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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

5 Pest Control Links For Your Friday

5 Pest Control Links For Your Friday   Pest Of The Week: Desert Hairy Scorpion Found in the rocky desert regions of Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah; the Arizona Desert Hairy Scorpion is quite an intimidating pest. Reaching lengths of almost six inches, it is the biggest scorpion that is naturally found in the U.S. Their huge size allows Desert Hairy Scorpions to feed on smaller scorpions like Arizona Bark Scorpions. They will also eat snakes, lizards, spiders, large insects, and small vertebrates like mice. The Desert Hairy Scorpion is a dark gold in color with a dark top. Like all other scorpions, the Desert Hairy scorpion has lobster-like pincers… Read More

10 April Fools Pranks Involving Bugs

It’s April Fools Day and all of us are on high alert; making sure our family, roommates, friends and coworkers don’t pull one over on us. For all of you pranksters out there, there’s no easier prank to pull off than a classic bug prank. Whether you’re going to dump a jar of crickets on your buddy as he takes a shower, put a fake fly in somebody’s spaghetti, or put a tarantula on your boss’s desk; a creepy bug can be the cornerstone of any successful prank. Here are a just a few April Fools pranks involving bugs: Scorpion Prank Thumbs up for scorpions! Watch what happens when a… Read More

Spider Found In Oreo: Real Or Fake?

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WARNING! If you ever want to enjoy an Oreo cookie ever again, don’t read this article. Pictures have surfaced on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler of a spider that has allegedly been found inside of one of America’s favorite snacks… The Oreo Cookie! Spider Found Inside Oreo Cookie Photo Courtesy of Facebook The Oreo spider pictures come with the following caption: “This is why you always take Oreos apart before eating them, always. Now think of all the Oreos you’ve ever eaten foolishly.” After seeing the above picture, the public is left wondering if the Oreo was found this way by the consumer, or it was an easily replicated… Read More

Top 10 Bands Named After Pests

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I recently had a lot of fun putting together a Spotify playlist of popular bug songs. While putting it together, I found several bands that also shared their names with pests. Here is my top ten bands named after bugs or pests: 10. Katydids The Katydids reached stardom briefly in the early 90’s before guitarist Adam Seymour left the bad to play with The Pretenders. Before splitting, The Katydids released two moderately successful albums entitled Katydids (1991) and Shangri-la (1991).   Katydids, also known as long-horned grasshoppers, are best known for their appearance that mimics that of a leaf. 9. Adam and the Ants Adam and the Ants, led by… Read More

Best Of 2012: Year End Links Round-Up

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Here a a few links to some of the best pest control articles and blogs we’ve come across this year. Enjoy! General Pest Control  Home Pest Control Slows The Need For Home Improvement http://www.propacificpestcontrol.com/2012/pest-control/home-pest-control-slows-the-need-for-home-improvement/ Pest Control Tips For The Whole Family http://www.abridgehome.com/2012/12/02/pest-control-tips-for-the-whole-family/ What is a pest inspection and why would I need one? http://dialonepestcontrol.com/what-is-a-pest-inspection-and-why-would-i-need-one/ Borax vs. Boric Acid for Pest Control: Safe and Effective? http://www.momprepares.com/2012/08/27/borax-vs-boric-acid-for-pest-control-safe-and-effective Five Sustainable and Fascinatingly Fun Pest Management Techniques http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/five-sustainable-and-fascinatingly-fun-pest-management-techniques/ Can Pest Control Add Value to your Home? http://pestinc.net/can-pest-control-add-value-to-your-home/ Scent as Pest Control? http://scentsciences.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/scent-as-pest-control/ Benefits of Organic Pest Control http://joshuaspestcontrol.com/benefits-organic-pest-control/ Why Hire a Pest Control Pro? http://resteasypestcontrol.com/why-hire-a-pest-control-pro/ 5 Mistakes Hiring a Residential Pest Control Exterminating Company http://eliminexpestcontrol.com/wordpress1/2012/06/28/5-mistakes-hiring-a-residential-pest-control-exterminating-company-suffolk-nassau-long-island-ny/… Read More

Top 10 Stories on Blog Pest Control For 2012

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The end of 2012 is almost upon us, and what a year it was. Despite the Mayan calendar coming to an end, signaling our population’s supposed demise, we are still here. Between dancing to PSY’s Gangnam Style, and calling Carly Rae Jensen (maybe), the year seemed to fly by. This year brought us the excitement of the 2012 Summer Olympics, and the sobering tragedy in Newtown, CN. Our Country was divided during the 2012 Presidential election, but came together during Hurricane Sandy. In addition to it all, 2012 was also the hottest year on record. What a busy year! Top 10 Stories on Blog Pest Control For 2012 This year… Read More

5 For Friday- Pest Control Links Round-Up

Pest Of The Week: The Arizona Bark Scorpion   The Arizona Bark scorpion, is a small light brown scorpion; commonly found in the southwest United States. This scorpion pest is predominately found in the Sonoran Desert, however less toxic species have been discovered; throughout the Southern US. A nocturnal pest, the Bark scorpion prefers to ambush its prey; which often consists of crickets and/or roaches. Considered the most venomous scorpion in North America, the number of Bark scorpion sting victims in Arizona; is estimated to be in the thousands each year. With that being said, fatalities in the United States are rare (only 2 recorded fatalities have occurred in the… Read More

Weekly Pest Control News

 Pest Of The Week: The Aphid Also known as greenflies, blackflies or whiteflies, aphids are small sap sucking insects. Most aphids have soft bodies, which may be green, black, brown, pink or almost colorless. This common garden pest characteristically has antennae, long/thin legs, and two compound eyes. Aphids feed themselves through modified sucking mouthparts. In temperate regions, Aphids are among the most destructive insect pests. Their damage to plants, and in particular commercial crops, has resulted in a large amount of pest control services and exterminating efforts, being applied to control the activities of aphids. The aphid’s removal of sap, creates a lack of vigour in the plant, and their… Read More