Month: October 2012

Trivia Thursday: How much do you REALLY know about the Asian longhorned beetle?

Asian longhorned beetles (ALB) recently have been infesting and killing trees across the country. After being introduced to the U.S. from Asia, experts now consider the beetle to be one of the most destructive invasive insects. The pest is most active in the summer and early fall, and ALB infestation has resulted in the death and … Continued

Trivia Thursday: How much do you REALLY know about ragweed?

Ragweed season is in full swing and will affect about 10 to 20 percent of Americans. How much do you know about these pollen producing plants? Test your knowledge and learn how to best avoid some of the annoying and painful symptoms! Ragweed grows in rural areas and does not affect people living in urban … Continued

Day 5 of NIAP Week: Treating Pest Problems

Today is the final day of National Inspect and Protect Week. So far this week, we’ve covered all but the final step of the INSPECT (INvestigate, Study, Prepare, Eliminate, Clean, and Treat) process. Today we’re going to share more about how to treat and manage your pest problems. The INSPECT process is a comprehensive method that works best when all … Continued

Day 4 of NIAP Week: Keeping Your Home Clean

As National Inspect and Protect Week continues, today we’re exploring ways to keep your home clean as part of the INSPECT (INvestigate, Study, Prepare, Eliminate, Clean and Treat) process to ensure your home is consistently pest-free. Even the cleanest homes might occasionally encounter pest problems, but simple, frequent cleaning can greatly reduce the chances of pest invasions. Insects and other … Continued

Day 3 of NIAP Week: Eliminating Entry Ways for Pests

Today is the third day of National Inspect and Protect Week. In the past couple of days, we’ve read an account from guest blogger Bobby Kossowicz, mother of two, about her experience removing mice from her country home, and we’ve also promoted investigating, studying and preparing for pest problems. The next step in the INSPECT (INvestigate, Study, Prepare, Eliminate, Clean and Treat) process is … Continued

Keeping the Mice Out

Written by: Bobby Kossowicz, mother of two, Branchburg, New Jersey Editor’s Note: Bobby Kossowicz is a mother of two from Branchburg, New Jersey, who has past personal experience with pests and the importance of controlling them. Before becoming a full-time mom, Bobby worked in the pest control industry, and she combines her professional experience with … Continued

Day 2 of NIAP Week: Study and Prepare

Yesterday, with the start of National Inspect and Protect Week, we encouraged everyone to “INvestigate” their homes as part of the INSPECT (INvestigate, Study, Prepare, Eliminate, Clean and Treat) process. Today, the next steps in the INSPECT process are to study these problems and prepare to take action against them. You never know what that tiny pest … Continued

National Inspect and Protect Week Begins Today!

In honor of National Inspect and Protect Week (Oct 1 – 5), we’re sharing great tips and stories (and from our archives!) that align with the easy-to-remember mantra, INSPECT (INvestigate, Study, Prepare, Eliminate, Clean and Treat). Fall is the time to inspect current conditions of your home and prepare for the winter — and prevent … Continued

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