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Don’t Share Your Food With Roaches

There are very few things we find in our Las Vegas homes more repulsive than roaches. Just the thought of flipping on the kitchen light, and seeing them scurry off into the deepest corners of our cupboards is enough to make any of us lose it!

Want to hear something even more revolting? If you are seeing these roaches in your kitchen, you are likely sharing your food with them as well.

Just one unattended donut can be swiped by a sneaky roach whenever you’re not looking. See the drama for yourself:

While roaches, like the one above, love sugary sweet donuts; they will actually eat just about anything organic in nature. Leather? Yup! Dog doo? Gross, and yup. Blood? Yes, one of their favorites.

Cockroaches are attracted to the food and water in your home. Just like you and me, they need these things to survive. Also like you and me (some of the time), roaches are capable of spreading diseases, worms, and bacteria. If they are crawling on the food you’re ingesting, you’re that much more likely to get sick.

Don’t share your food with roaches; don’t get sick. Get professional Las Vegas roach control.

Las Vegas Roach Control

 

Like it was mentioned before, roaches are nasty business that can spread diseases and make you sick. You don’t want them in your home, and you definitely don’t want them in your kitchen sharing your food with you.

If you are seeing roaches in your Las Vegas home, it’s time to call a professional. Get Las Vegas roach control today!

Bulwark Exterminating
3932 Octagon Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
888-624-3683
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

K-9 Sweeps LLC: Bed Bug Control
& K9 Scent Detection
8201 Woodland Prairie Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89129
(702) 586-5179
k-9sweeps.com

Orkin
4550 Ziebart Pl # A
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 597-9760
orkin.com

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Pest Word Search Infographic

The city of Las Vegas is home to many pests, and I’m not talking about all the smut peddlers that frequent the streets of The Strip. Scorpions, roaches, spiders, and ants are really easy to find; but have you ever tried to find them in a word search puzzle? The pest professionals at Bulwark Exterminating, who have a branch in Las Vegas, put together a fun social media piece… A pest word search puzzle.

Wanna see?

The Pest Word Search Puzzle 

 

Pest Test Puzzle

The word search puzzle that you see above, was shared on Facebook, and participants were asked to comment on the puzzle the first pest that they found. The results were quite interesting; and impressive. Some 12,500 plus participants took part.

Wanna know how the first pest you found stacked up to the other 12,500 plus participants? Well, look no further than the following infographic:

Pest Word Search Infographic 

 

Pest Word Search Puzzle Infographic

How’d You Fare On The Pest Test Puzzle?

 

After searching the pest test word search, and noting the first pest you found; then comparing it to the other participants, how’d you fare? Did you find all the pests listed, and a few non-pests? Was one of your greatest fears, i.e. scorpion or spider, one of the first pests you found?

Please feel free to comment the first pest you find below in the comments section.

Thomas Ballantyne

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September 17, 2013 at 7:41 pm Comments (0)

Storage Units And Insects

Storage UnitsSelf-storage units and public storage lockers have many obvious benefits. There is always a need for extra space and the benefit of having an uncluttered house drives many to take advantage of this option. In many cases, items are packed up without much thought and dropped into an aluminum locker. There is usually no more time spend on the storage unit once the lease is signed and door is closed. Once treasured personal belongings are now sitting, alone in the dark, never to be heard from again. Well, so maybe it is not all that dramatic. But, there are some unpleasant things that can happen when personal belongings are haphazardly left in storage. The problems are actually twofold. The first would be due to owner neglect, and the second would be due to dilapidated facilities.

Owner Neglect

Some people simply do not take care to thoughtfully pack items in preparation for storage. This is a fairly easy fix, and just requires some time and diligence. There are a few common sense ways to protect items from damage during packing, moving and storing. Any glass or delicate items should be properly cushioned in newspaper, bubble wrap or even blankets to protect them from accidental breakage. To prevent clothing from being eaten by moths or made into a home by other insects, place them in airtight container or use moth balls throughout the unit as a deterrent to bugs. Clearly label each box, tote or bag to indicate what contents are inside and if any special instructions (such as “fragile” or “flammable”) apply. Finally, do not use any boxes that once contained food to store any objects that insects may be remotely interested in exploring. Even aged scents may attract new insects for vermin to a storage unit.

