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Friday Link Round-Up: Pest Control Information

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When Pest Control Should Not Be a DIY Project There are a few instances in which you should never attempt to do your own pest control. These include… Getting Rid Of Spiders – Australia Spiders have the uncanny ability of closing off their lungs for several hours, making surface sprays and aerosols ineffective in killing them and their egg cases. The most effective method is to use fast-acting contact chemicals that kill the spiders efficiently. More… Carpenter Ants: Silent Destroyers Carpenter ants are basically destructive ants. The earlier they are treated the lesser are the chances of damage. More… Demand For Pest Controllers On The Rise Despite the demand for… 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

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

Pest Control- Weekly Links

Pest Control- Weekly Links   Carpenter Ant Awareness Week This week is carpenter ant awareness week. How can you spot carpenter ants? Where are they found? What can you do to prevent them? Here’s what you need to know. More… Bird Mites Here’s an article discussing the appearance, lifecycle, habits, and behavior of bird mites. More… Have You Seen the Asian Tiger Mosquito? Our pest of the week is the Asian Tiger Mosquito. Turns out that this flying pest is also common in California. Here’s what you need to know. More… Asian Cockroaches In Charlotte, NC Out of all the different species of cockroaches, the Asian cockroach just might be… Read More

How Much Does A Pest Control Technician Cost?

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Consumers and pest control operators alike value their pest control technicians. For the consumer, a skilled and attentive technician keeps their families safe from dangerous pests like stinging scorpions, poisonous Black Widow spiders, and disease carrying cockroaches. This VALUE is immeasurable but in terms of a monetary COST; it’s about $50 a month, depending on the size of a home, location, and treatment methods. For the pest control operator, a reliable and experienced technician creates immense value for the company. A high-quality technician retains customers through their expertise and superior customer service. This value and monetary cost is a little more challenging to calculate, but really got me thinking: How… 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

Carpenter Ants Versus Termites: Tips For Identifying Winged Pests

Do you have a swarm of pests outside your home? Chances are, you are dealing with either termites or carpenter ants; both of these bugs swarm during spring, which is their mating season. It is important to figure out exactly which pest you have, however, because termites can be very destructive and require treatment from professionals. Luckily, there are ways that you can determine the difference between these two bugs. Examine Their Bodies Do your best to capture one of the bugs, and examine it closely. If the body does not appear to be segmented, you probably have a termite. If, however, you notice a distinct waist, it is more… Read More

Pest Control Links Round-Up: 5 For Friday

Pest Control Links Round-Up: 5 For Friday   Atlanta Millipede Infestations Common So what exactly are millipedes? Are they dangerous? Are they even considered pests? How do you get rid of them? Here’s what you need to know. More… 5 Fun Facts About Ants Think you know all there is to know about ants? Think again! Here’s a comical view, with some amazing ant facts. Who knew ants are feminists? More… How German Cockroaches Easily Infest Homes – And Effective Techniques To Stop Them German cockroaches are considered one of the most challenging pest infestations to eliminate – even with professional treatment. Learn how to implement a successful prevention strategy, here.… Read More

Pest Control For Carpenter Ants

There is much confusion out there when it comes to Carpenter ants. Carpenter ants are frequently confused with termites, because they both nest in wood. The following article is intended for pest control professionals and homeowners alike, who are in need of some answers when it comes to identifying, and treating Carpenter ants.  Knowing a little more about these Carpenter ants can help homeowners and pest management professionals take some preventative measures to minimize damage to homes. If it’s too late, and you fear that you may have a Carpenter ant infestation, please enlist the help of a licensed ant control professional who can administer the proper insecticides.  The 3… Read More

Friday Links Round-Up of Pest Control Articles

Pest Of The Week: The Western Carpenter Ant One of the most common types of Carpenter ants is the Western Carpenter ant; which are located west of the Mississippi River. They are easy to differentiate, because of the gold hairs on their abdomens that circle the ant like a ring. Like other Carpenter ants, the Western Carpenter ant has a dull black body with reddish legs. They can bite, but do not sting. Western Carpenter ants eat the honeydew from plants, as well as other insects, and even people food. They like the same food as we do… Meat, sweets, and anything greasy. One misconception about the Western Carpenter ant… Read More