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Labor Day Week Pest Control Links Round-Up   Wasp Ruins My Labor Day While enjoying my outdoor Labor Day picnic, I feel this small quiver underneath my blouse. I brush at it, thinking nothing of it at first, when I realize that ‘quiver’ inside my blouse has legs… and a bad temper! More… Take the Bite Out of Labor Day Nothing puts a damper on end-of-summer picnics and camp-outs faster than biting bugs. Unfortunately, mosquitoes and other insect pests come with the summertime territory. You can keep pesky – and sometimes dangerous – bugs from ruining your time outdoors over the long Labor Day weekend by taking three steps for… Read More

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Black Light Scorpion

Friday Links To Pest Control News Black Lighting Scorpions For Scorpion Control Are you the adventurous type, always looking for something to do at night? Try something new… Try black-lighting scorpions. It’s a fun nighttime activity that can also help keep your home and property free from stinging scorpions. More… Avoiding Mosquito Problems in the Summer Months For some tips on how to keep mosquitoes from breeding, and how to keep these blood-sucking pests from biting you, click here. Austin Bats In Danger? Every year some 100,000 plus people visit Austin’s Congress Avenue Bridge to witness one of nature’s marvels. During summer evenings, upwards of 1.5 million bats emerge from… Read More

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Western Desert Tarantula

Friday Links To Pest Control Information Bless The Bats Of Agriculture Bat appetites for insect destruction translate to about $3.7 billion worth of pest control in North America each year, but the bat has been dying off because of a deadly disease called White-Nose Syndrome. More… Top 10 Most Bizarre Pest Control Remedies These pest control remedies are just plain crazy. Wouldn’t it be easier to just hire a reliable and effective pest control company? You have to see these remedies. More… Problems Caused by Bird Nests and Preventive Measures for Commercial Buildings Birds can become pests when they create noise, damage property, cause fires, block ventilation systems, and spread… Read More

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This Week’s Pest Control Links Winter Pest Control Tips Following these seven simple tips can go along way to ensure your winter is pest free. More… Greenville / Spartanburg Falls Into The Top 50 Cities With Bed Bug Activity The top ten list of most bedbug infested cities is out, and very few states are devoid of the blood-sucking pests. South Carolina is no different. More… Tips to Halt Spring Termite Infestations Spring is rapidly approaching and there are some steps you can take now to help prevent possible termite infestations. More… The Importance of Moisture Control Moisture and pests go hand and hand, but what can you do about… Read More

Weekly Pest Control Links Round-Up

Pest Of The Week: The Wheat Weevil    Wheat Weevils Also known as the grain weevil, wheat weevils occur all over the world, and are considered a common pest in many places. This species of weevil is approximately 3 to 5mm in length, with an elongated snout and chewing mouthparts. Female wheat weevils can cause problems for farmers, when they lay their (between 36 and 254) eggs in wheat, oats, rye, barley, rice or corn. In most instances, the female will only deposit one egg, in each grain kernel and seal the hole with a gelatinous secretion. However once inside, the wheat weevil’s larvae will feed on the grain until… Read More

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This Week’s Pest Of  The Week: The Acrobat Ant   This species of ant is named the “Acrobat,” because of the manner in which the worker ants carry their abdomens above the rest of the body, as if performing a balancing act. They vary in color from yellowish brown to dark brown, and the heart-shaped abdomen is usually darker than the rest of the body. Acrobat ants may produce winged, reproductive individuals (males and females) called swarmers. Although the swarmers are harmless, they may be the first sign of ants invading. Acrobat ants feed on a variety of foods, including other garden insects and sweets, particularly the honeydew produced by aphids,… Read More