Monday, May 16, 2022

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants (Camponotus spp.) are large (0.3 to 1 in or 8 to 25 mm) ants indigenous to many forested parts of the world.

They build nests inside wood consisting of galleries chewed out with their mandibles, preferably in dead, damp wood. However, unlike termites, they do not consume wood, discarding a material that resembles sawdust. Sometimes, carpenter ants hollow out sections of trees. They also commonly infest wooden buildings and structures, and are a widespread nuisance and major cause of structural damage. Nevertheless, their ability to excavate wood helps in forest decomposition. The genus includes over 1,000 species. They also farm aphids. In the farming, the ants protect the aphids while they excrete a sugary fluid called honeydew, which the ants get by stroking the aphids with their antennae.

Read more, here.

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Friday, May 13, 2022

7 Things You Should Know About Bed Bugs


1 in 5 Americans either has had bed bugs, or knows someone who has. And the problem isn’t going away. It’s actually getting a lot worse.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Bed Bug


Bed bugs are insects from the genus Cimex that feed on blood, usually at night. Their bites can result in a number of health impacts including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms. Bed bug bites may lead to skin changes ranging from small areas of redness to prominent blisters. Symptoms may take between minutes to days to appear and itchiness is generally present. Some individuals may feel tired or have a fever. Typically, uncovered areas of the body are affected. Their bites are not known to transmit any infectious disease. Complications may rarely include areas of dead skin or vasculitis.

Bed bug bites are caused primarily by two species of insects: Cimex lectularius (the common bed bug) and Cimex hemipterus, found primarily in the tropics. Their size ranges between 1 and 7 mm. They spread by crawling between nearby locations or by being carried within personal items. Infestation is rarely due to a lack of hygiene but is more common in high-density areas. Diagnosis involves both finding the bugs and the occurrence of compatible symptoms. Bed bugs spend much of their time in dark, hidden locations like mattress seams, or cracks in a wall.

Treatment is directed towards the symptoms. Eliminating bed bugs from the home is often difficult, partly because bed bugs can survive up to 70 days without feeding. Repeated treatments of a home may be required. These treatments may include heating the room to 50 °C (122 °F) for more than 90 minutes, frequent vacuuming, washing clothing at high temperatures, and the use of various pesticides.

Bed bugs occur in all regions of the globe. Infestations are relatively common, following an increase since the 1990s. The exact causes of this increase are unclear; theories including increased human travel, more frequent exchange of second-hand furnishings, a greater focus on control of other pests, and increasing resistance to pesticides. Bed bugs have been known human parasites for thousands of years.

Read more, here.

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742 Santa Anita Court
Eugene, OR 97401

541-688-0580 Eugene 
503-371-8373 Salem



Saturday, May 7, 2022

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Eugene, OR 97401

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503-371-8373 Salem


Wednesday, May 4, 2022

10 Interesting Insects || Insects for Kids || Bugs for Kids


There are SO many kinds of Interesting Insects! Sometimes we call them BUGS. Insects all have 6 legs, 3 body parts, and an exoskeleton. They often have antennae and wings. But beyond that, they come in so many varieties! In this video, we talk about some of the insects you might find in your backyard. You get to meet 10 of these creepy crawly critters!

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742 Santa Anita Court
Eugene, OR 97401

541-688-0580 Eugene 
503-371-8373 Salem

Sunday, May 1, 2022

PEST TYPES

We provide pest control for your toughest pest problems, including but, not limited to, Carpenter Ants, Sugar Ants, Fleas, Spiders, Roaches, Wasps, Mice and Rats.

Effectively controlling pests requires knowledge and understanding of their habits, traits, environment, and weaknesses. It's not just eliminating the pest problem that matters; it's doing so in a safe and effective manner.

Jeff Verges/Owner/Operator
742 Santa Anita Court
Eugene, OR 97401

541-688-0580 Eugene 
503-371-8373 Salem

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Who We Are

American Pest Management, LLC, is a family owned and operated business. Bob and Barbara Weyand started the business in 1980 with the goal to provide realistic solutions to pest control needs while still maintaining a safe environment.

Continuing in this tradition, Bob and Barbara’s son-in-law Jeff Verges took ownership of the company in 2016. His goal is to maintain the same personal experience customers have enjoyed for more than 35 years.

  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Licensed and Insured in the State of Oregon
  • Reasonable Prices
  • Materials are Safe and Effective
  • No Contracts
  • FREE Estimates
  • Fast and Friendly Service

Providing pest control for your friends and neighbors in the Eugene, Springfield, and surrounding areas for more than 35 years.

