Pill to Fight Bed Bugs

The pressing issue of bed bugs

Are you in need of an exterminator Wexford PA? The growing concern for bed bugs and no suitable cure in sight are things of the past. There has been a new breakthrough in dealing with the pressing issue of bed bugs. The biggest problem with bed bugs was that they are everywhere. They are in the houses, offices, hotels, restaurants, motels and stores. So it is literally impossible to keep away from them. They are also great at hiding themselves and can quickly multiply in number. The fact that bed bugs can easily travel from one place to another is the reason for their wide spread presence. Bed bugs use the human body to move from one place to another. They are so small that they could easily hide in human skin, hair or clothes and move from one place to another.

Bed bugs are also one of the most evolving pests. They have adopted themselves to almost all the insecticides and pesticides that are meant to kill them. This is the main reason why there has been not been a breakthrough in the bed bug issue, but not anymore.

Pill that will kill the bed bugs

A pill has been discovered that will kill the bed bugs. This pill is not for the bed bugs but the people who are suffering from bed bug infestation. If you have a bed bug problem and you don’t know how to deal with it, then here is this pill that will help you to get rid of your pest problem forever.

How does the pill work?

This pill has already been tested on humans at Eastern Virginia Medical School. After administering the drug, the subject was made to wait for three hours. After that, bed bugs were allowed to bite him and sixty percent of those bugs died. In a similar experiment, the subject was made to wait for 54 hours, after which he was exposed to bed bugs, in this case 42 percent of the bugs died.

So it is clear that these pests are falling prey to the new pill. Since bed bugs feed and survive on human blood, this is a very effective way of getting rid of these bugs.

What are the other methods of getting rid of bed bugs?

There have been a lot of tried and tested methods of getting rid of bed bugs. Some of them worked while others failed. The biggest problem with bed bugs is that they have become immune to the pesticides and insecticides that were developed to kill them in the breakout that took place in the 1950s.

You could try and discard some of the effected things like your mattress or old furniture. Even a variation of very cold and very hot temperature could kill bed bugs. But the biggest problem is that they tend to spread all over your house. So you will not have much of a choice but to call for professional assistance. Certified pest control companies have the expertise and measures to deal with these stubborn bugs.  For people having problems with bugs and other pests, a solution is closer than you may think. Ask the pros at your nearby home improvement center to recommend some good pest control Wexford PA measures.


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A new mosquito borne disease seems to be heading towards the US. This disease is called Chikungunya fever. This fever is caused by Chikungunya virus which is a mosquito borne virus. The reason why this virus is making its way to USA is the sudden change in the climatic conditions. Already some of the other countries have been host to this fever. The problem with this disease is that there is no vaccine or treatment available for this ailment. So far, Chikungunya fever has claimed very few lives.

How is this disease transmitted?

Spread of this virus is like a cycle. When a mosquito bites a Chikungunya infected person and feeds on his blood the mosquito also gets infected. Every time this infected mosquito bites someone else, it spreads the virus. It is not yet clear who the active reservoirs of this virus are, but monkeys could possibly be one of them.  The yellow fever mosquito and the Asian tiger mosquito are reported to be infected by this virus.

Pregnant women, if suffer from this disease are not reported to have transmitted the disease to their fetus. The only period of risk could be the time of delivery, that is, if the mother is infected with this virus during the process of delivering the baby. There has also been no case of this disease been transmitted by breast feeding.

What are the symptoms of this disease?

Chikungunya fever is sometimes misdiagnosed as dengue, so here are some symptoms that will help you to identify this disease;

  • Fever which could last for a span of 2 to 12 days, generally it is 3 to 7 days.
  • Watch out for severe headache, nausea or fatigue. The fatigue caused by this disease could last for months and make you really weak.
  • There could be joint pain, muscle pain and arthritis.

What are the treatments available for Chikungunya fever?

There is no treatment or vaccine available to kill the virus. Presently, there is only treatment of the symptoms.