Dead RoachesNeglected Facilities

Although property owners have the best of intentions, not every compound can be a Keyport Self Storage. Beyond that, there are certain unavoidable effects of aging. Once solid building structures can become corrupt over time by weather, misuse, mistreatment, and infestations. Some of these issues area avoidable, but some are just par for the course and a part of nature that must be accepted. For example, rust occurs when metals are constantly exposed to the elements and oxidation forms. This can be regularly treated through cleaning processes, proper irrigation and special paints that are rust resistant. However, nothing can fully prevent rust from forming. It is up to the property management to keep an eye on the affected areas and make any necessary adjustments and maintenance to the property. Rusty buildings create holes that small rodents and large insects can easily enter to wreak havoc on the contents. The most common insects to enter closed in spaces are termites, spiders, water bugs and bees or wasps during nesting season. The cool, dark spaces are ideal for exploration and making webs, nests or cocoons that will not be disturbed. Period and consistent treatments with effective pesticides will eliminate this problem and prevent future infestations. Likewise, educating the public and encouraging renters to understand their responsibilities will help the overall health and longevity of the storage unit and property.

As seen in his G-to-the-Plus zone, Mr. Holdeman helps maintain a marketing business. He grew up in lovely Cali.

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September 3, 2013 at 8:13 pm Comments (0)

Four Cockroaches You Might Find In Your Home

It is said that two things will survive a nuclear holocaust: Cher and cockroaches. While a nuclear holocaust may not be on the horizon, one thing’s for sure: cockroaches are here to stay. These insects have been roaming the earth since the days of the dinosaurs, and can survive just about anything, including a month without food, two weeks without water, 40 minutes without air, and an entire week without a head! Although there are literally thousands of different species of cockroaches, only four are known to dwell in houses.

American Cockroach

 

Periplaneta americana (American Cockroach)

Periplaneta americana (American Cockroach) (Photo credit: Arthur Chapman)

 

The largest cockroach found in houses is the American Cockroach, which averages at about two inches long. It has an oval shape and six legs, antenna, and wings that it doesn’t get until it reaches adulthood. The American cockroach is reddish-brown in color, with a yellow figure eight marking on the back of its head. The American cockroach eats just about anything, from plants to other bugs. They live in dark, wet places, and are often found in sewers and basements. They lurk around pipes and drains. Female American cockroaches can hatch up to 150 children a year – meaning that if you don’t call a pest control professional when you see one of these roaches, your home could easily become invaded!

Brown-Banded Cockroach

Beautiful Brown Banded Cockroach

Beautiful Brown Banded Cockroach (Photo credit: cdresz)

 

Brown-banded cockroaches are smaller than their American counterparts, only growing up to half an inch. They are also oval in shape and dark-brown in color with light brown bands across their wings (which is where their name originates from.) Male Brown-banded cockroaches have longer wings than females. The females often hide their eggs in or under furniture. These types of cockroaches live off of a diet consisting of starchy foods, such as book bindings and wallpaper pastes. They will also eat things such as nylon stockings, and other non-organic materials. The brown- banded cockroach prefers living in warmer, drier climates than the other common house roaches, and will take up residence in just about any room in your house. Fortunately, this species only lives five to six months.

German Cockroach

 

Blatella germanica

Blatella germanica (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

German cockroaches are slightly larger than the Brown-banded roach, ranging between 1/2 – 5/8 inches. They are oval shaped and can be brown or dark brown. The German cockroach is found all over the world, but is the most common cockroach in the United States. Its diet consists of sweet, floury foods, as well as things like toothpaste. German cockroaches like to dwell in damp, warm places, such as bathrooms and kitchens. This roach species has a lifespan of 100 to 200 days.