Jeff Verges/Owner/Operator
742 Santa Anita Court
Eugene, OR 97401

541-688-0580 Eugene 
503-371-8373 Salem

Monday, April 25, 2022

Pest Control | Ecology & Environment | Biology | FuseSchool


Animation & Design:
Joshua Thomas
Narration:
Dale Bennett
Script:
Bethan Parry

A pest is an organism that eats or damages crop plants that are grown in agriculture. Pests can be controlled using pesticides or by introducing other species, also known as biological control. Pesticides are natural or synthetic chemicals that are sprayed on crops. They include; Insecticides that control insects, Fungicides that control fungi and herbicides that control weeds - other plants that are not supposed to grow with the crop.

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742 Santa Anita Court
Eugene, OR 97401

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503-371-8373 Salem

Friday, April 22, 2022

What is Pest Control?

Pest control is the regulation or management of a species defined as a pest, a member of the animal kingdom that impacts adversely on human activities. The human response depends on the importance of the damage done and will range from tolerance, through deterrence and management, to attempts to completely eradicate the pest. Pest control measures may be performed as part of an integrated pest management strategy.

In agriculture, pests are kept at bay by cultural, chemical and biological means. Ploughing and cultivation of the soil before sowing mitigate the pest burden and there is a modern trend to limit the use of pesticides as far as possible. This can be achieved by monitoring the crop, only applying insecticides when necessary, and by growing varieties and crops which are resistant to pests. Where possible, biological means are used, encouraging the natural enemies of the pests and introducing suitable predators or parasites.

In homes and urban environments, the pests are the rodents, birds, insects and other organisms that share the habitat with humans, and that feed on and spoil possessions. Control of these pests is attempted through exclusion, repulsion, physical removal or chemical means. Alternatively, various methods of biological control can be used including sterilization programs.

Read more, here.

Jeff Verges/Owner/Operator
742 Santa Anita Court
Eugene, OR 97401

541-688-0580 Eugene 
503-371-8373 Salem

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

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Saturday, April 16, 2022

Happy Easter From American Pest Management

 


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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Bug Battles- Episode 2: Lone Star Tick vs. Mosquito


Welcome to Bug Battles, a series of hypothetical encounters to highlight pest’s abilities, habits and weaknesses. In today’s episode, the lone star tick and mosquito meet face-to-face to determine which pest is the ultimate Bug Battles champion.

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Interesting Tick Facts

5 Little-known Facts Related to Ticks

It’s summertime, which means more sunshine and more time outdoors playing, hiking and exploring nature. Unfortunately, this can also mean more quality time with some of nature’s most nefarious pests. Ticks, which are commonly encountered in tall grass and wooded areas, are one such notorious pest. And it’s important to make sure that you protect yourself and your family.

Although small in size, ticks can cause big problems by spreading dangerous diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. So, before heading outdoors this summer, check out the following little-known facts about ticks to learn more about these biting buggers.

Ticks are not insects.

It’s true. Ticks are not insects, although they are often mistaken for them. Ticks are actually classified as arachnids, or relatives of spiders, scorpions and mites. If you look closely at a tick when identifying it, it kind of resembles a spider with its four pairs of legs and lack of antennae.

Ticks are mini, real-life vampires... They want to suck your blood.

Did you know that ticks require a blood meal to survive. That’s right! Ticks require blood for sustenance. Blacklegged ticks, for example, primarily feed on the blood of white-tailed deer, but they will also bite mice, small wild animals, birds and humans.

Ticks are daredevils.

Ticks don’t jump or fly. Instead, they crawl up low brush or grass to find a host. Then, they clasp on with their back legs and reach their front legs out to grab onto a passing animal or human. This process is called questing. Sometimes, they even drop from their perch and free fall onto a passing host. Talk about a risky move!

Ticks are dog lovers, too.

Some ticks species, like the American dog tick and brown dog tick, prefer dogs as hosts. Unfortunately, dogs are often easy targets when playing in the yard or going for a walk in wooded areas. If you’re a pet owner, don’t forget to check FIDO frequently for ticks, especially after walks or playtime, and regularly wash bedding and plush toys. If you have an indoor/outdoor cat, be sure to check it regularly for ticks too.

When it comes to feeding, ticks are in it for the long haul.

