How to Get Rid of Yellow Jackets in Denver Colorado

As temperatures consistently exceed of 90 degrees, you may be seeing an increased presence of yellow jackets in Denver and the surrounding areas during the summer and early fall. Below we'll discuss how you can tell yellow jackets apart from other stinging insects such as wasps and learn so proactive measures to prevent them from nesting on...

Do bug bombs kill bed bugs?

Since bed bugs hide and live in small and secluded places such as sheets and mattresses, in cracks and crevices, deep inside carpets, etc., a bug bomb (fogger) won't eliminate bed bugs. The bottom line is the aerosol mist from the fogger can't make its way into the cracks and crevices where the bed bugs live. Ohio State University conducted a...

What do bed bug bites look like?

You will not see bed bugs living on your body. Unlike lice and the mites that cause scabies, bed bugs do not live on humans. Bed bugs come out of hiding to feed on human blood in order to survive, and the feeding lasts about 4 to 12 minutes. After a bedbug feeds, it returns to its hiding place.The first time you are bitten, the bites may not...

How long can bed bugs live without food?

Despite their young age, newly hatched bed bugs can survive for at least a few weeks without feeding.  Adult bed bugs can survive for about five months without a blood meal. ​ ​  

How can I get rid of bed bugs?

After positively confirming the presence of bed bugs, your next question will undoubtedly be "how do I get rid of bed bugs" or "how can I get rid of bed bugs quickly." Unfortunately, the answer is not so simple, and it depends on where you live. For example, if you live in a detached home, your chances of completely removing bed bugs are much...

How to Get Rid of Yellow Jackets in Nashville TN

As temperatures consistently exceed of 90 degrees, you may be seeing an increased presence of yellow jackets in Nashville and the surrounding areas during the summer and early fall. Below we'll discuss how you can tell yellow jackets apart from other stinging insects such as wasps and learn so proactive measures to prevent them from nesting on...

PEST CONTROL MAKES THE HOLIDAYS BETTER

Now is the best time for you to get ready for the upcoming holiday season! There are some important things that you have to do to kick-off the season. One of the most important things to do is ensure that you don’t invite any unwanted holiday pests to your home – and we’re not talking about Uncle Wally and his smelly feet. You want to make sure...

Harsh Winter Weather Driving More Pests Indoors

It has been noted that this winter will likely see above-average precipitation amounts across much of the Midwest, including major cities such as Denver, Chicago, and Indianapolis. Many people might consider colder weather and heavy snow as a stopgap against pest presence, killing off invasive species. However, it is critical to remain vigilant...

Steps Taken to Curb New York City’s Growing Rat Population

New York City, including the whole of Manhattan and the boroughs, has long been known as one of the top cities suffering from a rodent epidemic–rats, specifically. Rats infest many residential and commercial properties in their search for food and liquids, and as they scurry to and fro, they spread numerous diseases both to themselves, other...

PPMA Reveals New Pest Education Platform For Kids

Managing pests can seem like a primarily adult endeavor. After all, children aren’t often worried about property damage, home values, or environmentally friendly pest control at work or at school. However, pests can definitely impact kids and it’s important to provide at least a little pest education so children are prepared to approach pests...