Content tagged "health risk pests"

How to Bug Proof Your Home from Head Lice

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: November 16, 2015

There are three kinds of lice that infest humans: head lice, body lice and crab lice. They can be a great source of stress to the body. Children in...

Bug Proof Your Home from Venomous Spiders

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: September 10, 2015

Spiders are predators that feed on insects and other arthropods. Most often they are quite beneficial to our environment, and are harmless. In the United...

How to Bug Proof Your Home from Bed Bugs

Bed bugs feed on the blood of humans, rodents and other animals. These insects are capable of transmitting certain disease causing organisms. They also...

How to Bug Proof Your Home: Conenose Bugs

These insects are also known as kissing bugs, assassin bugs and Mexican bedbugs. They can cause life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) in...

How to Bug Proof Your Home: Ticks

When a tick feeds it takes up whole blood, extracts the water (about 70-75% volume) and injects the water back into the host. For this reason, they are...

How to Bug Proof Your Home: Scorpions

Generally, a healthy adult experiencing a scorpion sting will simply experience discomfort and will require no medical attention. However, if a scorpion has...

How to Bug Proof Your Home: Rodents

Effective methods of rodents control include exclusion, habitat modification, trapping, and poison bait. The use of traps and/or poison baits can effectively...

How to Bug Proof Your Home: Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are one of the most important insect pests that affect the health and well being of humans and domestic animals worldwide. If environmental...

How to Bug Proof Your Home: Bees and Wasps

Renowned for their painful sting, these insects often produce an unreasonable amount of fear. The sting venom can cause a violent histamine reaction, but...

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