This Week’s Pest Control News
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that more then 240 people have been infected with the West Nile Virus so far this year. This is the highest number since 2004. Almost 80 percent of the reported cases are from Texas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi.
To help keep mosquitoes off your property, contact your local pest control company.
The Oswego County (NY) Health Department has confirmed the diagnosis of two more cases of West Nile Virus. The dangerous virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, can be mistaken for the flu. Symptoms include fever, headaches, rashes, and body aches.
Pest control professionals urge the use of repellents containing DEET, and to also limit your outdoor activity between dusk and dawn. Make sure to eliminate any stagnant water around your property because that’s where mosquitoes will often lay their eggs.
Record Heat Kicks Insects into High Gear
It’s been no secret that this year has been this country’s hottest year on record, and don’t think the bugs haven’t noticed. Grasshoppers, ants, bees, and crickets are thriving– doing a number on this country’s crops and gardens.
To find out why check out: http://servallpestcontrol.blogspot.com/2012/08/bugs-like-it-hot-record-heat-kicks.html
Clothing Moth Capabilities
Clothing moths are notorious for chewing holes in your clothing. These moths are particularly attracted to dirty, sweaty, or otherwise moist fabrics. They prefer low light conditions unlike many other moths which are drawn to light.
For some of these moth’s capabilities check out: http://brownpestcontrol.com/aug-7-2012-clothes-moth-capabilities/
Lone Star Tick Bites can lead to a Red Meat Allergy
It’s well known that tick bites can cause Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, but did you know that they can give you an allergy to red meat?