Archive for July, 2011

This summer we took our family to Bend, Oregon for some outdoor adventure. This amazing town in Central Oregon’s High Desert is surrounded by volcanic peaks and pillars, cinder cones and buttes, lava flows and lakes. It is the perfect home to 15 species of bats.
 
 
Just outside of Bend is US Forest land and the Newberry Volcano. This volcano created the “land of lava” here when it erupted nearly 6000 years ago. In one location layers of molten lava cooled and harden, while the interior lave flow rushed hot, leaving behind an empty shell today known as Lava River Cave, one of the longest lava tubes in the Northwest and a great breeding ground for bats. There was no chance we were going to skip this.

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Fleas are making a comeback. This was recently noted in the PCT Magazine article “Trends of the Last Decade”. According to this article, flea treatments have been on the rise over the last several years.

Anyone who has a dog or cat has been advised by their veterinarian to use the various flea and tick treatments to ward off these nasty little buggers. However, it’s believed that the broad use of these repellents has helped these pests to build a resistance to them.

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“Green living” is something many American families are trying to adopt in their daily lives. Over the last decade this has become very apparent with regards to pest control. As noted in a recent PCT magazine article, “Trends of the Last Decade”, “more consumers are looking for kinder, gentler pest control solutions”.

Today’s consumers are joining the “green movement” wanting more products and services that are considered less harmful to the environment. Look at the increase in hybrid cars, “green” cleaning products and eco-friendly advertisements of all sorts. The pest control industry is no different. PCOs are adding terms like “eco-friendly” to their marketing pieces and even logos in response to this trend.

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