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Pests We Love to Hate

Pest infestations are the worst. Aside from property damage, some creepy crawlies can cause physical harm or transmit diseases. Learn more about the pests we consider the worst of the worst – the ones we love to hate!

Bed Bugs
The thought of bed bugs feeding on humans while they are sound asleep at night is enough to make anyone quiver with fear. Over the last decade, bed bug populations have continued to rise, and today, one out of five Americans has experienced a bed bug infestation or knows someone who has encountered these despised pests. Unfortunately, bed bugs are extremely elusive creatures, and they can hide just about anywhere. This makes treating an infestation with do-it-yourself measures nearly impossible. Vigilance is key to avoiding a bed bug problem.



From their creepy appearance to the odd survival tactics they exhibit, cockroaches are certainly abhorred by homeowners. Not only do these pests possess an ick-factor, but they can also pose health risks to humans if they find a way inside our abodes. Many types of cockroaches have been reported to spread bacteria and pathogens by picking up germs on the spines of their legs and transferring them onto food preparation surfaces. Additionally, cockroaches can cause allergic reactions and trigger asthma attacks, especially in children. The most effective form of cockroach control is to eliminate moisture build up around the home.


House Flies

House flies are undoubtedly one of the most annoying pests. During the warmer months, they often find ways into the home through open windows and doors, and buzz around unwelcomed. If that’s not bad enough, house flies are also known to contaminate food products and surfaces by spreading more than 100 different kinds of disease-causing organisms picked up on the silla on their bodies. To prevent flies from becoming a nuisance, homeowners should keep the house as clean as possible and remove trash regularly.






Head lice suck blood from the scalp of humans, but they are not really considered a health threat. Still, lice are often a source of unease among families. Lice spread from one person to another through contact with bedding, clothing or by sharing combs. Lice outbreaks are common in schools because children frequently come into close contact with each other. There are special combs, shampoos and conditioners designed specifically to treat lice.




Nothing can ruin a fun summer day by the pool like mosquitoes. Unfortunately, these blood-sucking pests can leave more than red, itchy welts. Mosquito bites may also lead to more serious and potentially fatal diseases, including West Nile virus, Chikungunya, malaria and Dengue fever. The key to mosquito prevention is wearing bug spray. If you are spending time outdoors, make sure to apply an insect repellant containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon-eucalyptus or IR3535. It is also wise to wear long sleeves, long pants and closed toe shoes to protect your skin from mosquitoes and other stinging or biting insects.
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Green pest control applications are becoming increasingly popular, particularly for buildings that provide services to the young or those with compromised immune systems. However, some professionals question whether these methods are effective or if they are simply a waste of time and money.

The short answer is yes, this form of pest control can provide the desired results. However, it is important to understand what is involved with the process, as well as the benefits of taking such an approach.

Green pest control is not necessarily about eliminating the use of chemicals altogether. Instead, it focuses on getting rid of, and controlling the pest population through preventative measures and the careful application of “safe” pesticides.

Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a large component of any green pest control program. However, it is important to note that this type of management is not inherently green on its own; it can also be used as part of a traditional pest control service.

The biggest benefit of an effective IPM plan is that it can cut back on pesticide use significantly, often by more than 90 percent. This is possible because IPM does not just focus on getting rid of the current pest population. Instead, it involves examining and eliminating the environmental factors that are allowing the pests to reproduce and thrive.

Once the pests in question are identified, a bit of simple research is conducted to determine the quantity and what effect they are having on the surrounding landscape. If action needs to take place, a variety of pest control methods are typically applied. These may include the introduction of natural enemies — barriers such as screens, or mechanical control techniques such as traps. When necessary, pesticides may also be used, but they are thoughtfully and carefully applied so as to be as safe as possible.

What It Means To Be Green

The word “green” can be taken a variety of ways, especially when it comes to pest control. A green approach to pests does not necessarily mean that the process avoids chemicals or isn’t harmful. In fact, pesticides are often deemed appropriate.

