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Sideview of black widow spiderFriday Links Round-Up: Your Weekly Pest Control Articles

 

Rodents Don’t Like Cold Weather Either

Now that summer is on the way out and winter is fast approaching, it is once again time to fortify your home against the coming invasion of mice, rodents, and bats. More…

The American Cockroach: What You Need To Know

Those who have the misfortune of dealing with roaches are left with more questions than answers. What do American cockroaches look like? What do they eat? Why are they attracted to my home? How can I get rid of them and prevent them from returning? Get answers to those questions and more, by clicking here.

4 Easy Ways To Know If You’ve Been Bitten By Bed Bugs

Uh, Oh! You wake up in the morning with a handful of red marks across your abdomen. How do you know if these are bedbug bites? More…

Fall Spider Barrier Treatments

For various reasons, a variety of spiders begin turning up in homes and offices in increasing numbers during the fall. For the most part, it’s the same reason that you go inside: to stay out of the cold. Learn more about how to stop this behavior, so you can enjoy your home, by clicking here.

Landscaping Tip: Garter Snake Pest Control

Garter snakes are the most commonly found garden snake that homeowners and landscapers encounter. What can you do about them? More…

 

Africanized Honeybee ScoutPest Of The Week: Africanized “Killer” Bees

What most people refer to as “killer bees,” are technically called Africanized Honeybees. These aggressive bees are hybrids of the African honeybee and the European honeybee, and were unintentionally bred through scientific research at the University of São Paulo in the late 1950’s. Then the worst happened… a few got loose in the Brazilian tropics, and have been migrating north ever since.

One of the scariest features of the Africanized “killer” bee is their aggressive behavior. Additionally, you cannot visually tell the difference between the killer bee and the common European honey bee. They look the same, and spend their time pollinating flowers, crops, and producing honey. In fact, the only way to tell the difference between these bees, other than their aggressive swarming behavior, is through molecular analysis.

The Africanized honeybee is extremely hostile. This behavior is what gives these bees their infamous “killer” reputation. Unlike standard honeybees, Africanized killer bees are effortlessly agitated and aggressive when disturbed. They will chase everything they estimate to be hazardous to their colony, and can continue to be agitated for up to 24 hours. This behavior leads to many Africanized killer bee attacks every year in the United States; some of which have even lead to death in both humans and animals.

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Anthony Ball is a Content Marketing Manager with Bulwark Exterminating, an industry leader in providing high quality pest control service. Bulwark is fully operational in nine states, including thirteen major cities. While Bulwark provides pest extermination for common pests like ants, roaches, crickets and spiders; the company’s differentiating aspect is great personalized service. Bulwark uses the finest and most effective products in the world to solve common pest problems.

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  1. Pest Control Services says

    Both look dang scary to me… I hate spiders and bees. They are just so creepy. And these Africanized bees, never heard the name before. I always called them killer bees. Anyways, thanks for information, I appreciate it.