Posts Tagged ‘weather’

According to a recent report in PCT Magazine, ant activity is on the rise. “PCOs were reporting a marked rise in ant work, with ants replacing cockroaches as the most economically important pest in many parts of the country. Research commissioned by PCT also indicated the ant segment tied or surpassed termite work as the largest growth segment for much of the decade. Early on, the ant increase was blamed on warmer weather patterns throughout the U.S. as well as an increase in homeowner watering systems.”

This report indicated not only warmer weather patterns being the cause but also an increase in worldwide trading. More shipments arriving in our ports are introducing a variety of new ant species to the US. Dr. Roger Gold, professor and endowed chair in urban and structural entomology at Texas A&M University is quoted in this article saying “The boom in ant work has been characterized by a number of invasive and problematic ant species having been introduced from other parts of the world. It just seems like in the last few years with a lot of trade going on internationally that we have a lot more introductions than I remember in my whole career.”

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The warmer weather is finally on its way. With that experts are forecasting bed bug infestations to be on the rise. As we continue our bed bug series of posts following up on Dr. Ballards presentation at Bug Off Pest Control Center’s 2010 New York Pest Expo we want to provide some useful information to prepare for a bed bug treatment.

Bed Bug Checklist

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We are pest control operators! We kill the pests that pester our clients. We rid them of mice, bats, raccoons, spiders, ants, bedbugs and more! As the weather begins to cool, these critters look for shelter bringing with them disease and destruction.

When colder weather arrives we, as pest control operators, need to put on another hat, home weatherization expert! We know where they enter and how they do it. Why not prepare homes to be more defensive. Your clients don’t need voles or mice chewing away at their wiring, or mice running across their counters. We can help protect their families before the invasion.

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