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Friday Favorites: Your Links Round-Up Of Pest Articles

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Your Homes Curb Appeal Could Be Attracting Pests It’s important to pay attention to what implications your home’s curb appeal and landscaping can have for your yearly pest prevention. Here are some helpful landscaping tips to deter pests: http://www.westernpest.com/blog/your-homes-curb-appeal-could-be-attracting-pests/ Preventing Ants Is An Ongoing Task Check out these helpful tips from our Rose exterminators to prevent ant problems in your home: http://www.rosepestsolutions.com/blog/post/preventing-ants-is-an-ongoing-task Carpenter Bees Damage Wood These bees are known as wood destroying insects, because they make their nests inside of wood and cause a host of problems for home owners as a result. If left unchecked, carpenter bees can cause structural damage. Learn more: http://www.permatreat.com/carpenter-bees-damage-wood/ Pest Control Tips to… Read More

Friday Links To Pest Control Articles

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Afraid of Spiders? Me Too! If you’re a fellow arachnophobe, we’re in good company—Justin Timberlake, J.K. Rowling, and Selena Gomez also suffer from this affliction. In fact, between three and six percent of all people have Arachnophobia. Learn more about Arachnophobia here. Earwigs Crawl Into Peoples Ears While They Are Sleeping & Lay Eggs In Their Brains – FACT OR MYTH? Heard the tale that earwigs can crawl into your ears and bite you while you are sleeping and lay eggs in your brain, causing serious injury or even death? Is it fact or myth? Read more here. Landscaping Tip #8 – Mosquito & Noseeum Control for Your Home Have… Read More

Round-Up Of Pest Control Articles Of The Week

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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