Everybody has pests insects or bugs in their home at one time or another in their lives. Some are easier to get rid of than others. Calling in a professional pest control company, generally means you are most likely to find a long lasting solution, rather than simply spraying a little insecticide yourself.
Wasps nests can be handled easily if they are in the ground. It is simple enough to see where the wasps are entering into the soil. Then you just buy a puffer bottle of powder from the hardware shop, squirt it around the nest entrance and the wasps carry it in. What if the nest is up a tree, or under the roofing system of the house. Do you really wish to be up a ladder being stung by countless upset wasps?
Wasps are attracted to many types of food, they live on protein as well as sugars. Often people believe wasps eat just sweet food, such as fruit, sugary drinks, alcohol and sweets etc, although these foods are attractive to insect activity.
It is common to see them tucking into meat and pretty much anything they can get to. Therefore it is not just a case of removing the sweets from the picnic! The best thing to do if you are being overwhelmed in the garden is to watch them for a while and find where they are coming from, then call in a professional wasp exterminator such as Local Pest Control Palm Beach Gardens who will safely and effectively remove the problem.
If you have bed bugs in your house, the only thing on your mind will be getting rid of them as quickly as possible. Bed bugs stay close to a food source, so are found where people tend to rest and sleep, hence the name bed bug. The frustration they can cause is not only due to the emotional stress of dealing with parasites, but also the irritation of their bites and the potential for secondary infection from constant scratching.
There has been a recent resurgence of bed bugs in homes biting people at night. It is widely thought that this is related to a global increase in international travel (bed bugs are known to travel in luggage or clothing). We understand how distressing bed bugs can be.
Ants are a pain in many houses. Finding the nest and pouring boiling water onto it might be really satisfying, but it will not eliminate more than a few thousands of the countless ants in the nest.
If you’re worried that you might be at risk from an ant infestation you can put in place some simple ant repellant and ant deterrent measures. The checklist below will help you keep your home or business free from ants, or make sure your infestation doesn’t grow.
Most ants only come into your home to look for food. They are attracted to anything that’s sweet and sticky, which is why you find ants in kitchen cupboards or areas where food is kept.
With that in mind it’s important to not leave temptation in their path. To get rid of ants you must remember to:
Above all, cover any food in storage areas - you don’t know where ants have been walking before they march across your food.
If after going through our checklist you still continue to suffer from ant infestation problems our bespoke ant extermination and insect pest control service is designed to combat your Ant infestation issues with the most appropriate and effective control methods.
So call today Local Pest Control Palm Beach Gardens on 727-686-4172 to arrange an appointment.
Finding termites can be hard, yet locating where they lie is absolutely necessary to choose the right termite eliminator program. The traditional method is to tap on the wood with the back of a screw driver, or to poke holes into the walls or even pull them apart.
Annual termite inspections are essential for early detection of termite activity on any property. It will prevent the potential for large scale damage and expensive repairs. Our termite inspections also assess the conditions that make a property more susceptible to timber pests and ways to minimise the risk of attack. A great majority of homes in Florida are at risk from termite attack.
We recommend a competent pest inspection at least on an annual basis and in some cases more frequent depending on your risk of termites.
A comprehensive annual termite inspection by Local Pest Control Palm Beach Gardens is the best protection against termites. It can detect termite activity and prevent long term damage to your property and a costly termite removal service.
Most of our termite inspectors now have the use of up to the minute infrared termite detection system, which is fast, reliable and does not require any damage to your house.
Your local Pest control company is extremely discreet and can be contacted over the Internet, so your neighbours need not know that you have unwelcome visitors. After all, it's not the type of thing anybody likes to promote.
A publication by John C. Palumbo, at the website of the University of Arizona, Yuma Agricultural Center indicates that the pest feeds on and damages seedlings, new foliage and meristems (growth points) of cruciferous plants causing severe damage and deformation that makes the crops unusable as fresh produce. The list includes crops such as cabbage, kale, cauliflower, broccoli, mustard, turnip, arugula and rutabaga. It is also known to damage radish, watermelon, papaya, beets, potato, maize, sorghum, cotton, capers, pearl millet and some legumes. In non-crop areas it is sustained by feeding on weeds such as field bindweed, purple nutsedge, lamsquarter, black mustard, perennial sowthistle and perhaps sheperdspurse.
According to a report in the Western Farm Press, dated 2010-03-04, by Jian Bi, Entomology Farm Advisor, Monterey County, the Bagrada Bug was first discovered in Pasadena in 2008. Lacking any natural enemies in the United States it has rapidly expanded from its point of introduction into seven Southern California counties and Yuma County, Arizona. The Bagrada Bug is easily confused with the similarly shaped and colored, but larger stink bug relative, the Harlequin Bug, Murgantia histrionica. Gevork Arakelian, Senior Biologist, Los Angeles County Agricultural Commissioner, Weights & Measures Department says in a report at the UC Riverside Center for Invasive Species Research website, "Adult Bagrada bugs are 5-7 mm long, and have black, shield-shaped bodies with distinctive white and orange markings. Adult females are larger than males." The adult of the Harlequin Bug, established in the US since its initial identification in Texas circa 1864, is 8-11 mm in length, according to the online site, "BugGuide." Each female is capable of laying up to 100 eggs in 2-3 weeks, which she attaches to the undersides of host plant leaves or places in the soil. The eggs are barrel shaped and initially white, changing to orange as they age. The bug has five nymphal stages, called instars, between egg and adulthood. Newly hatched nymphs are orange and sometimes confused with ladybug adults. Their color becomes darker with each molt until they develop the characteristic black with white and orange markings. The wings develop gradually, with the insects becoming capable of flight in the adult stage. Photos of various instars can be seen at the Infonet-Biovision.org website.
