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Help Your Pets Stay Pest Free!

August 17th, 2018

To help shield pets from the discomfort of ticks and fleas in their fur as pest activity increases in the, Bug Busters USA recommends pet owners use the following tips from the NPMA: Check pets frequently for ticks and fleas. Be aware of excessive scratching and licking. Avoid walking dogs in tall grass, where fleas…

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Insects That Are Attracted To Burning Trees Are Biting Firefighters

August 15th, 2018

Insects are the most species-rich animals on the planet, and because of this, many different insect behaviors have been observed and described by experts. Some insects are attracted to the most unlikely of organic materials. For example, cockroaches are known for eating away at people’s dead skin, hair and fingernails, and termites are, of course,…

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Cockroach Prevention Tips!

August 13th, 2018

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…

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What Makes Tree-Dwelling Termites Unique?

August 9th, 2018

Many people have heard that termites are divided into three basic groups. These groups are subterranean termites, which are soil-dwellers, drywood and dampwood termites. The termites that are almost always responsible for infestations in people’s homes are subterranean termites. This is because subterranean termites form large colonies that travel unseen beneath the ground’s surface. Both…

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Property Managers Tragically Failed To Address A Brown Recluse Infestation Within An Apartment Unit

August 7th, 2018

We have all had dealings with landlords in the past. Hopefully your former, or current landlord is an honest and helpful individual who responds promptly to insect pest complaints. However, it is no secret that the world is full of shady landlords who fail to live up to their ethical and legal duties. For example,…

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The Development Of Insects As Biological Weapons In America Remains Shrouded In Mystery To This Day

August 6th, 2018

Many other insect-related blogs have described how insects have been used as weapons of war throughout human history. The use of insects as weapons of warfare has been in practice for thousands of years, so it must be pretty effective. Given the high fatality rate that results just from mosquito bites alone, it may not…

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A Small Fortune Of Termite-Damaged Currency Was Replaced By A Bank After It Was Found In A Garbage Can

August 3rd, 2018

It is not uncommon for senior citizens to store their money away within their own secret stashes. It seems odd to younger people that the elderly would forgo the service and security that a person gets by dealing with a bank. However, our grandparents lived during a time when the the Federal Government did not…

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Apartment Owners Kept Active Termite Infestations Within Numerous Units A Secret From Tenants

August 1st, 2018

The Enston district of Charleston, South Carolina is a relatively affluent area, which is why affordable housing is a necessity for the region’s less well-off residents. The Charleston Housing Authority owns two large thirteen story duplexes that house numerous tenants who have difficulty paying the high rent rates in other apartment buildings in the city.…

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Disease-Carrying Ticks May Have Migrated To Alaska

July 31st, 2018

We all know that ticks are a threat to many Americans, and they are becoming more threatening with each passing year. It is well known that tick populations are most abundant with the American northeast, and they are becoming increasingly problematic in the south, the Midwest and the northwest. Although populations of disease-carrying ticks may…

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How Does A “Structural Entomologist” Protect A Home From Termite Damage?

July 30th, 2018

After high school, most young adults do not know what they want to spend their lives doing. Choosing a career is one of the most challenging aspects of life, but if you are one of those people who either really likes or really hates termites, then you might want to give “structural entomology” a shot.…

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