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Danger lurks for field technicians.

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Danger Will Robinson Danger, remember those words from the robot on “Lost in Space”? Well I was minding my own business looking into a shed/cabinet when guess who decided I was just to close for comfort. The Emu started pecking at my Webster broom that I was using to knock down spider webs and dust from the shed.

I think all field people think about what can attack, but normally you are thinking dog or even the bees or wasps. Its funny because I knew she was there but I think she was just checking me out and my broom seemed like a easy target – better the broom than my head?

 

So if you work in the field – beware of those things might might be inquisitive?

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“Get out, remember that line from Amityville haunted house?

One of the scariest movies in my opinion, but let me assure you if my house started talking I would move. What does this have to do with bugs – “Spiders force family from upscale Missouri home“? Well this would have good enough for me to move out of my house, no questions.

At a civil trial in St. Charles County in October 2011, University of Kansas biology professor Jamel Sandidge – considered one of the nation’s leading brown recluse researchers – estimated there were between 4,500 and 6,000 spiders in the home.

Did he just say 4500 to 600- spiders – OMG, luckily there is a Pest Management Professional in town.

“There’ll be nothing alive in there after this,” said Tim McCarthy, president of the company hired to fix the problem once and for all.

Brown recluse spider photo by PPMA

Brown recluse spider photo by PPMA

DIY yourself and the many GREEN products, do they work?

DIY or Do It Yourself products and your ability to attack the unknown enemy – bugs. The article “Essential Oils fail at killing BedBugs” puts the light on those “natural products.

 

I have said it numerous times, those “GREEN” products might work at the moment they are sprayed but generally they don’t have a residual which is essential to the long-term effect of something like BedBugs. If you can see the bug it may work fine if you spray them directly but there is NO long term effect.

 

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U.S. Forest service shuts down National Forest in N.M. why you ask?

The National Forest Service shuts down a National Forest in Northern New Mexico and this little mouse also lives in the White Mountains of Arizona. “Forest Lands closed to protect Mouse

 

Critical areas include portions of the Apache Sitgreaves National Forests in both New Mexico and Arizona.

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Photo from www.fs.fed.us provided for information on advisory

Some one called me late to the party, what’s going on with the pigeons?

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The first thing I noticed beside the number of pigeons was all the mess on the garage door. I was sure what was going on but they were pretty content just hanging out in this community. What can you do to keep the population of pigeons down in your neighborhood?

  1. Obviously #1 would be not to feed or encourage them.
  2. Keep nesting sites unavailable to them, this would include hardware cloth and spikes if necessary.
  3. Stationary owls don’t work, they become accustom to the devices.
  4. Poisoning is not the answer. I’ve heard of people throwing mothballs into their nesting areas, this could be extremely dangerous to other critters and children.
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