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Snakes – Knowing the basics can save lives

**Wildlife Pests Require a Wildlife Professional & are NOT Considered Pest Control – We are providing this information as a service to our customers and would be happy to refer you to a wildlife control company to further assist you. **

A creature of many peoples’ nightmares, snakes strike fear into thousands.  Furthermore, venomous snakes make […]

Sample Collection and Submission for Identification of Insects

We often receive requests from customers to identify insects that are found within their homes.  Homeowners often want to know if the insects are of concern due to their activity level (population), damage, encountering biting insects or simply out of curiosity.  Although some of the insects can be identified by our knowledgeable office staff, it […]

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, is a pest control practice in which two or more methods are utilized in order to achieve the desired control of a target pest or pests.  In general, IPM provides effective control of the target pest(s) through monitoring of pest levels in which a threshold level has been established in […]

Avoiding Pesticide Emergencies

Pesticide emergencies are typically uncommon when dealing with a licensed pest control applicator; however, it is important to know how to handle an emergency should one arise. Licensed pest control applicators are regulated by local, state and/or federal agencies in order to increase safety and minimize the likelihood of encountering incidence in which pesticide emergencies […]

One Time Application vs Pest Control Maintenance – How do you know which to choose?

Clients frequently ask how they know what pest control service they need since Mug-A-Bug, Inc. offers both one time applications as well as maintenance agreements.  The most honest answer is that ever situation is different; however, there are many aspects that can be considered in order to find the best resolution for each client.

 

Pest Tolerance […]

Entomophagy – Bugs are food! Yum!

Defined as the human consumption of insects and arachnids as food, entomophagy is nothing new in many cultures and societies around the world.  In The United States and several other countries however, most consider it unusual, weird and for the most part a bit disgusting.  In recent years though, restaurants serving insect and/or arachnid based […]

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)

Hantavirus is a rare respiratory disease primarily carried by deer mice.  The State of Colorado averages only around 4 cases a year and only 560 total reported cases were on record in 32 states as of mid-December 2010 with the earliest known confirmed case being in 1959.

Transmission

HPS is carried by infected rodents and is shed […]

House Dust Mites

**Conventional pesticides sold over-the-counter as well as those available to pest control professionals are not to be used for the control of house dust mites.  This is for informational purposes only and is not meant to replace the advice of a medical professional or for self-diagnosis. **

House dust mites are tiny with adults measuring only […]

Scabies in Humans and Pets

*Scabies is a medically treated parasite and can not be controlled by a pest control professional.  Contact your physician for treatment.  This is for informational purposes only and is not meant to replace the advice of a medical professional or for self-diagnosis.*

The human form of Sarcoptes scabiei is the result of an infestation of the […]

Demodex folliculorum (Human Demodex Mites)

**Demodex folliculorum and other demodex species, when a problem are a medically treated parasite and can not be controlled by a pest control professional.  Treatment must be directed by your physician (or veterinarian in regards to demodex species on pets) when necessary.  This is for informational purposes only and is not meant to replace the […]