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Today is National Picnic Day!
Today is National Picnic Day!

Did you know our word picnic comes from a French term? The phrase pique-nique roughly translates to "bring a little or almost nothing". It became popular in the mid-1600’s as shorthand for couples who would bring their own wine to dinner. In the Middle Ages, the...

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April Showers… Bring Bugs?
April Showers… Bring Bugs?

We all know the popular catch phrase, “April showers bring May flowers,” but did you know the saying actually comes from the prologue to Chaucher’s Canterbury Tales? Sometimes those English Lit classes really do come in handy! Of course, here on the Gulf Coast of...

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Happy Easter – To New Beginnings
Happy Easter – To New Beginnings

None of us could have expected this back in January when we celebrated the start of the New Year. We heard the first reports coming out of China of a new flu-related virus. But who knew it would be having such an impact on us as we prepare to celebrate Easter Sunday....

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In Like a Lion but out like a…?
In Like a Lion but out like a…?

You’ve probably heard the popular weather phrase referenced above. In reality, it’s closer to an old wives’ tale than an accurate weather predictor. And we know it probably originated in the Midwest or the Northeast, so even if it was true, it has little to do with...

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Do Mosquitoes Spread COVID-19?
Do Mosquitoes Spread COVID-19?

In times like these it seems that fear and worry are the number one things on people’s minds. Fear of Coronavirus. Fear of being alone. Fear of being stranded without the necessary essentials. Fear of not having money for your mortgage, rent, or food. Fear of getting...

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Spring Has Sprung!
Spring Has Sprung!

In the midst of all of the myriad concerns occupying the news over the past week, you might have lost track of the fact that we’re moving from the Winter Solstice to the Spring Equinox. Or you might just be surprised that it’s already here. The Equinox this year...

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Coronavirus & Your Pest Control Service
Coronavirus & Your Pest Control Service

Health & safety are always important to us at Good News. Many of the pests that we eliminate can carry disease or cause other health issues if left unchecked (more on this below), and since we frequently enter the homes of our customers, we have rigid policies and...

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Keeping Your Home Moth-Free
Keeping Your Home Moth-Free

There’s a popular belief that moths eat clothing – specifically, the wool in our sweaters. But that’s not entirely true. It’s really no surprise why the mistake is so commonly made. After all, when we open the closet or attic, only to find clothes with bug holes in...

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National Save a Spider Day
National Save a Spider Day

When you consider all of the benefits that certain creatures bring us, you have to wonder why we’re so afraid of them. I mean, we bring dogs and cats into our homes and all they do is hang around, eat, sleep and occasionally kill a random rodent or two. But consider...

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