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Pest Control Links Round Up: Halloween Edition

Pest Control Links Round Up: Halloween Edition Scary Pest Facts – Happy Halloween! In honor of Halloween, we wanted to share a few creepy facts about pests that can be pretty scary! More… Creepy Halloween Movies – Tarantula Clark Pest Control gives a few insights on the 1955 classic movie, Tarantula! More… Have A Safe, Happy & Pest Free Halloween Take a minute and enjoy a Halloween roach video. More… The Scariest Spiders in the World Nothing gets people on-edge quite like spiders. A popular rumor states that no matter where you are you are usually about eight feet from a spider. More… Vampires In Your Bed Bedbugs are like… Read More

Labor Day Week Pest Control Links Round-Up

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Labor Day Week Pest Control Links Round-Up   Wasp Ruins My Labor Day While enjoying my outdoor Labor Day picnic, I feel this small quiver underneath my blouse. I brush at it, thinking nothing of it at first, when I realize that ‘quiver’ inside my blouse has legs… and a bad temper! More… Take the Bite Out of Labor Day Nothing puts a damper on end-of-summer picnics and camp-outs faster than biting bugs. Unfortunately, mosquitoes and other insect pests come with the summertime territory. You can keep pesky – and sometimes dangerous – bugs from ruining your time outdoors over the long Labor Day weekend by taking three steps for… Read More

Tarantula vs Tarantula Hawk Wasp

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Tarantula! Probably the world’s scariest looking spider is the large, hairy and supreme tarantula, but the tarantula has a natural arch nemesis; the Tarantula Hawk Wasp. Up against a tarantula, the Hawk Wasp really has no competition; it’s like child’s play for the wasp. This particular wasp has one of the most painful stings to man, so imagine what it can do to a tarantula. So let’s compare these two insects. Let’s Start With The Underdog: The Tarantula   The tarantula is one of nature’s top dogs. It’s one of the largest species of spiders. The tarantula lives in dry deserts and grasslands. Its home is underground in borrows and… Read More

Why Are Bats Dying?

Creepy! Sinister! Blood-sucking devil birds! Winged spawn of Satan! These are just a few words some of us might mistakenly use to describe the bat; but despite this fictitious reputation, bats are vital to the ecosystem. They are pest control agents; eating disease-carrying insects like mosquitoes, and feeding on crop-damaging caterpillars and worms. They also aid in the pollinating of certain plants. It’s because of their vital ecological importance, bat-lovers and scientists alike are in panic mode over massive loss of these flying mammals. Bats are dying off at an alarming rate. Just how big of a bat loss are we talking? Last year, NASA reported the North American bat’s… Read More

Guide To Common Filth Flies

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Flies are generally viewed as a nuisance at best, disgusting creatures of filth at worst. But how much do you really know about flies? Flies such as the common housefly are known as filth flies, and are separated into two categories: large and small. Both types of flies can spread diseases and bacteria based on their habits of feeding and laying eggs on things such as garbage piles, manure, and carcasses, then contaminating food which humans consume. Some types of filth flies, or Diptera, also bite and feed on the blood of humans and animals, spreading blood-borne diseases. Diptera, or true flies, only have two wings (or one pair) as… Read More

Stinging Insects Infographic

Stinging Insect Pests Infographic: Know The Difference Summer barbecues, pool parties, picnics, and other outdoor activities can be accompanied by stinging pests. Some of these stings are mild, and other can really pack a punch. Here’s an excellent infographic, brought to you by Eden Advanced Pest Technologies, informing us all on how we can distinguish among these stinging insects, and what steps to take to control and prevent them respectively. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Related articles Picnic Invaders! Deadly Bugs of Summer The ‘sting-o-meter’ that tells you which insects are best avoided (developed by a researcher who was fed… Read More

Pest Control Information- Weekly Links

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Pest Control Information- Weekly Links First Aid Treatment for Yellow Jacket Stings You’ve been stung by a yellowjacket… Now what? Here’s a step by step first aid guide to treat these painful stings. More… What Do Gopher Tunnels Look Like Underground? Here is a fascinating look at what gopher tunnels look like under the soil. The burrow system can cover an area of 200 to 2,000 square feet. More… 5 Most Common Las Vegas Pests Las Vegas is home to some serious pests (and no, we’re not talking about the smut peddlers on the Strip). Here are the top five pests found in the Las Vegas area. More… How Termites… Read More

10 Most Painful Insect Stings

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Insects plague our backyards and for many of us, they also plague our nightmares. The following 10 insects have definitely earned their way into our nightmares and should not be taken lightly. According to American entomologist, Dr Justin O. Schmidt, these insects are the most painful out there. He created the Schmidt Sting Pain Index which ranks the most painful stings on a 1-4 scale. 10.    Sweat Bee Having a mild sting, Schmidt describes the Sweat bee’s punch as “light, ephemeral, almost fruity; a tiny spark has singed a single hair on your arm” and ranks it a 1.0 on his pain index. These bees are attracted to human sweat,… Read More

Pest Control- Friday Links Round-Up

Pest Control- Friday Links Round-Up   Pest Control Website Design Analysis Interested in growing your small pest control business? Talk to Shannon Johnson of Manic Marketing in St. Petersburg, FL. More… Travel Protection from BedBugs Here’s a guide written for those that want to travel smart and take precautions to avoid bed bugs while traveling. More… Tiny Ticks are a Big Health Hazard The humble tick is a very small insect. However, don’t let the diminutive size fool you. The tiny tick can pose a big threat to your health. More… Boost Your Sales By Marketing Your Pest Control Business Consider the following marketing tips on how to grow your… Read More

Top 5 Best & Worst Mosquito Repellants

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Thursday is the Fourth of July! It’s a time we will gather together with our families and friends; celebrating living in the world’s best country. We will commemorate our nation’s independence by waving flags at parades, cooling off in swimming pools, woofing down tons of hotdogs and potato salad at BBQ’s, and cap the day off by lighting or watching vibrant fireworks. With all of the day’s festivities, the last thing you want to worry about is blood-sucking pests like mosquitoes and ticks. One of the best ways to keep these irritating bugs from ruining your holiday is to wear a good insect repellant when you are outdoors. With so… Read More