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Pest Control: Your Friday Links Round-Up

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Pest Control: Your Friday Links Round-Up Fall Wasp Wars Every autumn, homeowners wage war against wasps and hornets. These flying pests grow excessively aggressive as their preferences move from proteins to sweets. Learn more about these wasp wars. How to Get Rid of Bugs in Acorns and Pine Cones Many of us use pine cones for holiday decorations every year, but unknowingly bring pests into our homes by doing so. Here’s a step by step guide to getting rid of these unwanted bugs so you may continue using acorns and pine cones for decor. More… Plants Enlist Aid From Birds For Pest Control When trees or plants are under attack… Read More

Friday Links Round-Up: Weekly Pest Control News

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Friday Links Round-Up: Weekly Pest Control News Diatomaceous Earth Pros and Cons There is such a mixed sentiment out there about diatomaceous earth, leading to a lot of confusion. People are left wondering if it really does kill pests, and if so, how effective it really is. Learn more about the pros and cons, here. Higher Temperatures Are Bringing Out The Wasps Have you noticed an increase in wasp activity this September? Apparently, the recent hot spell is bringing out wasps in full force in some areas of North America. More… Keeping Bed Bugs At Bay – Even In College College dorms are quickly becoming one of the most frequent… Read More

Infographic: What Did You See In The Pest Test Word Search?

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Earlier this summer the pest management professionals at Bulwark Exterminating assembled a word search puzzle; a pest test of sorts, and posted it on their Facebook page. The pest test (pictured below) was a huge success! As of today, almost 12,500 people commenting on the first pest they found. The following infographic breaks down, by percentage, exactly what pests were found the most by those who participated in the word search puzzle. Here’s the infographic: Infographic: What Did You See In The Pest Test Word Search?     Take The Pest Test Yourself   What pest do you see first? Where does your find stack up against the other 12,500… Read More

Labor Day Week Pest Control Links Round-Up

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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

10 Most Painful Insect Stings

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Insects plague our backyards and for many of us, they also plague our nightmares. The following 10 insects have definitely earned their way into our nightmares and should not be taken lightly. According to American entomologist, Dr Justin O. Schmidt, these insects are the most painful out there. He created the Schmidt Sting Pain Index which ranks the most painful stings on a 1-4 scale. 10.    Sweat Bee Having a mild sting, Schmidt describes the Sweat bee’s punch as “light, ephemeral, almost fruity; a tiny spark has singed a single hair on your arm” and ranks it a 1.0 on his pain index. These bees are attracted to human sweat,… Read More

Three Superheroes Inspired by Insects

Superheroes are a big part of our culture. Comic book and movie fans love to see someone come into the scene and just decimate the bad guys. Superheroes get their abilities from a number of different sources, including the insect world. These three superheroes are among the more widely known and popular of the bug-inspired superheroes of the comic world. The Human Fly Not well known by anyone other than long-term fans of the Marvel Comics Universe, the Human Fly is actually two characters. One is a super villain who paired off against Spiderman, and the other is a Superhero who starred in his own comic book series from 1977… Read More

Are Insect Stings Bad For Pregnant Women?

Insects sting for various reasons. They could become aggravated when they think that they’re territory is being invaded or when they are accidentally disturbed. Luckily, getting stung by a bee or wasp doesn’t necessarily spell disaster for someone who is pregnant. The danger, however, is if the victim is allergic to stings. If this is the case, then she should go to a hospital immediately or dial 911. Allergy to Sting Getting stung by any creature, especially wasps and carpenter bees which can sting more than once, is dangerous to some. Hypersensitive individuals or those with allergies to stings can experience life-threatening symptoms, like breathing difficulty, heart palpitations or loss… Read More

Pest Control Links Round-Up: Fourth Of July Edition

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Pest Control Links Round-Up: Fourth Of July Edition   Four Top Pests For The Fourth Of July Mosquitoes, ants, stinging pests and flies can interrupt our parades, flags, cookouts and fireworks as we celebrate the Fourth of July and our country’s 237th birthday. More… Managing Bees & Wasps Bees and wasp’s love of man-made structures and food sources bring them into contact with people during July 4th activities; creating the opportunity for a painful sting. More… Declare Your Independence From Pests This July 4th Are you currently being oppressed by a nasty regime of pests; much like the colonists were back in 1776? If so, it’s time to declare your… Read More

3 Pests That Can Ruin Your Fourth Of July

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Among all of your festive Fourth of July BBQ’s, fireworks, pool parties, and parades can lurk unanticipated nuisances that may very well wreak havoc on the day’s festivities (and I’m not talking about your Uncle Roger who drinks too much). I’m talking of course about bugs! Here are three such nuisances, or outdoor pests, that can ruin your Fourth of July holiday: Yellow Jackets One of the most popular Fourth of July activities are family picnics or barbeques. In fact, Last July 4th some 78 million Americans had a barbecue; grilling everything from hotdogs, to hamburgers, to shish kabobs. The sweet watermelon and sticky sodas draw in unwanted pests to… Read More

Your Pest Control Links For The Week

Your Pest Control Links For The Week   Ridding Your Pantry of Pests If you’ve ever poured yourself a bowl of cereal in the morning; and found beetles, weevils or other pantry pests crawling around in your Cheerios; you know it can be quite a disturbing experience. Here’s some advice on getting rid of the uninvited guests. More… Millipede Menace This article offers some good advice on preventing millipedes. These pests smell awful, are dirty, leave stains, and can even disrupt electrical equipment. More… Difference Between Waterbugs and Cockroach Infestations For some insight on cockroaches and waterbugs, including what they look like, where they live, what they eat, and how to get… Read More