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Pest Control: Links Round-Up

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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

Tips for Identifying and Eliminating Termites

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A termite is a small, wood-eating insect that secretly causes damage to wood constructed homes. According to reports from the United States Department of Agriculture, the U.S. spends approximately $5 billion each year on controlling and preventing their destructive habits. With upwards of 600,000 U.S. homes damaged by termites annually, pest control companies have their hands full staying ahead of the tiny critters. Alaska is the only state that doesn’t have termites so unless you plan on moving to the cold state, you need to be aware of the signs of termite damage. A small termite colony starts slow and only has about 10,000 members, but if they’re left alone… Read More

Friday Links Round-Up: Pest Control Articles

Friday Links Round-Up: Pest Control Articles   Kissing Bug – Everything You Need To Know About This Dangerous Pest! Kissing bugs are blood sucking insects that are known to attack humans for their food. A major reason these insects are called “kissing bugs” is because they tend to bite around the mouth and eye region while you sleep which is definitely pretty creepy. To make matters worse, these pests have the ability to transmit a dangerous disease called “Chagas” that can cause all sorts of health complications and can sometimes even be fatal. More… Pre Treatment Bed Bug Advice There are a few things you need to know and a… Read More

Patriot Day Week Pest Control Links Round-Up

September 11th Tribute

Patriot Day Week Pest Control Links Round-Up   12 Ways To Honor 9/11 September 11, 2001 will always be a tragic day in American history, but in the years since the attacks, it has become a day to honor the victims and survivors by doing good. We’ve proven as a country, that good things can come after disaster. It’s been 12 years since that tragic September day, so here are 12 ways we can honor the victims of 9/11. More… Bed Bugs: What To Do If You Get An Infestation From A Hotel Bed bugs can and will ruin your vacation. And, if you bring them home accidentally, it is… Read More

Escape The Office: Pest Control Named To Top Jobs

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Are you tired of being stuck inside the office for forty plus hours a week while others are enjoying the fresh outdoor air? If so, than look no further then these eight outdoor jobs that will help you escape the office… Including Pest Management Technician and Termite Service Technician. Pest Control Named One Of The Top Jobs To Escape Office Fox Business recently came out with a list of the top eight jobs to help you escape the office, and both Pest Management Technician and Termite Service Technician made the list. One of the main reasons why Pest Management Technician and Termite Service Technician made the list is because of… Read More

Pest Control Information- Friday Links Round-Up

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Pest Control Information- Friday Links Round-Up   Bedtime Stories For Pest Control Enthusiasts Have your parents ever told you to “sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite”? Thinking about it… isn’t this scary – especially for children? More… Termite Facts To Chomp On Infographic Here is an awesome infographic about termites. Get all the termite facts here. Problems with DIY Pest Control Does DIY pest control really work? Use caution and read about all of the problems that can occur here. Stinging Insect Classification: Wasps, Bees and Hornets Controlling any pests starts by knowing the type of pests that are inside the premises. Learn about all the different… Read More

Pest Control Information- Weekly Links

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Pest Control Information- Weekly Links First Aid Treatment for Yellow Jacket Stings You’ve been stung by a yellowjacket… Now what? Here’s a step by step first aid guide to treat these painful stings. More… What Do Gopher Tunnels Look Like Underground? Here is a fascinating look at what gopher tunnels look like under the soil. The burrow system can cover an area of 200 to 2,000 square feet. More… 5 Most Common Las Vegas Pests Las Vegas is home to some serious pests (and no, we’re not talking about the smut peddlers on the Strip). Here are the top five pests found in the Las Vegas area. More… How Termites… Read More

Steps Involved In A Termite Inspection

Wood Destroying Pest Inspection Document

Termites are one of the worst nightmares for any homeowner. When they infest, they colonize very rapidly; munching on the wood that’s in their way. While termites are notorious for eating wood, damaging the home, they are also very harmful to the health of the residents inside. Millions of dollars are spent on termite treatments and prevention. Before you spend too much on termite extermination, get your home inspected. It’s imperative to know the current status of any termite infestation. Knowing the category of the termite investigation will save additional damage that can be caused by the termites. Although most termites are subterranean insects, meaning they are generally underground, there… Read More

5 For Friday: This Week’s Link Round-Up

Pest Control Links Round-Up

5 For Friday: This Week’s Link Round-Up   One Bald Face You Don’t Want at Your BBQ Bald Face Hornets are notorious for ruining summer barbeques, and such was the case at a neighborhood Memorial Day BBQ recently in Columbus, OH. Read all about it, and what can be done to prevent/remove these hornets and their paper nests. More.. Debunking Home Pest Control Myths Here are three common pest control misconceptions, debunked by a pest control professional. More… What Works & What Doesn’t When It Comes To Mosquito Pest Control Mosquito season is in full swing, and all of us are clamoring for the best mosquito control methods and products… Read More

Carpenter Ants Versus Termites: Tips For Identifying Winged Pests

Do you have a swarm of pests outside your home? Chances are, you are dealing with either termites or carpenter ants; both of these bugs swarm during spring, which is their mating season. It is important to figure out exactly which pest you have, however, because termites can be very destructive and require treatment from professionals. Luckily, there are ways that you can determine the difference between these two bugs. Examine Their Bodies Do your best to capture one of the bugs, and examine it closely. If the body does not appear to be segmented, you probably have a termite. If, however, you notice a distinct waist, it is more… Read More