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IT'S ONLY NATURAL -- SAFE, NON-TOXIC, DO-IT-YOURSELF TIPS FOR GETTING RID OF HOUSEHOLD PESTS

 LONG BEACH, Calif., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- 1993 can be the year to bring the "green" home -- by clearing one's home inside and out, of unnecessary poisonous chemicals and improving the environment at the same time. Jay Tallon, president of Tallon Termite & Pest Control, has some recommendations for homeowners who want to take care of common household pests, without resorting to dangerous, toxic chemical sprays, powders and "bombs."
 Here are 10 easy-to-follow guidelines one can do to help prevent home pest invasions. These suggestions are not intended to replace professional home inspection services, but, when followed regularly, can dramatically reduce the chance of ants, flying insects, rodents and other pests overrunning the home.
 -- Store garbage properly, in clean, dry containers;
 -- Close fireplace doors properly;
 -- Store firewood in a clean, dry area;
 -- Minimize leaf buildup, but remember that some leaves are needed for winter protection in some areas;
 -- Weatherstrip all doors and windows;
 -- Check that rain gutters and spouts work properly and that water drains away from the house;
 -- Check that shrubs are not touching the house;
 -- Look for grass that needs cutting; long grass is attractive to ticks;
 -- Eliminate weeds, particularly if family members have hay fever or similar respiratory problems; and
 -- Monitor pool and spa areas, as well as other water areas, such as ponds and fountains, for mosquitoes.
 According to Tallon, awareness of non-toxic alternatives to traditional household chemicals -- ranging from products used in cleaning to gardening to pest control -- has never been greater. On the public affairs front, consumer environmental groups including Friends of the Earth, Natural Resources Defense Council and Citizens for a Better Environment, are continuing to recognize the significant health and environmental benefits of alternative pest control and are lobbying on local, state, national and global levels for immediate change.
 Over the last 10 years, Tallon Termite & Pest Control has provided environmentally safe methods of pest control for tens of thousands of satisfied customers. Tallon was the first pest control company to completely abandon traditional petrochemical pesticides in favor of "freezing termites' little buns off" -- with its patented "Blizzard System." By pumping liquid nitrogen, cooled to -20 degrees, into an infested wall area, termites are frozen. The liquid nitrogen then evaporates, leaving no harmful residual effects to people, plants, pets or the environment.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Interviews, photos, audio and video B-roll available./
 /CONTACT: Paula Brici of Hilary Kaye & Associates, 714-851-5150, for Tallon Termite & Pest Control/


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