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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

Cicada Invasion To Hit Eastern US

Much of the eastern United States, including areas as far south as Georgia, are about to be overcome with millions of scary looking insects called cicadas. Swarms will be anywhere and everywhere. When they hatch, the ground will look like it is boiling. It’s a phenomenon that cannot be witnessed anywhere else in the world. Here’s what you need to know about these swarming bugs: Swarms Of Cicadas To Hit Eastern U.S. Welcome back cicadas! For the first time since 1996, after spending 17 years hiding underground, massive swarms of cicadas are set to descend on the eastern United States. From New York down to Georgia, these noisy and menacing… Read More

Bedbug Laws By State

With the serious increase of bedbug infestations over the past decade, many victims of such infestations are wondering what the bedbug laws are in their state. Currently, twenty-two states have bedbug laws in the books. Several other states have bedbug legislation, or yet to be passed bedbug laws. Here is a compiled list: *** Disclaimer*** The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only, and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. These are the bedbug laws as of March 11, 2013, and can change. If  you feel that you have been a bedbug victim; whether landlord, tenant, or otherwise, please contact a licensed attorney who specializes… Read More

Bed Bug Pictures – Showing the Bed Bug Epidemic

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Bed Bug Epidemic There is a lot of scare around bed bugs and the rising accounts of it in the US, and the scare is justified. Bed bugs are very difficult to control and spread very fast if not kept in check. Regular pest control treatments are not enough to keep these pests at bay. Pest management professionals charge a pretty penny when bed bugs become an infestation. If you have a concern about bed bugs it is best to call early and react quickly if signs point to ‘yes’. Bed bug dogs are a very effective way to search for bed bugs, both to prevent and follow up on… Read More

My trip to Raliegh NC – Bulwark Pest Control Guy

Just a couple of fun highlights from my trip to Raleigh, NC for the internet summit. The 100 Mile Race Flying out of Phoenix Sky Harbor, I spoke with a man that told me he had just run 100 miles. I thought he was being sarcastic. Nope. He was in a 100 mile race. He [...]

Scorpion Strikes In Lockport, NY

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A woman was stung by a scorpion while unpacking box. Gee!  That doesn’t sound outside the realm of possibility now does it? Yeah, well, it happened in Lockport, NY, where there are no native species of scorpions. First, a look at the culprit… So how did it happen? The woman was a 23-year-old employee at Johnson-Rose Corp in Niagara County, and was stung while opening a cardboard box at work.  It sounds like maybe the box came in the mail.  That would be our easiest speculation, and was that of the Buffalo Zoo President, Donna Fernandez.  Fernandez also admitted that scorpions in their area are either kept as unique pets… Read More