Oriental Cockroach

Oriental Cockroach

Oriental Cockroach (Photo credit: K Schneider)

 

The Oriental cockroach is the dirtiest of all cockroaches. They are oval-shaped and have a dark brown, almost black color. Although they are called the “Oriental cockroach,” they actually originate from Africa. The Oriental cockroach can grow to be about one inch in length. It lives off a healthy diet of garbage and other organic materials. This roach lives in sewers and other wet, decaying areas, such as basements, crawlspaces, and among firewood or piles of leaves. Oriental cockroaches prefer cooler temperatures (and dirtier places) than most other cockroaches. They give off a strong smell, contributing to their reputation for being filthy.

Cockroaches may be filthy, disease-ridden creatures, but one thing’s for certain: nature has taught them how to adapt. Cockroaches can survive just about anything, but even their evolutionary prowess can’t outwit a professional exterminator. If you’ve seen a cockroach (or two, or ten) roaming about your home, don’t hesitate to call pest control. Thousands of years of evolution have taught us that cockroaches are not something you’d wish to contend with.

 

About the author: Chris is writer for a Midland pest control company.

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August 19, 2013 at 4:23 pm Comments (0)

5 Most Common Las Vegas Pests

Las Vegas is world renown for its awe inspiring mega resorts, its entertaining shows, and hopping night life. Vacationers and residents alike can dine in the finest restaurants, cool off in lavish pools, and try their luck at a hand or two of black jack.

What many people don’t know is that Las Vegas has a dark side. The city is also home to some serious pests (and no, we’re not talking about the smut peddlers on the Strip).

Thanks to Las Vegas’ hot summers, dry winters and rainy springs, pests like ants, scorpions, crickets, roaches, spiders, bed bugs and termites all call Vegas their home.

Here are the top five most common pests that Bulwark Exterminating takes calls about in the city of Las Vegas, NV:

5. Desert Recluses

 

Desert Recluse - Loxosceles sp.

 

Often mistaken for its similar cousin the brown recluse, the desert recluse is another dangerous Las Vegas pest. Hiding in the tiniest, darkest, places it can find, the desert recluse is a threat to Las Vegas homeowners; because of their toxic bites. These spiders are a light brown, with a near black violin-shaped spot. Its legs are light brown, and its oval-shaped abdomen is dark brown, or even a greenish yellow. If disturbed by humans, the desert recluse will bite, producing a mild stinging, followed by redness and intense pain. Bites can cause death to the young, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.

4. Black Widows

 

Black Widow Spider 

The most recognizable of the Las Vegas pests also happens to be one of the most common… and the most dangerous. She’s the Black Widow spider, and she is marked with an unmistakable red hour glass underneath her large, glossy, black abdomen. Stay away from these deadly pests because their bites are serious business that may require medical treatment and anti-venom. Symptoms include fever, chills, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Professional spider control services can keep these nasty pests from building their webs anywhere near your Las Vegas property.

3. Cockroaches

 

Roach On Cracker 

The dirtiest and most disgusting of the Las Vegas pests is also one of the most common. Number three on our list is the dirty, disease spreading cockroach. When referring to Las Vegas cockroaches, we are specifically talking about four different species. The American cockroach (also known as a water bug), the Australian cockroach (a littler version of the American), the Oriental cockroach, and the German cockroach are the four common Las Vegas roaches. Not only are these cockroaches found infesting your homes, they also infest Las Vegas restaurants. Professional roach control methods are needed to eliminate these pests from our Las Vegas homes.

2. Bark Scorpions

 

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The most notorious pest found in Las Vegas; also happens to be one of the most common. It’s the Arizona Bark scorpion; commonly referred to as a bark scorpion. Las Vegas scorpions unleash a painful sting that can leave you incapacitated for hours, even days. When stung, you’ll experience pain, dizziness, burning sensations, darting eyes, nausea, and vomiting. Professional scorpion control can keep these dangerous Las Vegas pests away from your home.

