Flies in a commercial food facility can case a vast array of problems including the closing of the facility. Given the seriousness of this insect, it is important to understand:
1. Eliminate Wet Spots - While most us know that mosquito can lay eggs in the stagnant water inside an old tire, but what you may not know is that they can also lay eggs where they’ve always laid eggs – in natural areas that accumulate water. Look for depressions in the soil that water accumulates including mud puddles, tire tracks and poorly drained low areas. Eliminate them by adding a layer of stone, cover that with topsoil and then reseed if needed.
There is nothing worse than having mosquitoes buzzing around your head to ruin a relaxing eaving outside in the backyard. Using candles or torches work reasonably well as long as you stay in the little area. Becasue mosquitoes are grouped in the catagory of "free flying insect" meaning that this type of insect does not have a nest that they go to everyday and they will fly up to 2 miles from where they were hatched. How do control something that can fly anywhere it wants and doesn't live in a nest? So as you can imagian etting rid of mosquitoes is not an easy task.
The management of ticks in outdoor areas can be extremely difficult. While several pesticides are labeled for outdoor tick control, they are usually not very effective, especially ticks in brushy and heavily wooded areas. Habitat modification can offer a more permanent solution to tick management.
Ticks require areas of high humidity in order to survive, they are most commonly found in shaded grassy, brushy, or wooded areas. Below are thing that you can do to reduce ticks on your property.
- Keep grass well-mowed
Here are some practical ways you can help reduce or eradicate a bed bug infestation.
Once you've confirmed that you have bed bugs, the first step in getting rid of them is to remove as many as you can, before any treatment is performed. The easiest way to do this is with your vacuum. Run the vacuum over all possible hiding places.
Ticks are not only a problem in the summer, they are extremely active in the spring and fall and are becoming a problem during the warmer days in the winter as well. It's important to be informed and be on your guard for ticks and the diseases they can carry, such as Lyme, which affects about 300,000 people in the U.S. each year and is "increasing significantly," according to tick experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We live in an area where Lyme disease is prevalent. Following these simple steps can make all the difference in the world. Be diligent and protect yourself by:
Tick season is just starting off and it's predicted to be the worst tick season in years. Experts are calling it a perfect storm, conditions have come together to create a tick population explosion. Specifically the lack of acorns and the mild winter. The mild winters we have had over the last few years have contributed to longer tick seasons. On some warmer days in January and February it is not uncommon to find ticks active looking for a meal. Most people are unaware that acorn production plays a large role in tick populations. Mice and deer feed on acorns and ticks feed on mice and deer. When we have a bumper crop of acorns then that means we will have more mice and deer because of the ample food supply. But when we have low supply of acorns then many of the mice and deer will die off due to the lack of food. The ticks will leave the deceased animals, and due to the lack of animals to feed on will invade our yards in large numbers in search of food. That means our pets and even ourselves are vulnerable to more than normal tick bites.
Mosquitoes breed only in water and they can complete their development in as little as 7 days. Any standing water can be a breeding site. Eliminating standing water is the first step in controlling mosquitoes.
Following these steps will help you to reclaim your yard.
- Take a walk around your property and carefully examine areas where water is collected and remove it. Look at:
- Roof gutters and rain barrels
- Boats and birdbaths
- Cans, bottles, and plastic bags
- Flower pots and vases
- Unused swimming and wading pools
- Children's toys
- Wheelbarrows and mortar tubs
- Ornamental pools and fountains
- Cellars and crawl spaces
- Old tires and tire ruts
- Anything that collects water, even the smallest amount.
- Drain or dump any collected water at least once a week.
Ants have become the number one pest complaint that exterminators receive, and if you’re like most homeowners, you’re at your wits’ end. Ants seem to appear out of nowhere, then they’re everywhere, then they’re gone and then back again. As soon as there is a speck of food on the counter, they’re on it!
But where are all of these ants coming from? How are ants entering your home, office or warehouse? They seem to come from nowhere and take advantage of a spill, crumb and housekeeping mistakes you may make! Ants enter your home, office or warehouse from many different ways and understanding how ants find their way inside is often the first step in treating an ant infestation. Where are these points of entry?
Ants are highly social insects and need to effectively communicate with the other ants in their colony. Like many other insects, one of the key ways ants communicate is through pheromones. Pheromones are natural chemical scents the ants emit or deposit. As the ant travels away from the nest it will deposit a pheromone along their route similar to leaving a trail of breadcrumbs. When a forager ant finds a good source of food, it will head back to the nest and create a special pheromone trail along the route that communicates to the other ants of exactly where food can be found, and how to get back to the nest.