  • Since there is a lot of fatigue and nausea, the patient should be kept on complete rest.
  • To put a check on the fever and body pain the patient could be administered medicines like ibuprofen, acetaminophen, naproxen, or paracetamol. You should not take Aspirin while suffering from this fever.
  • Make sure that the patient dinks a lot of water; this will keep his system clear and wash away the toxins.
  • Keep the patient safe and away from mosquitoes to avoid spreading the disease.

What are the preventive measures for this disease?

Since the cause of this disease is mosquito bite, you should take every possible measure to keep away mosquitoes.

  • Keep your surroundings clean and do not allow water stagnation.
  • Use mosquito repellents.
  • Wear long sleeved cloths and pants to keep you fully covered.
  • Block all the windows, doors and vents.
  • Take great care of a person suffering from Chikungunya fever and make sure that he/she is safe from mosquitoes.

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What is the new tick-borne disease?

What do you know about pest control Wexford PA? A new tick borne disease has been identified which was commonly mistaken for Lyme disease. This disease, according to the researchers, is being caused by a bacterium called Borrelia miyamotoi found in deer ticks. These deer ticks are found in Connecticut, but researchers think that this disease could be found in other parts of the country as well, especially where Lyme disease is common. This might happen because the bacterium Borrelia miyamotoi has been found in almost all the ticks that carry Lyme disease, though in a small quantity of only 2 percent.

What are the symptoms of this disease?

Firstly, you should get cautious if you feel that you are showing symptoms of Lyme disease, since it could be this new illness instead of Lyme. Here are some of the symptoms that could help you to identify this new ailment;

  • Stiff neck
  • Muscle pains
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Rashes

If you see these symptoms then you should get cautions and visit the doctor immediately. The fever has a recurring tendency and the skin rashes are generally rare.

Could this disease be cured?

After a blood test and identification of this disease, one dosage of antibiotic has been able to cure it. So yes, this disease is curable, but there are still researches going on to understand how far this disease has spread.

What are different ticks found in USA?

Before getting to know the tick borne diseases, here are the names of some ticks that are found in USA.

  • American dog tick, which is found in the Rocky Mountains and Pacific Coast.
  • Lone star tick, which is found in eastern and southern eastern states of USA.
  • Black legged tick, which is found in northeastern and upper Midwestern United States.
  • Ground hog tick, found in eastern half of the U.S.
  • Gulf coast tick, found in the coastal areas of USA
  • Brown dog tick, they are found in every part of the world.
  • Soft tick, which is found in the western hall of USA.
  • Rocky mountain wood tick, they are found in the Rocky Mountains.
  • Western black legged tick, found against the Pacific Coast and northern California.

What are the tick borne diseases?

The different tick-borne diseases that the above-mentioned ticks carry are as follows.

  • Anaplasmosis
  • Babesiosis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Tularemia

How to get rid of ticks?

Ticks are extremely tiny which makes it very difficult to identify them. Here are some of the preventive measures that should help you to keep these pests at bay.

Ask your exterminator Wexford PA to use the most effective methods first.

  • Take great care of your pets as they are favorites to carry ticks into your house.
  • Keep your surroundings clean and dry and avoid moisture build-up.
  • Ensure your lawn is tended to properly to avoid habitat for ticks.
  • Ensure there are not too many shady and moist areas in and around your house.
  • Call for professional help in case everything else fails.

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Rodent visits in winter

Are you looking for pest control Wexford PA? Rodents like rats, mice or squirrel could be making their way into your house to spend the winter. Just like humans they are also planning to beat the harsh weather by finding a warm place with good food. As the weather department anticipates more snowfall, more are the chances of rodent infestation.

 

Rodents are harmful

Apart from the fact that they could cause serious damage to the properties they are also extremely harmful for your health. Along with them they will bring in other pests and flies, they are germ and disease carriers and their dead bodies could be highly contaminating.

Since rodents are such a big problem, trying to kill them is not advisable. You need to take really strong precautionary measures before catching or killing these pests. Your best shot at having a rodent free winter would be to take precautionary measures.

