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Can't Sleep? Bedbug Infestations Are On The Rise
Emmett Lee

Can't Sleep? Bedbug Infestations Are On The Rise

Reports of bedbugs are on the rise giving many people sleepless nights, and expect the infestation to get much worse before it gets better. Oval, wingless, and a quarter of an inch long, bedbugs love to bite while you're sleeping. And, that's their problem. You aren't sure if they're actually there or where they're hiding. There are visual clues: little black specks in your bed, sheets, and pillows, that don't move nor brush off. This is bedbug fecal matter. Other signs include: Itchy welts  Blood stains on sheets or pillowcases egg shells or shed skins near where bedbugs hide a bad and musty odor from the bugs' scent glands Although bedbugs are a menace, they are not a health concern.  Professional exterminators claim a combination of heat, isolation, and targeted pesticide will get rid of any infestations. But you absolutely need a professional. In fact, getting rid of the stubborn pest without...
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Emmett Lee

How Pests Deal With Snow

What do people and pests have in common? We share the relentless desire to escape snow and cold temperatures by fleeing to a warmer, sunnier climate. Unfortunately, mice, insects and squirrels can’t jump onto a plane and travel to exotic locations, so they retreat to a more accessible winter locale: people’s homes. If you don’t want your home listed as a 5-star winter resort in the Pests’ Leisure and Travel Guide, a pest control professional can bar access to unsavory guests. Survival mechanism dictates that when it’s cold outside, creatures venture inside. Professional pest control services involve the removal of pest infestations, it’s true, but true professionals will also inspect your home to identify ports of entry used by the rodents or insects. These experts, let’s call them Critter Whisperers, have the education and experience the layman lacks to get inside the minds of pests, be they furry or many legged,...
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Emmett Lee

It's never just one pest

You can always hope that the roach that you sprayed in the kitchen is the only one in your house, but you know that is not true. It may have done you a favor though, because it lets you know that you have a roach problem. The same rule holds for any pests in your home: it is never just one roach, one flea, one mouse or one termite. Do the math to figure out how many roaches are hiding in your walls. Roaches lay multiple eggs, and each egg case can produce more than 50 roaches for some species. Some adult roaches start reproducing in a matter of weeks. Your pets can assure you of the viciousness of fleas that bite them and leave blood excrement in their coats. The poor creatures that suffer painful bites from fleas need your help. Termites are a force that you do not want...
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