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10 Bed Bug Myths You Need to Know

Bed Bugs are not only some ending to a silly bedtime rhyme. Bed Bugs' presence in the United States diminished in the mid-1900s but have made a huge comeback in the past 10 years. As Bed Bugs spread across every state, so are the myths about them. These creatures feed off your blood, so it’s important to know the truth about them so you can prepare. 10 Myths About Bed Bugs Knowing these ten myths as being false will protect you against these parasites: Myth: Bed Bugs can travel airborne. Bed Bugs don’t have wings, so they are unable to fly. Additionally, they cannot make any long-distance jumping. They can, however, crawl up to a meter per minute. Myth: Bed Bugs quickly reproduce. Each female can only produce one egg each day. That egg takes 10 days to hatch and reaches adulthood around five weeks. Myth: Bed Bugs bite at...
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How Often Should Your House be Inspected for Pests?

As a pest control management company, we hear this question often. There are several factors involved in deciding the frequency of inspections. The best pest management strategy takes into consideration your geographic location, type of structure and the prevalence and type of pests in your area. Key Factors to Consider So how often should you inspect your house for pests? At a minimum, your home should be inspected once per year. As mentioned, there are other concerns that can impact your decision-making. If you live in an area known for heavy termite infestations or other damaging pests, such as rodents, we advise an inspection at least every six months. Another consideration is the type of structure, such as wood vs. stucco, and the age and the condition of the home. Buildings can shift with age, and older homes often have more points of access for insects and other pests. Living...
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How Termites Can Destroy Your Home

There’s probably no pest more feared by homeowners than the humble termite . This little creature might be tiny, but it brings with it the power to destroy any wooden structure it comes against. If you suspect your home might be infested with termites, there’s already a chance that it is, and it’s too late to avoid dealing with termite damage. But how destructive are they exactly? The Signs of a Termite Infestation Termites not only like to eat wood -- they have an insatiable appetite. When you have a colony nearby, they are basically eating 24/7. If they’re in your house, well then you already know what is on the menu. You might find the tell-tale signs around, including: Sightings of flying insects (looking like winged ants, usually) outside your house, usually clustering in one area. Discarded wings on the floor in one particular part of your house. Piles...
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Identifying Carpenter Ant Damage

A house is one of the most significant purchases that we will make in our lifetime, so when we find damage to our home, it can be frustrating, not to mention costly. Identifying the source of the loss and knowing how to eliminate it is essential to every homeowner. In the United States, many threats can damage a home, one of which are insects. These tiny creatures can destroy a home’s structure if they’re left undealt with for long periods. One such vermin is the carpenter ant , with its sharp bite and tendency to nest inside of walls, their ability to cause structural damage is great. While only an ⅛ to a ½ inch in size, these long black ants can cost more than you realize. Let’s take a look at what kind of damage carpenter ants can leave behind. What Does Carpenter Ant Damage Look Like? The damage...
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Rain and Pests: What You Need to Know

Insects and similar pests are always a nuisance . The rain can have different effects on different pests. Keep reading to learn what you need to know about rain and pest. How Rain Affects Pests Different species of pests are affected by rain differently. Some pests thrive when the rain comes down and in its aftermath. For example, excessive rainfall in an area tends to be followed by a problematic mosquito population. Mosquitoes thrive in wet areas and even lay their eggs in standing water. So, the more rainfall there is, the more mosquitoes there will be. However, some pests do not like to be near water and tend to seek shelter in dry areas, such as your house or garage. Pests That Love Rain Like the aforementioned mosquitoes, some pests breed when it is wet. Usually, these pests need standing water to lay their eggs. To successfully breed, any...
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Bug Proof Your Home

The best way to fight against an insect invasion is by being proactive. You don’t need to be a wildlife scientist to keep ants, arachnids, and others away. In fact, just a few simple steps can put you well on your way toward a bug-proof home. Before the bugs get inside your home, learn how to keep them out . Fill and Screen Those Holes While cracks in your walls might not be structurally significant, they can create an entrance for unwelcome visitors. Fix them up with caulk, spackle or any hole-filling adhesive designed for the materials of the surrounding area. Windows and doors should use screens of 20 mesh so that air can get in, while bugs stay out. While working on the entryways, make sure each has a screen door that can close on its own to shield the interior of your home from winged intruders. Install door...
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Case Study: A Home Infested With Bed Bugs

Without a doubt, bed bugs are one of the most feared insects in modern life. The idea that they can crawl all over you without you knowing it, while you are asleep, gives many people the heebie-jeebies. While the number of reported cases of bed bugs has decreased since the heyday of a couple of years ago, they show up often enough that you still need to take precautions. The Infestation Take the “Smith” family, for instance (a real family whose names have been changed). This was a typical suburban family in the area until a bed bug infestation changed their lives. One day everything was normal, but then the next, one of the children in the family started to complain about bug bites, itchy bumps and patches of redness. When they called an exterminator, the symptoms as described suggested a bed bug infestation. Because the family didn’t want to...
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Can You Ever Be 100% Rid of Pests?