Unlike many other biting pests, ticks are adapted to feed for long periods of time. They bury their curved teeth deeply into the skin of a host, so they can remain securely attached for days on end to eat. It’s important to note that ticks typically require 24-48 hours of feeding before they can successfully transmit infections like Lyme disease, so prompt removal is crucial.

Were you surprised by any of these tick facts? Ticks may pose a threat to our health, especially during the summer when people – and pets alike – spend increased amounts of time in the great outdoors. However, that doesn’t mean we all have to stay bunkered down on house arrest over the next few weeks. If you plan on taking advantage of the warm weather by hiking, biking, camping or going on an outdoor adventure this season, just make sure to follow these five tips to prevent tick bites.

Article source: PestWorld.org

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Rodents Threaten People & Property


Rodents may be small in size, but they can pose big problems if they're able to get inside. Known to spread over 35 diseases and capable of causing serious property damage, mice and rats can threaten both people and property.

American Pest Management is here to help! Contact us today.

Monday, April 4, 2022

Out of Sight - Episode 5: Rats in the Home


While their tracks may not be noticeable to the naked eye, rats can spread germs, bacteria and disease with every step as they scurry through our homes.
For more information and episodes,visit OutOfSight.PestWorld.org

Friday, April 1, 2022

Six Facts You Didn't Know About Bed Bugs

Wacky, Weird but True Bed Bug Facts

If you follow the news and have seen all the attention bed bugs have received in the past few years, you might think you know all there is to know about this pest: They feed on humans while they sleep, they cause itchy, red bumps and they are hard to get rid of! But these pesky insects have a lot of secrets that you might be surprised to learn. 

Check out these weird and wacky bed bug facts on BugWorld.org

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

The Life Cycle of a Bed Bug


Although small in size, bed bugs can quickly reproduce and survive for months
without feeding, allowing undetected infestations to rapidly grow.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Out of Sight - Episode 4: Mice in the Bathroom


While their tracks may not be noticeable to the naked eye, rodents
can spread germs, bacteria and disease with every step as they
 scurry through our homes, particularly the bathroom.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Out of Sight - Episode 3: Cockroaches in the Bathroom


What you see isn’t always what you get. While their tracks may not be visible,
cockroaches are notorious for leaving behind traces of serious germs and bacteria as they traverse through your home, particularly the bathroom.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Moths For Kids


Zoologist Jess learns about moths, and sets up a trap overnight in a bid
to collect some of the more beautiful varieties.

Monday, March 14, 2022

Differences Between Butterflies and Moths

While the butterflies form a monophyletic group, the moths, comprising the rest of the Lepidoptera, do not. Many attempts have been made to group the superfamilies of the Lepidoptera into natural groups, most of which fail because one of the two groups is not monophyletic: Microlepidoptera and Macrolepidoptera, Heterocera and Rhopalocera, Jugatae and Frenatae, Monotrysia and Ditrysia.

Although the rules for distinguishing moths from butterflies are not well established, one very good guiding principle is that butterflies have thin antennae and (with the exception of the family Hedylidae) have small balls or clubs at the end of their antennae. Moth antennae are usually feathery with no ball on the end. The divisions are named by this principle: "club-antennae" (Rhopalocera) or "varied-antennae" (Heterocera). Lepidoptera differs between butterflies and other organisms due to evolving a special characteristic of having the tube-like proboscis in the Middle Triassic which allowed them to acquire nectar from flowering plants.

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Friday, March 11, 2022

Out of Sight - Episode 2: Cockroaches in the Kitchen


While their tracks may not be noticeable to the naked eye, cockroaches can spread germs
 and bacteria with every step as they scurry through our homes.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

10 Fascinating Cockroach Facts


Most homeowners are aware of the health and safety risks associated with cockroach infestations, including the allergies and asthma triggered by cockroach allergens, and the germs and bacteria they have been known to spread. What may not be as widely known is the fact that cockroaches are a very interesting and resilient pest that exhibits some very odd behavior and survival tactics. For example, cockroaches spend 75% of their time resting and can withstand temperatures as cold as 32 degrees Fahrenheit!

1.) A Cockroach Can Live for Week Without Its Head

Due to their open circulatory system, and the fact that they breathe through little holes in each of their body segments, they are not dependent on the mouth or head to breathe. The roach only dies because without a mouth, it can't drink water and dies of thirst.

2.) A Cockroach Can Hold Its Breath for 40 Minutes

These pests can even survive being submerged under water for half an hour. They hold their breath often to help regulate their loss of water.

