Something I hear on a regular basis is this: “I keep a clean home, I have some kind of biting pest, but it couldn’t be bedbugs.”
Bedbugs don’t prefer dirty homes. Bedbugs aren’t even more likely to be a problem in dirty homes, they are however, more likely to be a persistent problem in dirty [...]
Generally speaking bees are a very beneficial insect. Bees help with pollination, they make honey (honey bees- not all bees) and most of the time they are not a problem. A pest control professionals definition of a bee is different than the general population. We have to be able to differentiate between [...]
When you are considering purchasing a home, there are a number of questions you ask. Most of those questions probably fall into the category “Does this home work for me?” After you have made those considerations, there is often an inspection by a home inspector. This inspection will raise questions that fall [...]Continue Reading →
When buying a new home there are many things to consider like size, location, upgrades, etc. In this “buyers” market there are plenty of homes available for purchase. Once you get past “looking” and are considering making offers and especially after you’ve made offers you’ll start hearing about a home buyers inspection. In the inspection, [...]Continue Reading →
I was chatting with a friend of mine about work and the subject of bedbugs came up. I am a pest control professional so these kinds of things come up a lot for me. Anyways, as our conversation went on, I discovered that there is a general lack of knowledge on the topic of [...]Continue Reading →
Rats and mice generally make their nest out of sight to humans. Rodents tend to build nests behind appliances, in forgotten/packed away boxes and drawers, and in the insulation in the crawl space or attic of homes etc. Occasionally one of these hidden pests will die somewhere in a home and of [...]Continue Reading →
It’s 2am and my phone rings. If I weren’t in the business I’m in, I’d probably assume there was a family emergency. Well, there is one, kind of: But it isn’t my family emergency. It’s a pest control emergency. Someone found a rat in their toilet.
If you can imagine, rats are one of the [...]Continue Reading →
As I was researching bedbugs online, reading up on the latests by some of the top entomologists in the field– I came across an article on a highly respected website produced by one of the most respected science institutes in the United States that nearly made me spit out my morning coffee (and it is [...]Continue Reading →
Have you ever wondered why ants march in a line? Have you ever given thought to the fact that many bees rush to join in attack when one stings? Have you ever wondered why rodents go to the same spot even after food sources have long since been used up? Have you ever noticed a [...]Continue Reading →
Spiders and rodents and beetles oh my! Yes, that’s my take on The Wizard of Oz line “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” If you asked me the top three pests I am seeing most often right now, they would be spiders, rodents (mice and rats) and box elder beetles. [...]Continue Reading →
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