When Pests Cause Destruction: Three Pest-Caused Epidemics

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iStock_000041855648_SmallEveryone knows pests are destructive. Who hasn’t complained about rats tearing into their clothes and who have not heard the news about the diseases brought by mosquitoes? However, there were times in human history when pests upped their level of destructiveness that they have caused too much human suffering and innumerable number of deaths. Here are some of the most horrific pandemics and epidemics spread by pests.

The Black Death in Europe ...

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Tips to Prevent Ant Invasion

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iStock_000013498235_SmallPresence of ants can be harmless in small doses. In fact, the presence of ants in food says that it is made of naturally occurring sources and not chemicals. However, once it sets up shop and does a full blown colony in a space, then it becomes a very itchy problem for any person.

To avoid an ant infested place for work or play and relaxation, here are some important information to ...

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Five Indispensable Qualities of Professional Exterminators

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Professional exterminators may not have a very positive image. This is because movies like Over the Hedge and Ant Bully insidiously depict exterminators as merciless humans bent on inflicting suffering on poor animals. In real life however, the exact opposite is true.  Pests are the villains who invade a person’s home, destroy his furniture and clothes and ...

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Four Things Exterminators Want Homeowners to Tell Them

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Everyone knows that when it comes to house pests, exterminators are the best people to call. They know how to take care of pest problems. They have the experience and the expertise that homeowners may not have. However, despite all their knowledge, exterminators need some information from homeowners, too. This is especially true if the property owner doesn’t know what types of rodents are ...

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How Pests Reproduce

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Pests are animals carrying serious health hazards to humans. Some examples of such pests are mosquitoes, flies, cockroaches, bees, ants, termites, fleas, rodents, and more. Most pests are carriers of deadly human diseases.

Pest infestations are serious problems that need immediate intervention. Hiring a pest control companyis the best way to solve these problems fast. To effectively eradicate pests, proper identification of the pest is needed along with the knowledge of their habitat and how they reproduce.

Here are ...

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Countdown of the Top Five Most Annoying House Pests

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Everyone knows that all pest are annoying, but some rise above the rest in the level of annoyance they give to homeowners.  This list does not rank these pests based on how dangerous they are to human health or to the stability of homes. This is a list of the creepy creatures making homeowners pull their hairs out of sheer exasperation.

Top 5: Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes thrive in hot, humid environments.  The female of this species suck blood to feed ...

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House Enemy Number 1: Cockroaches

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Cockroaches are scary, not only because of the way they look, but because of what they carry with them. Roaches are hosts to 33 different kinds of bacteria that include the fatal e-coli. Sometimes homeowners see a cockroach scurrying around but don’t pay them any attention. One cockroach on the floor means many more behind the cupboard. Moreover, they spawn very fast. Oftentimes an exterminator is needed ...

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How to Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes

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Mosquitoes are a nuisance. A bite from this elusive insect can trigger allergies and cause itchy red bumps to form on the skin. Not all mosquitoes bite though; male mosquitoes are known to feed exclusively on water and nectar. The female mosquitoes are the ones out to bite and suck blood out of unsuspecting victims. Female mosquitos are attracted to sweat and carbon dioxide ...

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