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When it comes to pest management and control, it’s paramount to stay up-to-date on environmental discoveries, extermination innovations and the changing dynamics of the world around us. We think it’s important to share these findings with you, along with the new discoveries and any new topics we uncover in our own day-to-day work as your hometown professionals.
Do Black Friday Deals Include Free Bed Bugs?
With Black Friday quickly approaching, we know that many of you will be braving the crowds to snag great deals for the loved ones on your list. Sure, you know about the "dangers" of Black Friday such as car accidents due to traffic and weather, possible car break-ins, and even conflicts with fellow shoppers but there's one danger you may not have thought of: Bed bugs. Yep, this year's Black Friday deals could include a free bed bug infestation... no purchase necessary. And
Snug as a Bug in a Rug? We Think Not! Winter Pest Prevention Tips Part 2
Believe it or not, winter is prime time for a slew of pests and creepy crawlies to invite themselves into your house. In part 1 of this series we reviewed several winter pests, including cockroaches and stink bugs. Now, let’s meet a few more of the pests that may make themselves at home in your house this winter….
Snug as a Bug in a Rug? We Think Not! Winter Pest Prevention Tips Part 1
It’s official, fall is here. No, really. You may not be able to tell by the thermostat, but summer is over and you know what that means? Winter is coming. Unfortunately, it could also mean pests are coming (into your home). Believe it or not, winter is prime time for a slew of pests and creepy crawlies to invite themselves into your house. These uninvited guests are coming into your home in an effort to find food and shelter during the lean and cold winter months. Let’s take a look at the common pests you may encounter this winter….
Try Not to Scream: Frightfully Scary Bug Facts
Fall is in the air. Store shelves are bursting with bags of candy. The pumpkin spice latte is back at Starbucks. Halloween is right around the corner. This time of year, movie theaters and TV channels love to show scary movies. However, here at Scherzinger Pest Control, we know that fact can be way scarier than fiction… especially when it comes to insects. Here are some frightfully scary bug facts to send a tingle up your spine.
Does Back to School Put You At Risk for Bed Bugs?
Ready or not, it’s time to head back to school, and you know what that means. Actually, back to school means a multitude of things including scouring store shelves for much sought after supplies and trying to make everyone’s hectic schedules of classes, work, and extracurriculars mesh. Unfortunately, it may mean something else… bed bugs. Yep, it isn’t just homework your kiddos may be bringing home this school year. Here’s what you should know, what to look out for, and what to do if the worst happens.
Don't Pick Up Hitchhikers: How to Leave Insects Outside
There are a lot of ways that insects can get into your home. For example, they may ride in on the back of your furry friend or squeeze through the tiniest crack or crevice. However, another way insects can gain entrance to your home is on you. Yes, unfortunately, some insects can hitchhike a ride on you (or your belongings) and end up in your home. Here are some insects you may inadvertently be bringing into your home and how to deal with them.
What Insects Will Bite or Sting Cats and Dogs?
For humans, bug bites can be annoying and occasionally, dangerous. After all, a single mosquito bite can be enough to drive us bonkers. The same holds true for our four-legged friends. Unfortunately, their inability to speak and furry coat can make it difficult to recognize when they are suffering from a bug bite or sting. So, what’s a loving pet owner to do? Glad you asked!
Rent to People, Not Cockroaches: What Property Managers Should Know
As a property manager there are a lot of less than pleasant situations you have to deal with. However, few of them provoke the same full body shudder as the obvious signs of a pest infestation. Unfortunately, there are plenty of pests you may encounter in your rental properties including termites, mice, bed bugs, and cockroaches. While none of these visitors are welcome residents, few have the notorious reputation of cockroaches. As a property manager, here’s what you should know about roaches and how you can prevent them from moving in.
Update: The Zika Virus and You
Despite efforts from numerous government agencies and health organizations, including the CDC, the Zika virus has continued to spread. It now reaches well into the United states including Ohio. In light of the virus now residing in our backyard, Scherzinger Pest Control thought it was high time for a refresher course on the Zika virus.
“Super” Bed Bugs - Are You at Risk?
As superhero movies take the box office by storm, it seems only fitting that we should be talking about a real life super villain: Bed bugs. Only, now, they have super powers including super strength (stronger shells) and regeneration (chemical resistance). Yes, bed bugs have become X-men (or should we say X-bugs?), and there’s no question about it, they’ll be using their powers for “evil” or at least to be a real pain to us humans.