Your house is so clean you could eat off the floors, but you just saw a cockroach. You may be wondering, “Why do I have cockroaches in my clean house?” It doesn't matter how clean the house is, you could see a sudden appearance of cockroaches, especially if they are looking for warm, moist places to hide out. And, if you found one cockroach in house, you can be sure there are more.
In some cases, you may be able to eradicate pesky critters yourself. When you are able to do that, you do have many benefits. However, because of the weakened strength of DIY pest control chemicals, you could be creating a larger problem for yourself, including additional expense.
You may have never thought about this, but your Christmas tree could be covered with bugs. However, most of the bugs are harmless. Most of these bugs are small and very difficult to see. Tiny bugs include aphids, pine needle scales, mites and other small bugs. Your tree may also have praying mantises and spiders. Furthermore, most of these bugs won't survive in the warm and dry conditions that are in your home during the holidays.
This beetle was brought over from eastern Asia in the late '70s and early '80s to control scale insects, aphids and other agricultural pests. They were released in a few states, but have since spread throughout the rest of the country. The Asian beetle looks like a ladybug but is dangerous to dogs. The beetle has a chemical that could cause burns in your dog's gastrointestinal tract and mouth. The Asian lady beetle has black markings in the shape of an 'M' behind its head. Unlike native ladybugs, the Asian beetle does bite, and the chemical they secrete when disturbed stains.
If you think that you were done with bugs in the house, guess again! You might find about 20 bugs in November. Thus, it's important that you keep your pest control regiment up, even in the cooler months. Clint Miller Exterminating will provide pest control in November for all of these bugs.
Even if you notice a crack that is so miniscule you have to wonder how a bug could fit, seal it. Bugs seem to be able to get in even the smallest of cracks in the foundation. A mouse will fit into a crack the size of a regular pencil. Bugs are much smaller, so that's like a superhighway for them. Look for cracks inside and outside on exterior walls. Replace damaged bricks, rotting trim or wood and repair broken siding.
Now is the time that bugs are going to be looking for a warm place to hole up for the winter. And your house is the perfect spot. It provides light and warmth. It even provides water and food. Bugs will look for anywhere that is warm, including hollow tree stumps, old burrows, piles of rocks or wood or even under loose bark. If you have loose siding on your home, they'll head for that. Cracks in the foundation and exterior walls also provide a great hiding place for bugs to stay warm.
You may have noticed an increase in the mosquito population in areas that have flooded, such as Houston and Nashville, thanks to hurricane Harvey. Weather affects the numbers of mosquitoes – they like standing water and heat. Since mosquitoes are cold-blooded, their temperature is about the same as their environment.
Every year, August 20 is World Mosquito Day. On August 20, 1897, Sir Ronald Ross, a British doctor, made the connection between mosquitoes and malaria. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for that discovery. Now, World Mosquito day is used to educate people about the dangers of mosquitoes.
Believe it or not, some cockroaches are essential to flower pollination. Of the 4,500 known species, only 1 percent live in cities. The other 99 percent live in the wilderness of many ecosystems from the Saudi Arabian deserts to the rain forests of Brazil. According to National Geographic, a new study found that Moluchia brevipennis, a species of cockroach native to the scrub lands of Chile, eats pollen and might even pollinate plants.