There are a few instances in which you should never attempt to do your own pest control. These includeâ€¦
Getting Rid Of Spiders â€“ Australia
Spiders have the uncanny ability of closing off their lungs for several hours, making surface sprays and aerosols ineffective in killing them and their egg cases. The most effective method is to use fast-acting contact chemicals that kill the spiders efficiently. Moreâ€¦
Carpenter Ants: Silent Destroyers
Demand For Pest Controllers On The Rise
Despite the demand for skilled pest controllers, the profession has trouble attracting graduates due to a lack of exposure to the field and a misunderstanding of what pest managers do. Moreâ€¦
Fighting Flies of All Types
Whether its fruit flies, drain flies, bottle flies, or house flies; battling them can be an uphill battle. Hereâ€™s what you need to know. Moreâ€¦
Our pest of the week really isn’t much of a pest, unless their swarming behavior happens to take place near your home or property. Ladybugs, also known as ladybirds in other parts of the world, are actually very beneficial insects. A few ladybugs in your garden will actually go a long way, because they will eat scale insects, mealybugs, mites, and aphids that feed on and damage your plants. In fact, one of natureâ€™s forms of all natural pest control for gardens, orchards, and agricultural fields is indeed the ladybug.
Ladybugs are most commonly seen during the fall months, with their swarming behavior reaching a peak about October (depending on the area of the country in which you live). Watch for swarming ladybugs from September-November; and gladly watch for a few in your gardens during the spring and summer months. Itâ€™s when these ladybugs swarm; they can be a real pest control problem for homeowners, especially if you live near fields. Sealing up all entryways into your home is the best way to keep them out. When ladybugs feel threatened, they can spray a toxin. This toxin is not very dangerous to humans, but is poisonous to certain types of animals.
Oh, and one more thingâ€¦ The notion that you can tell how old a ladybug is simply by counting its spots is actually a myth. Now you know.