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(Viral Video) Roaches Steal Your Food

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There’s no question that cockroaches are one of the most disgusting pests out there. Scurrying into our homes through the smallest of cracks in the cover of darkness; roaches hide inside our walls and cupboards, eating our food. Eating our food??? Yes, you heard me right! If you have cockroaches in your home, you are sharing your food with them. Roaches will eat just about anything organic; even fingernail clippings, human hair, and not only Fido’s food, but his droppings as well. Yuck!!! While these repulsive bugs will eat just about anything, their favorite foods happen to be sugary and starchy in nature… Like donuts!!! Watch as this pesky cockroach… Read More

Your Guide To Scorpion Management

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The following article is intended for pest control professionals and homeowners alike, who are in need of some answers when it comes to identifying, and treating scorpions. Knowing a little more about these scorpions can help homeowners and pest management professionals take some preventative measures to minimize scorpion’s impact. If you fear that you may have a scorpion infestation, please enlist the help of a licensed scorpion control professional who can administer the proper insecticides. Identification: The 3 Most Common Types of Scorpions  Before you can treat for scorpions, it is helpful to know which species are infesting a home or property. Here are the three most common species that… Read More

Round-Up Of Pest Control Articles Of The Week

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Warm Spring Weather Brings Ticks back to The Garden State April showers and May flowers may be especially welcome this spring because of the harsh winter just past. But this is also the time of year when anyone visiting or living in New Jersey should be on the lookout for another, less pleasurable harbinger of the season – the blacklegged, or deer, tick… Read More Ladybug-Mimicking Spider The ladybug mimic spider (Paraplectana coccinella) mimics the ladybug in what is called Batesian mimicry. This means mimicking a toxic animal without actually being toxic yourself. So you get the protection, but don’t actually need to worry about producing the toxins… Read More… Read More

Fact Or Fiction- Bed Bug High

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Can you get high by smoking blood-sucking bed bugs? Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler have been inundated as of late with reports of a new method of getting high… Drying, crushing, and then smoking or injecting bed bugs! Yeah, BED BUGS. Those creepy things that most of us hate even thinking about. The same little critters that plague hotels and give guests nasty rashes. Yes, those very same bed bugs. I was a little skeptical at first, so I sought out the truth. Here’s fact or fiction- bed bug highs: Fact Or Fiction- Bed Bug High   FICTION!!!   If you were like me, and thought that… Read More

Friday Link Round-Up: Weekly Pest Control Information

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How Do Termite Colonies Begin? New subterranean termite colonies can begin in one of two ways, through a swarm, and by budding a new colony… Read More Pest-Proof Your Home April is National Pest Management Month and with the advent of spring, Leonard Douglen, the Executive Director of the New Jersey Pest Management Association, reminds homeowners that pest-proofing one’s home protects against threats to health and, importantly, damage to one’s greatest investment… Read More What Does Pest Exclusion Really Mean? Exclusion is a major component of an integrated pest management system. Use of the term “management” indicates a proactive approach involving prevention. This tactic is the most efficient, cost-effective way… Read More

Horrifying News- We Swallow How Many Spiders In Our Sleep?

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Phoenix, AZ—In news of the weird and down right horrifying; a leading arachnologist has confirmed that spiders, do in-fact, crawl on you while you sleep. The average person will swallow several a month, and that’s not even the worst part. How Many Spiders Do We Swallow In Our Sleep? Brian Lofton, the lead arachnologist at The University of Phoenix in Phoenix, AZ, claims that during an average night’s sleep, some two or three spiders crawl across your face, neck, and body; depending on the level of infestation in your home. “With a dozen or so spiders parading across your face in a given week while you slumber, it’s inevitable that… Read More

Tramp Ants- These Ants Get Around!

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I recently had the pleasure of attending Pest World 2013 in Phoenix, and it was there where I was introduced to the concept of tramp ants; presented by Dr. Laurel D. Hansen. Tramp ants are recognized as such because of one common characteristic… Their loose morals. They get around! Tramp ants are introduced, exotic, invasive, and alien. How Ants Are Spread Tramp ants move locally, nationally, and internationally, via various modes of transport. They travel across oceans, over borders, across state lines; from farm to farm, city to city, and eventually home to home. Tramp ants did not walk all by themselves from place to place, they had some help.… Read More

Become Your Own Insect Farmer

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If you are growing and raising your own insects for personal consumption, does that make you a farmer or rancher? Regardless, that’s exactly what designer Katharina Unger at Farm 432 has envisioned with a counter-top insect breeding system for your kitchen. Counter-Top Insect Breeding System- Become Your Own Insect Farmer Are you the adventurous type who is looking for a higher quality protein; a protein that has fewer calories, and less fat than other “more traditional” proteins? With the recent Paleo diet, and thousands of people becoming more and more obsessed with returning to the roots of food, some are turning to eating insects. While the thought of popping a… Read More

Friday Links Round-Up Of Pest Articles

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Three Natural Pest Control Methods for Ants Wage war against these pesky home invaders with these natural pest control methods… Read More How To Get Rid Of Carpenter Ants One of the most common pests to infest Massachusetts homes each spring is carpenter ants. These insects are capable of causing extensive wood damage, which is why people are always asking the question, “How do I get rid of carpenter ants?” Here’s how… Skunks and a Recipe for that Smell!! Did you know when they spray they can spray between 10 and 15 feet? If one does happen to get you, here’s an easy recipe to deal with the smell… Read… Read More

Could You Be Using Pinterest For Marketing?

Small businesses are often wary of using Pinterest for marketing because it doesn’t seem as rewarding or straightforward as Instagram. Admittedly, Pinterest won’t work for all brands, but some companies can benefit enormously from including the image-pinning site in their social media marketing plan; including pest control companies. Here’s how to decide if Pinterest is for you, and if so, how you can use it: Is Pinterest right for your business? Some companies won’t get anywhere using Pinterest, and that’s fine — but you don’t want to be spending time getting to grips with the site if it isn’t going to benefit you. Work out whether it’s right for your… Read More