Tag: infestation

Educational Video: “Infestations Vacations”

This short video, produced by Howard University's CapComm Lab, the Earth Conservation Corps, and EPA, takes a humorous look at how conditions inside the home can provide food, water, and shelter where pests can thrive, and provides practical ways to prevent infestations. by United States... more
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Outdoor control of carpenter ants | Bug Tip Tuesday

Often, carpenter ant nests found indoors are satellite nests that can be traced back to a parent colony outdoors. Look for nests in: Trees Stumps Roots Fence posts Landscape timbers Other wood structures Try removing the wood with the parent colony. When that is not... more
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Carpenter Ant Prevention | Bug Tip Tuesday

Replace moisture-damaged wood. Prevent moisture from wood or lumber that is stored in a garage or near the house by elevating it to allow air circulation. Store firewood as far away from buildings as possible. Remove tree and shrub stumps and roots. Trim branches that overhang the... more
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Signs of Termite Activity

Keep an eye out for the following signs of termite activity : Discolored or drooping drywall Peeling paint that resembles water damage Wood that sounds hollow when tapped Small, pinpoint holes in drywall Buckling wooden or laminate floor boards Tiles loosening from the added moisture... more
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Winter Pest Control

Each season of the year brings a different set of pest challenges. In many areas of the country, the cooler winter temperature means fewer insect pests entering from the outdoors, but that doesn’t mean winter is time to let down your guard. Some pests can infest homes year round, and others... more
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Keeping Your Kitchen Clean Prevents Pests

Merchant grain beetles and Indian meal moths are among the most common pantry pests found in kitchens. They contaminate stored ingredients that are typically used to bake, such as flour, dried fruit, nuts and chocolate.Pantry pests don’t pose serious health or property threats, but because they... more
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Mealmoths Can Come Home In Your Groceries

Mealmoths can be brought into your home with your groceries. The Indian Meal Moth is found more often than any other on stored food and grain pantry pest in the United States. Since they feed on any items containing grain or cereal products, the Indian Meal Moth alone is responsible for most of the... more
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Keep Your House Dry and Clean This Winter

Don’t wait for spring-cleaning. Prevent an infestation all winter long. Make sure to do these few chores to keep on top of any pests trying to move in. Vacuum regularly Check for leaks around sinks, toilets &tubs Keep fire wood outside Wipe counter tops after each meal ... more
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Prevention is Key!

Put an end an infestation before it begins. Here are a few tips to keep pests out this winter. Keep counter tops wiped down and get rid of the odor of food by cleaning counter tops with a mixture of half vinegar and half water. Fix all leaky faucets as soon as they begin to drip. Insects are... more
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This Bug Infestations Spike in Summer

The results are in from the National Pest Management Association’s 2015 Bugs Without Borders survey! According to surveyed pest professionals, bed bug infestations tend to spike during the summer... more
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