But not all chemicals used in pest management are considered bad for animals and humans, and just because chemicals are used doesn’t mean programs can’t be green. Departments focusing on green pest control use less harsh chemicals and are careful about how much of any one product is put down.

For example, a green pest exterminator might decide to target cockroaches or fleas with something called an Insect Growth Regulator. IGRs do not hurt other organisms because they specifically go after insects. They are effective against bed bugs, termites and even mosquitoes.

Baits are also a good choice. They generally stay put, and they have a low toxicity level for humans. Particularly useful with both ants and cockroaches, baits are generally more “green” than either dusts or sprays.

Finally, boric acid is another option for a green program. It has been around for a long time, and it is considered safe for use around building occupants. Boric acid is popular because it works for a substantial period of time.

Without a proper understanding of green pest control, it is easy to discount the process as being a waste of both time and money. However, when considering both integrated pest management techniques, as well as greener chemical treatments, it is easy to see how this could be the right approach for the facility. / Derek Whitney

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A person infected with Zika virus usually has no symptoms or only has mild ones. However, in recent outbreaks, the virus has been linked to increased rates of neurological disorders and birth defects. There is an urgent need for better animal models for laboratory research to study the Zika virus and potential treatments.

Previous studies have shown that young mice with specific immune system defects are susceptible to Zika infection. However, studying Zika in mice with compromised immune systems could skew results. Now, researchers at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research demonstrate that mice with functioning immune systems can be successfully infected with Zika.

"This new mouse model developed by the FDA could be used to explore Zika virus' pathology and potentially help to develop treatments or vaccines," says Mohanraj Manangeeswaran, senior staff fellow in the FDA's Office of Pharmaceutical Quality. "Because the mice used in this model have immune systems that allow them to survive initial infection, they could be particularly helpful for studying the long-term effects of Zika virus infection."

The new mouse model employs a mouse strain called C57BL/6, which is commonly used in disease research. The scientists infected 1-day-old C57BL/6 mice with Zika virus and found that they develop symptoms of neurological disease, such as unsteady gait and seizures that gradually fade over two weeks.

The researchers compared their new mouse model with young mice that have immune system defects and are known to die several days after Zika infection. They found significant differences in disease progression, immune system response, and neurological effects between the two models.

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Top 4 Strangest Pest Mating Rituals

In honor of Valentine's Day, the National Pest Management Association shares the most bizarre mating habits in the insect world

FAIRFAX Va. - The most romantic day of the year is almost here! What passes for love in the wacky world of insects, however, can be downright creepy and even fatal to some species. In honor of Valentine's Day, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) explores the top four weirdest methods insects use to woo a mate.

"While human romance is typically associated with flowers or chocolate, insects have some much more peculiar ways of expressing their adoration," said Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the NPMA. "Unfortunately for people, some of these pest mating rituals can even put their own loved ones at risk."

Fire ants, termites, kissing bugs and earwigs all make the list of the strangest mating rituals in the insect world.

  • Fire Ants: The fire ant queen can live for up to seven years. Male ants, called drones, aren't so fortunate. Their only role in the colony is to mate with the queen and they die soon after doing so. 
  • Termites: Female termites release "mating pheromones" that act as a perfume to entice male termites. Once the males locate the female termites, they will break off their wings, symbolizing that they are a couple.
  • Kissing Bugs: Despite their name, there's nothing romantic about these bugs! They not only bite the faces and lips of sleeping humans, but also frequently defecate on or near the bite wound, allowing the parasite that spreads potentially fatal Chagas disease to enter the bloodstream. This blood meal is necessary for male kissing bugs to mate and for female kissing bugs to lay eggs.
  • Earwigs: Once coupled with a female, male earwigs use their long cerci, which look like pincers, on their backsides to attach themselves to the female. Undisturbed, the earwigs often stay in this mating position for hours. 

