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Top Ten Most Common Bug Bites Mosquito Bites Mosquito bites are most common around stagnant bodies of water.  Female mosquitoes require blood to nourish their eggs.  Mosquitoes puncture the skin in order to suck human blood.  Itching, swelling, and redness are common symptoms of mosquito bites.  Diseases such as West Nile Virus may be transmitted during a mosquito bite. Bed READ MORE

Ants In My House

June 5, 2012

Ants In My House I only seem to find ants in my house just as I am about to host guests. Maybe the ants can hear me scheduling the party and inviting friends! Ants in the home can be a nuisance because they eat our food, disturb structures, and can cause bites and stings that may be painful. While ants READ MORE

Is Bifenthrin Safe?

May 31, 2012

Is Bifenthrin Safe? A recent study has sparked debate concerning the safety of Bifenthrin and its use to control ticks and reduce Lyme disease. The EPA has approved Bifenthrin for the control of ticks and it has been proven to be a safe product. Even so, the risks of Lyme disease greatly out-weigh any possible safety risks of this long-used READ MORE

Scorpion Bait

May 29, 2012

Complete control of scorpions in and around a home can be difficult. Scorpions have larger bodies which means they can resist a lethal dose of pesticide for smaller insects such as ants, earwigs and cockroaches. Scorpions also have a strong exoskeleton which helps protect their vitals. Perhaps the largest advantage scorpions have against a pest control service is the fact READ MORE

pesticide sign

This is a loaded question. What is the best pesticide for ants, scorpions, bed bugs; this would be much easier to answer. To answer this question, we must first find out what makes a pesticide good. A good pesticide will usually have the following characteristics- Long lasting – Pesticides breakdown due to harsh conditions such as rain, humidity and extreme READ MORE

bed bugs on skin

Can a Dermatologist Diagnose Bed Bug Bites? Treating homes for pests is full of unique experiences. With the increase in bed bug infestations, Pest Control Operators have witnessed their fair share of stories. Some of these include phantom bite marks, spousal sleeping partners calling each other crazy etc. On one regular bed bug inspection, I met a lady who lived READ MORE