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One Reason Why Jacksonville, Florida Mosquito Control is Necessary: Bugs are Costly

[5 NBC Chicago, August 13, 2013]

As many as 60 people, members of a south side Chicago church drum and bugle corps, say they were bitten by bugs during a several nights stay at a Cincinnati-area hotel. Eight members of Bishop Paul Hall’s Christ Universal Church said they planned on visiting an emergency room on Monday night because the bites were so severe. An adult who went on the trip said some of the bites appeared to be from bed bugs. Others may have been fire ants. The attacks were so severe chaperones said they cut the trip short, leaving the Ramada Inn in nearby Florence, Ky., a day earlier than planned.
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Jacksonville, FL Termite Treatment: Get Ready to Fight Formosan Termites

Home and business owners in Florida beware—a new threat that will require the help of a Jacksonville, FL termite treatment professional may be on its way toward you: Formosan termites. According to an ABC News report, these pests cause about $300 million in damages in New Orleans each year, and now they are moving north, east, and west. They’ve already been found in at least 11 states, and scientists say they can attack with such vengeance that they make domestic termites seem almost tame. Read More…

Jacksonville, FL Ant Control: Do You Have a “Crazy Ant” Problem?

In 2002, a Houston, Texas pest exterminator named Tom Raspberry encountered an army of ants he had never seen before. He observed that these ants were running around in senseless patterns, leading him to think that “they were crazy.” The incident was the first reported outbreak of these new types of ants, that’s why they’re often referred to as Raspberry Crazy Ants. Read More…

Calling in a Capable Bed Bug Exterminator to Beat Bloodsuckers

 

From Bedbug infestations on the rise in Wisconsin, Fox News, September 2, 2013

An article on the Fox News website published last September 2, 2013 details the rise of bedbug infestations in places like Wisconsin. The number of attacks have recently surged, and many people have complained about the bites. What’s worse, it’s looking more and more like the attacks are spreading across the country: Read More…

Combine DIY efforts with Professional Help on Pest Control in Jacksonville

A New York Daily News article offered relevant information about dealing with annoying pests like bedbugs, as it gathered the advice of entomologist Jeff White from BedBug Central. BedBug Central, for which White acts as the technical director, is a website set up to be a source of useful information to help the public keep the annoying pests at bay.

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Carefully Choosing the Most Efficient Bed Bug Treatment

From Bedbugs’ Genes May Protect Them From Insecticides, WebMD, September 9, 2013

An article on WebMD, posted last September 9, 2013 details how bed bugs might be more resilient to insecticide than previously believed. To quote the article:

It seems that bedbugs have genes that disarm pesticides. Most of the genes are active in the bugs’ outer shells, or cuticles. Some work to pump poisons away, before they can enter the insect’s bodies. Others genes break the chemicals’ molecular bonds, rendering them harmless. Read More…

Effective Mosquito Control in Jacksonville, Florida to Battle West Nile Virus

The American Mosquito Control Association, in a press release, warned the public about the possible return of the dreaded West Nile virus, a disease carried by infected mosquitoes that causes a brain inflammation condition known as encephalitis. The advisory noted that:

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Relying on Reputable Pest Control Service in Jacksonville, FL to Keep Poisonous Spiders at Bay

(From “Brown widow, golden silk spiders creep northward in Alabama,” All Alabama, September 9, 2013)

The brown widow has distinct egg sacs, which are white and round with little spikes coming off them “like World War II landmines in the ocean,” Howell said.

Like the black widow, the brown widow has a distinct hourglass on its belly, but it tends to be yellow or orange, not red. Also like the black widow, the brown widow’s bite contains a neurotoxin, but by most accounts the spider’s bite isn’t as serious as the black widow’s. Read More…

Rise of Invasive Termites Must Be Met with Comprehensive Termite Treatment in Jacksonville, FL

As the Sunshine State, Florida has attracted many people from different cities and towns in the United States who wish to enjoy life in a sunnier climate. However, it is not just out-of-town folks who cruise along the beaches and swamplands of Florida. In recent years, giant rats, crocodiles, Burmese pythons and the many different species of ants and termites have plagued many Florida households.

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University of Florida: Seek Professional Ant Control in Jacksonville, FL When Dealing with Crazy Ants

The Gulf South is under attack by tawny crazy ants, which took about a decade to build an army big enough to harass Florida residents. As early as 2002, accounts on the destructive nature of these ants have been reported in Texas. Since then, the insects have established colonies in the coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and at least 20 counties in Florida, from Jacksonville and Gaineseville to the state’s southernmost rural reaches. A July 2013 St. Augustine Record article sheds light on these bugs:

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