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How to Keep Your Apartment Home Pest Free

2019-08-12T16:27:17+00:00

Home Sweet Home! – How to Keep Your Apartment Home Pest Free Due to the nature of the structure of apartment buildings, residents often share more than noises, walls, ceilings and floors. They commonly also share pest problems. Considered by many pest control professionals to be one of the most difficult structures to provide services [...]

How to Keep Your Apartment Home Pest Free2019-08-12T16:27:17+00:00

Snakes – Knowing the basics can save lives

2018-08-03T17:53:48+00:00

**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 [...]

Snakes – Knowing the basics can save lives2018-08-03T17:53:48+00:00

Sample Collection and Submission for Identification of Insects

2018-08-03T17:53:48+00:00

Cast Skin of Larva - Under microscope magnification 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 [...]

Sample Collection and Submission for Identification of Insects2018-08-03T17:53:48+00:00

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

2018-08-03T17:53:48+00:00

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 stinging insect established [...]

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)2018-08-03T17:53:48+00:00

Avoiding Pesticide Emergencies

2015-12-14T18:06:18+00:00

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 [...]

Avoiding Pesticide Emergencies2015-12-14T18:06:18+00:00

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

2018-08-03T17:53:48+00:00

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.   [...]

One Time Application vs Pest Control Maintenance – How do you know which to choose?2018-08-03T17:53:48+00:00

Entomophagy – Bugs are food! Yum!

2018-08-03T17:53:48+00:00

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 [...]

Entomophagy – Bugs are food! Yum!2018-08-03T17:53:48+00:00

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)

2018-08-03T17:53:50+00:00

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 [...]

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)2018-08-03T17:53:50+00:00

House Dust Mites

2018-08-03T17:53:50+00:00

**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 [...]

House Dust Mites2018-08-03T17:53:50+00:00

Scabies in Humans and Pets

2018-08-03T17:53:50+00:00

*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 [...]

Scabies in Humans and Pets2018-08-03T17:53:50+00:00