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Your Guide To Scorpion Management

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The following article is intended for pest control professionals and homeowners alike, who are in need of some answers when it comes to identifying, and treating scorpions. Knowing a little more about these scorpions can help homeowners and pest management professionals take some preventative measures to minimize scorpion’s impact. If you fear that you may have a scorpion infestation, please enlist the help of a licensed scorpion control professional who can administer the proper insecticides. Identification: The 3 Most Common Types of Scorpions  Before you can treat for scorpions, it is helpful to know which species are infesting a home or property. Here are the three most common species that… Read More

3 Pests Often Confused For Scorpions

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With the dreaded scorpion season just around the corner, many of us will be on the lookout for these stinging pests inside our homes. Seeing one of these malevolent scorpions scurry across our bathroom floor is enough to send us running to the nearest telephone to call a local scorpion exterminator. Sometimes the creepy-crawlies we see inside our homes or on our properties are not scorpions at all; just pests that closely resemble a scorpion. They’re still ugly, and they still look dangerous; even though they are generally harmless. Here are three pests we commonly confuse for scorpions: 1. Whipscorpions  A pest control technician from Bulwark Exterminating in Mesa recently… Read More

Best Of 2013: Year End Pest Control Links Round Up

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Here are a few links to some of the best pest control articles and blogs we’ve come across this year. Enjoy! General Pest Control  Pest Control Software for Small Business  http://www.theservicepro.net/blog/pest-control-software-for-small-business  A Day in a Tampa Pest Control Office http://nelsonspestcontrol.com/pest-control/pest-control-tampa-fl/a-day-in-a-tampa-pest-control-office-2/ Warmer Winter Foreshadows More Bug Infestations This Summer http://gemtekpestcontrol.com/warmer-winter-foreshadows-more-bug-infestations-this-summer/ The Importance of Pest Control in Restaurants http://dialonepestcontrol.com/the-importance-of-pest-control-in-restaurants/ 5 Crazy Pest Control Products http://pestcontrolsanantonio.com/2013/12/5-crazy-pest-control-products/ Cockroach Control What Cockroach Control Can Do To Your Restaurant http://www.horizonpestcontrol.com/blog/what-cockroach-control-can-do-to-your-restaurant/ The Primary Types of Indiana Cockroaches http://www.yespestpros.com/pest-control/the-primary-types-of-indiana-cockroaches/ Cockroach Infestations http://www.vermatechpestcontrol.co.uk/news/general-interest/cockroach-infestations.php An Overview of Cockroach Allergies http://www.paynepestcontroloc.com/786122/2013/12/12/an-overview-of-cockroach-allergies-.html Cockroaches & Disease http://spectrumpestcontrolinc.com/blog/cockroaches-disease/ Scorpion Control Scorpions, Pest Control Enemy #1 http://www.essentialpest.com/2013/05/scorpions-pest-control-enemy-1/ Black Lighting Scorpions For Scorpion Control http://pestcontrolstgeorge.com/2013/08/black-lighting-scorpions-for-scorpion-control/ Phoenix… Read More

The Oldest Scorpion In The World

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The old rocks of the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument in southern New Mexico hid a secret for some 280 million years. The secret? The World’s oldest known scorpion! Fossil Discovery: The Oldest Scorpion In The World Found In New Mexico Scientists recently found the World’s oldest scorpion in the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument in New Mexico. This newly discovered evidence proves once again that scorpions have been on this planet for millions and million of years. The 280 million year old scorpion fossil doesn’t look like much, but this vague rock impression has been identified as the ONLY fossil impression of an entire scorpion body ever found. The scientists believe… Read More

Top 5 Killer Scorpion Movies

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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

PestWorld 2013 Day 3

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 It’s Day three (October 24, 2013) here at PestWorld in Phoenix, AZ, and what an event filled day it has been. The day kicked off with the pest control industry rewards, followed immediately by the general session. The general session featured Freakonomics author Stephen Dubner addressing the 3,300 pest management professionals in attendance. After the general session, we all headed over to the exhibit hall to gander at all of the latest and greatest products and services for our industry. Our afternoons were spent in education sessions, in which I was able to attend three. Here are a few of the highlights from day three of Pest World 2013: General… Read More

Friday Links To Pest Control News

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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

How To Go Scorpion Hunting

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Southwestern desert cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas are home to the infamous Bark Scorpion. For the more adventurous types, now is the perfect time to scrounge up the trusty black light and go scorpion hunting. Even though bark scorpions are some of the most poisonous scorpions in the country, it’s a great opportunity to see them up close and expose others to they way they behave. We’ve obviously seen our fair share of scorpions, so here is everything you need to know about how to go scorpion hunting. (Obligatory disclaimer: We do not condone handling scorpions, as they can cause serious harm or even worse. If you should be… Read More

Pest Control Information- Your Links For The Week

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Pest Control Information- Your Links For The Week   Top 5 Reasons To Fear Scorpions As if we didn’t have enough reason to fear scorpions, here are five more. More… Bees & Wasps Facts: Which Colors Will Attract Them? This summer, amongst all of your pool parties and barbecues, lurks stinging pests like bees and wasps. Learn what colors attract them, and which colors repel them here. Asian Tiger Mosquitoes In San Antonio Summers in San Antonio, TX are filled with swimming, sunshine, and fun, but sadly, mosquitoes always like to crash the party. The season of sun creates perfect conditions for skeeter snack time. We all know of just… Read More

How Much Does A Pest Control Technician Cost?

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Consumers and pest control operators alike value their pest control technicians. For the consumer, a skilled and attentive technician keeps their families safe from dangerous pests like stinging scorpions, poisonous Black Widow spiders, and disease carrying cockroaches. This VALUE is immeasurable but in terms of a monetary COST; it’s about $50 a month, depending on the size of a home, location, and treatment methods. For the pest control operator, a reliable and experienced technician creates immense value for the company. A high-quality technician retains customers through their expertise and superior customer service. This value and monetary cost is a little more challenging to calculate, but really got me thinking: How… Read More