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Tips on How to Treat Bug Bites

Mosquitoes and other biting and stinging insects know how to turn a lovely day outdoors into a pestering situation.

How To Avoid Bed Bugs During Holiday Travels

Check for bed bugs when you get to your holiday destination and return home Atlanta-based pest control leader Orkin reminds holiday travelers to look out for bed bugs because they can be a threat to you and your home, whether you are staying at a five-star hotel, visiting relatives or have friends and family visiting you.

Bed Bugs in Hotels

Once inside a hotel or home, bed bugs can spread rapidly from room to room.

Can Bed Bugs Jump?

Bed bugs are not capable of flying and do not have wings and unlike some other insects they cannot jump long distances. Bed bugs accomplish their movement by crawling and climbing everywhere.

Do Bed Bug Bites Itch?

Bed bugs are blood-sucking insects that rely on humans for meals.

Do Bed Bugs Fly?

The surprising answer is that they do not. They also are not known to jump, but they can climb and crawl, though the speed of crawling and climbing will depend on the surface they are on.

Home Remedies for Bed Bugs

Because of the maddening effects of bed bugs, homeowners are often tempted to try removing bed bugs on their own.

Bed Bugs on Mattresses

There is a good reason for homeowners to keep an eye out for bed bugs on mattresses, as these tiny brown insects feed on human blood.

The Top 4 Common Bird Pests in Canada

While most people don’t consider birds a pest, they are capable of spreading disease and their droppings can be more than just an eyesore – in fact, bird droppings can cause structural damage to your building.

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