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6 Ways To Kill Black Ants

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Black ant infestations are very common both outside and inside a home. Black ants can populate any area, and eat just about anything. Killing black ants can be done very easily, if you can find the colony; and the trail they are walking in. Here are a few ways that will help you be black ant free: 1) Baits Baits are very easy to use and very effective. Simply buy some ant baits at your local hardware store, and place them around the Black ant colony. The baits will attract the Black ants to the bait station. When the ants take the bait back to the colony it will kill… Read More

American Cockroach Control

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American cockroaches are the biggest cockroaches, and some of the fastest bugs to infest a home. What does the American roach look like?  The American cockroach will have a reddish brown colored body, and will have yellow markings around the head. Off the head the American roach will have two long antennas. The American roach can grow to about two inches. Where will you see American cockroaches?   Outside of the home, American cockroaches will be found by your plants, gardens, and any really damp warm areas. Inside the home American roaches can be found hiding in cabinets, under sinks, in the bath room, and in the walls of the home.… Read More

Scorpion Found In Bananas

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Imagine shopping at your local Wal-Mart with your two children. You pull your cart up to a box of bananas, reach your hand in looking to pick a few out that aren’t quite ripe and you feel it… A PINCH! That’s exactly what happened to a Pittsburgh area man… And the pinch was from a scorpion!! “I yanked my arm out and flung it, and this scorpion flopped to the ground,” said the unidentified man who wished to remain anonymous. “I was standing there in disbelief looking and there was another shopper there and people started to converge, and sure enough it was a scorpion.” After feeling the pinch, and… Read More

Social Buzz-edia

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, Yelp… As pest management professionals it’s easy to get confused with all of these different social media avenues. To help you better understand all the different social media outlets a little better, here’s an infographic (with a pest control flare of course) from the professionals at Avalaunch Media and Bulwark Exterminating: Social Buzz-edia Published by Bulwark

Friday Pest Control Links Round-Up: Summer Flying Pests

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How To Un-Invite Stinging Insects From Your Next BBQ What can you do to make your BBQ a little less interesting to all bees and wasps in the area? Here are some helpful tips… Read More Beware of the Stings This Summer The summer season is a time to enjoy the sunshine and the great outdoors, but it’s also the time when stinging insects can make an appearance at picnics, cookouts and pool parties. Be on the lookout for yellowjackets, wasps, and bald-faced hornets… Read More Mosquito Misting Systems: Do Green Systems Work? The best way to stem the growth of mosquito populations is for each homeowner to be proactive… Read More

Homeowners Insurance Doesn’t Cover Termite Damage

Homeowners Insurance Doesn’t Cover Termite Damage– Are You Protected? A typical homeowners insurance policy generally doesn’t include coverage for termite damage. Most likely you’re not protected. Are You Protected From Termites? Termites will travel over a football field looking for food. Termites have been in the forest for thousands of years before you built your house. The trees in this forest have been around for a long time and the cycle of life with termites recycling the wood is a constant thing. You have roots under the ground everywhere and populations of termite colonies eating those roots. That’s why it’s really important that you set up a barrier around your… Read More

End Of Month Pest Control Links Round Up

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Spiders Are Invading! No matter where you look, spiders and their webs lurk behind furniture, over windows, in corners of rooms, in light fixtures, on ceilings and under cabinets. There are steps you can take yourself to reduce the occurrence of indoor spiders: http://www.modernpest.com/blog/spiders-are-invading/ Why Mosquitoes Are One Of The Most Dangerous Animals In The World Believe it or not, mosquitoes are one of the most deadly animals in the world. When it comes to killing humans, mosquitoes are the worst. They kill more people every year than all the other animals we think of as dangerous, including snakes, sharks and crocodiles. Here are some helpful tips from the pros at… Read More

Beatles Tree Killed By Actual Beetles

In news of the ironic; a Los Angeles memorial tree planted on behalf of the Beatle’s lead guitarist George Harrison was killed by… BEETLES!! Yup, you heard me right… The Beatle’s tree was killed by actual beetles. Because he was a passionate gardener and spent his last days in Los Angeles, a George Harrison memorial pine tree was planted at the Griffith Observatory in 2001; at the time of Harrison’s death. The memorial pine tree grew to reach over ten feet tall before a serious bark beetle infestation plagued Griffith Park last year; and wiped out Harrison’s tree. A new young sapling has been planted in place of the memorial… Read More

Wood Destroying Ants: What You Need to Know

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A carpenter ant infestation can come out of nowhere, and unlike regular ants, they often cause significant damage to your home’s structure. Carpenter ants do not eat wood. However, they do like to nest in it. Damage occurs as they build their nest or add to their colony. If you are concerned about these little pests, the following tips will help you ward off an infestation. Carpenter Ants and Termites Carpenter ants and termites can both have wings. They look a lot alike, so it is often hard to determine what type of pest you are dealing with. Examine the body to figure out what you have. Carpenter ants are… Read More

Friday Favorites: Your Links Round-Up Of Pest Articles

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Your Homes Curb Appeal Could Be Attracting Pests It’s important to pay attention to what implications your home’s curb appeal and landscaping can have for your yearly pest prevention. Here are some helpful landscaping tips to deter pests: http://www.westernpest.com/blog/your-homes-curb-appeal-could-be-attracting-pests/ Preventing Ants Is An Ongoing Task Check out these helpful tips from our Rose exterminators to prevent ant problems in your home: http://www.rosepestsolutions.com/blog/post/preventing-ants-is-an-ongoing-task Carpenter Bees Damage Wood These bees are known as wood destroying insects, because they make their nests inside of wood and cause a host of problems for home owners as a result. If left unchecked, carpenter bees can cause structural damage. Learn more: http://www.permatreat.com/carpenter-bees-damage-wood/ Pest Control Tips to… Read More

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