Colorado Adds New Tactic to Potato Beetle Pest Control

Potatoes have long been a major staple crop in the Colorado farming regions, with many families and companies basing their livelihoods off the planting and harvesting of the vegetable. Unfortunately, the Colorado potato beetle is a rampant pest issue for farmers and commercial entities, devastating whole crops and causing potato shortages during some of the worst years. Even more threatening …

New Hydrogel Offers Possible Ant Pest Control Solution

Scientists are always seeking new ways to get pest populations under control and discover more potent ways to eliminate infestations as quickly (and safely) as possible. However, many of the more powerful pest management solutions are also highly toxic and hazardous to humans. Fortunately, a recent development has offered a way to deal with ant pest control in particular–hydrogels.  Hydrogels …

Does Your Pet Need Pest Control?

Does your family have dogs, cats, or other pets throughout the household? At the same time, are you having any issues with pests that require the use of pesticides, baiting, or other potentially toxic solutions? If so, you may need to take extra steps to protect your pets both from the invasive pest population as well as the pest management …

Do You Want to Help Exterminate Hunger?

These days, it’s a sad fact that hunger and insufficient access to food remains a critical issue for many across the country. In fact, millions of people are impacted by food shortages, with 1 in 6 citizens having to go without meals for days at a time. Children, senior citizens, and their extended families are not always able to afford …

Proper Rodent Baiting Tactics for Your Business

As noted in previous posts, rodent infestations are a serious threat for families in residential areas as well as employees in an affected commercial installation or office. Especially during colder months, rats and mice are driven indoor all the more, seeking food and shelter and putting themselves in closer proximity with humans. Baiting rodents is a viable pest control strategy–however, …

Kissing Bugs are Not a Valentine’s Day Pest

Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching, and many people are seeking the perfect gift(s) for their significant others. Teddy bears, jewelry, flowers, and chocolate are all favorites, in the hopes of receiving a grateful kiss or two. However, when it comes to kissing bugs, don’t be fooled by the seemingly romantic nomenclature. Kissing bugs can actually pose a fatal threat to humans …

Winter Pest Spotlight: The German Cockroach

Cockroaches are, perhaps, the penultimate in despised pests across the country–if not the world. To most people, they define filth and disease. At the same time, their seemingly ubiquitous nature and tenacity makes them a seemingly unstoppable foe in the war against pests. Our united distaste toward cockroaches is well-founded, as they are known for spreading a wide variety of …

Harsh Winter Weather Driving More Pests Indoors

It has been noted that this winter will likely see above-average precipitation amounts across much of the Midwest, including major cities such as Denver, Chicago, and Indianapolis. Many people might consider colder weather and heavy snow as a stopgap against pest presence, killing off invasive species. However, it is critical to remain vigilant against pest populations even during the worst …

Steps Taken to Curb New York City’s Growing Rat Population

New York City, including the whole of Manhattan and the boroughs, has long been known as one of the top cities suffering from a rodent epidemic–rats, specifically. Rats infest many residential and commercial properties in their search for food and liquids, and as they scurry to and fro, they spread numerous diseases both to themselves, other animals, and humans. Aside …