"Help! I think I have fleas! What do I do?"
Start by putting on a pair of white socks and walking around the house. If you do have fleas, they will jump on to the socks and be easy to see.
"But I don't have any pets" (or) "But my animals are inside pets, how could this happen?!"
Fleas can hitch a ride into your home on your clothing and shoes where they will attach to your pet for a "bite" to eat!
Emerick Pest Control can help you if you do have a flea problem. Our treatment is reasonably-priced and comes with a 30-day guarantee of satisfaction.
"How can I make the most of my pest control treatment so I don't have to be retreated?"
You can start by moving smaller, lightweight items such as plants, baskets, chairs away from your walls. This will allow us to get a good perimeter barrier applied to help take care of what bugs you. Also, if you are planning on remodeling, putting in new floor covering, painting or pressure washing, schedule your treatment after these improvements so the barrier we put down is not disturbed or removed.
"I am on the quarterly plan and I'm not really seeing any bugs. Should I stretch my treatments out, or maybe I just don't need them any more?"
Great news! Our treatments are working for you! With continued regular applications every 3 months, you shouldn't be "bugged"!
Got a mouse in your house?
Knowing that it only takes 1/4 of an inch for a mouse to enter a structure will help you! Caulk or fill these openings with steel wool (mice hate it!) to prevent mice from "moving in"!
A surefire way to trap them? Try a little peanut butter on some bread on your mouse trap. Also position your trap perpendicular to the wall, with the bait side nearest the wall. Gets 'em every time!
Some Things Interesting to Know
- "Cicada-Killer Wasps" dig a burrow in the ground and lay an egg. They hunt for a cicada or other insect and place it in the burrow on top of the egg. The insect that was placed in the burrow now becomes a food source when the egg hatches in the spring. The wasp does not return to that burrow after the process is complete. Even though they are usually large, the Cicada Killer Wasp is usually not aggressive unless provoked.
- Pound for pound, the weight of all the termites in the world is greater that the total weight of humans.
- The common German Cockroach can survive for over a month without food, but less than two weeks without water.
- The average housefly has a life span of one month.
- The world's largest known spider had a record leg-span of 28 cm (11 inches).
- A dragonfly can fly at speeds up to 36 mph.
- The flea can jump 350 times its own body length (at least 3 feet!).
- Bees fly at average speed of 15 mph.
- Cockroaches have been around for more than 400 million years.
- The average life expectancy of an ant is 45 - 60 days.
- There are 20,000 species of bees and only 4 of them make honey.
- Spiders can have up to eight eyes.
- Gnats can flap their wings 1,000 times a second.
- The queen bee lays nearly 1,500 eggs a day and can live for up to two years.
- Afraid of spiders? In green plant areas there can be up to 50,000 spiders per acre.
- The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head 360 degrees.