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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.
Winged Ants or Termites? How to Tell the Difference
You've found... something in your house. Is it a winged ant or a termite? Learn how to tell the difference!
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.
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!
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.
Answers to Your Questions about the Zika Virus
Have you seen the Zika virus mentioned in the news recently? What exactly are the dangers of the Zika virus? Could it come to the United States? And if so, how can you protect yourself? In this article you'll find the answers to those questions and more.
Creepy Crawlers: 5 Super Strange Bugs Found in Ohio
It’s never fun to find a bug in your home, but it’s especially uncomfortable to spot a bug that you’ve never seen in your life. Most Ohio residents are familiar with the ants, mosquitoes, roaches, spiders, and other insects that regularly infest our homes and yards. However, Ohio is also home to some pretty exotic insects....
The Kissing Bug: What You Should Know
Recently, a newcomer has been reported in the tristate area (Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana): The “kissing bug”.
Quiz: Can You Tell These Common Pests Apart?
The only thing worse than discovering a pest infestation in your home is being unsure just exactly what it is you’re dealing with. Luckily, you don’t need to rely on a panicked Google search to get answers anymore. Introducing the Scherzinger Pest Library: a collection of detailed photos of the insects and rodents you might encounter, along with habits, habitat, threats and prevention tips. You can also take a photo of what you’ve found and upload it to our site, where one of our call center team members will identify it for you and contact you with information on what it is and what you should do next.
Facts About Cockroaches – Their Dangers and Diseases
Wherever cockroaches go, they usually bring disease with them – which is why the last thing you want is a cockroach infestation in your home. Because cockroaches reproduce at alarming rates and travel in swarms, they can easily become the cause of devastation for many homeowners, as experienced by residents of East Dayton just last year. Local residents contacted WKEF-TV ABC 22 in an effort to bring attention to their growing neighborhood infestation – and get the city involved. Cockroaches traveling from surrounding houses were plaguing a number of Dayton residents’ homes. Because of the heightened media attention, the neighborhood was able to successfully rid cockroaches from the area – but cases like this demonstrate that infestations can happen to anyone, anywhere.