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stuffed tick

Warm Spring Weather Brings Ticks back to The Garden State April showers and May flowers may be especially welcome this spring because of the harsh winter just past. But this is also the time of year when anyone visiting or living in New Jersey should be on the lookout for another, less pleasurable harbinger of the season – the blacklegged, or deer, tick… Read More Ladybug-Mimicking Spider The ladybug mimic spider (Paraplectana coccinella) mimics the ladybug in what is called Batesian mimicry. This means mimicking a toxic animal without actually being toxic yourself. So you get the protection, but don’t actually need to worry about producing the toxins… Read More… Read More

Friday Link Round-Up: Weekly Pest Control Information

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How Do Termite Colonies Begin? New subterranean termite colonies can begin in one of two ways, through a swarm, and by budding a new colony… Read More Pest-Proof Your Home April is National Pest Management Month and with the advent of spring, Leonard Douglen, the Executive Director of the New Jersey Pest Management Association, reminds homeowners that pest-proofing one’s home protects against threats to health and, importantly, damage to one’s greatest investment… Read More What Does Pest Exclusion Really Mean? Exclusion is a major component of an integrated pest management system. Use of the term “management” indicates a proactive approach involving prevention. This tactic is the most efficient, cost-effective way… Read More

Pest Control: Friday Links Round-Up

Bee Blossom

Funny Fridays In need of a good laugh this Friday? Check out these pest memes… Read More Spring Bug Guide Here’s a spring bug guide for homeowners in the upper Midwest… Read More Crazy Ants Explained! Here are a few helpful pointers about the Rasberry Crazy Ant… Read More Arkansas Exterminators Offer Spring Pest Control Tips Stinging insects, ants, and many other critters are busy in the spring. With just a few steps you can help limit your exposure to them… Read More  Spring Ahead. Are Ants and Termites Headed Your Way?  Ants and termites start to appear with the warm weather. Both of these pests can cause significant damage to… Read More

Friday Links Round-Up: Pest Control Information

Rat Bread

Boy Dies from Rat-Bite Fever A boy died from a bacterial infection recently in San Diego, apparently from his pet rat. The San Diego County medical examiner’s office ruled that the cause of death was streptobacillus moniliformis infection, commonly known as rat-bite fever, after exposure to an infected rat… Read More Dust Mite Treatment Tips There are only two recommended ways to deal with dust mites – prevention and cure. Lets take a look at both of these methods… Read More Examining the Health Risks Associated with a Rodent Infestation In addition to the structural damage rodents can cause, they also present a serious health risk to you and your… Read More

Weekly Link Round-Up

Bedbug bites

The Psychological Effects of a Bed Bug Infestation When we think about the effects of crimes such as robberies and assaults, we don’t just think about the stolen property or the victims’ physical injuries. We also consider the emotional consequences of these offenses, which often last longer and are thus much more difficult for victims to overcome. While the aforementioned crimes are perpetrated by people, insects can be almost as psychologically destructive… Read More 4 Florida Pests That Are Better Left to Pest Control Bedbugs, termites, stinging insects, rats, and mice are all better left to pest management professionals. Find out why… Read More What You Need To Know About… Read More

Friday Favorites: Weekly Links Round-Up Of Pest Articles

Termites In Oak

The Future Of Construction Is Inspired By Termites Termites take cues from each other and their environment to figure out where they should place the next piece of soil in the tunnel-building process. Scientists have used stigmergy to develop a mathematical formula that will allow robots to build structures without needing blueprints… Read More Most Common Stinging Insects For a comprehensive breakdown of our most common insects that sting, and what you can do to avoid getting stung, Read More Stung By A Scorpion- How Do I Know? If you are stung by a scorpion, there is a good change you may not be able to determine the exact sting… Read More

Pest Control News: Valentines Day Edition

Heart Scorpions

Valentines Day Bugs There are two bugs that have names synonymous with Valentines Day; and coincidentally, one is our pest of the week. Here’s what you need to know about two Valentines Day Bugs; the Lovebug and the Kissing bug… Read More Book Lice Or Psocids’ My wife loves getting books for any special occasion, and I’ll admit that sometimes I’ll get her a book from a used book store. This Valentines Day, don’t give your significant other Book Lice… Read More New England’s Most Invasive Insects If you live on one of these New England states, be on the lookout for these three invasive insects this Valentines Day… Read… Read More

Friday Link Round-Up: Pest Control News

Bedbugs Invade

List of Worst Bed Bug Cities Targets Midwest If you live in one of these bedbug infested Midwestern cities, I’m sorry. If you’re doing any traveling to one of these cities in the future, please take some bedbug precautions… Read More Where Do Cluster Flies Come From? Crazy fact… Cluster Fly larvae develop inside earthworms living in the ground outside of homes. The larvae develop into cocoons before hatching into adult flies… Read More Bed Bugs Still Appear During Winter Months Contrary to popular belief, bed bugs are not seasonal pests– they do not adapt to the cold very well, so they will be more likely to seek shelter indoors… Read… Read More

Friday Favorites: Weekly Links Round-Up

House Centipede

House Centipede: One Scary Looking Dude! Okay it’s time for my vote and I think the house centipede is one scary looking dude! Here’s why… Read More What Pests Pose Threats To Commercial Properties? The list of diseases pests can transmit is substantial. There are a few pests that are the biggest culprits… Read More Common Animals that Live in the Attic Your attic is a common hideout for pests. These are the biggest culprits… Read More From Yellow Page Spammers to Bad Plumbers Who PPC Are yesterday’s Yellow Page spammers today’s internet spammers? Read More Simple Pest Control Here are a few simple and green pest control tips from… Read More

Pest Control: Links Round-Up

stink bug

Stink Bug Season is Almost Over Thankfully, the stink bug season is coming to an end. Learn more about there life-cycle, and a few pointers that will help you out next year when the smelly pests return… Read More Avoiding Bee Stings Being stung by a bee is never fun, especially to those that are allergic. Stings can be fatal. Here are a few tips to help you prevent from “bee”-ing stung… Read More West Nile Virus Responsible For Bald Eagle Deaths Utah State officials, and nature lovers alike, have been left wondering what has been killing off our beloved bald eagles. Now scientists at the Utah Division of Wildlife… Read More