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Choosing A Pest Management Professional

Apr 04th, 2017

Choosing a Pest Management Professional

When it comes to Pest Management Professionals (PMPs) there are many to chose from. So, how do you know which exterminator to hire to do the job?

Good exterminators provide preventive pest control service rather than waiting for a pest situation to arise.

The guidelines below will assure you that you that the pest control professionals  that you hire can accurately identify and address potential pest problems.

What should a professional extermination service have to offer?

When arriving to the location each time, meet with Read More

Stinging Insects

Apr 04th, 2017

Pest Management Protects Pollinators

 

Many types of plants, including fruit and vegetable crops depend on animals for pollination, therefore protecting bees, wasps, hornets, and other pollinators from pesticide risks is important for pollinator health.

 

A National Research Council Report in 2007, Status of Pollinators in North America, documented the decline of pollinators and discussed some of the possible causes.

 

A theory among scientists in the EPA, USDA, and the global scientific and regulatory community alike, is that the general declining health of stinging insects such as Read More

Tips for General Pest Control in Ohio

Apr 04th, 2017

Professional pest management companies are integrating the following environmentally friendly pest control techniques into pest management programs.

The best type of mulch for pest control

Organic mulch can be a favorable medium for harboring insects. A thick layer of rubber mulch can provide more protection against the threat of insects such as millipedes, ants, cockroaches and beetles.

The best lighting for pest control

Bright outside lights can attract spiders, lizards and even frogs. Place lights away from the home and ensure the light beams are directed away from Read More

Mosquito Prevention

Apr 04th, 2017

Getting Rid Of Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes can be an annoyance to homeowners and prevent them from fully enjoying their yards. These insects can also carry diseases such as West Nile, Dengue, and Chikungunya viruses.

Although complete mosquito eradication is not viable, it is possible to reduce mosquito populations to a level that can allow homeowners to enjoy their backyards.

Mosquito Prevention

With the proper guidance and education, homeowners can be capable of taking the right precautionary steps to reduce mosquitoes around their homes. Backyards provide multiple locations for Read More

Pantry Pests

Apr 04th, 2017

Don’t Let Pantry Pests Take Over Your Home

Pantry pests such as pantry moths, pantry beetles, and weevils contaminate food with live insects, cocoons, webbing, feces, cast skins, dead carcasses, and in some instances bacterial decay.

Where do pantry pests come from?

In private residences pantry pests are usually brought in products from grocery stores and only need small amounts of food to live and breed.

Where do pantry pests live?

Pantry pest infestations are most likely to occur in packages of:

grains
seeds
nuts
cereals
flour
dried pet foods
pet treats

And, other packages that have been Read More

Think You May Have Termites?

Apr 04th, 2017

IDENTIFYING TERMITES

It is a good idea to know what kind of pest problem you have when you call an exterminator, but how do you distinguish between termites and other wood-destroying insects?  Well, winged ants are often mistaken for winged termites, but characteristics, which can be seen with the unaided eye, will help you differentiate the two insects.  Ants have two pairs of transparent wings of unequal size; termites have four equal-sized wings.  Also, the region of the body behind the wings is “pinched” in ants Read More

Planning Your Bed Bug Treatment

Jan 02nd, 2017

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Super Lice

Apr 12th, 2016

Super Lice In Northeast Ohio, Spring 2016

A strain of super lice that is resistant to over the counter treatments has been reported in 25 states, and Ohio is one of them.

Due to a genetic mutation, super lice are resistant to pyrethroids, the family of insecticides contained in common over-the-counter treatments used to kill lice.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that you cannot kill super lice with with pyrethroids, but that you will need a stronger dose.

The only difference between regular lice and super lice infestation is the Read More