1. Crickets

 

Cricket 

The most forgotten of Las Vegas pests, happens to be the most common. Crickets are the most frequently called about pests in Las Vegas, according to a recent survey by Bulwark Pest Control. Because they are not dangerous pests, they are often times overlooked. Las Vegas homeowners are reminded of these common pests when they start their loud chirping at night. Because they reproduce so rapidly, they can be found in huge numbers in and around Las Vegas homes.

Las Vegas Pest Control

If you are seeing scorpions, black widows, roaches, desert recluses, or any other Las Vegas pest near your home or property; take action! A Las Vegas pest control company will exterminate the existing household pests, and prevent others from making your home theirs. Get Las Vegas pest control today!

Bulwark Exterminating
3932 Octagon Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 255-6313
bulwarkpestcontrol.com 
 
K-9 Sweeps LLC: Bed Bug Control
& K9 Scent Detection
8201 Woodland Prairie Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89129
(702) 586-5179
k-9sweeps.com 
 
Orkin
4550 Ziebart Pl # A
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 597-9760
orkin.com

 

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July 19, 2013 at 7:22 pm Comments (2)

The 4 Most Disease-Spreading Insects

Bugs, insects, spiders; no matter what name you give these pests it makes your skin crawl to think of them. Not all bugs and insects are dangerous, some are even helpful. The ones we want to avoid are the ones that cause diseases. These are the top four to try to keep out of your yard and home.

Ticks and their diseases are often in the news.

 

Tick Behind Ear

Ticks are not insects but are arachnids, related to spiders. However, they may be the number one pest to avoid. Lyme disease is just one of many diseases that are carried by ticks. They can also bite and infect you with various types of spotted fever and typhus. Ticks are usually found in wooded and grassy areas. Protect your pets and your children from becoming host to these external parasites that suck your blood and spread so many illnesses. Use insect repellents to help keep ticks away. After a day outside in wooded and grassy areas, check yourself, your children and your pets to make sure that there are no ticks hitch hiking and feeding on their blood. The illnesses that ticks carry can cause damage that will affect your health for life.

Mosquitoes are the spring and summer invaders.

 

Sucking Mosquito

Although mosquitoes can hatch and spread disease any day of the year they are generally associated with warm weather. The first step in controlling mosquitoes is to empty all standing water in your yard. In ponds and lakes fish and water fowl will eat the larvae and help control these disease spreading pests. Commercial insect repellants that contain DEET are effective against mosquitoes. Citronella products also repel them, so enjoy citronella candles and torches when you gather on the porch or lawn.

Diseases that are spread by mosquitoes include heart worm in your dog. They carry a variety of encephalitis diseases including equine encephalitis. Other diseases that mosquitoes carry are West Nile Virus, Yellow Fever and Dengue. These viruses can be deadly in humans.

Fleas are more than just a nuisance.

 

flea

We know that fleas make our pets uncomfortable, but we seldom think of them as being more than just an annoying problem for our pets. Throughout history fleas have carried all forms of the plague around the world. Use flea control methods on your pets, and in your yard. Treat your carpet with flea killers and your furniture as well. Plant pet safe herbs around your yard and the foundation of your home to repel fleas. Use baking soda or salt in your carpet, let it sit overnight and vacuum it up to kill flea eggs. If you still have fleas, call the exterminator, and have your pet professionally groomed.

Cockroaches, also known as roaches are a pervasive pest.

 

Cockroach

Roaches have been known to carry as many as thirty bacterial diseases that infect humans. They feed on waste and feces then carry that filth with them as they crawl about our homes. It is difficult to successfully eradicate roaches and usually control is only achieved by professional exterminator contracts. It has been said that the world could be destroyed and the cockroaches would still survive.

It is hard to imagine that four such small creatures can cause so much illness and death. Use safe and effective methods to rid your world of these pests.

About the author:

Chris is a blogger for Excel Pest Control a NJ based pest control company.

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July 15, 2013 at 6:50 pm Comment (1)

Buying A Home? Have It Inspected!

Home_InspectionBefore any home-purchase contract is ever signed, a potential home-buyer should, most definitely, have an official home-inspection performed on the property.  In fact, the inspection should be included in the actual contract as a condition of closing the sale.  Some things that could be uncovered might be structural malfunctions, electrical systems not up to code, defective roofing, dry rot and pest infestations, etc.

