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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

How to Identify Common Bug Bites

Bedbug Bites

I often receive phone calls from people truly distressed by itches, who say, “bugs are biting me.”  Most of the time the callers are correct and they are suffering from insects we can take care of:  bed bugs, fleas, or bird mites. If itching isn’t caused by any of these household pests, and mosquitoes are not suspected, then the problem might be scabies or lice. Identifying Bug Bites Bed bug bites often appear as red itchy welts in groups of three. Bites will be located in the areas of the body most easily accessed in a sleeping person: neck, arms and legs, the sides of the back. Some people have… 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

Pest Control News: Weekly Links Round-Up

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Pest Control News: Weekly Links Round-Up   What is that little red bug? Is it a spider? An Ant? If you have little red bugs all over your side walk, or on the side of your house, you could possibly have Clover Mites. More… A Different Approach to Pest Control Smart pest control begins with prevention. There are a lot of ways you can make small changes to your home that will help keep pests out. More… Masonry Bees Here is some information from Graham Pest Control about Masonry bees; including appearance, biology, and importance. More… How to Keep Cicada Killers or Digger Wasps Away Here’s a great video on… Read More

Weekly Links To Pest Control Articles

Weekly Pest Control Links Round-Up   Top 10 Ways To Kill A Spider When you see a disgusting spider in your home, you better have a sure-fire action plan to get rid of it! Thanks to Bulwark Exterminating, we can all be prepared with these ten ways to kill a spider. More… Are Mosquitoes Becoming Immune To DEET? Interesting stuff here. A new study on mosquitoes and DEET revealed that exposed mosquitoes were mostly immune to the smell of DEET after briefly being exposed to the chemical. Three hours later, the previously exposed mosquitoes were attracted to human skin which contained DEET. More… Nevada Bedbug Laws Many tourists and residents… Read More

Links Roundup: Pest Control News For The Week

Links Roundup: Pest Control News For The Week   Insects That Look Worse Than They Are Bugs like the praying mantis, dragonfly, spider, and scarab beetle all look menacing. These insects’ bark is worse then their bite. They are actually quite beneficial. More… Beware The Bug: Fire Ants – The Dangerous Home Invader Fire ants pose a serious health risk, particularly to small children or family pets. They are known to have a strong, painful and persistent sting that often leaves a pustule on the skin. Left untreated, fire ant bites can become infected and in a few extreme cases, have been reported fatal. More… Pest Control Tip: Beware Of… Read More

Weekly Pest Control Videos & Links

This Week’s Pest Control Videos & Links   Harlem Shake ( bed bug inspection edition) Harlem shake videos have been the craze as of late, and even bed bug inspectors have caught on. See for yourself: Winning the Roach & Ant Battle We all know how much of a nightmare dealing with ants and cockroaches can be. Here are a few tips on winning that battle from Suburban Exterminating in Long Island, NY. More… Liquid vs. Bait Termite Treatment Termites are one of the leading causes of damage to your home. Dealing with them can be tricky at times, but fortunately there is help. Here is a good discussion on… Read More