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Friday Links Round-Up: Weekly Pest Control Links   Halloween Party Food: Edible Insects Edible insects make great and creepy Halloween party food. Here are a few that might wet your appetite. More… Mole Crickets in Trinity, FL Mole crickets are becoming an increasing problem in some states; damaging lawns. They tunnel through the surface layer of the soil which damages the grass roots. Eventually the grass is uprooted and dries out. There are solutions to dealing with Mole crickets. Don’t Forget About Fall Termite Treatments Many homeowners don’t realize that October can actually be one of the worst months for termites. Wondering why? The simple truth is that termites are… Read More

Friday Links Round-Up: Your Weekly Pest Control Articles

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Friday Links Round-Up: Your Weekly Pest Control Articles   Rodents Don’t Like Cold Weather Either Now that summer is on the way out and winter is fast approaching, it is once again time to fortify your home against the coming invasion of mice, rodents, and bats. More… The American Cockroach: What You Need To Know Those who have the misfortune of dealing with roaches are left with more questions than answers. What do American cockroaches look like? What do they eat? Why are they attracted to my home? How can I get rid of them and prevent them from returning? Get answers to those questions and more, by clicking here.… Read More

Weekly Pest Control News

7 Ways To Avoid Bringing Household Bugs Into Your Home These seven steps will help you keep your living space free of pests and their troublesome effects: http://www.resteasypestcontrol.com/blog/bid/234848/7-Ways-To-Avoid-Bringing-Household-Bugs-Into-Your-Home Austin Termite Control Termites are frequently found infesting homes and buildings in Austin, TX. These destructive pests create major problems for homeowners and tenants by actively feeding on timber structures like: homes, buildings, telephone poles, and trees. They will feed on almost anything made of wood. More… Ladybugs Ladybugs are looking for warm places to hibernate this winter. For everything you want to know about these natural solutions to pest read: http://www.advantagetpc.com/blog/?p=120 Fleas Are the Best Jumping Creatures Known to Man Whilst… Read More

Can Cockroaches Jump? Meet the Leaproach.

Yes. The cockroach can jump… well at lest the Leaproach can jump, and up to 50 times it’s own length!   But this unique roach is the only 1 of ~4000 known roach species that can jump. While a few roach cousins like the American Cockroach are equipped with wings and do fly, the Leaproach has no wings. The secret to the roach jumpers success lies in it’s knees, modified with rubber-band-like resilin. Other differences from most cockroach species are in the antennae and eyes. The antennae also have an additional fixation point to apparently help with navigation. The eye’s are more rounded, perhaps an aerodynamic feature, and larger, possibly… Read More

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Roaches

Article found on Houston Roach Control Introduction: • Cockroaches are one of the oldest groups of insects and are very successful because they are able to adapt so well to their environment. One reason for this is because of their diet. They are scavengers and will eat anything organic. • Most species are of tropical or subtropical origin and they are not social insects, but will still be found in large numbers. • The cockroach is of great importance to humans because they are known to carry many disease pathogens and can cause allergic reactions as well. Some disease pathogens they carry are: bacteria, such as Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Coliform,… Read More