But even before an inspection is performed, an official disclosure, in writing from the seller, should be obtained.  With that being said, however, that disclosure should not be considered all-inclusive.  Any number of home-owners #1) may not even be aware of any possible hazards or malfunctions which means, of course, they would not even be reported and #2) an on-going problem that a seller has lived with for years may be honestly ‘forgotten’ by him or her, and not divulged.

Putting It All Together:

 

#1:  Do Your Own Inspection:

This should be accomplished before any formal inspection is scheduled and could be done before an offer is made, as well.  Ask the seller if he or she is willing to have you come in to look around and make notations.  If the homeowner has nothing or little to hide, they will welcome the request.

Eyeballing every nook and cranny is vital since big problems can hide is small spaces.  One scrutinizing, prospective buyer, with the help of a magnifying lens, noticed incredibly small bugs nestled inside one bedroom’s baseboards, only to discover they were nocturnal bedbugs—a nightmare that is almost impossible to get rid of.   A new homeowner bought a beautiful four year-old residence and discovered, shortly after moving in, cockroaches would scatter when the kitchen light was turned on in the wee-hours of the morning.  Know the home before it becomes a part of your family!

#2:  The Seller’s Inspection Report:

At the risk of sounding mean-spirited, don’t trust an inspection report the seller may voluntarily provide.  Certainly accept it, but use it as an initial part of the inspection process, and nothing more.  It could be very valid and accurate, but as stated earlier, problems could exist that the homeowner genuinely isn’t even aware of.  One shoddy home builder in a small community was out to save money and built homes whose electrical systems were below code; and were fire hazards waiting to happen.  How the homes passed inspection remained a mystery.

#3:  A Professional Inspection:

Hiring a seasoned pro, who knows exactly what to look for, is your peace of mind!   A veteran professional should take a good 2-3 hours to examine everything from the roofing, to the exterior siding, plumbing, electrical and heating systems, drainage, foundation, drywall, gutters etc.   If at all possible, be available during the inspection to ask questions and get a feel for what problems might be very minor or any revelations that could be a reason for real concern, such as asbestos or lead.

Those Pesky Varmints: 

 

As per LRETX.com, request a pest report!  A licensed, structural pest-control inspector thrives on finding pesky, living things in or around a home that could pose a health risk and/or structural damage.  He’ll look for:

1:  termites/flying beetles/powder-post beetles/carpenter ants/carpenter bees

2:  bedbugs/cockroaches

3:  rodents, especially mice

4:  dry rot (fungus)

5:  moles…your yard could turn into a maze of large mounds or tunnels

If nothing is found that would compromise the sale of the house; you’re good to go!  If potential problems were uncovered, you have justification to negotiate the selling price or you can back out, assuming your contract has allowed you to do so.

But the bottom line remains:  have any potential residence thoroughly inspected since you have way too much at stake not to!

Residing in Nebraska as a retired educator, Karen spends much of her time writing about the real estate industry.

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May 24, 2013 at 5:23 pm Comments (0)

How Are You Attracting Roaches Into Your Home?

Roaches seem to come out of nowhere. One minute, you’re enjoying a luxurious bath, and then you open your eyes and find yourself face to face with a bunch of creepy cockroaches. It’s enough to make you scream and scamper out of your tub, and you could even bump your head or slip in the process. Roaches can definitely ruin your day. But aside from that, there are health issues in relation to cockroach presence. For one, these bugs are capable of spreading bacteria and viruses that cause illnesses, like dysentery, salmonella, and gastroenteritis, to name a few. If you have a lung problem or other chronic respiratory disease, then you should avoid these critters because they can exacerbate asthma and other allergies.

What Attracts Roaches into a Home?

Cockroaches are attracted to a certain area because of several factors. Here are a few examples.

