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Bedbug bitesThe Psychological Effects of a Bed Bug Infestation

When we think about the effects of crimes such as robberies and assaults, we don’t just think about the stolen property or the victims’ physical injuries. We also consider the emotional consequences of these offenses, which often last longer and are thus much more difficult for victims to overcome. While the aforementioned crimes are perpetrated by people, insects can be almost as psychologically destructive… Read More

4 Florida Pests That Are Better Left to Pest Control

Bedbugs, termites, stinging insects, rats, and mice are all better left to pest management professionals. Find out why… Read More

What You Need To Know About Odorous House Ants

Entire neighborhoods can be plagued with super colonies of Odorous House ants… All related, all connected by scent trails, and household treatment options can actually make them worse… Read More

Springtails – A Sign of Spring!

Springtails thrive in humid conditions, and with the spring rains just around the corner, you better believe we’ll be seeing springtails… Read More

Why You Should Have An Annual Termite Inspection

Owning a home means numerous unexpected advantages and pitfalls. Chief among the things you should watch out for while you are on the market, and then later as a homeowner is damage, are termites! Here’s why… Read More

Pest Of The Week: Carpet Beetles

Thirsty carpet beetle

Thirsty carpet beetle (Photo credit: servitude)

Carpet beetles are very small, round and patterned in mottled, checkerboard, or wavy lines; with black, white, gray, brown, or orange colors. These insects are often found inside homes, living under carpets and rugs, and in crevices; where hair and dead insects have accumulated.

Between late May and early August, mating occurs and the Carpet beetles lay their eggs in air ducts, in closets, under furniture; or under baseboards. Once hatched, the larvae (also known as a woolly bear), will hide in dark, undisturbed areas and feed on organic material. These tiny pests cause major concern for homeowners, when they travel from room to room, quickly infesting a home; and damaging household items.

Hungry Carpet beetles will feed on a variety of animal and plant products, and cause insect control problems for homeowners, when they damage carpets, furniture, clothing and valuable food supplies. Strong indications of a wide-spread pest control problem, include the presence of damaged household items, molted larval skins in dark areas, and an abundance of adult Carpet beetles; near windows.

To deter an invasion, homeowners should vacuum regularly, dry clean their clothing, place naphthalene balls inside closets, and remove abandoned bird and insect nests; that might be attached to the house and out-buildings.

 

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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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