Experts are hard at work seeking practical control methods including parasitic organisms and other natural predators. For now organic growers are emphasizing methods such as planting during cooler seasons, physical removal of the insects and treatment with materials such as diatomaceous earth, insecticidal soaps, neem and other insecticidal oils. In the short term those favoring conventional methods mention materials like carbamates, imidocloprid, various pyrethroids and other conventional insecticides as possibilities. It's logical to assume that information will be made available to the public as research and governmental regulations catch up with this infestation. Gardeners and commercial growers should only use organic methods or conventional materials currently registered for use against these bugs in their geographic locations and use them strictly according to label directions. One thing we can be relatively sure of is that Bagrada hilaris represents another in the long list of serious threats to US crops that must be addressed without delay.
Bed bug bites sometimes cannot be avoided and unfortunately they are becoming more and more common in the United States and around the world. Bed bugs bites look like the bites of other insects, so before you take steps to avoid bed bugs, you might want to be sure that your problem is not caused by fleas and scabies mites.
Bed bugs are known as parasites, which mean they feed off of a host. They prefer human blood, but will look for other warm blooded creatures in the home such as your dogs or cats.
BedBug Bite Symptoms
When bed bugs bite, the area bitten might itch. When the bed bug bites into the skin, they inject some saliva at the site of the bite. Most people have a minor allergic reaction to the bites which causes the red bumps on the skin. The bites themselves are not dangerous as bed bugs are not known to spread infection. The area will only become infected if you itch and the skin becomes broken and irritated.
If you go to sleep without any bites and are waking up with clusters of reddish areas on your skin, then they are probably due to bed bugs, since they usually feed at night. The bites will only bother the outside layer of your skin causing little red papules. If bumps are near each other, it means that one bug probably bit you several times.
If you have a severe allergic reaction then the reddish area could be as large as 8 inches. Blisters can form and you may even have some inflammation. Allergic people may also see hives.
Diagnosis of Bedbug Bites
Your doctor will need to determine if the "bites" are caused by other insects such as lice, mites (scabies) or fleas. Once these other causes are eliminated, he or she will conclude that bedbugs are the cause of the problem.
Treatment of Bed Bug Bites
Since for the majority of people bedbug bites aren't dangerous, the goal of treatment is to stop any swelling or itch. Cortisone cream can help with any itching problem. Allergy can also be helped by a type of steroid called corticosteroids. If there are signs of infection then antibiotics will help. Assuming you removed the bed bugs from your home, the bites should subside within 2 weeks.
Prevention of Future Bed Bug Problems
You have to be sure that the room you were sleeping in is free of the bedbugs. Vacuum the area thoroughly, including cracks and then dispose of the vacuum bag in a sealed plastic bag. Use a natural spray and dust product to kill bed bugs on contact. You may need more than one treatment. If it doesn't work, consider calling a pest control professional.
You should deal with insect or pest control in a careful and deliberate manner. Before you go gassing your house, it's best that you take the more all-natural route when it comes to dealing with pests. The reason behind that is because the last thing you want to do is poison yourself, your little children, and your pets along with the insects that are all over your home. Global warming is an ever-growing problem at present, such that you also don't want to contribute to it by spraying all sorts of nasty chemicals in your home and your local environment. You should be more ecologically aware, because otherwise, you'll end up doing more harm than good with your intention of ridding yourself of mosquitoes, termites, moths, cockroaches, and centipedes. One other reason why you should be careful what you spray in your home is because of allergic reactions to pesticides. It's hard to deal with things specifically made to be poisonous in a careful or safe manner. Your children could even be directly affected by ingesting mothballs or roach hotels. Your pets don't know any better either. Natural solutions to pest-control problems work best because they're the safer alternative.
You won't have to end up choking in insecticide if you have natural pesticide solutions that are proven safe for the world at large and families in particular. Organizations are already underway to banning harmful pesticides like DDT, so a little research on the natural enemies of insects will go a long way. You should realize that what those pesticides do to pests, they could also do to humans, as evidenced by the pesticide poisoning deaths you've heard about all over the news. They're also to blame for various neurological and immune disorders such as Hodgkin's, Alzheimer's, and certain cancers. It's better to plant garlic around your tomatoes in order to deal with red spider mites than spraying insecticides on your tomatoes and ruining them for consumption. It's also a wise decision to use garlic juice on your sweet potato plants to keep animals from digging them up and chewing on them. Indeed, garlic is such an all-around natural pesticide that you can spray it around ponds or use it to water your gardens to keep mosquitoes away. You can even get a do-it-yourself mosquito repellant by mixing garlic juice with oil and dabbing it on yourself. Caterpillars also hate the combination of red pepper and garlic. Meanwhile, moths dislike wormwood mixed with garlic.