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Infographic: The Growing Rodent Problem In America

Mouse By Tail

A survey was recently conducted by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) where it has been determined that the most common pest infestations in the United States have to do with rodents; mice and rats inparticular. The NPMA is reporting that almost 1/3 of Americans (29%) have had problems with rodents at one time or another, in varying degrees, last year. The survey was conducted online in the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of the NPMA, from November 22-26, 2013, among 2,033 adults ages 18 and older. The following infographic, put together by the NMPA, breaks down exactly what the NMPA found with their survey and offers a few… Read More

Steps Involved In A Termite Inspection

Wood Destroying Pest Inspection Document

Termites are one of the worst nightmares for any homeowner. When they infest, they colonize very rapidly; munching on the wood that’s in their way. While termites are notorious for eating wood, damaging the home, they are also very harmful to the health of the residents inside. Millions of dollars are spent on termite treatments and prevention. Before you spend too much on termite extermination, get your home inspected. It’s imperative to know the current status of any termite infestation. Knowing the category of the termite investigation will save additional damage that can be caused by the termites. Although most termites are subterranean insects, meaning they are generally underground, there… 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

Bed Bug’s Secret Invasion Strategy Revealed: Inbreeding

Back in the 1950s, American exterminators thought that the common bed bug, had been completely eliminated. However, over the past decade, these blood-sucking pests have made a huge comeback. In fact, in hotels, homes, and multi-unit housing complexes across the United States, the number of reported bed bug infestations have surpassed (up to 100x) the numbers recorded; in 1990. If for no other reason, it appears that the bed bug’s ability to produce healthy young through inbreeding, is a major contributing factor to the continued strength; of their U.S. invasion. “Inbreeding gives bed bugs an advantage in being able to colonize. A single female that has been mated is able… Read More

How Roaches Infest-Roach Control

Transcript from How Roaches Infest-Roach Control: Roach Control Professional: “- storm drain system: Because the fact is, is that the roaches in every metropolitan city in the United States, these roaches, American roaches and oriental cockroaches, called “water bugs”, breed and thrive in the sewer lines. But, the problem that we have here in the [...]

How Roaches Infest-Roach Control

Transcript from How Roaches Infest-Roach Control: Roach Control Professional: “- storm drain system: Because the fact is, is that the roaches in every metropolitan city in the United States, these roaches, American roaches and oriental cockroaches, called “water bugs”, breed and thrive in the sewer lines. But, the problem that we have here in the [...]

The roaches built that!

I went to this house in the run down part of town to do an emergency service.  It seemed like the tenants have issues with their rental home.  All five of them sat outside the house with luggage bags in tow when I showed up.  Unfortunately none of them spoke English fluently.  In broken sentences and hand signals, I gather that they were just in the middle of moving in when they noticed that all is not well.  The husband who had been quiet all this time suddenly burst out and said, “The roaches built that!” pointing to the house.  So I proceeded to do the service and was just… Read More