While the weather outside is frightful, winter pests find your home delightful!

During the winter, pests tend to migrate to safer, more comfortable conditions to protect themselves from the harsher conditions. Seems reasonable, however, that doesn’t mean we have to live with it! By continuing to receive routine pest control service from EcoShield, you can ensure that the pests find another place to call home during the winter months. Typical pests that …

Don’t let pests scare you out of your home this halloween!

As the weather cools down, you won’t be seeing many flying bugs and insects outside (especially in parts of the country where snow and ice are common). That may have you asking… where did they go? Many pests seek warmer temperatures, which is most commonly found in nearby homes, businesses and storage facilities. It’s important that you prepare your home …

Spring Pests To Watch Out For

As the warm weather returns so do pests. Spring marks the peak of pest season as pest come out of their hiding spots and begin mating. Pests invade your home and affect the safety of your family. Here a list of pests to watch out for this Spring. Termites – These pests can be found on the ground, in wood, or …

Avoiding Insect Bites and Stings

Insect bites and stings are for the most part unavoidable but there are ways to prevent them. Here are 5 Tips to avoid getting bit or stung. Avoid heavily wooded areas. Insects love to hide in bushes, trees, and dry leafy areas. If you need to walk through a heavily wooded area wear long pants and shirts. The less exposed skin …

How Bees Make Honey

It’s no doubt Honey Bees are extraordinary insects from pollinating plants to collecting food for their entire colonies. Have you ever wondered how these bees make delicious honey? The Beginning  Honey Bees begin the process by visiting a flower and gathering it’s nectar. They collect nectar by sucking it out with their tongues. While the the bees are collecting nectar, they …

Zika Is Kinda Awful

Zika Is Kinda Awful! Zika is most common in tropical areas Spread through mosquitoes ◦ also through having sex with someone infected. Using protection is best way to prevent spreading to partner Best way to prevent is to prevent mosquito bites ◦ EPA-registered insect repellant ◦ cover arms and legs ◦ remove standing water around house Infected blood remains for …

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 …