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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

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

Top 5 Best & Worst Mosquito Repellants

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Thursday is the Fourth of July! It’s a time we will gather together with our families and friends; celebrating living in the world’s best country. We will commemorate our nation’s independence by waving flags at parades, cooling off in swimming pools, woofing down tons of hotdogs and potato salad at BBQ’s, and cap the day off by lighting or watching vibrant fireworks. With all of the day’s festivities, the last thing you want to worry about is blood-sucking pests like mosquitoes and ticks. One of the best ways to keep these irritating bugs from ruining your holiday is to wear a good insect repellant when you are outdoors. With so… Read More

Pest Control- Weekly Links

Pest Control- Weekly Links   Carpenter Ant Awareness Week This week is carpenter ant awareness week. How can you spot carpenter ants? Where are they found? What can you do to prevent them? Here’s what you need to know. More… Bird Mites Here’s an article discussing the appearance, lifecycle, habits, and behavior of bird mites. More… Have You Seen the Asian Tiger Mosquito? Our pest of the week is the Asian Tiger Mosquito. Turns out that this flying pest is also common in California. Here’s what you need to know. More… Asian Cockroaches In Charlotte, NC Out of all the different species of cockroaches, the Asian cockroach just might be… Read More

Pest Control Links- Weekly Links Round-Up

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Pest Control Links- Weekly Links Round-Up   Pest Test     The pest professionals at Bulwark Exterminating put together this fun Pest Test. Test your eyes. What is the first pest you see? Is this pest the one you fear the most? Have you ever been bitten or stung by this pest? How many pests can you find?   Carpet Beetles The pest professionals give us some useful information about carpet beetles, including: description, control, controlling larvae, and other characteristics. More… Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus Yup, it’s that time of year again. All of us must endure those blood-sucking mosquitoes. Here’s a little information as to why they bite.… Read More

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

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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

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

Mosquitoes That Drink Blood By The Gallon: Meet The Gallinipper

If a regular mosquito was a smart car, than the gallinipper would be a Mack truck. It’s the goliath of all mosquitoes. A biting bug that is so terrifying that it has emptied entire schoolyards of screaming children. They are called gallinippers because it is believed they can nip a gallon of your blood. The worst part is that they are expected to invade South Florida in big numbers this mosquito season. What Is A Gallinipper?  We are headed to rainy season, and we all know that that means mosquitoes; and the largest blood sucking mosquito in the U.S. is the ‘Shaggy-Legged’ Gallinipper. The gallinipper, properly known as Psorophora ciliata,… Read More

Weekly Links To Pest Control Articles

Weekly Pest Control Links Round-Up   Top 10 Ways To Kill A Spider When you see a disgusting spider in your home, you better have a sure-fire action plan to get rid of it! Thanks to Bulwark Exterminating, we can all be prepared with these ten ways to kill a spider. More… Are Mosquitoes Becoming Immune To DEET? Interesting stuff here. A new study on mosquitoes and DEET revealed that exposed mosquitoes were mostly immune to the smell of DEET after briefly being exposed to the chemical. Three hours later, the previously exposed mosquitoes were attracted to human skin which contained DEET. More… Nevada Bedbug Laws Many tourists and residents… Read More

Weekly Pest Control News

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