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Pest Control Tips

Pests and rodents aren't simply a nuisance - they can severely affect your health and the health of your family. This is why bug and insect prevention is critical in protecting homes, businesses, schools and any other place where human beings live, work or play from a pest infestation.

Here are some general tips to prevent household pests and rodents from entering your home:

Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home including entry points for utilities and pipes.
Keep tree branches and shrubbery well trimmed and away from the house.
Keep basements, attics, and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
Store garbage in sealed containers and dispose of it regularly.
Repair fascia and rotted roof shingles; some insects are drawn to deteriorating wood.
Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around basement foundation and windows.
Store fire wood at least 20 feet away from the house and five inches off the ground.
Call a qualified pest professional for additional advice and treatment.

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The fact remains - pests and rodents, can have harmful effects upon your health and your family's health. It is important to fully understand the dangers stemming from these types of infestations. Did you know that some of the most common pests in homes are cockroaches, rodents and ants? It is unsettling to think of us sharing our homes with these pests because of the serious threats they pose. Below is a more detailed overview of the health risks associated with particular pests.


The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) reports that one-in-five children in the United States have severe sensitivities to cockroach allergens, which increase the severity of asthma symptoms. These allergens are most commonly introduced in homes through cockroach saliva, droppings and the decomposing bodies of these pests. Cockroaches can also carry bacteria such as E coli and salmonella on their bodies, which can contaminate food, cooking equipment and food surfaces.


Rodents can enter a building through almost any opening or crack. It is important to inspect for rodent droppings, especially in undisturbed areas such as pantries, under baseboards and along walls. Rodent droppings most often cause allergic reactions in human beings but can also cause disease, including the potentially deadly Hantavirus. More frequently, though, rodents serve as vectors, carrying bacteria, such as salmonella, on their bodies and contaminating food sources, kitchen surfaces and equipment. A pest control professional can offer the expertise and knowledge of rodent biology to best protect your health and rid your home of a rodent infestation.


With the increased prevalence of West Nile Virus in the summer months, mosquitoes continue to be, not only a summer nuisance pest but also, a major health threat. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), West Nile Virus infections have appeared across the United States in recent years, which makes avoiding mosquito nesting/breeding sites and eliminating standing water in or around the home even more important to the protection of public health. In addition, to the potential for West Nile Virus, mosquitoes can also cause itchy, unsightly marks as well as severe allergic reactions in human beings.


Lyme disease has emerged, in recent years, as a major health risk to human beings. Transmitted by ticks, typically between May and October, Lyme disease is largely found in the Northeastern, upper mid-western Western states of the U.S. However, there has been an increase in the diagnosed cases of Lyme disease in the South. It is critical to be vigilant of ticks, especially if you are in wooded areas. Symptoms of Lyme disease include a "bull's eye" rash around the bite, flu-like symptoms and extreme fatigue.

Summer Stingers (Bees, Yellow Jackets, Hornets, etc)

Stinging pests send more than 500,000 people to the emergency room each year. These pests are aggressive in nature and often sting as a way to protect their colonies or larvae from human beings who attempt to remedy an infestation on their own. This aggressiveness, combined with being disturbed, often means that these pests tend to sting repeatedly, which adds to the potential for greater skin irritation or a serious allergic reaction. A pest control professional can provide a level of expertise and knowledge of technology that can best rid these stinging insects and prevents future infestations.


Ants are social insects. Therefore, spotting one ant unfortunately signifies there are many more to follow. Ants are not simply unsightly - they can also be dangerous contaminates to food. Considering that you likely eat multiple meals a day in your home, the presence of ants and the potential for food contamination from their presence is an issue that must be addressed when considering your health and the health of your family. If you have an ant infestation, be sure to take action to treat the problem and contact a licensed pest control professional to aid you in preventing future infestations.


Fleas aren't just a problem for man's best friend. These pests, which commonly appear in warmer months, feed on the blood of any warm-blooded body. Typically biting human beings, fleas can cause itchy, unsightly marks as well as severe allergic reactions. Fleas tend to travel with mammals on the move, which can include not only you and your pet but also rodents. If you have a rodent problem in your home, fleas may be soon to follow. If you suspect a flea infestation, be proactive in treating the problem and contact a licensed pest control professional to rid your home of fleas and to prevent future infestations.


