Researchers Fear the Spread of New Hybrid Termite Colonies

EcoShield often keeps an eye on news across the country in order to better protect our clients from growing pest threats, even if they’re occurring in areas we don’t immediately serve. One such unfortunate development is being seen in South Florida, where two of the most destructive termite species in the world have been observed forming hybrid colonies that could …

Los Angeles Scientists Discover 30 New Fly Species

As if flies themselves were not already both annoying and a health hazard, now it appears there are many more of them in the Los Angeles area as previously thought. Because of the various urban elements found within Los Angeles and the surrounding regions, flies have diversified and mutated to the point that scientists have pinpointed 30 entirely new fly …

Spring Cleaning Tips for Pest Control

During the winter months, many pests can be driven indoors where it’s warm and food sources are more plentiful. These pests may not be easily seen as they’re driven into the walls and other hiding spots by the cold. When springtime begins to come around, those pests can then reemerge, causing more damage as they become increasingly active. Many home-owners …

The Truth About Pesticides for Your Business

It is always a wise investment to have a pest control plan in place to cover your office building. After all, if pests of any sort get into the premises, they can not only increase the chance of spreading disease or illnesses but also cause mental and emotional stress to employees—potentially lowering productivity levels and the overall quality of the …

Two Homes Burglarized by Man Posing as Pest Control

While this report comes out of San Diego, it is a warning for homeowners and office building managers everywhere. Recently, two homes were burglarized by a man who approached homeowners as a pest management official. He appeared at their front door, wearing a shirt with the city logo and claiming he needed to inspect their backyard in order to place …

Photonic Fences Being Experimented with as Pesticide Alternative

Traditional pesticides have long been the go-to solution for managing all sorts of pest infestations and pest management needs. However, by their very nature, pesticides can be dangerous if used incorrectly or if people (and pets) come into direct contact with the. One such recent development comes from the Lighting Science Group Corporation, which is collaborating on light control technology employing lasers …

Pest Spotlight: The Brown Recluse Spider

Brown recluse spiders are one of the most feared pests throughout the country, primarily because of their venomous and potentially deadly nature. In order to educate the public about brown recluse spiders, spider expert Rick Vetter is releasing a new book: The Brown Recluse Spider, speaking to everything from the pest’s biology, medical implications, natural environments, and identification methods. It …

Bedbugs are a Growing Workplace and HR Concern

When people think of bedbugs, the name itself turns one’s thoughts toward areas of sleep, such as residential bedrooms or, perhaps, hotel beds. However, bedbugs have actually become a growing issue in commercial institutions and buildings. In fact, it is estimated that 36% of current commercial structures have been infested by bedbugs at one time or another, putting employees at …