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There are many steps homeowners can take to reduce the likelihood of occasional invaders this Summer

Monday, July 28th, 2014

What steps can homeowners take to reduce the likelihood of summer pests inside their homes?

There are many steps homeowners can take to reduce the likelihood of occasional invaders this Summer:

  • Keep all kitchen areas clean (including floors). Kitchen appliances should be kept free of spills and crumbs. Clean shelves regularly and store foods such as cereal, flour, and dog food in resealable containers.
  • Periodically sweep and vacuum floor areas in the kitchen, under furniture, and around dining areas. Pay particular attention to pet food and water dishes.
  • Keep garbage areas clean. Garbage should be stored in sealed containers and disposed of regularly.
  • Seal cracks, crevices, and other gaps around doors and windows. Doors and windows should always be kept closed or well screened.
  • Check pipes and pipe areas around the house for leaks, cracks and gaps and seal and patch any problems if necessary. Leaky faucets should also be fixed.
  • Keep basements, attics, and crawl spaces dry. If you have mold and mildew in your home or office crawlspace, it’s a symptom of an excess moisture problem.
  • Inspect boxes, grocery bags and other packaging thoroughly. Insects have also been known to come in on potted plants and in luggage.
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Best Pest Control Company in Atlanta

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Bug Busters USA Earns Esteemed 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award

 

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

Bug Busters USA has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service in 2013.

 “Only about 5 percent of the companies Bug Busters USA competes with in Georgia are able to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a mark of consistently great customer service.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2013 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, have a fully complete profile, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the 2013 Super Service Award logo next to company names in search results on AngiesList.com.

Keep the Warmth In and the Pests Out

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

The weekend is a great time to check for cracks and crevices in the home where pests might enter http://bit.ly/LMD2t5 

  • Seal cracks and holes on the outside of your home to help prevent rodents from getting inside. Be sure to check the areas where utilities and pipes enter the home. A mouse can fit through a hole the size of a dime.
  • Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and windows.
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet from the home. Mice and ants can make their nests in wood piles and easily gain access to your home if the pile is nearby.
  • Rodents can hide in clutter, so keep storage areas well organized, and store boxes off of the floor.
  • Eliminate all moisture sites, including leaking pipes and clogged drains. Extra attention should be paid to kitchens and bathrooms as these areas are particularly vulnerable to cockroach infestations.
  • Install door sweeps and repair damaged screens in windows.
  • Screen vents to chimneys. Keep attics, basements and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.

Consider TAP Pest Control Insulation

Different insulations are made from fundamentally different materials. Tests at Oak Ridge and Brookhaven National Laboratories and the University of Illinois reveal that insulations with the same laboratory R-values do not perform equally in real homes. Researchers found that the effective R-value of blown fiberglass plunges during cold weather, while the effective R-value of cellulose actually increases. The researchers also discovered that sum- mer temperatures offer no relief for fiberglass, since its effective R-value withers then, too.


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Tips to choose the right Georgia pest control company

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Looking to hire a professional pest control company in Atlanta?

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Buying pest control for your home and family is a big decision. If you are looking to hire a pest control company in Atlanta utilize these helpful tips to make sure you make the right choice!

  • Ask friends, neighbors and other reputable businesses to recommend pest control companies they have used successfully and how satisfied they were with the service.
  • If a sizable amount of money is involved, get bids from several pest control companies.
  • Don’t rush a decision. Since you are paying for professional knowledge, look for someone whose judgment you can trust.
  • Before signing a contract, be sure to fully understand the nature of the pest, the extent of the infestation, and the work necessary to solve the problem.
  • Find out if the pest control company has liability insurance to cover any damages to your house or furnishings during treatment.
  • If a guarantee is given, know what it covers, how long it lasts, what you must do to keep it in force, and what kind of continuing control, prevention and management are necessary.
  • Buy value, not price. Beware of bargains that sound too good to be true.

