When you notice pests inside and around your home, you may be debate whether to call a pro to deal with the situation or to tackle the problem by yourself. There are plenty of reasons why it’s not recommended to do your own pest control and even more reasons why pest control is best left to the pros.
Pantry pests is a term used to describe a group of pests that like to feed on stored foods. There are hundreds of different species of these annoying insects, but the most common include grain moths, rice weevils, grain beetles, granary weevils, and rain bores. If you don’t want to open a bag of flour and notice something crawling inside, you should know how to prevent pantry pests. Identifying Pantry Pests Moths Moths vary in appearance and size depending on the species, but most pantry moths are smaller than two centimeters. They have two pairs of wings, are covered in scales, READ MORE »
The presence of big black ants sometimes means that your home is invaded by carpenter ants. If this is the case, you don’t want that since they can literally eat through parts of your house if you don’t notice them on time. People sometimes assume every big black ant is a carpenter ant, which can bring an instant panic; however, not all big black ants are carpenter ants. In order to identify them properly, all you need to know is a little basic biology. Since carpenter ants can cause significant structural damages, you need to know how to recognize them when compared READ MORE »
Earwigs frighten many people because of superstitions about how they crawl into the ears of people while they sleep. Fortunately, this is just a common misconception and it almost never happens. They also seem frightening because of the pincers on their abdomens, but they only use them for self-defense. This is also why they’re known as pincher bugs. There are 22 different types of earwigs in the United States and more than 1,000 species all over the world. Here is some basic information about earwig control. Earwig Appearance Their size depends on the species, but they usually vary from 5-25 READ MORE »
The Zika virus was first identified in Uganda in 1947. The virus was found in monkeys by a team that monitored yellow fever. Five years later, it was identified in humans and outbreaks of this virus were recorded in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Pacific. The first large outbreak of disease caused by Zika virus was reported in 2007. As you can see, this virus isn’t something new, but still, it raises a lot of questions. What is Zika virus? Zika is a flavivirus that is transmitted by mosquitoes. It belongs to a family that includes other well-known viruses READ MORE »
With the warmer weather comes long walks and plenty of time spent outside. Your pet once again enjoys running in the grass and exploring shrubs and trees. You should be aware that warmer weather also brings annoying and harmful pests. Proper pest control is important for humans, but it’s also just as important for your pets. Here are the pests that are most harmful for pets! 1. Fleas The soft fur of your dog or cat provides the perfect environment for fleas. These pests feed on your pet’s blood and can cause serious health problems ranging from allergic reactions to READ MORE »