3.) They Can Run Up to Three Miles in an Hour

While this may seem like an impressive athletic ability, what it really means is that they can spread germs and bacteria throughout a home very quickly. 

More Facts

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Out of Sight - Episode 1: Mice in the Kitchen


While their tracks may not be noticeable to the naked eye, rodents can spread germs,
bacteria and disease with every step as they scurry through our homes.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Why Having a Mouse Problem Is Worse Than You Thought

When it comes to household pests, rats seem scarier to deal with than mice, right? They are larger than the usual mouse and tend to live in dirtier places. Compared to the rat (or other household pests that are hard to get rid of), mice seem pretty tame. But don’t let their smallness fool you—mice can be quite dangerous lurking around your house.

First, let’s talk lifespan. According to a study published by the UK government, a mouse only lives up to 9 to 12 months. In that lifespan, the mouse does get quite busy. After six weeks of living, a mouse is sexually active and ready to start producing young mice. In that short time span, a typical mouse will have 5-6 young mice up to 8 different times per year. So that means if this small mouse is living in your home, she’s producing up to 40 to 48 little mice in 12 months time. Now consider the fact that these mice will also become sexually active, producing mice of their own. That, my friends, is a lot of mice.

Not only will you be dealing with hundreds of mice scurrying within your walls, but you’ll be dealing with a lot of mouse activity. Unlike rats, mice can climb well. This means finding mice on the top shelf of your pantry isn’t actually uncommon. Plus, their droppings are scattered (unlike a rat, who tends to just go in one place), so if a mouse got in your food you should probably throw it away immediately. Who knows what’s in there!

Source: Family Handyman

Sunday, February 27, 2022

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Thursday, February 24, 2022

What Do Earwigs Do With Those Pincers Anyway?


When you walk through a park, go for a hike or take a trip to the zoo, most of the animals and plants you see appear symmetric. Whether it’s an oak leaf or an elk’s antlers, the right and left sides match. It’s much less common to find examples of asymmetry -- or things that are out of balance -- in nature.

But scientists aren’t exactly sure why symmetry is so prevalent. One idea is that it may be beneficial to have a spare body part in case one side is injured. Or perhaps it’s just easier to move through the environment with matched pairs of legs, fins or wings.

Symmetry also tends to look balanced and harmonious to our eye. And we’re not alone in that feeling.

Many animals seem to show a preference for symmetry in a potential mate. It can be a clue that the mate has the genes necessary to develop properly and thrive in an environment full of stresses and dangers.

But some critters buck the trend. Like the earwig, a diminutive insect found on every continent except Antarctica.

Monday, February 21, 2022

That Earwig in Your House


There are 10 native species of earwigs in the United States, and they’re benign or even helpful creatures. They eat vegetation as well as other insects. But it’s a non-native earwig, the European earwig (Forficula auricularia), that most of us in North America will encounter.

The European earwig is the one you often find scurrying around your basement or in your garden. This species was first documented in Seattle in 1907, and since then has thrived and spread across the continent.

It is considered a household and garden pest, although as invasive species go, the impacts are fairly mild given the abundance of the species. I know in our backyard garden many leaves are pockmarked from their feeding, and they can really hammer the raspberries. But they don’t have a major economic or ecological impact.

In fact, a Washington State University study found that European earwigs can even be beneficial. Researchers found that they prey on aphids, significantly reducing damage in commercial apple orchards.

Friday, February 18, 2022

The Varied Carpet Beetle

The Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci) seems to be the most common pest in dwellings of Britain. The beetle is fairly small and strongly convex, rather like a tiny ladybird, with a characteristic mottled pattern of yellow, black and whitish dense scales. The larvae are brown and hairy, with bunches of golden hairs. This is why they get their common name of 'Woolly Bears'. Both beetles and larvae attack woollen materials, and cause damage to carpets in dark corners or under furniture. They also infest grain and other vegetable products.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Facts About Carpet Beetles



Carpet beetles, as their name implies, sometimes infest carpets. Similar to clothes moths, the pests also feed on many other items composed of wool, fur, felt, silk, feathers, skins, and leather. Such materials contain keratin, a fibrous animal protein which the larvae are able to digest. Cotton and synthetic fabrics such as polyester and rayon are rarely attacked unless blended with wool, or heavily soiled with food stains or body oils. Infestations of carpet beetles can develop undetected, causing harm to vulnerable items.

