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10 Ways To Control Allergen Causing Dust Mites

House Dust Mite

You cough! You sneeze! Your eyes water so much it’s difficult to even see! I’m talking of course about allergies, and one of the leading causes of allergies in the United States happens to be a microscopic bug called a House Dust Mite. While some people experience seasonal allergies caused by high pollen in the air, many people experience year round allergies that are frequently caused by these dust mites. In fact, some 35 million people suffer from dust mite allergies. Read More About The Worst Allergy Cities In The Country What can you do about dust mites? Even the most zealous housekeeper cannot completely eliminate dust mite populations, but… 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

Veterans Day Gratitude

Soldier Kneeling At Grave

“Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don’t have that problem.” ~ Ronald Reagan Veterans Day is one of those non-glamorous holidays, sandwiched between Halloween and Thanksgiving, that doesn’t garner much attention other than government offices and banks being closed. The day gets lost amongst all of the hustle and bustle of the beginning of the holiday season. Unfortunately, we often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. This Veterans Day, let’s do something different to show our love and appreciation to the brave men and women who have so honorably and… 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

Pest Control Links Round Up: Halloween Edition

Pest Control Links Round Up: Halloween Edition Scary Pest Facts – Happy Halloween! In honor of Halloween, we wanted to share a few creepy facts about pests that can be pretty scary! More… Creepy Halloween Movies – Tarantula Clark Pest Control gives a few insights on the 1955 classic movie, Tarantula! More… Have A Safe, Happy & Pest Free Halloween Take a minute and enjoy a Halloween roach video. More… The Scariest Spiders in the World Nothing gets people on-edge quite like spiders. A popular rumor states that no matter where you are you are usually about eight feet from a spider. More… Vampires In Your Bed Bedbugs are like… Read More

Halloween Roach Bits: Tricky Roaches Are No Treat

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This Halloween, as you’re carving your jack-o-lanterns, watching your scary movies and handing out bowls of trick-or-treat candy to all of those superheroes, princesses, ghosts and goblins that come ringing your doorbell; be on the look-out for Halloween intruders! Watch the horror unfold as one of these Halloween intruders is caught red handed: Halloween Roach Bits: Tricky Roaches Are No Treat     Cockroaches are notorious consumers of anything sweet or starchy; and all of your Halloween favorites fall into this category. Your Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, your fun size Snickers bars, and your miniature Hershey’s bars are all vulnerable. This Halloween, don’t share your trick-or-treat candy with cockroaches! Get… Read More

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

Zombie Ant

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

Friday Links Round-Up: Weekly Pest Control Links

Fall pumpkins

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

PestWorld 2013 Day 3

Stephen Dubner

 It’s Day three (October 24, 2013) here at PestWorld in Phoenix, AZ, and what an event filled day it has been. The day kicked off with the pest control industry rewards, followed immediately by the general session. The general session featured Freakonomics author Stephen Dubner addressing the 3,300 pest management professionals in attendance. After the general session, we all headed over to the exhibit hall to gander at all of the latest and greatest products and services for our industry. Our afternoons were spent in education sessions, in which I was able to attend three. Here are a few of the highlights from day three of Pest World 2013: General… 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