Each month we continue to share information based on questions we receive from our clients and trends in the Pest Control industry. From homeowner and property manager tips, to product recommendations and safety information, our blog covers a wide variety of topics. As this year comes to an end, we're taking a look at our most popular posts of 2017.
There are many classic images of farmers spraying thousands of pounds of DDT on their crops to control bugs. Those practices did a huge amount of damage to the bugs, but also the crops, the people and the planet. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a system designed to prevent our pest control efforts from poisoning the rest of our world.
Like the FBI’s Most Wanted list, carpenter ants, cockroaches, and bed bugs are easily the three most hated and hunted of urban insect species. Each one has its own habits and food sources. Understanding them can help you know how to keep them out of your home.
We know that bed bugs absolutely can’t stand the heat, especially when the house that they have moved into is treated by Anchor Pest Control. It’s called Thermal Remediation Treatment. It is one of the most effective ways to treat a bed bug problem when you have the proper equipment. The trained staff at Anchor can help!
In our over-sterilized and hand sanitizer world, bed bugs are back with a vengeance. One of Europe’s least desirable imports, bed bugs come over with the first American colonists. Over the centuries, bed bugs have built up a tolerance to pesticides of all kinds.
$8,000 to $10,000 – That’s how much the average out of court settlement of a bed bug victim. That’s how much a hotel could pay out to a single person that can prove that they got the bed bugs from one establishment. That’s only the beginning: How much will it cost if the hotel receives a reputation for having bed bugs. Thousands of establishments have been ruined by online reviews warning people away. In fact, there are now databases dedicated exclusively to tracking what places have bed bugs.
In the case of “Are the Bed Bugs There?,” professional ‘bug sleuths’ have a few too. A professional will look at beds, furniture, curtains, cracks and many more places. But it’s not just the pros who can look. The customer can learn to find the signs of bugs, particularly bed bugs, and be able to keep up the vigilance for themselves.
In the winter, freezing conditions can freeze stink bugs to death. Does this mean that they are all gone? Not likely. In laboratory tests, stink bugs create a natural anti-freeze that helps to keep the water in their bodies from crystallizing and killing them. The biggest difference is that in the lab tests, the bugs aren’t frozen for months the way that the weather has been recently.
"Pest control companies have increasingly been turning to scent dogs to locate bedbugs as the rate of infestation grows across New Jersey. Carmen Reino and Anchor of Anchor Pest Control train in their home. Reino places captured bed bugs around the house and Anchor sniffs them out." - NJ.com
Your real Christmas tree has beautiful lights and shiny decorations. It might also be transporting some unwanted guests into your home, pests! While few of these insects are harmful, they are very unsightly and, well, gross.