Category Archives: Pests In the News

Scientists use crime-solving techniques to control disease-spreading pests

Homeowners may already compare pests to criminals, and now researchers are giving them even more of a reason to do so. Continue reading

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Ohio health rep says homeowners should contact professionals to eliminate bed bugs

People mixing chemicals and using pesticides bought off store shelves to eliminate bed bugs are putting their households in danger. Continue reading

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Rat bite fever hits Washington

Residents in Washington last week reported cases of rat bite fever, an illness transmitted by rodents. Continue reading

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Have a holly jolly pest-free holiday

As households begin preparations for the holidays, there are several precautionary measures residents should consider to avoid adding pest control to their to-do lists. Continue reading

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Tree termites terrorize Florida residents

State officials are taking action against nasutitermes corniger, a Caribbean species of termites that is destroying trees, walls and ceilings throughout South Florida. Continue reading

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Preventing roof rat infestations

As fall quickly turns into winter, many pests attempt to sneak their way into warm homes in search of food and shelter. Continue reading

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Marsh rats plague residents

Residents in areas of South Carolina are reporting increasing numbers of marsh rats. Continue reading

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Pest problems creep up after Sandy

While homeowners begin repairing damages caused by Hurricane Sandy, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is calculating the effects the storm had on pest populations in New York and New Jersey. Continue reading

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San Antonio takes on local beehive

Days before Halloween, San Antonio removed a neighborhood beehive after residents complained of hundreds of bees swarming surrounding homes. Continue reading

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Woman faces painful recovery from spider bite

A woman in Lafayette, Ind. is temporarily in a wheelchair as she recovers from a brown recluse spider bite. Continue reading

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