Author: Pest Controller

Which prefers a balanced diet and why, a rat or a mouse?

Mice and rats are known for their preference for biting to pieces any piece of food they can find, pecking at crumbs on the floor and food in the cupboard. Despite this, you can not feed your pet with anything, since mice and rats require very specific nutrients based on certain diets. For mice, a…
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January 20, 2018 0

What is a pollinator?

A pollinator is, in essence, a living creature that helps plants spread around a place. The term is, as far as the etymology is concerned, stems from ‘pollen’. Over one in every four American families is well-versed with the havoc that pollens can wreak, thanks to various types of pulmonary diseases and allergies that regularly…
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January 18, 2018 0

In pest control what is a hot zone?

Hornets,Termites Carpenter Ants, Spiders, and Mice. These are just a few of the critters that are considered pests, and they all share some things in common. In trying to control pests there are “hot zones” in which these animals may thrive. Homes that are leaky, and have poor construction, would be an example as the…
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January 16, 2018 0

Compared to a rat how many mice traps should you actually set out for mice?

RAT TRAPS VS MOUSE TRAPS By Jestin Ronody Marson © 2016 It doesn’t matter how many traps you set. If you don’t block the entryway, rodents will continue to return. PERIOD! But, I digress … Mice are much smaller than rats. They are also quicker and smarter than people think. The tricky thing isn’t necessarily…
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January 14, 2018 0

How does a honey bee make honey and what are the benefits of local unprocessed raw honey?

Honey bees work tirelessly to produce one of the world’s most renowned substance: honey. While mankind has all but perfected the collection and distribution of honey, it turns out nature got it right. Unprocessed, raw local honey offers the most in terms of antioxidants, immune system boosters, and overall health value. It is even considered…
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January 12, 2018 0

Why do fire ants move only to 5 to 10 feet when you treat just the mounds?

When a person hears the word “fire ants” mean usually comes to mind due to their aggressive nature. Most people know fire ants for their reddish color and sting that inflicts pain on their victims. If a fire ant mound is disturbed, most people know immediately from the swarm that occurs that they have just…
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January 10, 2018 0

Why should you treat your whole yard for fire ants?

Fire ants are particularly nasty pests and their presence has become commonplace in over 15 different states in the U.S. Some Fire Ants are native to the United States, but some were accidentally imported. They tend to thrive in warm, humid areas, as they are susceptible to cold, harsh conditions. When treating for fire ants,…
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January 8, 2018 0

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants (Camponotus spp.) are large (0.3 to 1.0 in or 0.76 to 2.54 cm) antsindigenous to many forested parts of the world.[1]  They prefer dead, damp wood in which to build nests. They do not consume it, however, unlike termites.[2]  Sometimes, carpenter ants hollow out sections of trees.  They also commonly infest wooden buildings and structures,…
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January 6, 2018 0

Convenient Scheduling

English: A vintage Omega pocket watch of around 1950’s origin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) At Atak Pest Control, Inc. we schedule are appointments with you according to your time and not ours, except that the appointment shall be within our normal day to day operational times such as 9 am to 5pm Monday through Friday. During those…
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January 4, 2018 0


Diagram of a Worker Ant License: Public Domain WHERE DO THEY LIVE?   The Earth seen from Apollo 17. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Ants have colonised almost every landmass on Earth. The only places lacking indigenous ants are Antarctica and a few remote or inhospitable islands. Ants thrive in most ecosystems and may form 15–25% of the terrestrial animal biomass. Their success…
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January 2, 2018 0