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Extreme Weather & Pests: How to Protect Your Business When It’s Raining Rats and Moths

Extreme weather is just that—extreme. In a moment, it can change everything, leaving a trail of destruction that can take years and billions of dollars to clean up. So, before extreme conditions leave you high and dry (or low and wet, as the case may be), check what’s on the pest forecast. In this guide, you’ll learn which pests pop up most frequently after extreme weather events. You’ll also come away better prepared to help protect your business from Mother Nature before and after disaster strikes.

The 5 Most Interesting Facts About Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are increasingly common in residential settings, but that doesn’t make them any more comfortable to deal with. These crawling critters are out for blood (literally), and they’ll stop at nothing to get it from you. And let’s be real—no one wants to wake up with a bunch of painful bite marks. When dealing with bed bugs, it helps to be informed so you know what to expect. That’s why we’ve combed over Orkin’s massive bed bug knowledge database and picked out five key facts every homeowner should learn about these nighttime nuisances.

How To Identify And Address High-Risk Areas At Your Facility

Pests are incredibly resilient in their search for food, water and shelter. Unfortunately for food processing and handling managers, that often means your facility is a large, humming oasis for crawling critters of all kinds. That’s why it’s crucial to know where and how specific areas of your propertyare at risk – so you can take proper measures to address these “hot spots” and stop unwanted invaders before they arrive.

Common Mosquito-borne Diseases

Mosquitoes are the bane of the spring and summertime. The one aspect that is often not brought up when mentioning these pests is the danger that can be contained within a bite. Mosquitoes are the most important arthropods that affect human health. There are about 100 mosquito-borne diseases that affect humans globally. Here are a few of the most common diseases associated with mosquitoes.

Pest-Proofing Your Home For Spring

When the weather heats up, so does pest activity. That’s why it’s crucial to ensure that your home is protected against unwanted invaders. Here’s a quick rundown of where to look—and what to do — to keep crawling critters away from your living space.

Practical Ways To Prevent Warm Weather Pests

Spring has arrived, and the pests are already starting to make their usual rounds. As they seek food, water and shelter, your home is like a bug and rodent oasis just waiting to be occupied. But nobody likes surprise invaders in their living space, which is why it’s crucial to recognize the most common threats and take action to prevent them.

The Life Cycle of a Mosquito

The lifespan of adult mosquitoes is dependent on the species; under natural conditions, they can live from a few days to several months. However, in their life cycle , they undergo a complete metamorphosis, comprised of four different stages: the egg, larva, pupa, and adult.

What are Signs of a Mosquito Infestation

Mosquitoes are often viewed as pesky blood sucking annoyances. Not only are mosquitoes irritating to be around, but they can also be pretty dangerous. Since mosquitoes have the potential to carry a litany of diseases, such as the West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, and malaria to name a few, it is important to control and prevent  infestations at the first sign.

Mosquito Bites

Mosquito bites can be a pain to deal with. As what started as a fun and enjoyable day turns into a night full of itching and scratching all because of mosquito bites. So here is everything you need to know about mosquito bites in order to fight the bite.

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