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Mosquitoes, Bed Bugs and More: How to Identify Common Bug Bites

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The heat of the summer provides the perfect breeding ground for insects, particularly those of the biting and stinging variety. Some bites, like those from mosquitoes or ants, are just a nuisance and take time to get over. Others, like bed bug bites, indicate a potential infestation that might require the services of a pest control specialist. And, there are other bites that are quite serious and could require medical attention, like those from a black widow spider. Understanding what different bites look like and being able to identify where they came from will help you know what steps you need to take to remedy the situation. Black Widow Spiders… 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

Friday Links Round-Up: Pest Control News

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What Should You Do If You Suspect You Have Bedbugs? Bedbugs can be a problem for anyone, no matter how careful and clean you are. You may keep a spotless household, but then your child comes home from a sleepover or you get back from a vacation or business trip, and suddenly, you have an infestation. All it takes is just a few of the creepy little bugs hitching a ride on luggage and this can turn into a full-blown infestation in your home. So now you have them… What do you do? More… Tell Tail Signs of Rat Problems! There are a number of tell tale signs which 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

5 For Friday: Pest Control Link Round-Up

 Pest Of The Week: The Asian Cockroach   In most of the southeast United States, the Asian cockroach is commonly considered a considerable pest control problem. In highly infested areas of North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia; some 250,000 cockroaches per acre have been discovered. These cockroaches are not as common in urban areas, but can frequently be found in and around suburban and rural properties. They are excellent fliers, and are abundant outdoors. Many homeowners confuse the Asian cockroach with the German cockroach. It is argued if these two species of cockroach are related, but there are a few many similarities. There are also a few differences between the Asian… Read More

Links Roundup- Pest Control Articles For The Week

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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 Videos & Links

This Week’s Pest Control Videos & Links   Harlem Shake ( bed bug inspection edition) Harlem shake videos have been the craze as of late, and even bed bug inspectors have caught on. See for yourself: Winning the Roach & Ant Battle We all know how much of a nightmare dealing with ants and cockroaches can be. Here are a few tips on winning that battle from Suburban Exterminating in Long Island, NY. More… Liquid vs. Bait Termite Treatment Termites are one of the leading causes of damage to your home. Dealing with them can be tricky at times, but fortunately there is help. Here is a good discussion on… Read More

5 For Friday- Pest Control Links Round-Up

Pest Of The Week: The Arizona Bark Scorpion   The Arizona Bark scorpion, is a small light brown scorpion; commonly found in the southwest United States. This scorpion pest is predominately found in the Sonoran Desert, however less toxic species have been discovered; throughout the Southern US. A nocturnal pest, the Bark scorpion prefers to ambush its prey; which often consists of crickets and/or roaches. Considered the most venomous scorpion in North America, the number of Bark scorpion sting victims in Arizona; is estimated to be in the thousands each year. With that being said, fatalities in the United States are rare (only 2 recorded fatalities have occurred in the… Read More

Weekly Pest Control News

 Beware the Emerald Ash Borer This Fall  The larva of the emerald ash borer tunnel under the ash trees bark and block the systems that transport food and water. Without those systems working, the tree eventually starves to death. When this happens, the damage caused to cities, property owners and industries can range in the millions of dollars, and our ecosystems can be damaged permanently. Bell Introduces Two Soft Baits at PestWorld  Once rodents eat FINAL Soft Bait, its single-feed active ingredient, brodifacoum, goes to work controlling even difficult-to-control mice. The Lumitrack in both products aids PMPs in identifying and tracking rodents by making rodent feces glow bright neon green… 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