Pest Control Links Round-Up: Fourth Of July Edition
Managing Bees & Wasps
Bees and waspâ€™s love of man-made structures and food sources bring them into contact with people during July 4th activities; creating the opportunity for a painful sting. Moreâ€¦
Declare Your Independence From Pests This July 4th
Are you currently being oppressed by a nasty regime of pests; much like the colonists were back in 1776? If so, itâ€™s time to declare your independence from these malevolent pests. Moreâ€¦
Keep Pesky Fleas At Bay This Summer
The last thing you want to be doing this summer is battling fleas. Here are some great tips from Hopper Environmental Services. Moreâ€¦
West Nile Virus Activity Increases Throughout Sacramento & Yolo Countiesâ€“ Protect Yourself This Fourth Of July Holiday
The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District announced that more evidence of West Nile virus activity has been detected in widespread areas throughout Sacramento and Yolo counties as 24 mosquito samples and 3 birds tested positive for the disease today.Â Moreâ€¦
Pest Of The Week: The Jumping Spider
Jumping spidersÂ are one of the easiest spiders to identify because of their four pairs or eyes arranged in three different rows, their erratic rapid movements, and their ability to jump. Jumping spiders also have unbelievable speed, which is accomplished by a well-developed internal hydraulic system; which extends their limbs by altering the pressure of body fluid. This hydraulic system enables jumping spiders to jump almost forty times the length of their own body.
Jumping spiders are also very unique, in that they do not rely on their webs to catch their meals. These spiders actually stalk and hunt their prey much like a jungle cat does. Their incredible speed and eyesight makes these spiders natural born killers of insects. While jumping spiders do possess venom that can paralyze its prey, they are not considered to be dangerous to humans. Excessive numbers of these spiders found inside your home may require professional spider control.