Weekly Pest Control News
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Cluster Flies Overwinter In New England
As the cold weather begins to arrive in much of New England, pests like cluster flies seek refuge inside homes. For a few pointers on preventing cluster flies from entering your home read:
7 Ways To Avoid Bringing Household Bugs Into Your Home
These seven steps will help you keep your living space free of pests and their troublesome effects:
Austin Termite Control
Termites are frequently found infesting homes and buildings in Austin, TX. These destructive pests create major problems for homeowners and tenants by actively feeding on timber structures like: homes, buildings, telephone poles, and trees. They will feed on almost anything made of wood. More…
Ladybugs are looking for warm places to hibernate this winter. For everything you want to know about these natural solutions to pest read:
Fleas Are the Best Jumping Creatures Known to Man
Whilst cat fleas live and suck the blood of cats and dogs unfortunately they have an acquired taste for human blood too, although they do not live on the human body. Fleas generally bite the ankles and hands of people when handling pets or pets bedding but the most common place for flea bites are the lower legs which are attacked frequently when the fleas sense the vibration of people’s oncoming foot steps. More…
Keep Your Home Mosquito Free Next Summer by Preparing in Fall
There are specific steps that need to be taken this fall to ensure your property will be mosquito free next spring and summer. For all the provisions that need to be taken, check out:
Wildlife Exclusion: Getting Ready for Cooler Weather
The fall weather is prompting wildlife like raccoons, armadillos, and opossums to seek food and shelter in U.S. homes. Here are some great preventative measures that can be taken:
Tips To Project Yourself From Being Stung By Yellow Jacket Wasps
Because of wasp’s aggressive nature, many people are stung each year, sometimes resulting in life-threatening outcomes. In fact, Yellow jackets alone are responsible for about one-half of all human insect stings. More…
Common Las Vegas Ants
The city of Las Vegas has several ant species that can be a nuisance. They also can cause pain from stings/bites; they can spoil your food, and damage and your property. Here are a couple of the most common ant invaders in Las Vegas, NV:
Pest of the Week
The American cockroach, also known as the Palmetto bug or Waterbug, will grow to an average length of 1.6 inches and is approximately 0.28 of an inch tall. They appear reddish-brown, and have a yellowish margin on the body region located behind the head. Introduced to the United States from Africa, as early as 1625, they are now common in most tropical climates. Human activity and global shipping, has extended this insect’s range of habitation to the Unites States and most world ports.
This pest can travel quickly, often scurrying out of sight when anyone enters the room. In fact, an American cockroach experiment carried out at the University of California, Berkeley (1991), registered a record speed of 3.4 mph (5.4 kph).
Due to their large size and slow development, local pest control advises that large infestations of these insects are not common within houses. However, during certain times of the year, the American cockroach may enter a home seeking warmer temperatures and food. The American cockroach is a scavenger that feeds on decaying organic matter and is particularly fond of fermenting foods. They are most common in basements, crawl spaces, cracks/crevices of porches, foundations and walkways.