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Monday, June 17, 2013
They are found where ever birds nest and most infestations occur during early spring and summer when bird nesting is most prominent.
Adult bird mites are barely 1mm in length and have no color until they take a blood meal and turn reddish brown. The eggs and nymphs cannot be seen without magnification. They have a very short life cycle and can grow in number rapidly. If no bird host is available they usually perish in several days.
All mites seek alternatives hosts. It is during these times that they may come in contact with humans. The bites can cause a rash and some people can feel them crawling on their skin.
Treatment: Removal of the birds and nesting material is imperative. The area should be cleaned and treated. Installation of bird spikes or netting will prevent future infestations. The interior of the home may not require treatment unless depending on the extent of the the infestation. Wet paper towels and vacuuming will remove most of troublesome Mites. The remaining Mites will die off in several days
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Termites, Magic Exterminating and Sentricon Always Active
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Friday, March 22, 2013
Carpenter Ants a Year Round Problem
|Carpenter Ants are large ranging in size from .25 to 1 inch. The most likely species to be infesting a house in the United States is the Black Carpenter Ant (Camponotus pennsylvanicus). |
They prefer to build their nests in dead, damp wood. Unlike Termites, they do not consume the wood but hollow out “Galleries” in the wood. Houses are vulnerable around and under windows, roof eaves, decks and porches, because these areas are most susceptible to moisture.
|Carpenter Ants colonies expand by establishing satellite colonies. They are always looking for additional food sources and another home to habitat. Once found, a new queen will establish a new colony. The colonies usually spread from tree to tree but if your home is susceptible they will colonize it.|
Evidence of an infestation include a constant sighting of 5 or more ants foraging within the home, a swarm of the winged reproductive or a sawdust like material called frass that is left behind during the nest building process. Also, if seen during the winter months the nest is most likely located within the home.
Control of Carpenter Ants must address excessive moisture within the home, replacement of damaged wood and the exterior condition of trees surrounding the home.
Treatments aim at targeting the nest directly. Due to the possibility of Satellite colonies the initial treatment area may have to be expanded or follow up treatments may be required to treat additional areas outside the scope of the initial treatment.