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Two Big Ways That Moths Can Infest Your Home
Posted By: Daniel Mackie

You may seem to think of the moth as a harmless cousin to the butterfly, but you could be subject to an infestation of moths in your home that can be any homeowner's worst nightmare. There are two kinds of moths that infest the home, and conveniently, they are named after household terms: Clothing Moths and Pantry Moths.



Clothing Moths, as you may guess, love anything made of cloth or fabric. Clothing Moths will lay eggs on several types of fabric that come from an animal or plant such as fur, cotton, wool, felt, feathers, silk, and hair. They can also grow larvae in nearby oils depending on whether the moth infestation gets to a more severe level. When eggs hatch on the fabric, the larvae will eat holes through the fabric, damaging clothes, hats, and even carpeting. It is also possible for larvae to reproduce in drapes, upholstery, and bedding.

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A PEST FREE ENVIRONMENT
Posted By: Daniel Mackie
Category: Bed Bug

Every now and then, homeowners and corporations may find the need to call a pest control business.

Various types of pests can plague both commercial and residential areas. Some can be more rampant than others, depending on the time of year, the species becomes more prevalent.

No one enjoys seeing mice, cockroaches, ants, and other pests in the home or workplace. However, being that the season is quickly turning towards fall, this is the time when your home may become invaded by different types of beetles that will be looking for a place to stay warm.

When this happens, you realize that it is now time to call on a licensed professional that will have the expertise to help resolve your problem. Even though most of the pesky insects are harmless, they quickly become problematic. And when you call on the local pest control in Hamilton, they have the expertise in locating the origin of the insects or rodent infestation.

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Common Pests and How to Treat for Them
Posted By: Daniel Mackie
Category: Bed Bug

Let’s be honest- the only sure way to treat for an infestation of any kind is to call a professional. Many exterminators will come in and do an assessment for free, and can work with you on a plan that’s within your price range. But, if you’ve seen the little brown blur scurry across your kitchen in the middle of the night, then you’re going to want to take some sort of immediate action.

Not all infestations indicate that you’re a dirty person. Bugs can come in from a huge variety of different sources, and we all know how quickly they take up residence. Visiting a hotel on a family vacation can bring bedbugs back to your home. Buying a pre-owned piece of furniture (even from reputable dealers) can bring German Cockroaches in- and all it takes is two of them.

Chances are, every one of us will experience some sort of run in with common household pests in our lifetimes.

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New Study Shows How Fast (and Far) Bed Bugs Infest Apartment Buildings
Posted By: Daniel Mackie
Category: Bed Bug
New Study Shows How Fast and Far Bed Bugs Infest Apartment Buildings   The only thing worse than bringing bed bugs into your home after a vacation is to have them come crawling over from your neighbor’s house. If you happen to live in a multi-unit housing complex, your neighbor is a potential source of bed bugs and can spread the creepy crawlers throughout the building without even knowing it.   The mode and frequency of bed bug movement within and between apartments are the most significant findings of a new study from the Public Library of Science (PLOS), published in the September issue of Discover magazine.  Here, entomologists from Rutgers University captured and marked bed bugs from six infected apartment units in New Jersey, released them, and then closely monitored them for 32 days to observe where they ended up.   After a week from the release, there were between 2,433 and 14,291 bed bugs in each of the monitored apartments. Even in the absence of a host and the chance of a blood meal, the marked bed bugs continued to be recovered 134 days later, while the naturally existing unmarked bed bugs, mainly large nymphs and adults, were still found 155 days later when the study ended.
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Online Reports of Bed Bugs Bring Down Hotel Room Rates
Posted By: Daniel Mackie
Category: Bed Bug | Hotels
Online Reports of Bed Bugs Bring Down Hotel Room Rates   Hotel and resort managers have all the reason to think of ‘bed bugs’ as the dirtiest words in their industry.   The problem isn’t so much the bugs themselves, but how travelers react to online reviews of hotels that have been reported by past guests to have a bed bug infestation. A new study by the University of Kentucky, USA, has put some hard numbers to the financial impact of online reports of bed bugs in hotels. Results show that, on average, a single report of the pesky critters in a recent traveler review decreases the value of a hotel room by $21 per room per night for leisure travelers and by $38 for business travelers.   Conducted in May this year, the study surveyed more than 2,100 respondents – 1,298 leisure travelers and 790 business travelers – about how they would react to various problematic issues encountered in hotel rooms.
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