DIY Fall Pest Management Ideas

People in the Fall

With fall quickly approaching, it is time to start pest proofing your home for the coming season. With cold weather on the way, everyone and everything will want to move indoors. With your family starting to congregate in the living room as the temperatures cool down, you may have extra visitors as well. Rats, mice,… Read more »

Biological Pest Control

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Biological pest control relies on natural mechanisms for controlling pests but also involves active human management. Biological pest control is an important part of an integrated pest management program (IPM Program). Biological pest control consists of three stages:  Importation – a pest’s natural enemy is introduced to control the nuisance pest Augmentation – local natural… Read more »

Bed Bugs…..Did you Know?

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With all of the media attention bed bugs are getting again, you may think you know all there is to know about the pesky little creatures. You know that they bite you in your sleep, cause itchy red bumps, and can be difficult to get rid of. But I bet there are some things that… Read more »

A Scientific Look at Bed Bugs

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It is quite probable that you have had an encounter with bed bugs at some point in your life. Bed bugs show up in a lot of hotels or public areas such as college dorms but they can also get into a clean bedroom in a home. Kenneth Haynes of the University of Kentucky has… Read more »

A Quick and Easy Guide to Bed Bugs

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Recognizing a bed bug, By appearance A bed bug that has just hatched is semi-transparent and a light tan color. It is only about the size of a pin head. Adult bed bugs are much easier to see. They are flat and have a brownish-red oval shaped body. Adult bed bugs are around the size… Read more »

5 Worst Ways to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

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Bed bugs are pesky little critters that can be impossible to get rid of without the help of a professional. Though there may be ideas of what will work, none of them are foolproof ways to ensure your home is bed bug free. Here are some ideas for getting rid of bed bugs that seem… Read more »

Bed Bugs Facts and Statistics

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Facts about Bed Bugs Bed bugs are small oval insects that do not fly. People think bed bugs live in a mattress but they can live anywhere in your home. They are most common in beds but will take up residence anywhere that they have easy access to human blood for feedings. Bed bugs are… Read more »

The Health Risks of Having Bed Bugs

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It can be hard to know if you have been bitten by a bed bug but if you think you may have been, you can check for signs of infestation. When a bed bug bites you, they release an anesthetic and an anticoagulant that will prevent you from knowing you are being bitten. Often, you… Read more »