1. Food Source

Roaches are voracious eaters. Not only do they delight in things that they can find in sewers and garbage, but they are also known to eat non-food items, such as paper and soap. So, one way to keep the bugs away is by disposing garbage properly. If you’re throwing a plastic garbage bag in a bin that’s located outside, be sure to secure the plastic and then cover the bin as well. Avoid leaving uncovered food. If you want to keep some of the meatloaf you cooked for your husband, put this in a Tupperware or any container with a secure cover.

If you keep a compost pile for all your plant and vegetable waste, be sure to take precautions. Composts attract all sorts of insects, and this includes the roach, which is a creature that actually helps in breaking down organic matter. A few things that you can do are: cover your compost with mulch or old newspaper; turn your compost regularly; and avoid throwing meats and dairy products into the compost pile.

2. Water or Moisture

All living things need water to live, and that includes the cockroach. This is why they are drawn to areas in a house that usually remain humid, like bathrooms and kitchen sinks. Get rid of their water source by keeping things as dry as possible. Make sure to close faucets properly after using, and fix any leak problem as soon as possible.

3. Hiding Place

You’ll often see cockroaches hiding in dark and moist areas, or places where they feel safe. For example, they’ll feel perfectly at home underneath kitchen or bathroom sinks, as well as in cupboards, shelves or boxes. To avoid getting roaches, get rid of clutter and properly store items that you don’t often use.

Keeping Roaches Out

In order to further discourage roaches from getting inside your house, you need to employ physical barriers that will keep them out. Check if there are gaps, holes or cracks in your walls or floors, and fix these right away. You can use weatherstripping to close gaps or caulking material. In case you have a severe infestation and no amount of bug spray seems to keep them at bay, then maybe it’s time for you to call an exterminator.

Citations:

Claire Pritchard is a pest professional. Her articles are usually about pest management, and these have been used by pest control sites, like http://www.admiralpest.com/fullerton-pest-control/ .

 

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May 1, 2013 at 8:04 pm Comments (0)

How To Keep Bugs And Pests Out Of Your Home And Away From Your Family

It’s about that time of year again. The weather starts warming up, and bugs and other pests start making their rounds, looking for food and shelter. If you dread spring and summer because spiders, rats and ants give you the heebie-jeebies, then you’re in luck because we have a few tips to keep those uninvited guests out. How rude of them to not even ask for an invitation!

Chemicals Don’t Have to Be the Answer 

While many people quickly turn towards chemicals to keep unwanted pests from stepping foot in their homes, there are easier (and safer) ways to go about getting the job done. For starters, do a complete walkthrough of the inside and outside of your home. Look for cracks or gaps in your walls, and the foundation of your home. Many critters can find their way into our homes without us even realizing we basically had a red carpet leading them directly to our cozy living quarters. Fill imperfections with caulk as you find them to nip the problem in the bud before it becomes an extermination issue.

Door and windows are two of the most common ways for an unwanted visitor to sneak inside. Verify that doors close snuggly or have a sweep beneath them and that window screens are in good condition. It may be time to swap out for better screens if yours appear aged and if you plan on leaving your front door open during the warm weather, having a working screen there too is a must.

Don’t Allow Your Home to Become a Pest Vacation Retreat

If your yard or inside of your home is providing everything those nasty bugs require, why would they want to live anywhere else? Having an unkept yard with many hiding places (such as tall grass or overgrown bushes) and standing water can mean infestation time. Mosquitoes, for example, only require less than an ounce of water to begin reproducing and no one likes those itchy bites – not your pets, children or company.

Tiding Up and Removing Gourmet Meals

Many home owners provide food on the daily for pests without even realizing it. Dog food should be stored in plastic containers and not left outside for other animals to feast upon. The same can be said about garbage. Having an overflowing trash can not only makes a yard less appealing on the eyes but can feed a large number of pests, which your neighbors won’t be very happy about, either. Once they find a place to call ‘home’, it can be very tricky to get them out.

