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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

What You Need To Know About Argentine Ants

Argentine Ants

What are Argentine ants?  The Argentine ant is very small ant, only growing to be about 1/8 of an inch. They can, however, grow to be a huge problem if they infest your home. What does the Argentine ant look like? The Argentine ant will range in color from a dull gray-black, to a gray-brown color. They will have three different body segments call nodes; and will have six long skinny legs that come off the nodes. On the head there will be two long antennae. What will the Argentine ant eat?  The Argentine ant’s main food source is honeydew made from different bugs. They also like to eat foods… 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

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

Best Of 2013: Year End Pest Control Links Round Up

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Here are a few links to some of the best pest control articles and blogs we’ve come across this year. Enjoy! General Pest Control  Pest Control Software for Small Business  http://www.theservicepro.net/blog/pest-control-software-for-small-business  A Day in a Tampa Pest Control Office http://nelsonspestcontrol.com/pest-control/pest-control-tampa-fl/a-day-in-a-tampa-pest-control-office-2/ Warmer Winter Foreshadows More Bug Infestations This Summer http://gemtekpestcontrol.com/warmer-winter-foreshadows-more-bug-infestations-this-summer/ The Importance of Pest Control in Restaurants http://dialonepestcontrol.com/the-importance-of-pest-control-in-restaurants/ 5 Crazy Pest Control Products http://pestcontrolsanantonio.com/2013/12/5-crazy-pest-control-products/ Cockroach Control What Cockroach Control Can Do To Your Restaurant http://www.horizonpestcontrol.com/blog/what-cockroach-control-can-do-to-your-restaurant/ The Primary Types of Indiana Cockroaches http://www.yespestpros.com/pest-control/the-primary-types-of-indiana-cockroaches/ Cockroach Infestations http://www.vermatechpestcontrol.co.uk/news/general-interest/cockroach-infestations.php An Overview of Cockroach Allergies http://www.paynepestcontroloc.com/786122/2013/12/12/an-overview-of-cockroach-allergies-.html Cockroaches & Disease http://spectrumpestcontrolinc.com/blog/cockroaches-disease/ Scorpion Control Scorpions, Pest Control Enemy #1 http://www.essentialpest.com/2013/05/scorpions-pest-control-enemy-1/ Black Lighting Scorpions For Scorpion Control http://pestcontrolstgeorge.com/2013/08/black-lighting-scorpions-for-scorpion-control/ Phoenix… Read More

Pest Control Links Round Up: Veterans Day Week Edition

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Pest Control Links Round Up: Veterans Day Week Edition Bulwark Salutes Veterans Here is a very heart warming tribute, from Bulwark Exterminating, in which some of their employees offer some Veterans Day gratitude by offering tribute to a few service men and women they personally know and love. More… Does Your Fruit Have Flies? Fruit Flies seem to come from nowhere and are almost impossible to get rid of. Learn what you can do to solve your fruit fly problems here. Choosing the Right Termite Treatment To Meet Your Needs They’re termites, and they do billions of dollars in damages to property every single year. So what are the keys… Read More

Pest Control: Your Friday Links Round-Up

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Pest Control: Your Friday Links Round-Up Fall Wasp Wars Every autumn, homeowners wage war against wasps and hornets. These flying pests grow excessively aggressive as their preferences move from proteins to sweets. Learn more about these wasp wars. How to Get Rid of Bugs in Acorns and Pine Cones Many of us use pine cones for holiday decorations every year, but unknowingly bring pests into our homes by doing so. Here’s a step by step guide to getting rid of these unwanted bugs so you may continue using acorns and pine cones for decor. More… Plants Enlist Aid From Birds For Pest Control When trees or plants are under attack… Read More

Halloween Ants: 3 Ants Inspired By The Things Of Our Nightmares

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What do Halloween spooks like vampires, ghosts, and zombies have to do with the picnic ruining, biting, stinging, and all around pesky ant? More than you might think! Here are three different species of ant that are inspired by the things of our nightmares: Dracula Ants Horrifying ants that suck blood… Say it isn’t so! Dracula ants (Adetomyrma venatrix) are named after the very famous fictitious vampire count Dracula; because of the grisly way in which these ants feast on the blood of their young. Well, technically it’s not the blood of their young that Dracula ants are drinking, but rather the hemolymph or ant blood equivalent. This practice is… Read More

PestWorld 2013 Day 2

Jordan Belfort at PestWorld 2013

Day two of PestWorld 2013 (October 23, 2013) got off to an enthusiastic start as the 3,300 attendees got the privilege to hear from Jordan Belfort, “the Wolf of Wall Street.” After his remarks all of us pest professionals spent the rest of the morning checking out the pest management exhibits in the exhibit hall, while we mingled and networked with pest management professionals from all over the world. The afternoon was spent sitting in on some concurrent educational sessions, learning about some of the latest pests and pest technologies. During these sessions, much emphasis was also placed on PMP marketing, business management, and industry related training. Here are a… Read More

Friday Links Round-Up: Pest Control Articles

Friday Links Round-Up: Pest Control Articles   Kissing Bug – Everything You Need To Know About This Dangerous Pest! Kissing bugs are blood sucking insects that are known to attack humans for their food. A major reason these insects are called “kissing bugs” is because they tend to bite around the mouth and eye region while you sleep which is definitely pretty creepy. To make matters worse, these pests have the ability to transmit a dangerous disease called “Chagas” that can cause all sorts of health complications and can sometimes even be fatal. More… Pre Treatment Bed Bug Advice There are a few things you need to know and a… Read More