Yellow LEDs Save You Money & Attract Fewer Insects

  According to a study done by Mike & Teresa Justice, two behavioral ecologists with PhDs from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, the type and color of outdoor bulbs you use can lower the amount of insects attracted to your home. Their tests show that yellow/orange hue outdoor LEDs attract the fewest amount of insects, even outperforming so-called outdoor bug lights. The team of ecologists spent an entire summer testing different light types. Every night the team would set up a bug trap with a single bulb inside. They would rotate the type of bulb every night. They also took precautions to make sure no bulb being tested got more than its share of moonlight. Since the moon is predictable, this was easy to …

Back to school – your kids could be bringing home more than homework

Sadly Bed Bugs are all over the news lately   School has just started back up, and you have so much to worry about. You get up early to get the kids ready, feed them, drive them to school through rush-hour traffic. You expect them to be safe at school and come back to you at the end of the day with home-work, and hopefully a great story about how well their day went. Little did you know that Johnny’s friend Billy has been staying in a house that has had a bed bug problem. Or maybe Billy’s family went on vacation right before school started back and they stayed in a hotel that had bed bugs. Billy’s family may not even know they have …

What you can do to prepare for earwig season

Earwig Season? I know, it’s still pretty hot here in South Carolina. As we start to come out of summer though,  and the temperatures begin to cool expect to start seeing more earwigs inside the house. Earwigs do prefer to be outdoor. Earwigs live under rocks, pave stones, fallen trees, wooden garden borders, and anywhere else that is dark and damp. They will emerge at night to feed on other insects and plants. As it begins to get cooler though they will begin to move indoors in search of food. Unfortunately, this means we need to prepare because your home is a prime target.   Earwig related issues There are lot of old wives tales and stories about the earwig. Earwigs are not poisonous, they …

Employment Opportunity

Help Needed! Now Hiring!   We want to thank all of our Walker Pest Management Family here publicly for the tremendous business and support you have given us. We are actually looking at hiring another Pest Control Technician at this time. Feel free to share this to a friend that may be interested. Requirements below: 1. Age = Must be 21 or older 2. Education = High school graduate 3. Experience = None required (some would be great though) If you don’t have experience we are willing to spend the time and train you but you must be willing and eager to learn. 4. Appearance = Must be willing to keep face clean shaved and keep a clean cut look. 5. Drugs = Must be …

Insects from other countries

Interesting insects from other countries   This is a fun post today. Something you should all enjoy. We sometimes get stuck in the day to day of our lives and only think about the things we deal with. In South Carolina we deal with plenty of ant, roach, spider and beetle issues. If you look at the world over though you will see that most of the insects we deal with here are pretty mundane. Countries such as Australia and New Zealand deal with so many unique and dangerous insects that many photographers and camera crews travel halfway around the world to get a close up glimpse of these spectacular creatures. Here are just a few we thought you would find interesting.   Kung Fu …