Thursday, April 15, 2021

How Do You Remove a Bee Stinger? - Pest Prescriptions


Dr. Parada explains proper bee sting treatment and how to remove a bee stinger. Those who are allergic should seek medical attention.

Monday, April 12, 2021

See How Easily a Rat Can Wriggle Up Your Toilet | National Geographic


A rat's ribs are hinged at the spine, enabling it to easily squeeze through the tightest spaces—like the pipes draining your toilet. And rats are great swimmers too; they can hold their breath for up to three minutes. See how quickly a rat can go from the city streets to your bathroom.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Ask the Pest Professor: Stink Bugs


Do stink bugs actually smell bad? Dr. Jim Fredericks, chief entomologist with the National Pest Management Association, has the answer.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Here’s How That Annoying Fly Dodges Your Swatter | Deep Look


A fly has a pair of tiny, dumbbell-shaped limbs called halteres that were once a second pair of wings. They wield them to make razor-sharp turns and land out of reach on your ceiling. But don't despair – there *is* a trick to smacking these infuriating insects.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Ask the Pest Professor About Bed Bug Signs


How do I know if I have bed bugs? Dr. Jim Fredericks, chief entomologist for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), shares some advice.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Deer Ticks & Lyme Disease - Health Checks



Deer ticks and Lyme disease are a major concern in warmer months. This bacterial infection is transmitted from Blacklegged deer ticks to humans.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Bob Vila's Top 5 Spring Pest Proofing Tips


Home improvement expert Bob Vila shares his top 5 tips to prevent a pest infestation this spring.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Rodents: From Head to Tail


Rodents are elusive and secretive pests. To understand their habits and the threats they pose, we need to get up close and personal with them.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Do Earwigs Go in People's Ears? - Pest Prescriptions


Do earwigs crawl into or go in your ears at night? Dr. Parada dispels the notion of earwigs actually entering one's ear.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Daddy Longlegs Risk Life ... and Especially Limb ... to Survive | Deep Look


When predators attack, daddy longlegs deliberately release their limbs to escape. They can drop up to three and still get by just fine.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Cockroaches & the Spread of Salmonella - Health Checks


Cockroaches can spread Salmonella, E. coli and 33 kinds of bacteria by carrying germs and transferring them to food sources.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Why Cockroaches Are So Hard To Kill


Cockroaches are one of the most widespread and resilient creatures on this planet. They are practically everywhere around us, hiding in the walls, sewers, and perhaps your cupboard. They are also one of the most hated creatures by humans. If you are like most people, you will become determined to kill all of the roaches when you see them in your house. Despite such hatred towards them, how do cockroaches manage to thrive all around the globe?

Thursday, March 4, 2021

A Bedbug's Bite - Up Close! - Bang Goes the Theory - BBC


Liz Bonnin investigates an increasingly common and unwelcome guest -- the bedbug. She visits Dr James Logan in his laboratory where he volunteers to let one of the little critters feast on his blood.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Why are Bed Bugs Attracted to Humans?


As their name suggests, bed bugs are most commonly found in and around beds. However, have you ever wondered why these pests are drawn to the bedroom and humans in particular?

Friday, February 26, 2021

Why Cities Can’t Get Rid Of Rats


Living in a city does not make you any less susceptible to seeing a rat. We try really hard to get rid of these pesky pests, but they seem to always slink around some corner of an alley you are walking down. Here is the answer to why rats are so hard to get rid of from your city.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Is a Spider's Web a Part of Its Mind? | Deep Look


Orb weaver spiders build exquisite spiral webs not only to catch insects, but to extend their senses. Once they shrink-wrap their prey with silk, the nearly blind spiders can store them for later, and read their web's strands as a kind of memory map to guide them back.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Medical Minute: Hantavirus & the Flu


Spread by rodents, Hantavirus infection is characteristically an influenza-like illness. However, there are a few hallmark differences compared to the flu, including the mortality rate and availability of effective treatments.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The Secret to Becoming Immune to Mosquito Bites


Like most allergies, you can become immune to mosquito bites, but it might not be worth it.

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Medical Minute: West Nile Virus & Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)


West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis, also known as "Triple E," are diseases spread by mosquitoes. While they can both cause serious, chronic effects, each presents with vastly different symptoms. The one similarity? Extreme cases of both can result in Meningitis or Encephalitis, and even death.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Cockroaches Can Contribute to Asthma Symptoms - National Pest Management Association


Many people don't know that cockroaches can contribute to asthma symptoms. Check out this PSA from ACAAI and the National Pest Management Association.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Do Bed Bugs Transmit Disease? - Pest Prescriptions


Concerned about bed bugs and disease? Dr. Parada assures us there is no evidence that bed bugs transmit disease to humans.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

3 Signs of a Rodent Infestation


Are you worried rats and mice have taken over your home or business? Here are 3 signs to look for to determine if you need rodent control services.


