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To a Pest Management Professional the slogan – Integrated Pest Management is really important. Why, you ask? Because it is at the heart of what we do, everyday! I don’t think that many of us that really want to harm nature and there is a fine line to doing that and protecting us from the bugs that could kill us.
At its core is this principle – “Integrated Pest Management is a process involving common sense and sound solutions for treating and controlling pests. These solutions incorporate three basic steps: 1) inspection, 2) identification and 3) treatment. Treatment options vary from sealing cracks and removing food and water sources to pesticide treatments when necessary.”
But you and I both know that it isn’t always easy controlling certain pests like cockroaches in apartments, so its take everyone’s cooperation and help to solve the dilemna. The same goes for scorpions, home-sealing is just one step to controling these beasts.
So heer are a few tips to help you in your mission to keep your home or business bug free.
- Home-seal your home or buisness (fill in cracks and crevices).
- Fix any leaking pipes.
- Don’t stack firewood or any material against your house, the idea is to be clutter free.
- Keep trees and bushes clear from your home.
- Don’t bring in used furniture until you check it completely.
- Repair screens and door thresholds.
- Those holes at the roofline are to allow the attic to breath, don’t let birds or wildlife make their home there.
- A clean home is less attractive to wildlife and pests.
Gnathamitermes perplexus, these are crust-building subterranean desert termites, they feed on grass, dried plant parts and weathered outer surfaces of woody tissues of all kinds. They may also feed on old fences and occasionally drywall paper.
Usually not to worry about any effects to any trees or bushes, termites eat dead wood. So not to worry!
Thanks to Maura for taking the pictures.
I’m not talking about uninvited people showing up at Christmas time and/or those over staying their welcome. Let’s talk about bringing in Christmas trees and the creatures we may be bringing in as well.
- Always check your Christmas tree for things like squirrels, remember the “Christmas Vacation” movie (I really love that movie) hilarious.
- Use caution when bringing things down from the attic, go through and make sure there are no rodents, bats or wildlife living in the boxes.
- While you are in the attic, do a little inspection – check for termites (mud or dirt and damaged wood), do you see feces from rodents or bird nests.
- Use caution when putting up Christmas decorations outside, you might disturb wildlife and you may accidentally fall.
- Use caution putting decorations into trees or bushes, critters may live there.
To date, the largest known prehistoric insect is the dragonfly Meganeura monyi. It existed over 280 million years ago. Fossil remains were found in Commentry, France. When measured, the wingspan was a whopping 2 ft. 3.5 inches.
The loudest insects are male cicadas, which can be heard about a quarter of a mile away.
The insects with the biggest nests are termites.
There were three plagues mentioned in the book of Exodus in the Bible which were caused by insects - lice, flies, and locusts.
It takes 48 hours for a cockroach to digest its food.