Making your home completely pest free is an undertaking! But the chances that your home is 100 percent pest free are low. If a pest is willing, it will find a way into your home. A small crack or broken pipe that you didn’t know about will be the pest’s entrance. But, you can continue to reduce your chances for the unwanted guests by eliminating the things that attract them into your home. The attractions for your potential roommates include food, water and shelter. Eliminating the Doorways The small intruders will find any small crack to use as an entrance to your home. If you want to keep the pests out, you need to be diligent in finding the doorways before they do. Once you find the doors, you need to seal them tight. You need to then continue to monitor your home for new doors. Let’s face it, as...
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Idaho Pests, Ranked From Most to Least Dangerous

Although Idaho is consistently ranked as an excellent place to live, that doesn’t mean that it’s free of pests and critters that could quickly ruin your day. Depending on where you live, you may encounter a wide variety of bugs and insects, as well as rodents and vermin that can be both harmful and destructive. To help you stay well-informed and protected, we’ve decided to rank the pests most common to Idaho, from most to least dangerous. When considering the danger level, we’re looking at both personal safety (i.e., bites and stings), as well as other damage (i.e., destroying lawns or wood structures). Spiders Most people hate spiders for their creepy-crawly appearance, and Idaho is home to some dangerous varieties. The ones to watch out for the most include: Black Widow one of the deadliest species in the world. Wolf Spider despite its name, they aren’t as aggressive as you...
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Why Rat Traps are Insufficient for Removing Rodents

If you have a problem with mice or rats , your initial reaction may be to get rid of them yourself by placing traps. It's important to get rid of them quickly because they do carry diseases and attract other pests. Because of this, you really do want to use the quickest and most effective way to get rid of them, but this isn't necessarily with traps. Rat traps are not as effective as you may think they are. An infestation is best handled by professionals because many people make mistakes when using them. It's important to have the knowledge of how to deal with rodents in order to get rid of them in the most efficient manner. If you need help removing rodents from your home, our Total Pest Management Program can make life easy: What is Total Pest Management? Why Rat Traps Are Insufficient Different Types, Not All...
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Are Termites Active in the Winter?

If you deal with pests during the summer, you might breathe a sigh of relief when the winter weather rolls in. Cockroaches and other critters are typically less active when it’s cold out. Termites are a different story. These destructive insects may alter their daily routine in the winter, but they don’t become dormant. Termites Tunnel Deeper In The Winter Although termites are active throughout the year, they might not be as visible when the temperatures drop. That’s because subterranean termites dig tunnels deep into the earth to find warmth. They also stay closer to their nests instead of foraging far away for food. Termites prefer temperatures between 75 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit. When the temperature falls below 25 degrees, termites that are near the soil’s surface may die. You Might See Termites In Your Home In Cold Weather Termites that already live in the walls of your home may...
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5 Fun Facts About Bed Bugs

Bed bugs were largely eradicated throughout the developed world during the twentieth century. However, they began to develop resistances to the pesticides used, and this led to the number of infestations growing over the past 25-30 years. Given their increasing presence, it's a good idea to get to know more about bed bugs. 1. Bed bugs are picky eaters Bed bugs are members of the insect family Cimicidae, and each type of cimicid prefers a specific type of host. Cimex lectularius, otherwise known as the common bed bug, feeds primarily on human blood. They also prefer to return to the same place and the same host to feed, which is why their nest is usually somewhere close to where they are feeding. 2. Bed bugs are great at travelling When people discover bed bugs in their home, they may wonder how the pests got there. In many cases, the answer...
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What is Total Pest Management?

From cockroaches and biting flies to the Norway rat and the black widow spider, Spokane residents deal with an annoying array of pests. Whether they bite, sting or are simply nuisances, pests can seriously impact your household. Some insects, spiders and rodents inflict pain or endanger your health and safety. Others can cause major damage to your residence. And the rest make your house, condo or apartment feel a little less like home. Eden Advanced Pest Technologies explains how Total Pest Management works to restore comfort and protect your family and your finances. A Next-Level Pest Control Strategy Conventional pest control treatments keep infestations at bay, especially when used along with preventive measures. But Total Pest Management takes pest prevention and control to the next level. This comprehensive strategy eliminates existing infestations with additional treatments and uses powerful yet safe prevention tactics to keep 50-plus pest varieties from disturbing your...
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