Friday Links Round-Up
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. More…
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 under UV lighting. More…
Frugal Dad’s Top Pest Control Blogs
For an excellent compilation of pest control blogs, check out:
Bed Bug Services: How Do Bed Bugs Spread?
For a very informative read regarding bedbugs, including how they are spread, the progression toward home infestations, and what you can do to prevent their spreading, check out:
Florida Tightens Regulations for Those Experiencing Bee Infestations
Florida recently decided to begin enforcing a law that prohibits beekeepers from eliminating or relocating live bee colonies. The law requires infestations to be removed by a certified pest control expert, and many beekeepers lack the required license to continue relocating hives that are a nuisance to residents. More…
Tragedy During a Roach Eating Contest
Edward “Eddie” Archbold is seen in the above video grabbing handfuls of roaches, and tossing them in his mouth like peanuts. The 32 year old resident of South Florida passed away earlier this month after eating several dozen of those roaches. The man was competing in a roach-eating contest with the hopes of winning an ivory ball python from a local reptile store. More…
Pest of the Week
Harvestmen are more commonly known as “Daddy Long Legs,” and are not true spiders; but are very close relatives. They are dark brown with one body section (about a 1/2 an inch) and have long, thin legs; spanning up to 2 inches. Harvestmen do not bite or sting, they do not possess venom, and they do not create silk.
Very active at night, and often found in large numbers around structures and inside buildings, Harvestmen spiders are active hunters and provide excellent pest control services, to help homeowners eliminate insects, aphids, caterpillars, leafhoppers, beetles, flies, mites, slugs, worms, spiders and other harvestmen.