If you are in Food Safety, Education, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, LEEDs Building or another profession that requires you to focus on exposure to pest control chemicals you probably know what IPM stands for.
The pest industry has changed dramatically in the past years. The indiscriminate spraying of chemicals is no longer the norm. Companies, schools, food service and people are demanding an integrated pest management approach to pest control.
We have been noticing an influx of Asian cockroaches in the Houston area. Although they are similar to the German cockroach, there are differences. Improper identification of this cockroach can result in ineffective control.
The Main Differences
The appearances are almost identical, but the Asian cockroach can fly, sometimes up to 120 feet! The German cockroach has wings as well but cannot fly. The Asian cockroach is found primarily outdoors in leafy piles and in shady areas. When they do come into your home you will see them in plain sight. They are attracted to the light whereas the German roach hides from the light.
To some, cockroaches are one of the most loathed pests in the world. Their survival abilities are amazing. For instance, cockroaches can live an entire month without food! They can also survive a week without a head - only dying because they can’t drink water.
If raccoons have invaded your home or property you may be thinking of going to your local hardware store to buy a live trap and using a do-it yourself method. There are some things you need to know before you decide this is the best course of action.
The Brazos County Health Department recently confirmed the first local case of Zika Virus. The patient became contracted the virus after traveling outside of the United States to an area with mosquitoes infected with Zika Virus. Currently there are no Zika cases in Texas from people that have been bitten locally. That does not mean you are safe from the diseases mosquitoes spread, including dengue, malaria and chikungunya.
Everyone wants and deserves a clean, safe and pest free space to work in. In general, insects, rodents and other pests can bring unhealthy conditions to your working space including opportunities for disease, allergies and bug bites.
It’s summertime and there is nothing worse than watching your pet itch and scratch for hours on end. Fleas are out in abundance this time of year and it is up to you to protect your home and pet from these bloodsuckers.
Houston, with its subtropical climate, is home to many pests. This article will cover the top three most prolific and possibly annoying pests we have here in Houston.
There are many species of ants and it usually involves correct identification to be able to eliminate these pests. Some ants prefer proteins, some prefer fats and their diets and tastes change. If you use a spray ant poison on a pharaoh ant instead of eliminating them you will cause them to bud (spread to different locations.)
Everyone hates a bedbug. Just the mention of the pests gets your skin itching and the thought of throwing out your entire house of furniture out the window. There is a way to avoid bringing these insidious pests home from vacation with you.