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Friday Pest Control Links Round-Up: Summer Flying Pests

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How To Un-Invite Stinging Insects From Your Next BBQ What can you do to make your BBQ a little less interesting to all bees and wasps in the area? Here are some helpful tips… Read More Beware of the Stings This Summer The summer season is a time to enjoy the sunshine and the great outdoors, but it’s also the time when stinging insects can make an appearance at picnics, cookouts and pool parties. Be on the lookout for yellowjackets, wasps, and bald-faced hornets… Read More Mosquito Misting Systems: Do Green Systems Work? The best way to stem the growth of mosquito populations is for each homeowner to be proactive… Read More

Homeowners Insurance Doesn’t Cover Termite Damage

Homeowners Insurance Doesn’t Cover Termite Damage– Are You Protected? A typical homeowners insurance policy generally doesn’t include coverage for termite damage. Most likely you’re not protected. Are You Protected From Termites? Termites will travel over a football field looking for food. Termites have been in the forest for thousands of years before you built your house. The trees in this forest have been around for a long time and the cycle of life with termites recycling the wood is a constant thing. You have roots under the ground everywhere and populations of termite colonies eating those roots. That’s why it’s really important that you set up a barrier around your… Read More

End Of Month Pest Control Links Round Up

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Spiders Are Invading! No matter where you look, spiders and their webs lurk behind furniture, over windows, in corners of rooms, in light fixtures, on ceilings and under cabinets. There are steps you can take yourself to reduce the occurrence of indoor spiders: http://www.modernpest.com/blog/spiders-are-invading/ Why Mosquitoes Are One Of The Most Dangerous Animals In The World Believe it or not, mosquitoes are one of the most deadly animals in the world. When it comes to killing humans, mosquitoes are the worst. They kill more people every year than all the other animals we think of as dangerous, including snakes, sharks and crocodiles. Here are some helpful tips from the pros at… Read More

Beatles Tree Killed By Actual Beetles

In news of the ironic; a Los Angeles memorial tree planted on behalf of the Beatle’s lead guitarist George Harrison was killed by… BEETLES!! Yup, you heard me right… The Beatle’s tree was killed by actual beetles. Because he was a passionate gardener and spent his last days in Los Angeles, a George Harrison memorial pine tree was planted at the Griffith Observatory in 2001; at the time of Harrison’s death. The memorial pine tree grew to reach over ten feet tall before a serious bark beetle infestation plagued Griffith Park last year; and wiped out Harrison’s tree. A new young sapling has been planted in place of the memorial… Read More

Wood Destroying Ants: What You Need to Know

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A carpenter ant infestation can come out of nowhere, and unlike regular ants, they often cause significant damage to your home’s structure. Carpenter ants do not eat wood. However, they do like to nest in it. Damage occurs as they build their nest or add to their colony. If you are concerned about these little pests, the following tips will help you ward off an infestation. Carpenter Ants and Termites Carpenter ants and termites can both have wings. They look a lot alike, so it is often hard to determine what type of pest you are dealing with. Examine the body to figure out what you have. Carpenter ants are… Read More

Friday Favorites: Your Links Round-Up Of Pest Articles

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Your Homes Curb Appeal Could Be Attracting Pests It’s important to pay attention to what implications your home’s curb appeal and landscaping can have for your yearly pest prevention. Here are some helpful landscaping tips to deter pests: http://www.westernpest.com/blog/your-homes-curb-appeal-could-be-attracting-pests/ Preventing Ants Is An Ongoing Task Check out these helpful tips from our Rose exterminators to prevent ant problems in your home: http://www.rosepestsolutions.com/blog/post/preventing-ants-is-an-ongoing-task Carpenter Bees Damage Wood These bees are known as wood destroying insects, because they make their nests inside of wood and cause a host of problems for home owners as a result. If left unchecked, carpenter bees can cause structural damage. Learn more: http://www.permatreat.com/carpenter-bees-damage-wood/ Pest Control Tips to… Read More

Fire Ant Exterminator

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Fire ants have been taking over ever since they arrived in America. Fire ants have been able to boom in the states, because queen Fire ants can generate millions of Fire ant workers during her life span. What Does The Fire Ant Look Like & What Does It Eat?  The Fire ant is a red color, and will have hairs coming off its body. They will vary in sizes; for 1.6mm to 5mm. The Fire ant will eat anything that gets in its way. It will eat other insects, small mammals, earthworms, frogs, and even lizards. When the Fire ant bites, it will also sting the prey and place some… Read More

This July 4th Declare Your Independence From Pests

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“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.” -Malcom X Some 238 years ago, this Country’s founding fathers wanted independence from Great Britain’s rule of taxation and tyranny. On July 4, 1776 they made a stand! The Second Continental Congress, comprised of colonists like John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin, adopted the Declaration of Independence. Enough with the oppression! All those years ago, our forefathers pronounced their legal separation of the then Thirteen Colonies. This Independence Day, if you’re being oppressed by a malicious regimen of pests; it’s time to say enough as well! Pronounce your independence from pests… Read More

Bugs for Dinner? 4 Surprising Foods that Contain Insects

In some parts of the world, bugs are considered a healthy source of protein. Many don’t think twice about popping a cricket or worm into their mouths when they want a quick snack. In the United States, however, we generally shy away from consuming insects. What you may not know, however, is that the FDA’s position is that some bugs in food are perfectly acceptable, as long as you can’t see them. In fact, for every 100 grams of food, up to 60 insect parts are considered “safe” to eat. As a result, you probably eat way more bugs than you ever realized. The following foods are sure to surprise… Read More

Pest Control Links Round-Up- It’s Summer!

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Mosquito Control Awareness Week Aims to Educate Homeowners  This week marks Mosquito Control Awareness Week as declared by the American Mosquito Control Association. This annual awareness program aims to educate the public on the impact mosquitoes can have on their daily lives as well as how mosquito control companies can help with their mosquito population. Read More: http://mosquito-control-blog.com/2014/06/23/mosquito-control-awareness-week-aims-to-educate-homeowners/  Summer Pest Control  If it’s so great outside why are all the bugs trying to get in my house? With all seriousness, you can take a few steps to prevent pest problems this summer: http://www.euipest.com/pest-blog/80-summer-pest-control.html Tips To Keep Pantry Pests Out  Pantry pests can easily contaminate stored food and can also be brought into the… Read More

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