Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite: Myths & Measures of Prevention
Nothing is more unnerving than the thought of bed bugs crawling in your bed while you’re asleep. It’s the stuff horror films are made of! Whether in your own home or in a hotel or rental accommodation, these miniscule nuisances are considered a public health pest. And while they are not known to transmit or…Read More
Squirrels – The White and Grey of It
Consider yourself lucky if you have ever spotted a white squirrel. So rare, the odds of seeing one are about one in 100,000 – unless you live in or near Kenton, TN; Marionville, MO; Brevard, NC; Olney, IL and Exeter, Ontario, Canada. There are two basic types of white squirrel – albino and leucistic. Albinos…Read More
Cockroach Prevention Tips!
Kitchen: Keep counters, sinks, tables and floors meticulously clean every day. Clean dishes, crumbs and spills right away, store food in airtight containers and always avoid leaving food out—including pet food. Vacuum any crumbs stuck in corners and around cabinets, and regularly clean cabinets out with soap and water. Check under sinks and clean under…Read More
Two Summer Pests Who Are Looking To Take Up Residence in Your Home This Fall
Leaves are falling, temps are cooler, and pumpkin spice everything is on the shelves. Yep, it’s fall! It signals the beginning of winter and, you think, the end of bug season. That would be nice, but there are a few that hang around which could stifle your cool autumn buzz. One is the Asian Lady…Read More
Can Wood Rot Attract Termites?
Life is hard enough as it is without having to tolerate high stress levels within the comfort of your own home. After a long day at work, or after an unpleasant camping vacation with your parents, it is nice to return to your own home in order to unwind for hours (or days) in your…Read More
Termites Are The Most Selfless Insects In Existence
Termites Are The Most Selfless Insects In Existence There is no doubt that we humans appreciate selfless behavior when it is coming from others. However, it is hard to deny that selfish behavior often wins out over altruistic behavior in our own everyday lives. For example, if a fire starts inside of a building, you…Read More
The Red-Imported Fire Ant’s Unique Ability To Infest Entire Neighborhoods May Be Saving Homeowners From Tick-Borne Disease
Solenopsis invicta, or the “red-imported fire ant,” as the species is more commonly known, is the most economically significant invasive ant pest in the United States. These ants are native to South America, but they have been accidentally transported into the US multiple times within infested shipping cargo arriving at US ports along the Gulf…Read More
Ignoring A Bed Bug Infestation Can Be Criminal | Bed Bug Control
The common bed bug (Cimex lectularius) is the only parasitic pest species of homes and buildings that relies primarily on human blood for sustenance. Bed bug infestation rates in the US have been increasing significantly with each passing year since the bloodsuckers reemerged throughout the country two decades ago. Adult bed bugs can be recognized…Read More
Which Genus Of Subterranean Termite Is Most Abundant In The USA?
There exists around three thousand documented termite species inhabiting the world today, and most of these species exist in the tropical regions of South America, Africa and Asia. Surprisingly, a very small percentage of these species are damaging to structures, but unfortunately, the relatively small amount of termites that dwell in the temperate United States…Read More
The Beneficial True Bugs That Prey On Insect Pests Have Some Pest Relatives That Do Very Nasty Things To Sleeping Humans
The Beneficial True Bugs That Prey On Insect Pests Have Some Pest Relatives That Do Very Nasty Things To Sleeping Humans Within Homes It has been estimated that somewhere between 50,000 and 80,000 arthropod species belong to the order Hemiptera. Some of the most well known Hemiptera species include cicadas, leafhoppers, waterbugs, and a variety…Read More