Author: Pest Controller

Is there a single standard rodent Behavior?

Rodents are such diverse creatures. More than half the mammals on earth are rodents. Think about all the different types: Rabbits, mice, hamsters, those giant ones in South America, beavers, moles and guinea pigs. That’s a small sample from a much longer list. What single behaviour do they all share? Actually there are many different behaviors…
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March 1, 2018 0

Why do field crickets appear to be attracted to buildings?

Field crickets are most commonly found in fields, pastures, meadows, along roadsides, and in yards where they feed on plants.  In some parts of the United States they can even damage crops like alfalfa, cotton, and strawberries.  During the spring and summer months they are far more common in the northern parts of the United…
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February 27, 2018 0

How long does it take for a rodent such as a mouse to become sexually active and to begin reproducing?

The research facility mouse is a productive raiser. It’s actually high fruitfulness can be used effectively, however it can likewise be a wellspring of disappointment when controlled proliferation is sought. The mouse achieves sexual development by six weeks of age and litter mates must be isolated at this point to forestall accidental inbreeding. The research…
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February 25, 2018 0

Is dry ice an effective way to kill rodents out in the open?

Dry ice is a solid form of carbon dioxide that has a surface temperature of -109 degrees Fahrenheit.  If used as a form of rodent control, it will replace the oxygen levels with carbon dioxide and suffocate the animals.  The use of carbon dioxide in this manner can cause symptoms of shortness of breath, however,…
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February 23, 2018 0

Spiroplasma: A Biotic Approach to Controlling Pests

These days, people are more concerned than ever about how chemicals are affecting our environment and our indoor living spaces.  Researchers are now investigating  the possibility of being able to control pests on our crops and in our homes without using harmful chemicals, One of these avenues of research is that of the bacteria known…
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February 21, 2018 0

Can dry ice be used to kill insects?

As an attractant Arthropods looking for warm-blooded creatures that transmit CO2 through breath are pulled into this gas. Dry ice is a strong type of this gas can be regularly obtained locally from organizations that offer packaged gas and welding supplies. While setting it on the ground on a surface like a board, gas radiated…
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February 19, 2018 0

What is the Schmidt Sting Pain Index (SSPI)?

In the mid 1980’s Justin Schmidt and his friends decided to do research about painful stings. Slightly more than 78 different types of hymenopteran species were used for recording data on intensity and duration of the pain. Justin created a scale based on the pain of a sting which consists of 5 points from 0…
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February 17, 2018 0

The Varroa Mite:  Why it’s bad and what you can do about it.

The Varroa Mite is a parasite that attacks bee colonies, honey bees to be more precise, it weakens bees by sucking the fluid from them that would be considered their blood.  This effects the bees in ways that can cause them to have deformed wings, and various other issues.  However, a bad infestation in a…
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February 15, 2018 0

When should a beekeeper be called during insect control and why?

It is said that Bee stings are the largest killer of humans in the United States, and people of many age groups become victim of bee venom and every year not less than a 100 people die every month due to venom from various insects and bees. Apparently many do not take precautionary measures nor…
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February 13, 2018 0

Importance of regular pest control inspections

Controlling pests has always been a matter of paramount importance since the beginning of colonial life. People have always been keen to keep their home free from a variety of pests including roaches, spiders etc. There are a variety of reasons for this being an obsession. Aside from the damages done to properties and resources,…
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