A growing problem in commercial businesses and residential homes alike are bed bugs. More of a nuisance than anything, these pests were nearly obliterated in the United States just after WWII. But with modern conveniences of world traveling and their evolved tolerance for once proven products, their numbers are thriving in the U.S. again. Though bed bugs are not linked to any known diseases, they could induce a allergic reaction and the bite could be itchy to some people. Not only can bed bugs potentially be anywhere, bed bugs are very adaptable and can be found in the most pristine of locations to the dirtiest of dumps. They prefer to be as close to their source of food and favor human blood. We at Eagle Pest Services would like to relate some of the bed bugs fundamentals, especially the signs your home has bed bugs.
There are many insects that carry with them the risk of a painful bite. Ticks are a different threat all together. They don’t just bite, they transmit some pretty horrible diseases as well. There are several steps that can be taken to keep yourself safe from tick bites, and it is worth taking these precautions to keep yourself and those you love safe. Eagle Pest Services is here to share tips to help keep ticks from biting you.
Now that winter is over, and the warm weather is upon us, everything is waking up, the grass, trees, flowers are in bloom and the pests are coming out in full force. This is the time of year we see a spike in pest activity. While most bugs play a vital role in our eco-system and pose little to no threat to us, there are some we should keep a distance from. The bald-faced hornet is one of those pests that are best left alone. Queen bald faced hornets come out about this time and begin to build their nests. The Queens will hibernate all winter long, then in about May-June she will emerge and begin the work on building her nest. Now these wasps in particular are pretty amazing, the Queen will do most of the work building the nest all by herself! Their “papier mache” like nests are comprised of organic material that the queen will fly from tree to tree gathering with her mandibles then mix them with her saliva and weaves it into honeycomb nest. The queen bald faced hornet will build her nest preferably in a tree, but they can also be found in tall, unmowed grass or places hospitable to their needs. These nests can host about 100-400 individuals at a time and can grow to be bigger than a basketball!
There are a number of pests that are more than a nuisance. Some cause major damages to our homes. While some pests such as rodents are destructive by nature, others seek to destroy. Eagle Pest Services will share the top three wood damaging pests that can cause major internal damage, costing thousands of dollars to homes each year.