Precautions against rodents

Block all the possible entry points of these pests. Make sure that you close all the gaps and cracks for the winter. Check the pipes and vents and seal them for the winter, also check the gutters, basement and attic for any probable entrance.

Keep the house clean at all times and manage the garbage well. Do not leave the garbage bag out in the open for a long time, as that is an open invitation to rodents.

Make sure that you remove debris, fallen logs, unused flower pots, small and big rocks or any item that might help these pests to hide behind. Basically, make sure that you have an unhindered and clear view of your property.

Manage your pets well. Do not leave their food in the open for a very long time; clean their manure as soon as you can because even that could be a probable food source for these pests.

Ensure that there are no water sources available for these infesters. They could drink from open gutters, stagnant water, damp pails or any other form of standing water.

Eliminate the rodents

Have you ever called an exterminator Wexford PA to take care of a pest problem in your home? There is not much that you could do to get rid of rodents all by yourself. The problem is that they are quick and smart and close proximity with them is dangerous. Here are some effective methods of eliminating these pests.

You could use the rat traps available easily at any local hardware store. They take some time to show results but are effective. Rats are smart and very cautious so they take some time to get near anything that is new or suspicious. But if you keep at it you will find success.

Another way of eliminating the rats and mice would be to use pesticides available in the market. You just have to be sure that you can locate and get rid of the corpse, because a dead and decaying rodent could also spread dangerous diseases.

The safest way dealing with rodents is to get professional exterminators to get rid of them. Even after exterminating them you must keep up the preventive measures to avoid further infestation.


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What are crazy ants?

Crazy ants are hairy, pale and reddish brown in color. Their legs and antenna are longer than their body and they have coarse hair on their body. Though the hairy crazy ants do not have a sting, they are more powerful than the fire ants. Instead of a sing they can spray formic acid. The other names for crazy ants are Caribbean ants, hairy crazy ants, furry ants and Rasberry Crazy Ants. They have earned their name from the crazy and erratic behavior that they tend to show. Unlike others from the ant family who generally move in an organized and straight line, hairy crazy ants tend to move in a very disorganized and scattered way. They look quite like ants that have had too much to drink.

Why are crazy ants in Louisiana?

The crazy ants invaded southern Florida in the 1950’s. In 2002 they were found in Houston and by 2009 they were at the Mississippi coast. They have been in Louisiana since 2010. They seemed to have accidentally made an entry into Louisiana, maybe via someone’s luggage or plants. For people having problems with bugs and other pests, a solution is closer than you may think. Ask the pros at your nearby home improvement center to recommend some good pest control Wexford PA measures.

 

What harm can they cause?

If you have identified crazy ants in and around your place, then these are the problems that you may expect;

  • Watch out for your electric circuits. These insects seem to like them and try to make a home there. Though they end up getting electrocuted, they make sure that your electric circuit dies with them. They are known to create great damage in this department.
  • They multiply really fast. In no time you will have a huge number of erratic and crazy ants scattered all around the neighborhood.
  • They are great harm to your garden, plants and trees.
  • They are known to kill bees.
  • They could be a cause of irritation for your pets as they might get into their fur and bite them.
  • Crazy ants bite.

How to get rid of crazy ants?

The biggest problem with these ants is their number. The fact that they do not have a pattern or organized manner of moving about, it gets really difficult to get hold of them. Even after being terminated, they seem to come right back with vengeance. Ask your exterminator Wexford PA to use the most effective methods first.

Here are some of the precautionary measures that you should take to keep these pests away;

  • Keep your surroundings clean. These ants are looking for a warm place to multiply themselves, make sure you are not the one to provide it. Clean your garden of any fallen log, garbage pile, fixed flower pots or any other object that might provide a warm cozy nest.
  • Keep a close check on your electric circuit, that’s where you can catch them red handed and call for help.
  • If you spot these ants around you could use pesticides to disrupt their probable nests. You could use an organophosphate in a hand-held pump or pyrethroid. But never on your electric circuits.

The best way to deal with them is to contact professional exterminators as soon as you spot them. They have measures to get rid of large number of crazy ants, though they could be making a comeback.


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