USAToday.com: Feds Shut California Chicken Plant Infested With Cockroaches

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

USAToday.com: Feds Shut California Chicken Plant Infested With Cockroaches

Bed Bug prevention tips for travelers in 2014

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Bed Bug prevention tips for travelers in 2014:

  • At hotels, thoroughly inspect the entire room before unpacking, including behind the headboard and in furniture. Pull back the bed sheets and check the mattress seams and box springs for pepper-like stains that may be evidence of bed bug activity.
  • If you suspect an infestation or problem, notify management and change rooms immediately. Be sure the new room is not adjacent to or directly below or above the possibly infested room.
  • Keep suitcases in plastic trash bags or protective covers during a hotel stay to prevent bed bugs from nesting there. Do not put them on the beds.
  • Upon returning home from a trip, inspect all suitcases and other belongings before bringing them into the house.
  • Wash all clothes – even those that have not been worn – in hot water and dry them using an extra-hot dryer setting

For more information on bed bugs, please visit http://www.bugbustersusa.com/commercial_services/bed-bugs.asp

Invasive Pests

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Experts at the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a nonprofit organization committed to the protection of public health, food and property from household pests, encourage homeowners to also be on the lookout for the following invasive species:

Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA) – RIFAs were brought to the United States in 1930 from South America and are mainly found in the southern region of the country. When disturbed, they are known to swarm and sting humans, often causing painful welts on the skin.

Asian Tiger Mosquito – Originating from Southeast Asia, the Asian tiger mosquito is now found throughout the eastern, Midwestern and southern states. This mosquito species can cause an irritable bite and spread several diseases, including Dengue fever, West Nile virus and Japanese Encephalitis.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Likely introduced from Eastern Asia, stink bugs are most prevalent in the northeast. While stink bugs don’t pose any health threats, they can produce an unpleasant odor when crushed.

Formosan Termite – Originally from China, Formosan termites are the most aggressive subterranean termite species. They are capable of consuming wood at rapid speeds, posing a serious structural threat to a property if left untreated.

Due to the health and property risks posed by invasive species, homeowners should frequently inspect the home for signs of an infestation and contact a licensed pest professional to treat any potential pest problems.

For more information on invasive pests, please visit www.bugbustersusa.com

Atlanta Exterminator

Monday, August 19th, 2013

More on spiders: http://www.pestworld.org/pest-guide/s…
Spider bites can be painful, but a spider’s venom is the real concern.

Thankfully, most spiders don’t bite, and 98% are harmless.

One Of ‘Most Destructive’ Pests Intercepted In Atlanta

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Destructive Khapra Beetle Pest Intercepted at Atlanta Airport

ATLANTA  – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport recently intercepted a destructive pest in the luggage of two international passengers arriving from India.

CBP agriculture specialists inspecting a small bag of dried beans noticed a very small beetle larva slightly larger than a pinhead. The captured larva was sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for identification.

Entomologists confirmed the insect was the khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium), one of the world’s most destructive pests of stored seed and grain products. CBP agriculture specialists confiscated and destroyed the beans to prevent the insect from entering the country.

CBP agriculture specialists protect American agriculture and the food supply by preventing harmful pests, plant and animal diseases, and biological threats from entering the country. “Discovering this significant pest and stopping it from entering the country further emphasizes the importance of our mission” said Parris Hawkins, CBP Chief of Agriculture.

An outbreak of khapra beetle in the U.S. could cost tax-payers millions in clean-up efforts. If the khapra beetle became established in the country, the damage could lead to tremendous economic losses to seed and grain producers since other countries would likely impose quarantine restrictions on contaminated exports of U.S. grain. The first outbreak of the beetle occurred in California in 1953 and led to years of eradication, costing an estimated $15 million to clean up.

“We can best prevent the economic impact to our agriculture producers and taxpayers by the joint effort with CBP to stop these pests from ever entering the country,” said Carlos Perez with the USDA.

The last khapra beetle interception at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport occurred in 2006.

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Thursday, July 8th, 2010

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