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Archive for October, 2011

Bedbug Problem In Minnesota

They are increasingly being encountered in homes, apartments, hotels, motels, health care facilities, dormitories, shelters, schools, and modes of transport.  Other places where bed bugs sometimes appear include movie theaters, laundries/dry cleaners, furniture rental outlets and office buildings.  Immigration and international travel have undoubtedly contributed to the resurgence of bedbugs in the U.S. Changes in modern pest control practice — and less effective bed bug pesticides — are other factors suspected for the recurrence. (more…)

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Minnesota Pest Control – Spider Problem

Most people are well aware how beneficial spiders are because they eat insects, still there is much confusion and unwarranted fear of the potential harm spiders might do to people. Spiders rank just behind bees and wasps as the most feared arthropod. It is common for any unexplained skin irritation to be called a “spider bite.

If you have an insect or pest problem, it is not uncommon to also have a Spider problem. Spiders feed upon insects, so it is natural for them to infest areas where large amounts of pests are present. (more…)

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Pest Control MN

Weather & Pests 

Your weather directly affects pests and their activities. These conditions prompt pests to invade your home to seek three very basic needs – food, water and shelter. Find out how your local weather is affecting your pest forecast.

Rainy, Wet Weather (Pest Forecast: More pests may invade your home)

You can expect an increase in the number of pests you see as they try to seek food and warmth. Specific pests you should watch for include: ants,  cockroaches, spiders, crickets, ladybugs, yellow jackets, hornets, mice and rats. Here’s why: (more…)

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MN Pest Control- Spiders

Spiders are a common group of arthropods. They are similar to insects in that they both have exoskeletons and jointed legs. However, spiders differ from insects in several ways. Any arthropods that share the same characteristics as spiders are known as arachnids. Other arachnids, or spider relatives, include ticks, daddy-longlegs, scorpions, and mites. (more…)

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The Future Of The Current Bed Bug Epidemic

When your child goes to school his or her coat hangs next to those of friends. Hats are shared and naptime is spent on the communal class carpet. Elementary school means sleep over birthday parties. High school students share rides in cars. And while children study and play together, you may be flying to London for a meeting and your shirt happens to fall on the hotel room floor, picking up a few of the sticky insect eggs and bringing them back in your luggage. You might be checking a book out of the library or simply working at your desk. Your babysitter might take a nap on the couch. Any of these activities could bring bed bugs into your home or send them to someone else’s. The global bed bug epidemic is real. Business travelers fly from city to city, and so do the bugs. As they spread, you and your family are increasingly at risk. (more…)

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Vital Info about the Bed Bug Outbreak!!!!!

As if you needed something else to worry about, bedbugs, those pests from the old bedtime rhyme are making a comeback.  More of a nuisance than a health hazard, they are showing up to suck blood from people in hotels, college dorms, clothing stores and hospitals.

A tad of information that you will want to know about bedbugs. We have friends here in our community and one of their sons is an entomologist (insect expert), and has been telling them that there is an epidemic of bed bugs now occurring in America.  Recently I have heard on the news that several stores in NYC have had to close due to bed bug problems, as well as a complete mall in New Jersey. (more…)

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Bed Bug Infestation

Bedbugs usually cluster together in favorable harborage areas.  However, some bedbugs will live by themselves, away from the majority of the infestation.

Signs of Bed Bugs

The best way to see if you have an infestation is to look for bedbugs where you rest and where you usually set down luggage (or bags) when you enter the house.  Your luggage and places where your luggage may be stored are also some of the first areas to look. (more…)

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