Posts Tagged ‘bedbugs’
Oh, Oh the Simpson’s get Bed Bugs…
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As always if you encounter these pesky little bugs, call ProBest right away – don’t use bug bombs and don’t spread Diatomaceous Earth like its snowing within the home.
Spiders are considered venomous, which means they secrete venom and inject it into their prey by biting. Some people mistakenly call spiders poisonous, but this is incorrect because they are not toxic if ingested.
Mosquitoes have forty-seven teeth.
Honeybees are far more dangerous than snakes. Bees kill more people each year than all the poisonous snakes combined.
The average bed contains between two million to six billion dust mites. How about Bed Bugs – none I hope!
The first legislation providing federal authority for regulating pesticides was enacted in 1910.
In the old days these would have been gone in 2 shakes… but not now!
I remember those days as if they were only a year or so ago, wait they were. This Bed Bug problem in continuing and doesn’t look like it is going to let up very soon. These little biters are showing up in houses across the U.S. at alarming rates and the controversy continues on repellency against pyrethrins. No more are people grabbing up old mattresses from the curbside and many places are requiring mattresses to be marked and encased before going to the curb. These mattresses have been here for 3 days and it doesn’t look like they are going anywhere except the dump.
Today is April Fools Day, so in honor of those mischievous ones among us….
Bed Bugs can fly! Nope, wrong they cannot fly, period!
Mice love cheese! As for mice and cheese, to start off, mice have really sensitive noses, so Limburger would peel their little mousey faces off. Figuratively speaking. And then a recent study that we hope was funded by a grant to investigate cartoon myths found that mice respond to the taste, smell and texture of food, and will decline something as strong-smelling and highly flavored as cheese. They’re actually drawn to foods with relatively high sugar content, such as grains and fruit.
Daddy longlegs “spiders” are extremely poisonous. False. First, grand daddy longlegs are not spiders. They are related to them, but they are not true spiders. Grand daddy longlegs are more correctly called harvestmen. True spiders are hunters and have venom. Harvestmen are scavengers and do not have venom. So, unless you are a very tiny insect or some type of organic goo, you have nothing to fear from the harvestman lurking by your garage door.
Lice is the result of poor hygiene. False One of the oldest beliefs is that head lice prefer “dirty kids.” It’s simply not true. Head lice actually prefer clean hair to dirty hair. What they are attracted to is blood.
The custom of playing tricks on friends on April 1st is believed to have originated in France in the middle 1500s.
Are head lice a thing that pest control companies handle?
Head lice are often associated with school children or children in general. There is a big difference between Bed Bugs and head lice.
|Bed Bugs don’t live on the host.||Head Lice die after 24 -478 hours after falling off host.|
|Small, reddish brown insects no wings||Head Lice look like small grains of rice|
|Hide and come out to feed at night||Oval bugs attach themselves to the hair in order to feed|
|Hitch a ride on furniture||Spread through contact|
|Live anywhere, beds, cracks, etc||Live on hair not scalp|
|Professional Pest Control||Lice treatment at pharmacy|
Here are some recommendations concerning Head Lice control
- Use a product from a pharmacy recommended for head lice. Seek the advice of the Pharmacist.
- Wash hair and comb out the head lice with a lice/nit comb.
- Head lice do not transmit any diseases.
- Wash bedding in very hot water and hot cycle for drier.
If you encounter Bed Bugs then seek a Pest Management Professional at http://www.pestworld.org but Head Lice can be handled by medications and a little work of your own. By the way don’t use kerosene, gasoline or anything else you might have laying around your home – somebody can get hurt.