Protect Yourself From Thieves Posing as Pest Control Workers

Across several states this year, a number of homes have been sadly burglarized by individuals posing a pest control workers or pest management technician. The specific techniques have varied, but a more recent method has included a pair of con artists working in tandem. One man and one woman will take turns approaching homeowners and attempting to sell pest control …

Do Studies Link Pesticides to ADHD in Boys?

A new study has arisen that claims it links pesticides to a triple threat of boys experiencing ADHD–specifically in hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. Pyrethroid pesticides in particular were found to be the culprit, and this ingredient is found in many common household pesticides and over-the-counter methods for pest management. This link was also found to affect boys more than girls, …

Summer Pest Spotlight: Yellowjackets

As the summer progresses, certain insects and other pests become more active and you are likelier to encounter them. Yellowjackets are a wasp-like flying insect many people have had run-ins with at one point or another. Aggressive and territorial, they are often drawn to areas humans already occupy, setting up nests or colonies that can swarm with up to 4,000 workers …

Studies Show Better Ways to Control Ticks

Ticks have long been the bane of pet owners across the country. In warmer weather, ticks abound and can move from being a serious nuisance to a true hazard to the health of both the people and pets within a home. The main difficulty in treating tick infestations is simply finding where they are hiding in order to eradicate them. …

Scientists Work on LED Lights that Attract Fewer Insects

Almost everyone has observed insects being attracted to lights at some point or another. Everything from moths to mosquitoes to a wide variety of other flying insects are quickly attracted to lights hanging above doors, in hallways, or even on the other side of a window. Scientists have discovered, however, that not all lights attract as many insects or in …