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 …

The True Dangers of Fire Ants

Fire ants are a definite national pest problem–and a painful one. Spread throughout everywhere from the southern states, up the East Coast, and out to localized infestations across California, fire ants are known for their sometimes agonizing stings they inflict on anyone unfortunate enough to disrupt one of their colonies. They can be found both on the ground and in …

Checking for Termites After a Thaw

Winter can lull homeowners into a false sense of security when it comes to being aware of and dealing with pest populations. When springtime rolls around, however, dormant pests return in full force and can cause severe property damage if not prepared for. One of the biggest springtime pest culprits is the infamous termite. After the last winter freeze, when …

Pest Profile: Brown MarmoratedStink Bugs

The common stink bug–also known as the brown marmorated stink bug–was first detected in the country only back in September of 1998 and is believed to have been brought over somehow from Asia a few years earlier. Since then, stink bugs have proliferated all across the country, especially in the eastern half. Stink bugs got their name from the unpleasant …

Spring Pest Control for Office Buildings

Many people focus solely on residential properties as necessitating spring pest control operations. However, commercial properties–everything from restaurants to hotels to office buildings and beyond–are also at risk from pest infestations during the warming months. One of the more nefarious industry pests is the infamous bed bug, but other pests such as various rodents, bees, wasps, cockroaches, and spiders can …