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Top 5 Killer Scorpion Movies

Scorpion Gigantus Movie

What do you get if you put scorpions in Hollywood? Giant mutant bug flicks relaying tales of unrenowned horror! In real life, scorpions are scary enough as it is, but when you blow them up to six-feet or more on the big screen and add the killer element… well, you’ll be having nightmares for weeks to come! OK, maybe not, but you’ll certainly have an entertaining way to waste a couple hours. Below is the top 5 killer scorpion flicks that you must watch if you enjoy giant mutant bug movies. 1. The Black Scorpion (1957)   The Black Scorpion is the film that started it all – at least… Read More

5 Ridiculous Bug Bits Online

Praying Mantis

We all know the internet is wonderful. I recently needed to find some information in a book, yes books still exist, and asked, “How do I Google in this thing?” Haha, brain fart, but the internet is also known to be home to some of the world’s weirdest, creepiest, and totally ridiculous truths and lies. The following are some of the most wonderful bug related treasures we’ve found online: 5. Sure Fire Pest Control: Man Blows Up His Apartment   One sure way, proven to be 100% effective, to get rid of the bugs in your bachelor pad is to blow up the joint. Hands down you’ll be bug-free. A New… Read More

Why Are Bats Dying?

Creepy! Sinister! Blood-sucking devil birds! Winged spawn of Satan! These are just a few words some of us might mistakenly use to describe the bat; but despite this fictitious reputation, bats are vital to the ecosystem. They are pest control agents; eating disease-carrying insects like mosquitoes, and feeding on crop-damaging caterpillars and worms. They also aid in the pollinating of certain plants. It’s because of their vital ecological importance, bat-lovers and scientists alike are in panic mode over massive loss of these flying mammals. Bats are dying off at an alarming rate. Just how big of a bat loss are we talking? Last year, NASA reported the North American bat’s… 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

Did A Spider Bite Kill Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman?

Did A Spider Bite Kill Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman? The world of heavy metal is mourning the loss of Jeff Hanneman, guitarist and founding member of thrasher band Slayer. While the official cause of death has been listed as liver failure, there is much speculation that it may have been due to complications caused by a spider bite in 2011. Hanneman almost lost his arm due to a flesh-eating disease, necrotizing fasciitis, which he contracted after failing to seek immediate medical treatment after being bitten by a spider two years ago. Slayer spokeswoman Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald blamed Hanneman’s death on the spider bite. Flesh-eating bacteria doesn’t cause liver failure by itself;… Read More

Weekly Pest Control News & Links

Here’s Your Weekly Pest Control News & Links Tackling NJ Bed Bugs Is No Easy Task Battling bedbugs is no easy task, but Heritage Pest Control in New Jersey will be able to properly identify the locations of the bed bug infestations and develop a safe plan of attack against the pests. More… Bulwark Exterminating Makes Best Of Yelp Each year yelp.com, a customer review site, recognizes a few select businesses with a “Best Of” distinction. Bulwark Exterminating in Austin, TX was recently recognized as “Best Pest Control in Austin.” More… Avoiding Springtime Pests in Portland, Oregon Springtime in Portland, Oregon is beautiful; but one thing that can put a… 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

Friday Links Round Up

The Culture of the Negotiated Pest Control Transactions Here’s a great blog for us pest control operators that explores the art of negotiating prices among different cultures, and how American’s are catching on. There’s a great take home lesson at the end on setting prices while still being able to negotiate with potential and existing customers. Check out: http://heartspm.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/culture-of-negotiated-pest-control-price/ Tips on Hiring Pest Control Services This article provides an interesting consumer perspective on exactly what our customers want in a pest control service. As pest control operators, we can look to model ourselves, and our customer service, according to these guidelines. http://www.linksparadise.com/?p=20782 August Means Hungry Yellow Jackets Heritage Pest Control of… Read More

Roaches Predict Our Next President!

As pest control professionals we deal with roach problems almost every day. As we are working to eliminate these pests for our customers, roaches are busy predicting the next president of the United States. The New Jersey Pest Management Association holds a “presidential cockroach derby” every four years to predict this country’s next president. The derby pairs two Madagascar hissing cockroaches against each other with each cockroach representing a corresponding presidential candidate, Mitt Romney or Barack Obama. Each roach has a tiny cartoon caricature stuck to its back as they race down a three-foot-long track to the finish line. Commentators make political wisecracks like, “Look, the Obama roach is leaning… Read More