How do bed bugs travel?

How Bed Bugs Travel & Why You Need To Know   How do bed bugs travel? A great question, and one we get often. The short answer is that bed bugs travel on people and in their possessions. Now, bed bugs aren’t like other pests that actually hang on to people, like lice. Instead, they may be in your jacket or trousers that you grabbed, lying on the floor near the bed. When you put them on, the bed bug has no choice, but to go along for the ride. The same thing goes for the suitcase, duffel bag or back pack that you, or your child (or your guest) grabbed that morning and threw in the car. If the house or hotel you or …

Spider Control

This is the image many of us get when we think of spider control. Big, scary, man-eating, blood-sucking beasts that wait for you to let your guard down, so they can pounce! Right? Well, wrong. Spiders are an extremely beneficial arthropod, that help us get rid of many nuisance pests. If we didn’t have spiders hanging out, we would have a lot more “bugs” in our lives. Most spiders are absolutely harmless to people and cause us no grief. There are a few that can be dangerous, and you can read more about these on our Spiders Page. For those of you that can’t stand the thought of a single spider invading your space, here are a few tips: Clean Up Your Space. That’s right. …

Flea Control

With Labor Day behind us, we say goodbye to another Summer. Unfortunately, the fleas aren’t done for the season. Fleas typically start to become a problem in mid to late spring and peak over the summer. We are still in that peak flea season, and the number of calls we get every day can attest to that. Here are some tips for good flea control. What Do You Do?? Well, ultimately, we hope you will call us if things don’t work out on your own, but the point of this blog post is to make sure you have some tools to work with to prevent and eliminate the infestation. First, if you haven’t looked at our Flea page, go there first. This page has tons …

Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite

“Good night, sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite”. I remember hearing those words many times as my mom was putting me to bed. I never understood what it meant and would usually laugh as if she was referring to some funny cartoon characters. I don’t remember ever being afraid of those words, probably because bed bugs were never a reality for me or anyone that I knew. But bed bugs are alive and well in the U.S., and are now a common problem. 8 Facts About Bed Bugs Bed bugs get their name from the fact that they often hide in beds seeking refuge from the daylight, coming out when someone is resting on the bed for a period of time. Humans are …

Enjoy A Mosquito-Free Summer With Your Family

A Story That Doesn’t End Well  Warmer weather has finally arrived and we all look forward to getting outside for picnics, barbeques and other family-related events. It can all be fun and games . . .  until the bugs arrive. During the annual Easter Egg Roll, President Obama was reading a book to a group of children in the White House garden when they were suddenly attacked by a swarm of bees, disrupting the entire event. Your summer story probably won’t include a swarm of bees but there will probably be a chapter or two that will include mosquitoes. Tips For Minimizing Mosquito Activity Around Your Home Mosquitoes are a nuisance and generally associated with an uncomfortable bite, followed by swelling, itchy skin. While a …