Book Doctor Helps Kids Overcome Fear of Bees and Wasps

Many children, sooner or later, have a fearful (perhaps painful) encounter with bees or wasps. In fact, if a child is allergic to such stings, it can be quite logical as to why they’d be afraid of the  buzzing, flying pests. While it is smart to safeguard against unfortunate encounters with bees and wasps, it’s unnecessary to live in fear …

NPMA releases it’s annual Bug Barometer

Every year, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) performs an extensive review of seasonal changes, nationwide ecosystems, and pest management reports to give a fuller idea of what the upcoming pest-filled months will be like. The hope is to help people know what’s likely in store and prepare for pest threats more comprehensively. Here is the official statement made by …

Experts Predict Large Summer Tick Population

As we move from spring to summer, seasonal pest populations reawaken and begin to cause new problems and frustrations. In warmer weather, the temptation is to get outside and enjoy local hikes, camping, or just a stroll through the city park. You should be warned that health experts are predicting a higher-than-normal tick population, and make proper preparations for when …

Mosquito Bites May be Genetically Pre-Disposed

In the past, people have complained about feeling targeted by mosquitoes, suffering from dozens (if not hundreds) of bites in an evening while friends or family go relatively untouched by the blood-sucking pests. Recent scientific studies have now shown there may be truth to this pest persecution, and that the nefarious mosquito may, in fact, be drawn to certain genetic …

Better Business Bureau Advises on Pest Control Service

Every day, people are faced with the question of which local pest control services provide the best quality, performance, and reliability. Sadly, the Better Business Bureau has reported that, according to its latest annual analysis, nationwide pest control services received over 4,200 complaints or negative filings from dissatisfied customers (a higher number than the previous year, which is a worrisome …

Man Suffers Burns Trying to Eradicate Bed Bugs

No matter how bad a pest infestation is, it is critical to always take a safe approach to their eradication or management. Many people outside of the pest industry itself can be misinformed as to appropriate pest control methods, and put themselves at risk by trying amateur or DIY pest elimination strategies. One particularly extreme (and recent) example of this …

Celebrate Earth Day with Green Pest Control

Today is Earth Day, with environmentally focused events and celebrations being held all across the world. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities, with more adding to that number each year.  Many such events include demonstrations of green an eco-friendly technologies, composting techniques, recycling methods, water conservation, and much more. On top of all this, green …

Post-Winter Anti-Pest Property Repair

As the seasons shift, winter leaves many properties more the worse-for-wear. Ice can damage the infrastructure, melting snow seeps into the foundation, and new lawn growths can impinge on the roof and walls, providing pathways few pests to travel along. If property owners–whether you’re a homeowner, real estate agent, or building manager–take anti-pest inspection and repair steps to protect the …

How to Tell Between Termites and Flying Ants

One of the major signs property owners and building managers keep an eye out for as the weather warms is swarms of insects around the area–primarily because this can indicate termite swarmers. At the same time as termite colonies are breeding, ant colonies are also becoming equally active, and both sets of pests have a winged life-cycle phase. So while …

Termites to Impact Real Estate Investments

If you are a Realtor or anyone involved in the real estate market, it is time to take notice of a worrying pest problem: according to current reports, termites are going to cause over $5 billion in property damages this year alone. Especially now as Spring arrives across the country, dormant colonies are waking up and causing invisible structural degradation …