Tag: infestation

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Where do bed bugs come from?

August 3, 2017 By
Bed bug information resources may differ on the most common ways of getting bed bugs. The most common way to get bed bugs varies by situation. Whether in borrowed computer equipment, clothing worn on a visit to an infested locale,... Read more»
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Interior carpenter ant nests aren’t always in wood

March 22, 2017 By
Carpenter ants (Camponotus spp.) are important pests. In some regions, they are the primary wood-destroying insect (WDI) encountered by pest management professionals (PMPs). The textbook signs of an infestation include damaged wood and evidence of frass (wood shavings), which often... Read more»
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Bed bugs: A PMP’s tale of dealing with hoarding

March 13, 2017 By
In 2015, we received a call from the concerned daughter of an elderly woman who had bed bugs for years at her Brooklyn, N.Y., home. At first, it was just a regular service call. But after we spoke on the... Read more»
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Flying insect infesting Florida’s Marco Island identified

February 7, 2017 By
Scientists have identified the shore fly (Scatella tenuicosta) as the flying insect that has been infesting Marco Island, Florida, beaches over the last few weeks. The flies were originally suspected to be black flies (Simulium spp.),  but Chadd Chustz, Marco Island’s environmental... Read more»
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Restaurant roach removal

October 25, 2016 By
Cockroach treatment for commercial restaurant accounts requires a little something extra. The public, as well as your commercial customers, is never happy to see a cockroach. But beyond seeing, no one even wants to think about cockroaches in places where... Read more»
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Bed bugs: Do mattress encasements help?

September 19, 2016 By
⦁ Mattress encasements can help reassure customers traumatized by a bed bug infestation. ⦁ Mattress encasements can help techs easily identify new activity. In bed bug management, half the battle is helping to establish appropriate expectations for all the different... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: Capitalize on bed bug misidentifications

September 14, 2016 By
No one wants bed bugs, but reports of bed bug bites are the rise. Also on the rise is misidentification by tenants, homeowners, schools, businesses and hotel workers alike. This trend of misidentification is money in the bank for the... Read more»
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Video: Family reports ‘plague of rats’ fueled by neighbor

August 23, 2016 By
A family in Southhampton, England, shared a video with the Southern Daily Echo of dozens of rats roaming their neighbor's yard. Ali Khan believes his neighbor is feeding the rodents. Khan tells the newspaper his children are afraid to go outside and that the family dog has been attacked by the rats. Read more»
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Contest: Tell us your worst pest nightmare

July 13, 2016 By
I’d like to think some version of this conversation has occurred at least once at every pest management company: “Man, you would not believe the account I just came from. It was bed bug heaven/raining roaches/a sea of rats/a sanitation... Read more»
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Video: Snakes infest Florida apartment

July 8, 2016 By
A woman in Casselberry, Fla., left her home after numerous snakes invaded her apartment by slithering between the floorboards and walls. Jan Perillo says she pulled up her carpet and saw snakes up to 2 ft. long coming out through... Read more»
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