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Essential oil-based insecticides provide effective Bed Bug Control

Good news for those who prefer low-toxic natural insecticides.   The latest study published the Journal of Economic Entomology by Changlu Wang’s lab at Rutgers University discovered that the plant oil based products may provide effective beg bug control in 10 … read more »

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The Worst Way to Eliminate A Cockroach

We always talk about the best way to prevent of get rid of a cockroach.  Now an article talks about “The Worst Way To Eliminate A Cockroach“    

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Fun Facts About How Pests Spent Their Winter

Weird but true: Strange facts about occasional invader pests http://www.pestworld.org/news-and-views/pest-articles/articles/weird-but-true-facts-about-occasional-invaders/

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A ball of fire ants video

In this video, about 8,000 fire ants are placed in a beaker. The walls of the beaker are lightly dusted with talc powder to prevent the ants from escaping. The ants link to one another and as a group behave … read more »

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Mice and Rats Please Go Away: Sanitation is the Best Pest Control

Rats and mice keep pest control professionals busy in winter.  While most of pests are inactive or hide-out in cold weather, mice and rats are looking for indoor shelters to survive. There are organic ways to keep mice and rat … read more »

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Free Children’s eBook featuring Un-invited House Guests – Mice

While most of pests are in-active in the unusual freezing weather in Austin, Texas, mice are actively looking for warm shelters. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) created a children’s eBook series that teaches kids (and parents) about bugs, entomology … read more »

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Termite Termite Please Go Away – Natural Methods of Getting Rid of Termite in Furniture

Mother nature gives purpose of living for each living creature. Termites are no exception. Termites may be considered as beneficial insect in nature. They help eliminate fallen branches, break down wood debris to convert it to soil. Contrarily, they are … read more »

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Ants, Ants, Please Go Away: the Ant proof Tray

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In the old days, farmhouses always had a lot of ants crawling everywhere, looking for food.  Certainly people struggled hard to think up ways to prevent them and other small insects from crawling into the cupboard.    Finally, someone intelligent … read more »

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Summer Pest Prevention–keep ticks and mosquitos from bitting

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Reminders for your protection from summer bugs on summer Solstice of 2013. http://www.pestworld.org/news-and-views/pest-articles/articles/summer-pest-prevention/

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Subterranean Termites Inspection

Termite season has started in Austin, Texas.  I found a good video from an house inspector about subterranean termites.  Blue Planet Pest Control termite inspectors also actively help home owners, business owners and builders treate, pre-treat or inspect termites. Subterranean … read more »

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