Archive for August, 2011

Yuck Bugs? Exterminators Knock ´Em Dead!!!

Got creepy crawlies? According to the National Pest Control Association, cockroaches, mice, rats, termites, carpenter ants, ants, fleas, ticks, spiders, and silver fish are the most common household pests.

You are NOT alone. Almost every house in America has had at least one of these pests take up residence in the last year. You can try managing this yourself with do-it-yourself products, but they are not as effective as the service offered by professional exterminators. (more…)

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Cockroaches Minneapolis & St Paul | Pest Control MN

 Fun Facts About Cockroaches

  • Cockroaches have been around since the time of dinosaurs

    Minnesota Cockroach

  • A cockroach can live almost a month without food
  • A cockroach can live about two weeks without water
  • Some female cockroaches only mate once and stay pregnant for life
  • A cockroach can live for up to one week without its head
  • Cockroaches can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes
  • Cockroaches can run up to 3 miles an hour. (more…)

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Wasp and Bee Control MN

People who are not familiar with bees often have a fear of them. Swarming bees are generally not inclined to sting provided they are left alone – but the following precautions should be taken.  Getting rid of these pests can sometimes be fearful, especially if you are allergic. A large nest may mean an attack and stings on you or other people in the area. Hiring a Professional Pest Control Expert can mean safe and efficient handling of the wasps and bees. (more…)

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Characteristics Of Bees

Bees are reliant on pollen as a protein source and on flowers nectar or oils as an energy source. Adult females collect pollen primarily to feed their larvae. The pollen they inevitably lose in going from flower to flowers is important to plants because some pollen lands on the pistils (productive structure) of other flowers of the same species, resulting in cross pollination. Bee’s are the most significant pollinating insects, and their interdependence with plants makes them an excellent example of the type of symbiosis known as mutualism, an association between unlike organisms that is beneficial to both parties. (more…)

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It can happen to anyone!

You may remember that old saying, “Don’t let the bed bugs bite!”  We were always taught that bed bugs don’t really exist anymore and not to be scared of them.  Well, they are back.  Due to a resurgence of bed bugs in the United States, infestations have become an issue in recent years.

What Do Bedbugs Look Like? (more…)

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Win The War Against….. BED BUGS!

Identifying Bed Bugs

Maybe your family stayed in a hotel and wound up with suspicious itchy marks on their arms. Or you noticed your mattress seemed unusually dirty last time you changed the sheets. Maybe you found some red/brown spotting on your sheets. Perhaps you found some kind of tiny bug in your bedroom and aren’t sure what it is.

You’ve heard news lately of bed bug resurgence. So chances are that if you’ve seen possible signs of bed bugs, you are a little suspicious. The next thing you probably want to know is: what do bed bugs look like? (more…)

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Building And Pest Inspections – Keeping Unwanted Guests From Your New House

Building and pest inspections are an essential step in the purchase of a new home or investment property. There are certain things you can look for while you’re on the house-hunting circuit – like checking the proximity of gardens and trees to the walls of the house – but a professional building inspection is important before you sign anything. (more…)

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How To Prevent Fleas

Flea prevention, without adding anything to your Dogs skin can be difficult. However one of the best ways to prevent fleas is the use of the vacuum cleaner. For every flea on your Dog there will be many more, in different stages, around the home. It may be time for a spring clean. Natural flea prevention without applying anything to the Dog or the surroundings will come down to keeping an area as flea free as possible by cleaning. Vacuum all areas extremely well and you will go a long way to cutting down on the number of fleas in the area and break the life cycle of the fleas. As with preventing ticks, it is difficult to beat the chemically based frontline medicine. (more…)

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