Browsing Archive: September, 2010

"Mice" - Do you hear noises in your attic, wall, chimney or crawl space?

Posted by Lalta Nankishore on Saturday, September 18, 2010, In : Pest Control 

Mice will most commonly enter the attic, walls or crawlspace in the fall because there is a scarcity of seeds and plants outside. Mice are mostly nocturnal, they usually start to become active around dusk, foraging for food and water.

House mice, deer mice and white-footed mice are primary carriers of leptospirosis, salmonella, Mousebite fever, ricketsiallpox, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, tapeworms, ringworms and hantavirus.

House Mouse - The house mouse (Mus musculus) is considered one o...


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Asian Beetles a/k/a Ladybugs

Posted by Dick Shore on Friday, September 17, 2010, In : Pest Control 

Description
The multicolored Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis, a native of Asia was introduced into the southeastern and southwestern portions of USA to deal with aphids on pecan trees. However, it spread rapidly to other portions of the US. During the fall and early winter when the weather is cooler, the multicolored Asian lady beetle starts congregating on the south side of buildings and enter homes. The beetle does this because in their homeland of China they inhabit tall cliffs to ove...


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Fall is Box Elder Bug and Ladybug Season

Posted by Dick Shore on Friday, September 17, 2010, In : Pest Control 

BOX ELDER BUG : Rhopalidae,Leptocoris trivittatus

SIZE: About 1/2 inch (12.7mm)COLOR: Black with red lines

DESCRIPTION: Black with three red lines on the thorax, a red line along each side, and a red line on each wing. The young nymphs are red and gray.

HABITAT: Box elder bugs normally feed on the leaves, flowers, and seed pods of the box elder tree or silver maple. Large numbers of box elder bugs a...


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