Back in March and April this year it was reported that there were bed bugs found at the Kansas City International Airport in the gate seating area. The seat where the bed bugs were found was near an area where there several restaurants nearby. The bed bug problem was addressed quickly by airport staff and other areas were checked and no further bed bugs were found.
Wonder how those bed bugs got there? Bed Bugs are hitch hikers and they love to travel in your luggage. Whether or not the traveler knew it or not, they where just letting their hitch hikers find new places to travel to and meet new people.
Bed bugs are a common infestation in public places especially when it comes to travel.
Other airlines have had problems. London Heathrow and the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport terminal had infestations too this past year.
The National Pest Management Association says that bed bug infestations in the US continue at high rates, with nearly 99.6 percent of pest control management agencies having treated for bed bugs in the past year.
Bed bugs were in the news in July too. Orkin released a report called the Top 50 Bed Bug Cities. #1 on that list was Baltimore Maryland. Also, at the top of that list were the nearby cities of Washington D.C., Columbus and Cincinnati Ohio. The threat of real folks. You have to be careful when your traveling to these areas.
Just this week the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was reported as having issues with rats. A large number of construction projects at the airport are pushing the rats to move inside the airport where they are finding lots of food sources with the huge amount of trash that is generated by airport travelers.
The air port is having to spend a great deal of money on pest control services, additional staff and adding many new rat traps to control the rat problems.
Termites were in the news in August. Termites cause billions of dollar’s worth of property damage annually across the U.S. Most homeowner’s insurance policies don’t cover this type of damage which is why if you own a wood frame home you must be vigilant and proactive about having termite extermination.
Termites are survivors having been in existence for over 120 million years. There are over 2,600 species of termites and they live on all the continents of the world except for Antarctica. Imagine that they don’t like cold weather and the icy conditions found there.
Termites have evolved and due to their ability to burrow and live in the soil. They have evolved into many different species that thrive in the different environments they live in.
If you suspect you have a termite infestation in your home, it is best to call a professional to come and evaluate the potential problem. If found early enough the problem can be treated and the home can be saved. This is why having a licensed exterminator is the best person to diagnose the severity of your infestation and to work on get the termites eliminated from your home.
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Sure, termites look harmless enough . . . but they work in groups. Termites prove the old saying about there being power in numbers, as they can, quite literally, tear your house apart if you let them. Unfortunately, many home owners don’t even realize they have a termite problem until considerable damage has been done. Therefore, it is important that you stay on the lookout for termites, and that you take action at the first appearance of those little winged creatures. So how do you get rid of termites if you do happen to have an infestation? Here is a guide to the best termite control methods:
As the old saying goes, the best defense is a good offense. It is a good idea to prevent termite infestations from happening in the first place. This takes foresight, and some handiwork. You can give your home the best chances of staying termite-free by keeping outdoor wood piles away from the vicinity of your home. This also applies to mulch and dead tree stumps. Also, remember that termites thrive in damp areas; therefore, you should slope your property downhill from your slab, make sure your rain gutters are clean and diverting water away from the foundation, plant your ground covers and landscaping plants at least three feet from the home, and make sure your crawl space has enough ventilation to stay dry. You may also pre-treat the soil under your foundation before you build your house, if that is an option for you.
You may opt to use termite bait or termite stakes to treat minor termite problems. Both can be purchased at your local home improvement or hardware store, and each comes with its own set of pros and cons. Read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully to determine which method is best for you.
If you have a termite infestation, it is likely that you will need to enlist the help of trained professionals. Only minor termite problems can be effectively treated with do-it-yourself methods. Termite control for more serious cases involves the use of heavy machinery, and the type of knowledge, experience, and skill set that only pest control professionals will have. Unless you know how to drill into your foundation, then you need to call a professional.
If you have a termite problem, and you would like the tough job taken care of, contact competent professionals like us.
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