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The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) today released its bi-annual Bug Barometer, forecasting what to expect from pest populations in their respective regions across the U.S. this spring and summer. From an exceptionally warm December on the East Coast to unusual snowstorms on the West Coast, and everything in between, NPMA’s Bug Barometer breaks down how the wild winter climate ultimately generated early pest activity for the majority of the country.

“The Bug Barometer is developed by our entomologists who examine recent weather reports across the U.S. and analyze precipitation patterns to determine the effect on the pest pressure index. Inconsistent weather patterns can alter when, and even where, these pests become active, and our barometer will help people be more prepared and can safeguard their homes,” said Cindy Mannes, vice president of public affairs for the NPMA. “Knowing what to expect for the season is especially important as some springtime pests, such as ticks and mosquitoes can have a direct impact on our health, especially with the threat of Lyme disease and Zika virus becoming a heightened concern in recent months. And other pests, including ants and termites can cause damage to our homes.”

According to the NPMA’s Bug Barometer, here’s the expected pest forecast for each region of the U.S.:

Northeast: Starting off with an atypically dry December, the Northeast closed out the month with much wetter and warmer weather than usual with little snowfall. These conditions gave way to earlier pest activity, creating expectations that ants, ticks and brown marmorated stink bugs will arrive with the early thaw. A rainy spring may also bring more mosquitoes.

Southeast: A rainier and even warmer winter than usual created strong breeding grounds for mosquitoes that will continue to thrive. Termite swarms and ants will emerge in their fullest force during the hottest periods of spring and summer.

Midwest: Wetter than average weather combined with a record-breaking warm December may jump-start ant and tick activity. This is in addition to the premature mosquito population increase already occurring.

Southwest: This region experienced an exceptionally warm December and especially wet conditions with the exception of a dry Southern Texas. A cooler, rainier spring may delay termite swarms, drive up mosquito populations, and lead ants indoors. A drier summer could yield an increase in tick populations.

Northwest & West Coast: Heavier rainfall, flooding and snowfall swept this portion of the country during the winter months. With slightly rainier than normal weather conditions predicted for the upcoming seasons, larger mosquito populations are anticipated and ants will move indoors.


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In April, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is recognizing the efforts of the pest management industry during National Pest Management Month by sharing pest prevention tips just in time for spring. National Pest Management Month is an annual designation recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events that promotes the importance of proper and effective professional pest control in today’s society.

Public health officials attribute today’s quality of life to three things: better pharmaceuticals and vaccines, better sanitation, and better pest control, with pest control being an essential component in the protection of public health, food and property.

“Pests carry and transmit many dangerous diseases, yet it’s hard for those of us who live in the U.S. to understand a world where better pest control does not exist,” said Cindy Mannes, vice president of public affairs at NPMA. “The industry has made significant advancements over the years to help reduce pest threats and provide more targeted and innovative solutions to customers, encouraging the practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to help eliminate sources of food, water and shelter to help keep pests out.”

According to Mannes, homeowners also play a proactive role in helping to protect their families from pests, and April is the perfect time to pest-proof homes as spring marks an influx in pest activity.

To protect against ants, mice, termites, mosquitoes and more, the NPMA recommends the following tips:

  • Inspect the outside of the home for easy access points, paying special attention to areas where utility pipes enter. Seal small cracks and crevices with caulk and use steel wool to fill larger holes.
  • Keep grass cut low and trim tree branches, shrubbery and other vegetation so it is away from the house.
  • Clean out leaves and other debris from gutters to prevent stagnant water, which can provide breeding grounds for mosquitoes
  • Dispose of garbage regularly in a sealed trash bin.
  • Wipe down counters and sweep floors to remove crumbs and residue from spills in the kitchen and bathroom.


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