Miyerkules, Hulyo 29, 2015
Some insects eat other insects, which makes them useful especially when the insects they eat are harmful to your home. Wasps are among the insects that are known to feed on other insects, usually bugs, caterpillars, and spiders. On one hand, they seem helpful because they eliminate other harmful insects from your surroundings, however, they can become a dangerous – and in some cases, deadly – kind of pest. Why are wasps dangerous? There are over 100,000 species of wasps, 30,000 of which are still unidentified. The three types of wasps—parasitic, solitary hunting, and social—can be very troublesome not just to other insects, but to humans as well. Their powerful stings can paralyze their prey in an instant, and when used on humans, can trigger a serious allergic reaction that can be fatal in some cases.
Martes, Hulyo 28, 2015
Bed bugs are among the most common pests in homes, be it Phoenix or beyond. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) released some worrisome statistics about these creepy crawlies, from the results of the 2015 Bugs without Borders Survey. It seems that the insects are quite at home in the modern environment as 99.6 percent of all professional pest exterminators have dealt with them in the past year. The number hasn’t changed from 2013, but is significantly higher than 15, 10, or 5 years ago. Another consistent point are the top places where bed bugs are found, which are motels/hotels (75 percent), single-family homes (93 percent), and condominiums/apartments (95 percent). In addition, the bugs are also found in high numbers in places such as public transportation, nursing homes, schools, offices, college dormitories, and even hospitals.
Lunes, Hulyo 27, 2015
Just when you thought you could finally enjoy the warm weather in Phoenix, you start to see these winged insects flying around your house. Since warm weather draws the termites out, it may very well be possible that you have an infestation somewhere near your house. This might actually give you the upper hand. When you see termite swarms bursting from beneath the ground and flying about, don’t just ignore them. Call for an exterminator, instead, to stop these unwelcome guests from taking over your home. Identify the Problem The first thing you should do is to identify the problem. You might not actually have termites but flying ants instead. Before you panic and call an exterminator, try to catch some insects so you can identify them.
Linggo, Hulyo 26, 2015
Most people who see a swarm of bees in their backyard are quick to grab the nearest can of bug spray, and spray the bugs to death. While it is understandably frightening to see the bee swarm that can potentially attack you, killing them like this bear some unwanted implications on the environment. In the U.S., honey bees are largely responsible for the progress of the agriculture industry. In the last decade or so, there have been alarming reports of decline in bee population. This is why beekeepers and the authorities are urging the public at large to call for professional bee removal in Phoenix or anywhere else, instead of taking matters in your own hands. A World without Bees If you ever watched the animated film Bee Movie, you might have a good idea of what it would be like to live in a world without bees.
Huwebes, Hulyo 23, 2015
There are things in this world more dreadful than a cockroach on your dinner table. Among these is a cockroach biting you in your sleep. As omnivores, cockroaches feed on both plants and meat. They rarely feed on live meat, though, because they are scavengers. This means they are more enticed to take a pinch off parts made of dead skin cells such as eyelashes and brows, callouses, and finger/toenails. What Do They Eat? Cockroaches are naturally afraid of humans, which is why they feed only at night and find refuge in dark, narrow crevices. And even if winged roaches fly towards you, it’s simply their panicky reaction to the air currents, vibrations, and “scary” actions humans make. You’re more likely to be a part of their menu while you’re asleep and they can freely feast on your dead skin cells and on whatever leftover crumbs you may have on your lips or fingers.
Miyerkules, Hulyo 22, 2015
Bed bugs are one of the most common concerns among people in Phoenix, Arizona. In fact, Phoenix has been named the 28th city with the highest number of people having bed bug treatments in their homes in 2013. Waking up to hard, itchy bumps caused by bed bug bites might be difficult enough, but it’s harder to live with the constant anxiety of being subjected to bites every night. Most people experiencing bed bug infestation will stop at nothing to get rid of these bedtime pests, with some even resorting to extreme measures like setting all their things on fire. Undeniably, people dealing with bedbugs in Phoenix are also dealing with the anxiety, stress, and other psychological effects brought about by their bites.
Martes, Hulyo 21, 2015
For years, termites have been the cause of headaches and woes among homeowners because of their ability to slowly eat away at homes, causing damages to the structures. In fact, Phoenix was recently named the seventh most termite-infested city in the U.S. for 2015, only trailing behind cities in California and Texas. This fact drives home the point that termite infestation is a huge problem for homeowners everywhere. Termites are very active in all 50 states (except in Alaska), and on average, termite infestations can cause damage to the home by as much as $8,184. Most homeowners, however, tackle their termite problem incorrectly, which can only cause more harm than good. A trusted Phoenix exterminator debunks some myths that homeowners still think to be true about termites and termite infestation.