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Pest Control Links Round-Up: Christmas Edition

Christmas Bee

Give The Gift Of Insect Candy This Christmas This Christmas, try something a little different with your gift-giving. Check out these insect candies that will make the perfect stocking stuffer. More… Pests Love Christmas Too! Don’t get so wrapped up in all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays, that you forget the pest control; after all, some pests love all the yummy foods and decorations of Christmas too. More… Is Your Home Bug Free & Guest Ready? This is the time of the year when we get together with friends, family and loved one to celebrate the blessings of the year and share in the holiday joy. Unfortunately… Read More

Bug Christmas Gift Ideas

stuffed ladybug

Christmas will soon be here, and if you have a bug lover in your life, it can be a little challenging to be creative with gift ideas. However, you can rest assured that there are plenty of bug gifts to choose from that will keep your little bug-lover satisfied. Below is a list of five bug ideas you can give to your own little bug this holiday season. The Very Hungry Caterpillar   This children’s classic by Eric Carle has been a staple in children’s book collections for decades. Your little one will love the adorable illustrations, as well as the timeless story about the caterpillar that was so hungry… Read More

Keep Santa Safe From Chimney Pests

Keep Santa Safe From Chimney Pests Tonight is Christmas Eve. That jolly old elf named Santa Clause will be making his way from rooftop to rooftop, down chimneys, delivering toys to all of those good girls and boys. Are your chimneys free of pests so Santa can safely make his deliveries? Imagine poor Santa getting stung by swarms of bees, bitten by rabid raccoons, or attacked by nesting squirrels! The truth is chimneys are a favorite hiding place for pests like rodents, bees, wasps, birds, and bats. Here’s everything you need to know about chimney pests; so you and Santa can have a safe, pest free Christmas.   Common Chimney… Read More

Weekly Pest Control Round-Up

Pest Of The Week: The Eastern Gray Squirrel   In most of North America, the most common variety of squirrel encountered in urban areas, is the Eastern Gray squirrel; or Grey squirrel (Canada). These rodent pests have spread across the United States, and are often discovered in parks, backyards (urban) and farmlands (rural). In fact, in many areas the Eastern Grey squirrel has largely displaced the native Red squirrel. As the name suggests, the Eastern Gray squirrel is characteristically covered in gray fur, but it can also display a reddish color. This rodent pest has a white underside, and a large bushy tail. The head and body length ranges from… Read More

The Christmas Beetle

This Holiday season, as sure as the shopping malls become packed with crazed shoppers; and as sure as young children wake way too early Christmas morning; so too will the Christmas beetle appear, on cue, in large numbers across most of Australia. Christmas Beetles Christmas beetles (Anoplognathus) are a classification of beetle found in Australia that consists of some 35 different beetle species from the family Scarabaeidae. These beetles are called Christmas beetles, because of their frequent emergence close to Christmas each and every year. Why Christmas Beetles Appear At Christmas The reason these beetles are so common around the Christmas holiday, is because of their seasonal life cycle. The… 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

Reindeer Saves Rat’s Life, Spreads Holiday Cheer

“…But do you recall? The most famous reindeer of all…Shooter The Good Deed Reindeer!” Err! OK, so he may not be the most famous, but he certainly is the most thoughtful and service oriented toward rodent-kind. Shooter, resident of the Pocatello Zoo in Idaho, was seen by zoo staff awkwardly handling his water trough. The large animal, which at times can be a bit overbearing for many of the staffers, eventually was able to dip his head and gently retrieve a rat from his barrel. Shooter then laid the distressed rodent on the floor and proceeded to nudge him with his hoof until he had the strength to scurry away… Read More