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We are constantly monitoring the latest and most current news on developments in and about the Pest Management Industry. We review comments and studies from such luminaries of the Industry as Dr. Bobby Corrigan, Dr. Larry Pinto and Dr. Austin Frishman. In addition we monitor input from; The National Pest Management Association, Ohio Pest Control Association, and The Kentucky Pest Control Association. Our informational resources include; The Ohio State University, University of Kentucky, Purdue University, and Cornell University just to cite a few of our renowned learning institutions.
In Ohio and across the country, people weary from the coronavirus shutdown are getting back to work. Offices are reopening, businesses are welcoming customers, and workers are once again clocking in. And in every instance, the environment demands a level of cleanliness capable of easing any concerns that employees, customers or visitors may have about their personal health.
in bed bug prevention prevent bed bugs Tips for Bed Bug Prevention A Mosquito Bite or A Bed Bug Bite bed bugs bed bugs and mites Bedbugs made news a few years ago after infesting hotel rooms in tourist-heavy locales such as Chicago and New York. But bedbugs can hitch a ride almost anywhere, on almost anything—and have become a scourge to residents in a number of U.S. cities, including Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland.
Regular maintenance is a significantly important aspect of preserving your home. It should not be confined to the general routines of home cleaning and small repairs that most of us are familiar with. Pest control has gained exponential popularity throughout the years, simply because it’s much easier to protect your home and stay safe without the threat of insect and rodent infestation. That considered, here’s 5 reasons why pest control is loved and insisted upon by many homeowners:
in Cicadas Bees and Wasps
They’re big, they buzz, and they’re back!
They look mean. Even their name sounds menacing. No wonder so many people are alarmed just by the sight of the big, buzzing cicada killer wasp.
And understandably so, given that they’re the largest wasps in Ohio, measuring around 1¼ inches in length. Their black and yellow markings are also similar to those found on a hornet, meaning the two insects are regularly mistaken for one another. And high summer in the Buckeye State is peak time for cicada killer wasps, the males of which tend to aggressively buzz anything—including people—that enters their territory.
Worldwide, mosquitoes are responsible for more death and disease than any other animal. At your backyard barbecue or pool party, they’re unwanted guests that can range from a mere nuisance to a legitimate health hazard.
Unlike many pests, which are just that, mosquitoes can be carriers of disease, even in areas like Ohio that would never be confused with tropical. They’re most active in the Buckeye State in warm months, typically May through October (or whenever the fall sees its first hard frost). Ohio has 59 species of mosquito, some of which can transmit encephalitis and West Nile virus in humans and heartworms in dogs, making preventative steps paramount.
n Pantry Moths Moths
It can be an easy thing to dismiss: opening a kitchen cabinet or pantry door, and seeing a moth fly out. Surely the insect simply became trapped inside, right? Well, maybe not. Spotting any moths where food is stored can signal an infestation of pantry moths, which lay eggs in grains, cereal, flour and an array of other dry goods.
A pantry moth infestation can be a serious problem for you and your family, given that they can chew through cardboard packaging, and a single female can lay up to 600 eggs. Discovering them also raises the prospect that you’ve been …
Pest infestations are a big problem for any homeowner. When you’ve got a pest problem, you want to get rid of the issue as fast as possible. But rushing into a work agreement with an unknown pest control company can also be dangerous, both for your family, your pets, and even the integrity of your home.
Most people don’t think about what to look for in a pest control company until they’re facing an urgent need. Even if you’re in a rush to find a service provider, it pays to ask a few questions in the vetting process. Here are five questions you should ask any pest control company before you pay them to treat your home.
You may know that kids can bring bed bugs home from school or a friend’s house—but did you know you or your partner could pick up bed bugs at work?
Bed bugs are light-to-reddish brown, oval-shaped, about the size of an apple seed, and don’t have wings. They mainly feed on human blood but will also feed on other animals such as dogs or cats. While bed bugs aren’t known to transmit diseases, their bites can cause significant discomfort.
Hickory, dickory, dock. The mouse ran across your kitchen countertop.
If you’ve flicked on the kitchen lights in the morning to see a furry creature scurry away, you aren’t alone. Every winter residential homes see an uptick in mouse invasions.
The house mouse—also known as mus musculus—is brown or grey in color, has a scaly tail, and is smaller than 7 inches in length.
House mice eat everything from plant matter to meat and can survive in naturally harsh habitats (like tundras or deserts) by seeking shelter and food within human homes.
If a pest control company offers “partial service” for a beg bug problem, they are only partially treating the issue, and the bed bugs will turn up in another room within a matter of weeks.
“Bed bugs are hitchhikers and are built to cling to any warm-blooded animal—that includes humans, dogs and cats,” says Crawford. “If you or your pet moves from your bed to your couch, the eggs, nymphs, or bed bug can move with you and begin to colonize in the new spot.”
“You want to make sure your entire home and car are treated for bed bugs,” says Crawford.