September is back to school month, and that means that you’re sending your kids back to a place where they will spend 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, from now until roughly the end of June. While school is a great place to learn, it’s not necessarily the best place to stay safe from pests. The following is some helpful information that you may want to use to go over with your child before they start the school year.
Green Pest Solutions – Bed Bugs
While spring and summer are the months most associated with pest problems, it’s fall that tends to have some of the absolute worst pest issues.
While homeowners may not look forward to the winter heating bills, the winter does represent some relief from pests. Rodents tend to be a problem, but many other pests die out over the winter, hiding their eggs so that their DNA can live on. But not all Insects die. Some live on, finding places to hide or hibernate and waiting until the weather warms up. The following are some examples of scurrying creatures that survive the winter.
Bed bugs are some of the most frightening pests to have inside of your home. They are nature’s little boogiemen – they hide under the bed, they come out when you’re sleeping, and they bite you anywhere skin is exposed.
It can be tough to keep your kids completely safe from pests, because kids will always be kids. But there are things you can do to protect your children at school, and of course regular pest control treatments can help your child stay safe from pests at home.
You are most likely to come into contact with bed bugs while travelling. Bed bugs are notorious hitchhikers, and if someone has bed bugs in their home, they often take a few with them to their hotel, where they then breed and spread even further. It doesn't matter if you’re at a 5-star hotel or a motel in the “bad area” of the city – bed bugs live and breed everywhere. If you truly want to stay safe from bed bugs while travelling, you should inspect your room as soon as you enter.
What was once considered an archaic and primitive pest is now back in action! In fact, according to the infamous “Most Bedbug-Infested City” report ran by Terminex, the city of brotherly love (Philadelphia) ranked number one in 2012.
Goodwill employees sort through thousands of clothing donations every day and sometimes discover unwanted donations of bed bugs.
The New Jersey Pest Management Association (NJPMA) released the following consumer warning about the use of do-it-yourself pest control products.
It's the holiday season and that means traveling. Whether it’s to your mother-in-law’s or a hotel there is one thing you will probably forget to check for when you’re settled in—BED BUGS.