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The Psychological Effects of a Bed Bug Infestation When we think about the effects of crimes such as robberies and assaults, we don’t just think about the stolen property or the victims’ physical injuries. We also consider the emotional consequences of these offenses, which often last longer and are thus much more difficult for victims to overcome. While the aforementioned crimes are perpetrated by people, insects can be almost as psychologically destructive… Read More 4 Florida Pests That Are Better Left to Pest Control Bedbugs, termites, stinging insects, rats, and mice are all better left to pest management professionals. Find out why… Read More What You Need To Know About… 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

How to Identify Common Bug Bites

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I often receive phone calls from people truly distressed by itches, who say, “bugs are biting me.”  Most of the time the callers are correct and they are suffering from insects we can take care of:  bed bugs, fleas, or bird mites. If itching isn’t caused by any of these household pests, and mosquitoes are not suspected, then the problem might be scabies or lice. Identifying Bug Bites Bed bug bites often appear as red itchy welts in groups of three. Bites will be located in the areas of the body most easily accessed in a sleeping person: neck, arms and legs, the sides of the back. Some people have… Read More

Bedbug Laws By State

With the serious increase of bedbug infestations over the past decade, many victims of such infestations are wondering what the bedbug laws are in their state. Currently, twenty-two states have bedbug laws in the books. Several other states have bedbug legislation, or yet to be passed bedbug laws. Here is a compiled list: *** Disclaimer*** The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only, and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. These are the bedbug laws as of March 11, 2013, and can change. If  you feel that you have been a bedbug victim; whether landlord, tenant, or otherwise, please contact a licensed attorney who specializes… Read More

Links Roundup- Pest Control Articles For The Week

Weekly Links Roundup

Links Roundup- Pest Control Articles For The Week  Squirrel Gets a Jolt, Leaves 4,500 in Dark It wasn’t a big storm with hurricane-force winds that knocked out power for thousands. More… Natural Methods to Eliminate Lice from Hair Lets hope you never need this advice; but just in case, McDonald Pest Control offers advice on getting rid of a hair lice infestation. More… Termite Season Is Here & So Are Termite Swarmers Is it possible to see termites on your property and not have a termite infestation? With spring almost upon us, and termite swarmers resurging, you better be well informed. Walker Pest Management of South Carolina has some advice on termites.… Read More

Weekly Pest Control News & Links

Here’s Your Weekly Pest Control News & Links Tackling NJ Bed Bugs Is No Easy Task Battling bedbugs is no easy task, but Heritage Pest Control in New Jersey will be able to properly identify the locations of the bed bug infestations and develop a safe plan of attack against the pests. More… Bulwark Exterminating Makes Best Of Yelp Each year yelp.com, a customer review site, recognizes a few select businesses with a “Best Of” distinction. Bulwark Exterminating in Austin, TX was recently recognized as “Best Pest Control in Austin.” More… Avoiding Springtime Pests in Portland, Oregon Springtime in Portland, Oregon is beautiful; but one thing that can put a… Read More

Weekly Pest Control News

Pest Of The Week: The Deer Mouse Deer mice are one of the most common rodent invaders in the United States. The Deer mouse get’s its name from its appearance. Its color resembles that of a deer with a dark tan back, and white legs and underbelly. Deer mice are only distantly related to the common house mouse. Although closely resembling other species of mice, the Deer mouse has larger eyes and (often) two-tone coloring, which is typically a darker color over the back; with a white abdomen. This rodent pest is very agile, and an excellent jumper and runner. Deer mice live in burrows that they make themselves, or… Read More

Weekly Pest Control News

Weekly Pest Control Links   What Are Bed Bug Heat Treatments? Instead of simply spraying down the rooms of your house that have bed bugs, a different approach is taken. One that is much safer and healthier for you and your family. More…  Pest Control Tips after Storm or Flood Damage After hurricane Sandy, homeowners have been dealing with a lot of pest. Here are five steps to help control the pest population. Steps include: chemical barriers, dealing with leaks and moisture, making use of traps, and covering entrances. More…  Pest Control: Fall Check List Here’s a checklist to better control pests this fall: http://www.mcdonaldpestcontrol.com/tampa-pest/pest-control-fall-check-list/ Carpenter Ants…Still Active In The… Read More

Landlord Pest Control Violations Now Rank Among Fastest Growing Consumer Complaints

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What do free trial offers, auto repossessions, and do not call violations have in common with BED BUGS? According to a recently released report by the North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI), and the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), bed bugs and other landlord/tenet violations now rank among the fastest growing consumer complaints in the country. Some pest control operators report being bombarded by do-it-yourself landlords who just want an invoice to satisfy city inspectors when they are reported by tenants. They don’t seem to care much about solving the pest problems; they just want bargain basement pricing. Bed Bug Violations It’s not just hotels that are having problems with… Read More

Are Bedbugs on the Decline or is the Media Tiring of the Story?

Portland Bed Bug Story Carl Leibowitz said he was in a Portland, Oregon hotel room Friday afternoon when he “started to get these like — I felt like there were bites, and I was thinking I got a mosquito bite. And I just noticed there were three of them. And then later on, I started to notice, up by my shoulder, there were more bites. And I went out and got some Benadryl, took Benadryl, went to sleep, and then I woke up at 6:30 in the morning on Saturday and when I woke up, I’m like — got bites all over me. “And I turn on the light and… Read More