March 23, 2010

Clovermites

February 3, 2010

In the spring time homeowners may start seeing pests such as “clover mites” that feed on new emergent grass outside, but can invade a home by the thousands. Ants that have been hibernating all winter may invade the home looking for food, that they have been deprived of during the long winter siesta. (see photo)

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Controlling Fleas in Your Yard and Home

February 3, 2010

Fleas pose a serious health risk to animals and people. They feed on blood and are known for their ravenous bites. Many diseases are transmitted and spread through the bites of fleas. When fleas bite they mix germs and bacteria between both animal and humans, and this can have serious consequences. As viruses mutate between species, fleas have been pinpointed as the carrier of many pandemics. Here are some of the serious diseases that are, or have been, spread by fleas: Read the rest of this entry »

Ants: The Most Common Household Pests

February 3, 2010

Ants are the most common household pests that afflict households worldwide. There are numerous types of ants and they range in size, feeding habits, and preferred pest control methods. No matter what type of ant you are dealing with, one thing is certain. You will want to rid your home of these annoying creatures as soon as you notice them. One fact about ants is that they live in colonies, and often times, if you see one, there are soon to be many more to follow. Ants begin by sending out “scouts” to search for food. When they find a good food source, they report back to the colony and come back with an army of ants. The best way to treat ants is through prevention and quick action when you first notice them. Read the rest of this entry »