• Why Are Bedbugs So Hard to Be Rid of ?

    You can live bedbug free for many years but once you get infested by these pests it would be as though they had been there forever. If you haven’t encountered bedbugs yet here’s a ‘mayday’, no one ever wants to encounter bedbugs. They are adept in their hiding skills and they transmit some of the cruelest ailments including skin rashes, psychological and allergic symptoms. The question, ‘why are bedbugs so hard to be rid of?’ was borne out of the questions most people infested by bed bugs ask. So we are going to answer the question from our wealth of research and experience into pests. Body Structure: Bedbugs are just about the size of half a bean grain (5-7 mm or 3/16 - 1/4 inch long) and they have really flat bodies. Insects are known to set up camp in the most ridiculously small [...]
  • Why Are Bedbugs in My Home?

    The adverse effect on health by the tiny bed bugs is quite noticeable. Consider this if you are losing a chunk of your blood in the night without taking any notice of situation, what chance you have of fighting. The question which worries almost anyone with this infestation is that why my home is being attacked by these creatures? The answer is not always simple and straight forward; these sneaky creatures can invade the home overnight and without making any noise. The common ways that the bugs attack home is quite astonishingly simple. They just attach you or your luggage innocently. Unless you are super sharp, spider man or with amazing reflexes finding the bugs attached to you is quite difficult. The places with bad sanitation and cleaning situation like neglected parts of city or [...]
  • How to Prevent Ant Infestation in the Home

    With over 12,000 species ants are certainly contenders for some of the most populous insects in the world. All together all these various species amount to a round figure of over 10 billion of ants. That’s a lot of pests to handle don’t you think? Another fact about ants is their preference to be more active in the spring season. This is no fanciful preference; ants emerge around the spring season because like most pests they adore a warm weather. Springtime is when the weather gears towards warmness. This fact can help you put some precise resistance against ant infestation in your home. If there are hundreds of houses in your neighborhood and you manage to be hosting ants in your home then something has to wrong right? Coupled with a thing for warm sites no pest wants to be in a [...]
  • What Are Stink Bugs ?

    Have you ever noticed a tiny little bug (in brown color) in your home, garden or farm? And when you tried catching this bug, it emits a foul stinking smell? Don’t know if congrats are in order but you just discovered a stink bug. You might want to learn what stink bugs are and why they so stink. As the name indicates, these bugs stink so they deserve the names given to them, stink bugs. When threatened, they will release a foul-smelling liquid through a small gland that is located beneath their abdomen. Their tendency to emit foul stinking smell is their natural defense mechanism against predators. Emitting the foul smelling liquid will also serve as warnings to other bugs of the same species. The stinky-smell of these bugs will be gone after some time, although you may not catch the [...]
  • Why Are Spiders in my House ?

    Arachnophobia (the fear of spiders) is a very common phobia among Americans. While it is true that spiders can be beneficial to households, this is not always the case. It is not uncommon to have "daddy long legs" and other harmless types living in your home; in fact, there is some truth to the old wives tale of a spider being within 8 feet of you at all times. Spiders eat insects and pests that can cause extensive damage to homes, such as mosquitoes, cockroaches, and beetles. Despite the benefits you can incidentally enjoy from having spiders in the home they are insects and shouldn’t be in the home in the first place. They are not notably dangerous at least not the domestic ones; two spiders in particular to watch out for are the brown recluse and the black widow. The bites from [...]
  • Are Fleas Dangerous ?

    Flea infestation can occur at any time at all but mostly in the warm and convenient times of summer. That warm weather and those blue skies bring something with them a habitat for these fleas. They're a menace to our dogs' comfort and can wreak havoc on our homes. You know that they're annoying, frustrating, painful, and extremely hard to get rid of. But did you know that fleas also pose huge health risks? Fleas attack pets more than humans; there are a large percentage of dogs that are allergic to the saliva of fleas. When bitten by a flea, instead of simply scratching the area to relieve the annoying itch - a dog with Flea Allergy Dermatitis will dig at, lick, bite and chew the area which has more than likely already welted and is highly irritated. This can result in excessive [...]
  • What’s the Deal with Bed Bug Bites?

    Bed bugs can be described as small parasitic bugs which are seen in nearly every household, hotel and resort or office. All these insects can be found almost everywhere and they principally go after people and warm blooded animals. You can be certain that you have bed bugs if you ever wake up the next day and see plenty of bug bites on the body. Yet not all the bites are from those bugs therefore it is preferable to talk with your medical professional. Once you detect and verify the bed bug bites, it's good to be sure how you can treat them and stop them in the future. The actual eating time period of a bed bug is somewhere between three and fifteen minutes. Your neck, facial area, shoulder area, legs and arms, are definitely the body parts bed bugs often take advantage of. In the [...]
  • Are Stinging Insects Dangerous?

    While the majority of people only experience a normal reaction to insect stings with symptoms that may include itching, swelling, redness and minor pain around the area of the sting, there is a small percentage of the population who experience a severe allergic reaction which can be very dangerous and even life threatening. The most common stinging insects that can cause an allergic reaction are fire ants and bees which include wasps, honeybees, yellow jackets, and hornets. In this guide you will learn the difference between a normal reaction to an insect sting and an allergic reaction which requires immediate medical attention. When an individual is stung by an insect the normal reaction that typically occurs is some minor pain accompanied by redness and swelling of the area which [...]
  • New York City Rats Are Getting Bigger !

    The average adult body weight of a rat averages 350 grams (12 oz) in males and about 250 grams (8.8 oz) in females. The adult rat can squeeze through holes or gaps the size of a quarter (0.955 inches (24.3 mm), jump a horizontal distance of up to 4 feet (1.2 m) (or vertically from a flat surface to 3 feet (0.91 m)), survive a fall from a height of almost 40 feet (12 m). This is on the average record, however, New York City rats can be big, and because of some yucky research, we now know just how big. Matthew Combs, a doctoral student at Fordham University, and his colleagues collected hundreds of rats for an ongoing study to determine how the creatures colonize. But in the process, they’ve given us a better idea of how the rodents can range in size. In his research project, which [...]
  • Most Common Pests In Bronx, NY

    Battling household pests is a common problem that wreaks havoc for persons living in Bronx, NY, generally requiring extensive cleanup and repairs that can be expensive and time consuming. Although, many states in America face this same problem and it is known that these pests can cause many human diseases especially to the children, and also, they make rooms dirty. Nowadays in Bronx, pets are a common problem. Each citizen of Bronx wants pest free life and working places. This has prompted many exterminator companies as they try to decrease the growth of these insects and work fast to remove them from homes or offices. Below are the most common pests seen around the homes and offices in Bronx. Rats and Mice In Bronx, rats and mice are a real nuisance. While mice are smaller than [...]