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Spring Bugs Getting You Down? Give These Unusual Treatment Methods a Try!

Bee swarm

After a bitterly cold winter, many people are looking forward to spring and the promise of warmer weather. However, along with the change in temperature comes an increase in the bug population. Roaches, stink bugs, ants and bees seem to come out of the woodwork in the spring and summer. Homeowners have two options: call in the professionals or try and get rid of the infestation themselves. There are a number of unusual home treatment methods circulating the web; the following creative remedies are certainly worth a try in the battle against the bugs! Roaches There are very few bugs that upset homeowners more than roaches. If you’ve seen a… Read More

Headless Ladybugs

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A New Discovery of Rare ‘Headless’ Ladybug It is said that if a ladybug lands on you it is a sign of good luck. This old myth proved to be accurate when a Montana State University student discovered a new species of ladybug that appeared to be headless. Ross Winton made the discovery in a trap he set at a sand dune in southwest Montana. The MSU entomology graduate student was rather perplexed when he first saw the insect, thinking it was some kind of headless beetle. As scientists further examined the specimen, they were able to determine that the insect was actually a ladybug. The scientists also discovered the… Read More

Friday Links Round Up

The Culture of the Negotiated Pest Control Transactions Here’s a great blog for us pest control operators that explores the art of negotiating prices among different cultures, and how American’s are catching on. There’s a great take home lesson at the end on setting prices while still being able to negotiate with potential and existing customers. Check out: http://heartspm.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/culture-of-negotiated-pest-control-price/ Tips on Hiring Pest Control Services This article provides an interesting consumer perspective on exactly what our customers want in a pest control service. As pest control operators, we can look to model ourselves, and our customer service, according to these guidelines. http://www.linksparadise.com/?p=20782 August Means Hungry Yellow Jackets Heritage Pest Control of… Read More

This Week’s Pest Control News

Pest Control Held to New Standards New legislation has been passed in Annapolis, MD banning toxic pesticides within 25 feet of schools, daycares, government buildings, and waterways. Starting July 1, 2013 pesticides will only be used in emergency infestations. This new legislation is following the same pest control approach of other cities like nearby Washington, DC. http://annapolis.patch.com/articles/pest-control-held-to-new-standards-by-council Parasites and Products Here is a great blog on what the pest control industry is using to treat tick and fleas. Some Pyrethroids like Permethrin are working well for fleas as well as ticks. The article emphasizes customer preparation and education. http://brownpestcontrol.com/aug-21-2012-parasites-and-products/ Don’t Let Bedbugs Ruin Your Vacation Our Pest Control Atlanta friends… Read More

If You Were Ever Going to Feel Sorry For Cockroaches, Its Now

While a number of venomous animals paralyze prey as live food for their young, the Emerald Cockroach wasp is slightly different, in that it initially leaves it’s cockroach victim mobile; and modifies it’s victim’s behavior in a very unique way. As early as the 1940s, female Emerald Cockroach wasps have been used as natural exterminators, against cockroach pests. When it attacks, this natural pest control provider will sting the cockroach two times, delivering a powerful venom. In 2003, a study showed that the wasp is able to sting directly into specific ganglia of the cockroach, paralyzing the front legs. This strike allows for a second venomous sting, which is delivered… Read More

Some Ants Think Golden Orb Web Spiders Smell Too Bad To Eat

Researchers say that a chemical found on the golden orb web spider silk, has proven to be extremely effective at keeping invading ants at bay, and could one day make a very useful natural ant control agent. Golden orb web spiders are a common species of spider, discovered all around the world, especially in tropical regions. In most cases, these spiders (and the insects they catch in their web) are seen as potential prey for ants. Therefore, it was very surprising to researchers, that ant predators were never seen foraging for food, on the webs of Golden orb web spiders. The answer scientists believe, is a compound known as pyrrolidine… Read More

Scientists Use STD Strategy to Control Mosquito Populations

A number of of so-called “bio-controls” have been released in Florida in the last few years, to help in the fight against damaging invasive plants and pest control problems. The newest insect control plan recommended by scientists, is to release squadrons of genetically modified male mosquitoes into an area of Key West FL, that is a known haven for a species of yard-dwelling mosquitoes. The mosquito species being targeted, is also the primary transmitter of dengue, a nasty, flu-like illness that sickens approximately 50 million people; annually. In severe cases, dengue can be fatal and there is no known treatment.The illness re-emerged in the Key West area in 2009, with… Read More

Bulwark Exterminating’s New Pest Control Methods?

Bulwark Exterminating denies all reports of organic pest control methods that they could be testing that might cause such an occurrence. “Bulwark will make no formal statements on the the 311 degree high in Phoenix reported by ABC, even if it were beneficial for pest control the evidence that would suggest our involvement is circumstantial at best.”