Archive for July, 2012

The dangerous world of bugs

July 31, 2012By 0 Comments
The dangerous world of bugs

The dangerous world of bugs Written by Gail Hamwi The bugs of South Mississippi are teeming. Warm winters and humid springs breed an abundance of Mother Nature’s small set. Their organization, unique snares, protective devices, and adaptability are definitely intriguing. That being said – what annoying pains they are – delivering microscopic skin irritants, carrying [...]

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Pest Management in Commercial Facilities

July 30, 2012By 1 Comment
Pest Management in Commercial Facilities

What are the most common pests that commercial food facilities encounter? Pests are attracted to sources of food, water and shelter – three things that restaurants and commercial food facilities provide in spades. Without taking proper preventative steps, restaurants and food service facilities could see populations of rodents, flies, cockroaches, ants and more. Is it [...]

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Monster Bug Wars- Jumping Jack Ants vs. Huntsman Spider

July 27, 2012By 0 Comments
Monster Bug Wars- Jumping Jack Ants vs. Huntsman Spider

Written By Bob Kunst

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Tiny insects finding homes on trees in St. Tammany Parish more bark than bite

July 26, 2012By 0 Comments
Tiny insects finding homes on trees in St. Tammany Parish more bark than bite

Tiny insects finding homes on trees in St. Tammany Parish more bark than bite By Jim Derry, The Times-Picayune Barklice “are small, most often wingless, soft-bodied insects,” which are feeding on decaying bark, algae and lichen, said Rusty Batty, the LSU AgCenter extension agent for St. Tammany Parish. Their webs are created to protect them [...]

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Invasive Species Cause Serious Damage to Homes and the Environment

July 24, 2012By 0 Comments
Invasive Species Cause Serious Damage to Homes and the Environment

Invasive Species Cause Serious Damage to Homes and the Environment National Pest Management Association Reports an Increase in Insects of Foreign Origin  Invasive species, or insects of foreign origin, have increased in population and are causing serious problems for American homeowners.  According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), homeowners nationwide should remain vigilant to [...]

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Most Venomous Spider in North America

July 20, 2012By 0 Comments
Most Venomous Spider in North America

A female black widow spider doesn’t always kill her mate. But if he doesn’t get away fast enough, she’ll turn him into insect soup. Written By Bob Kunst

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Bug Questions

July 19, 2012By 0 Comments
Bug Questions

Q: What is a dragonfly’s favorite insect to eat? A: All of the dragonflies I asked were going too fast to hear me. Either that or they were too busy to stop. But I often see them eating mosquitoes, midges, flies, gnats, and other small flying insects. Q: Why do horseflies bite us? A:They bite [...]

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Why? Tell me why I can’t get rid of cockroaches?

July 18, 2012By 0 Comments
Why? Tell me why I can’t get rid of cockroaches?

The German cockroach is the most common household insect within the United States. Check out the video below brought to you by Discovery Channel. This pest typically will invade kitchens and bathrooms but will inhabit any structure that provides its basic needs. (shelter, water, food) We focus our control efforts on eliminating entry points such [...]

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CARE Pest Prevention Program

July 17, 2012By
CARE Pest Prevention Program

CARE Pest Prevention Program FISCHER’s Four Seasons Quarterly Pest Control service is the most technologically advanced pest control service ever offered. It is designed to rid your home of crawling pests such as, roaches, ants, fleas, spiders, silverfish, earwigs, scorpions, rats, mice and many more, for an entire year. It involves a thorough, clean and [...]

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A Lesson On Spider Love

July 16, 2012By 0 Comments
A Lesson On Spider Love

Spider Love: Little Guys Get Lots More Published in the current online issue of Journal of Evolutionary Biology, the study shows the importance of maturation in defining mating and paternity success. In field enclosures, researchers simulated two competitive contexts favouring the development of differently sized male redbacks (Latrodectus hasselti). The larger males were more successful [...]

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