Speaking of cleanliness, it’s important that you not only keep the exterior of your home tidied up and maintained but the interior is just as important. If pests come into your home and find nothing to eat, they are likely to turn right around and leave the way they entered. However, if they find dirty dishes, messy carpets and un-swept floors, there isn’t going to be much reason for them not to stick around. The last thing you need is for them to call their buddies for a chow session. Rats will not only locate food in your home but burrow inside your walls, chew your electrical components and leave feces throughout your residence, which is extremely dangerous, especially when you have children or pets who may ingest the droppings. 

Turn Off That Welcome Sign

Food, water and the warmth of shelter attract a variety of animals and bugs. One thing many new home owners forget, especially if this is going to be your very first summer in your new home, is that light brings moths, and mosquitoes straight to your property. It’s like a huge ‘Vacancy’ sign at a hotel telling them to come check out the place and stay a while.

The Effect of Light on Insects and What You Can Do to Minimize the Effects

When it’s dark out, bugs navigate via something known as ‘phototaxis’, which describes how they act around light. Many insects are attracted to light and will do just about anything to get close to it. Cockroaches, on the other hand, are the opposite; they avoid lights like the plague. Hence, why you’ll see them run for cover when your flip that light switch in the middle of the night.

If you’re worried about the lights outside your home, it may be time to install motion detectors so they only come on when you need them. This way, when you’re hanging out in your backyard with your friends, you aren’t as likely to have bugs get in the way of your nice weekend get-together. Another solution would be replacing your current bulbs for CFL bulbs, because these do not attract pests to your doorstep as UV lighting options do.

Rupert Grant is a dealer of Fly Screens in Melbourne & Sydney.  With the onset of summer there are a lot of cases of bugs and pests that come up, but he feels that by taking certain simple measures we can get rid of them. He likes blogging and writes articles on a variety of topics.

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March 13, 2013 at 7:43 pm Comments (0)

The Battle Against Bugs: 3 Reasons Why You’re Losing The Fight

Pests don’t discriminate; they flock in equal numbers to homes, apartments, condos and townhouses. Regardless of where you live, you have probably encountered bugs in your living space on more than one occasion. For many, it often seems that as soon as they fix one pest problem, another equally annoying bug makes its presence known. This is frustrating and confusing, particularly if you feel you’ve taken the appropriate steps to protect your home. Why is it that bugs keep coming back time and time again? The following information will provide you with a little insight into the situation.

Supply and Demand

Just like people, bugs have to eat to survive. You have a readily available source of food, and the pests near your home can smell it. They also realize that in order to access their next meal, they have to gain entry into your living space. Whether it’s ants, a mouse or even a few roaches, the pests are going to keep coming back as long as your home has food in it.

Rapid Reproduction

Unlike people, pests tend to reproduce in very large numbers. In particular, spiders and insects may have several hundred babies at one time. This rapid reproduction has a significant impact on your efforts to control the number of pests in your home. For example, most bugs, when faced with having to feed such a large number of offspring, will become very persistent in their efforts to gain entry into your home. After all, once inside, they can provide their little ones with a nearly unlimited supply of food, as well as shelter. Also, if the bugs lay eggs inside your living space, you may find that those eggs are not affected by pest sprays. Therefore, just when you think you have the problem under control, the eggs hatch and everything starts all over again.

Unfavorable Weather Conditions

Some bugs are tougher than others. For example, roaches deal well with extreme temperatures, rain and a number of other weather conditions. However, other pests aren’t so resilient. Bed bugs, for instance, prefer to be warm and will therefore do everything in their power to get inside your home in the wintertime. Once they get used to their surroundings, they are unlikely to leave, even as the seasons change. They are just one example of the many pests that make comfort a priority, hijacking your living space and making themselves at home despite your best efforts to ward them off.

If you are having trouble getting rid of pests, remember that the situation does not illustrate a failure on your part. As the examples above have shown, most bugs are determined, resilient little creatures that are seeking food and shelter. Try to use this knowledge in your favor as you continue the battle to keep these pesky creatures outside, where they belong.

Morgan is a proud mother, who enjoys spending her days discovering fun and interesting things to do with her young son. At night, she is an avid writer and solves all her pest problems with the help of a Jersey City Pest Control company.

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