Green Solutions for Garden Pest Control

When you plant your garden, do the pests get to enjoy the fresh fruits and vegetables before you do? It can be heartbreaking. You take time to plan out the garden design, select your vegetables, buy the proper soil and manage the garden until harvest time. And then, just as it’s time to pick your vegetables and enjoy the fruits …

Pest Control Tip: Fighting Ants Requires More Than One Treatment

At EcoShield Pest Control, we often stress the importance of regular pest control service. When you maintain routine pest control, you’ll see a significant savings over the long term. Pests cause damage and when left untreated, the damage and cost of repair increases. The best defense is prevention. One of the most troublesome pests are ants. Your troubles can compound …

Is your car a smorgasbord for rodents?

Have you ever gotten into a car and the owner has fast food wrappers and maybe yesterday’s lunch on the floorboard? In cars maintained in this fashion, it probably wouldn’t surprise you to see a insect. Ants and roaches love when we are so generous to them. But, messy cars aren’t the only food source for rodents. Even if you …

Do you know the benefits of pesticide?

Just what are the benefits to pesticide? In a recent blog post, the Director of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, Brian Leahy, shared about the benefits of pesticides. In our health conscious era of living, it’s hard to imagine benefits of pesticides, but there are many. Leahy pointed to the complex process of safely administering pesticides in order to …

Four Reasons You Should Consider Professional Home Pest Control

Earlier this year, the EcoShield blog featured a sad and deadly outcome for a Georgia family who misused an agriculture pesticide in their home. The incident sent three children to the hospital and killed the mother. The volume of the chemical found in the mother was so high, the hospital was forced to evacuate the floor for fear the insecticide …

Health Officials Hope for Mild West Nile Season in Dallas

The West Nile virus, a virus most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes, can have deadly effects. Mosquito season has a great impact on the spreading of the disease. Cities like Dallas and Denver have reported higher than normal rainfall this season and hotter than average temperatures. These are two key contributors to a thriving mosquito season. In Dallas, Texas, …

New Yorkers Offered Classes to Prevent Rats

New York City is the most popular city in the world for tourists and the rats really like it too. For years, city managers have been battling a rat problem that makes a typical episode of Fear Factor look like a piece of cake. Any time you have so much architecture and so many people occupying the same space, you …

California Health Officials Warn About Deadly Rodent Virus

Health Officials from the city of San Diego are warning residents about a deadly virus carried by rats. According to news reports, a rat that was caught in a trap has tested positive for a deadly virus. The virus is the hantavirus disease, which can be fatal for humans. It is actually a group of viruses transmitted by rodents. The …

Rats! Dallas battles growing rat problem

Dallas is loved for its cowboys, the symphony and even the zoo. No matter what your cultural preference, you will find a way to enjoy it in Dallas. A city exploding with entertainment options, Dallas is also exploding with something else too — and it’s not a good thing. The Dallas Rat Problem is Exploding According to a recent article …