Facts about Carpet Beetles

Carpet beetles are common in dwellings, and their damage is often mistaken for that of clothes moths. (For more information about clothes moths, see University of Kentucky Entomology Entfact-609.) The adults are small (1/16 to 1/8-inch), oval-shaped beetles ranging in color from black- to various ‘mottled’ patterns of white, brown, yellow and orange. Adult carpet beetles feed on flower pollen and do not damage woolens and other fabrics. In springtime, they often appear on windowsills, suggesting an infestation may be present inside the home. Female beetles lay about 50-100 eggs on or near vulnerable materials. While some breeding sites may be obvious (e.g., a wool rug stored in a closet), others can be subtle—for example, accumulations of pet hair associated with baseboards, air vents and ducts.

Continue reading on Entomology  

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Cool Ant Facts


Bet you didn't know...

1. Did you know that an ant never sleeps. (Actually they Power Sleep)
2. An ant can lift 50 times its weight
3. The ant has two stomachs, one holds food for itself and the second is for food to be shared with the other ants.
4. Every ant colony has at least one Queen. The job of the queen is to lay eggs.
5. Every ant colony has its own smell.
6. Did you know that Black and ants and wood ants have no sting, but they squirt a spray of formic acid,
7. Some birds put ants in their feathers because the ants squirt formic acid which gets rid of the parasites, 
8. All the workers and soldiers in females.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Ant Control & Extermination Information

There are more than 700 ant species found in the U.S., although only about 25 species commonly infest homes. Ants are social insects that typically live in underground colonies, made up of workers and a queen. Ants will eat practically any kind of food, but are especially attracted to sweets. Ant identification is relatively simple due to their three distinct body regions: head, thorax and abdomen, as well as antennae. Despite similar construction, ants vary in overall appearance. Small or large ants and brown or black ants are common nicknames for different species.

If you do find signs of an ant infestation in your home, contact a pest professional promptly. They will be able to inspect your home, perform proper ant species identification, and recommend a course of ant control and extermination.

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Article Source: Pest World.org

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Pest Identifyer

 


“What Bug is This?” Browse 90+ Bug, Insect, Rodent, Bird and Other Pest Identification Guides!

Have you ever found a pest in your house and wondered “what kind of bug is this?” Are you worried about what pests may be damaging your property? The identification of insects and other pests can be tricky. That's why PestWorld developed robust pest and insect identification guides to serve as a handy bug identifier. Our comprehensive list of bugs and insects can help determine what insects, rodents or birds are pestering you, plus how to prevent an infestation. Trust this handy pest and bug identifier.

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https://www.pestworld.org/pest-guide/

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Pest Control: How to Prep for the Exterminator


American Pest Management, LLC, is a family owned and operated business. Bob and Barbara Weyand started the business in 1980 with the goal to provide realistic solutions to pest control needs while still maintaining a safe environment.

Contact us to "Stop the Bugs" 

Eugene, OR: 541-688-0580 | Salem, OR: 503-371-8373

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Where Do Mosquitoes Go in Winter?

Many people often lament over the final days of summer and dread the first frigid days of winter, but we’re guessing everyone may welcome winter with open arms, so they can bid adieu to mosquitoes and the threat of Zika virus.

Unfortunately, it’s a common misconception that mosquitoes simply die upon Jack Frost’s arrival. Read on to learn more about seasonal mosquito activity and how you can prevent a future mosquito problem from hatching come spring.

Mosquito Lifecycle

Believe it or not, mosquitoes do not simply die off during the colder months. Exactly how a mosquito survives the winter can differ by species. The mosquito responsible for transmitting Zika virus, Aedes aegypti, overwinters in the egg stage. As temperatures begin to fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, adult females deposit their final batch of eggs in water-holding items containing as little as a half an inch of water. The adults will eventually die, while the newly deposited eggs enter a state of diapause, a process that suspends their development during the coldest months.

When temperatures start to rise and rainfall picks back up again in spring, the eggs are re-submerged and hatch to start the next generation of pesky Aedes mosquitoes that will undoubtedly seek out humans as a food source. Even more alarming, though, is the fact that these offspring could be infected with Zika, as noted in a recent study published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Pest World.org

https://www.pestworld.org/news-hub/pest-articles/where-do-mosquitoes-go-in-winter/

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Spiders 101


Identify Common Spider Species

Spiders often appear in horror movies, haunted houses and, worst of all, inside our homes where they are usually met with shrieking and the bottom of a shoe. It's easy to understand why people cringe at the sight of a spider on the wall. The way they move is startling and unpredictable, their webs are sticky and their hunting methods can be rather gruesome. There are also many myths floating around about spiders (no, people don't regularly swallow spiders in their sleep!) that make this pest seem much scarier than it actually is. In reality, almost all types of spiders found in the United States pose no threats to people.

