Tag: Fact vs. Fiction

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Fact vs. Fiction: Pigeons

August 30, 2014 By
Fiction: Feeding pigeons makes the world a better place and doesn’t hurt anybody. Fact: Feeding pigeons, deliberately or unintentionally, is the foundation of most pigeon problems. Once the birds have identified reliable areas as food sources, their numbers multiply — and... Read more»

Fact vs. Fiction: Ticks

July 14, 2014 By
Fiction: Tick populations die during the winter. Fact: Ticks aren’t as active during cold months, but they don’t die. They still can attach to companion animals and transmit pathogens.   Fiction: If ticks aren’t observed on the companion animal, there... Read more»

Fact vs. Fiction: German Cockroach

July 11, 2014 By
Fiction: If you have cockroaches, you don’t have to worry about bed bugs. Fact: Cockroaches do eat bed bugs; however, we’ve seen firsthand where the cockroaches couldn’t keep up with the site’s bed bug population growth. A more reliable form... Read more»

Fact vs. Fiction: Hornets

March 1, 2013 By
Fiction: There is no such thing as a ground hornet. Fact: All hornets are wasps, but not all wasps are hornets. True hornets belong to the genus Vespa. Only the European hornet (Vespa crabro germana, an introduced species) in North... Read more»
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Fact vs. Fiction: Ticks

February 1, 2013 By
Fiction: All ticks carry Lyme disease. Fact: The only ticks that transmit Lyme disease are the blacklegged species (Ixodes scapularis). This means you cannot get Lyme disease from other insect species like mosquitoes or flies. Fiction: Ticks jump onto hosts... Read more»
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