Bed Bug Wings & Preening

Many of us know that insects clean or preen themselves. If we watch closely, we will see how an insect works diligently to clean its antennae, feet and mouthparts regularly. This behavior may be easily observed when watching cockroaches, flies and other insects. Some...

Bed Bug Dos and Don’ts

Here we are in 2012 with no end in sight to The Great Bed Bug War. As an industry we’ve gotten better at battling the bugs. But from a customer’s perspective, our victories may take too long to achieve, include too much inconvenience and come at too great a cost....

How to Solve a Long Term Serious Ant Problem: A Case Study

The red imported fire ant (RIFA) entered the U.S. through the port of Mobile, AL, sometime during the late 1920s to early 1930s. Since then, RIFA has spread across the South and is now found from the Carolinas to California. It is estimated RIFA currently inhabit more...

Mounds of Trouble

The red imported fire ant (RIFA) entered the U.S. through the port of Mobile, AL, sometime during the late 1920s to early 1930s. Since then, RIFA has spread across the South and is now found from the Carolinas to California. It is estimated RIFA currently inhabit more...

Deadly Force, Fire Ants

Fire ant stings are dangerous because of the venom injected into the victim that causes pain, swelling and other local affects plus the possible severity of the individual’s allergic reaction. This reaction may be so severe that victims might suffer sweating, slurred...

Ants Do’s & Dont’s

With all the media coverage focusing on that other pest, one wonders if ants are still No. 1? Ants continue to be a commonly encountered and significantly problematic pest in most regions of the country. And while pest species might vary with geography, there seems to...

Preventative Bed Bug Tactics for Visiting Nurses

By: Paul J. Bello Author: The Bed Bug Combat Manual Date: September 1, 2014 Traveling and visiting healthcare, social services and other such professionals are subject to the conditions encountered at the abodes of their client’s on a daily basis.  While we’d like to...

Ant Problems

At times ants seem omnipresent. They can literally be anywhere and everywhere. Of course, when dealing with ants, and any pest problem, it is best to identify the pest species you're dealing with. This is so because the biology and behavior of the individual pest may...