Bed bugs continue to be a problem in commercial businesses such as hotel and motels. But they are also a problem in apartments and condos as people carry them home with them from these businesses. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) notes that nearly all of the pest control services they queried said they get routine calls for bed bug removal. If you suspect that you have a bed bug problem, get help from a pest control company right away before the problem gets worse.
Ticks can cause a lot of problems for you and your pets. While ticks are more prevalent in wooded areas, they can also be found in grass, weeds and bushes in and around your own yard. While ticks may not be able to jump or fly, they can still make their way onto your pet or you with little effort. Many times you may not know you have a tick embedded in your skin; this is especially bad since they can transmit Lyme disease.
When a honeybee colony becomes overpopulated, about half of the worker bees will fly off with a new queen to start their own colony. This group of bees is called a swarm. If you see a huge number of bees motionless on the side of your house or on a tree in your backyard, this is what you're seeing. Here's what you need to know about honeybee swarms.
1. Are honeybee swarms dangerous?
If there is one pest that is on the mind of just about every traveler that frequents a hotel room, it is bed bugs—and for good reason. As many as one in every five Americans say that they have had some kind of an experience with bed bugs either in their own home or a hotel room.
The biggest fear of discovering that you are sharing your hotel room with these unwanted guests is the worry that you will accidentally pack a few critters home with you.
Everyone knows that termites are destructive pests, but not everyone knows that there is more than one type. Some types of termites nest in soil, others nest in damp wood, and others nest in dry wood. Here's what you need to know about the latter type, drywood termites.
Do they live in every state?
Drywood termites are not found in every state. They can only survive in places where the temperature doesn't drop below freezing in the winter.