active all winter long. Reliable has trained, professional technicians that know how to thoroughly inspect and treat your property to eliminate these roaches.
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