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Its weed season…

 

probestDSC06683  Russian Thistle

I’ll bet you didn’t know this is also called Tumbleweed, the stuff we occasionally see blowing by your car when its windy. Did you know that the reason it tumbles is to disperse its seeds? It also probably came to the U.S. in flax seed imported by Ukrainian farmers. Its almost iconic of the Southwest and often seen in movies blowing across the desert scenes like the beginning of the “Wizard of Oz”, if I remember correctly.

So if you are able to destroy it before it seeds, the better your landscape or that of your neighbors will be.

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CDC reported cases of Lyme disease by state

 

CDC reported cases of Lyme disease by state or locality, 2003-2012

 

Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Lyme disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings (e.g., rash), and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks; laboratory testing is helpful if used correctly and performed with validated methods. Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics. Steps to prevent Lyme disease include using insect repellent, removing ticks promptly, applying pesticides, and reducing tick habitat. The ticks that transmit Lyme disease can occasionally transmit other tickborne diseases as well. Check out the CDC site for more information.

Now I want to share something I thought was interesting – I tried to join a certain Arizona Lyme Disease yahoo forum and was denied. They claim that I tried to join before and I don’t recall but I thought they might be interested in possibly preventing the disease with these new tick boxes.  So there you go!

http://www.tickboxtcs.com/Select_TCS_Brochure.pdf

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Bait Box Study by CDC

Do you have any Pest Control Tips?

 

I’m sure each one of my readers have heard from their Grandparents or friends one tip that will help in getting rid of pests. So lets challenge everyone to contribute one or two great little tips.

For example there is one going around the web, which states that if you put some type of leaf into your bedroom – Bed Bugs will get caught in the bean leaf tiny hooks on the leaves. But who wants bean leaves all around the house?

So lets have a little fun here and tell me your stories, maybe the best one (my choice) will get featured on an upcoming blog story.

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OOPS, somebody should be watching where they are walking!

OOPS, somebody should be watching where they are walking!

To late now but somebody applied a grass killer at a previous job and then walked on grass at another home, wasn’t us but you have to be careful!

At least 8 jobs you shouldn’t do yourself.

A lot of people these days are attempting to do many things themselves that years ago they never would have thought of. This article (link here) is exactly about that very subject.

Pest Control is listed and I wanted to add my own 2 cents into the mix:

  • Remember all those stories about people blowing up their home or injuring people?
  • You must know the enemy, pest professionals do that for a living.
  • Don’t mix chemicals without the knowledge of them.
  • If you do make a mistake call 911 or Poison Control 1-800-222-1212

Better yet just call ProBest Pest Management 480-831-9328 or 623-414-0176.

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