Despite the benevolent nature of most spiders, there are two species in the southern and western United States that can cause serious harm when accidentally disturbed - the black widow and brown recluse. Below is a guide to help you identify some of the most common types of spiders and the potential threat they can pose to your health.

Pest World.org

https://www.pestworld.org/news-hub/pest-articles/spiders-101/

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Mating frenzies, sperm hoards, and brood raids: The life of a fire ant queen


Follow a queen fire ant as she builds a colony, protects it from neighboring ant armies, and fends off would-be usurpers vying for her throne. 

In the spring, just after heavy rainfall, male and female fire ants swarm the skies for a day of romance, known as the nuptial flight. Thousands of reproduction-capable ants take part in a mating frenzy, and for one successfully mated female, her work is only beginning. Walter R. Tschinkel details how the new queen builds a colony and protects it from neighboring ant armies.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Bed Bugs | National Geographic


Don't doze off just yet. Maybe they should be called bed blood bugs, an army of these can attack a person 500 times in one night!

At American Pest Management,
it’s not just eliminating the pest problem that matters; 
it’s doing so in a safe and effective manner.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Cockroach Infestation | National Geographic


With 4000 species the world over, and the ability to run the human equivalent of over 90 MPH, there's no avoiding roaches!

At American Pest Management,
it’s not just eliminating the pest problem that matters; 
it’s doing so in a safe and effective manner.

Friday, January 21, 2022

The Mosquito | National Geographic


Did you see the moon last night? Got mosquito spray? Mosquito biting activity increases 500 times during a full moon phase!

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Do we really need pesticides? - Fernan Pérez-Gálvez


Annually, we shower over 5 billion pounds of pesticides across the Earth to control insects, unwanted weeds, funguses, rodents, and bacteria that may threaten our food supply. But is it worth it, knowing what we do about the associated environmental and public health risks? Fernan Pérez-Gálvez weighs the pros and cons of pesticides. 

Lesson by Fernan Pérez-Gálvez, animation by Mighty Oak.

At American Pest Management,
it’s not just eliminating the pest problem that matters; 
it’s doing so in a safe and effective manner.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Inside The Ant Colony - Deborah M. Gordon


Ants have one of the most complex social organizations in the animal kingdom; they live in structured colonies that contain different types of members who perform specific roles. Sound familiar? Deborah M. Gordon explains the way these incredible creatures mate, communicate and source food, shedding light on how their actions can mimic and inform our own behavior.

Lesson by Deborah M. Gordon, animation by Steve Belfer Creative Inc.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

American Pest Management: Who We Are


FAMILY-OWNED RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL PEST CONTROL

WHO WE ARE

American Pest Management, LLC, is a family-owned and operated business. Bob and Barbara Weyand started the business in 1980 with the goal to provide realistic solutions to pest control needs while still maintaining a safe environment.

Continuing in this tradition, Bob and Barbara’s son-in-law Jeff Verges took ownership of the company in 2016. His goal is to maintain the same personal experience customers have enjoyed for more than 35 years.

  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Licensed and Insured in the State of Oregon
  • Reasonable Prices
  • Materials are Safe and Effective
  • No Contracts
  • FREE Estimates
  • Fast and Friendly Service

Providing pest control for your friends and neighbors in Oregon's Eugene, Springfield, and surrounding areas for more than 35 years.

Call us at Eugene: 541-688-0580 | Salem: 503-371-8373

StopTheBugs.com

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Reliable, Responsive, and Responsible: StopTheBugs.com


American Pest Management is Reliable, Responsive, and Responsible. Allow us to develop a solution that will solve your pest problem, protecting you and your family, pets, home, and environment.

SERVING THE GREATER EUGENE, OREGON AREA SINCE 1980

Service Locations: Eugene, Salem, Springfield, Cottage Grove, Creswell,

Veneta, Dexter, and Pleasant Hill

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Saturday, January 1, 2022

Scientists Explain Why You Can't Get Rid of Cockroaches


There is a reason cockroaches can survive a nuclear bomb, and live to tell about it. They will be here long after we are gone, and won't leave our apartment complex's while we are here. Scientists explain why roaches are nearly impossible to get rid of.