Pests are not just a nuisance; they can be carriers of disease and micro organisms. Pest control is a necessary defense against these unwelcome home invaders. Contact American Pest Management for more information! 

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Was I Bitten by a Spider? - Pest Prescriptions


Most spider bites, as Dr. Parada explains, are accidental and require little treatment. Learn the symptoms of spider bites.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Cockroaches and Allergies - Health Checks


Cockroaches can trigger allergies and asthma symptoms. Saliva, droppings and decomposing bodies of cockroaches contain allergens.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The House Centipede is Fast, Furious, and Just So Extra | Deep Look


Voracious, venomous and hella leggy, house centipedes are masterful predators with a knack for fancy footwork. But not all their legs are made for walking, they put some to work in other surprising ways.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Sunday, January 3, 2021

5 Reasons to Hire a Pest Control Company

Highly rated exterminators can proactively treat the exterior of your home to prevent pests from becoming a problem indoors or out. (Photo courtesy of member Margaret G. of Cheshire, Connecticut)

Anyone who's ever seen an ant scurry across their kitchen floor or watched a spider dangle from their living room ceiling knows that cohabitation with pests is a problem.

Pest infestations can damage your property, create an uncomfortable atmosphere for your family and, in some cases, contaminate your home.

The quickest and most effective method of eliminating unwanted pests? It's not at the hardware store. For lasting, safe extermination you should hire a professional pest control service to treat your home for the unwanted insects, spiders or animals.

Your health

Beyond being creepy, pests can carry harmful diseases and hazardous bacteria that can expose your family members to illness. For instance, cockroaches carry E coli and salmonella on their bodies and can also cause or intensify health problems related to allergies and asthma.

Tick bites can cause Lyme disease, which is a dangerous condition often associated with symptoms such as rashes, severe fatigue and extreme illness.

Ants can contaminate your food, and bees or wasps can cause injuries and trigger dangerous allergic reactions.

Fortunately, even before calling an exterminator, there are some things you can do to make your home unappealing to bugs.

Identify, eliminate pests

Most pest control companies can eliminate many different types of pests, including spiders, rodents and all sorts of insects — ants, bees, cockroaches, fleas, termites and wasps.

Different types of baits and chemicals are required to extract and eliminate different types of pests. A licensed pest control technician will know the safe and proper dosages of these chemicals to apply and when and where to apply them.

A significant benefit of hiring a pest control service is that the professionals have the training and experience to identify the types of pests infiltrating your property and determine how best to eliminate them. The companies can eradicate certain pests by using poisoned bait, bait that leads into a trap or various chemicals. Some pest control companies specialize in organic or green pest control.

Live bee-trapping and relocation is becoming more common as more people recognize the buzzing insects' role in food production and pollination.

Finding the source

Professionals can maximize the effect of a pest control treatment by also locating the source of the infestation.

If you eliminate the pests but don't find the source attracting them to your home, more infestations are likely. Pest control companies can determine the cause of your problem, find the specific source and eliminate it to prevent future infestations.

Sources might include egg batches, garbage, nests, plants, soil, pet food or particular areas in your walls.

Time

A professional pest control company can provide quicker and more effective results than if you tried to fix the infestation yourself. Because of their experience and chemicals that may not be readily available to consumers, they can quickly implement extermination plans and efficiently eliminate all pests in a relatively short amount of time.

Most companies can complete pest control treatment services within one to six hours, while larger problems that require fumigation can take up to a week.

Avoiding damage

The cost to hire a pest control company may even save you money over time.

Many pests and rodents can damage your home — destroying carpets, clothes, foundations, floors, furniture, rugs or walls. This can eventually force you to repair the damage or pay to have it fixed.

Paying a licensed professional to eradicate the pest infiltration quickly and effectively can protect your property.

Treatment costs

The exact price of pest control treatment depends on the type of pest, the size of your property, the severity of the problem and the professional you hire.

Angie's List members reported spending an average of $214 on exterior pest control treatments and $145 on interior treatments in 2013. The average price for most pest control services ranges from about $100 to $250. However, larger termite problems that require fumigation can be more expensive, averaging from $1,000 to $3,000.

You can also contract with exterminators to proactively treat your property at periodic intervals during the year to ensure your home remains pest-free all year long. The average price for periodic treatment typically ranges from $30 to $70 per month or per quarter.

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