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These Are the U.S. Cities With the Worst Bed Bug Infestations
The new list produced by Orkin was released Monday, is based on the most residential and commercial treatments for the seed-sized bloodsuckers from December 2016 to November 2017 and reflects a rising number of infestations across the U.S.
Top Ten Cities For Bed Bugs:
2: Washington D.C.
4: Los Angeles
9: San Francisco
Now that the holidays are coming to an end please remember that Pest Management is always here to help. If you think you may have signs of bed bugs, please contact our office and for a free inspection at 844-218-4044.
Personally, inspect a hotel luggage stand for bed bugs.
Inspect all rooms where you will be staying for any signs of bed bugs. A flashlight or a light on your phone can be helpful for the inspection.
Check the headboard and all corners of the mattress before sleeping.Inspect the luggage racks in your room also.
Once in the hotel, use the luggage racks in your room to hold your luggage or backpack when packing or to unpack rather than just setting your luggage the floor. Please try to keep any luggage and backpack away from the bed.
Always remember when returning home, unpack directly into a washing machine and inspect your luggage and bags very carefully. Also, remember that time in a dryer at high temperatures kills the bed bugs (just washing will not kill bed bugs).
Store suitcases away from your bedrooms, such as in the basement or garage. Never store suitcases under your bed.
Do’s and Don’ts of Rodent Control during the Winter Months
Mice and rats are great at finding shelter and food sources. The question is, how do you keep these great survivors out of your home? Pest Management is here to help you during these winter months and into the spring. Hopefully, these tips will protect your home
As we know rodents and mice can reproduce at a rapid rate, and controlling their populations is necessary. But taking these steps can help you keep your home rodent free for 2018.
Things to Do to Protect your Home:
Inspect your home at least once a week. Train your family members on what to look for signs of rodents in the house into their daily chores.
Sealing off entry points is essential. Make it difficult for rodents to enter your residence. Install door sweeps, seal cracks, check for small spaces under your doors and put door sweeps. Make sure to get rid of gaps around utility boxes and lines.
Protect your restroom. One tip that is very useful is to install plastic, one-way rodent-proofing valves in toilets to prevent mice and rodent from entering your residence via the sewer.Rodents are great swimmers.
Take out the trash every day and seal the top of your waste with an airtight lid.
Things not to do during the Winter:
Leave out food in your home. Rodents aren’t gourmet eaters and will take advantage of any food left out.
Clutter in your residence.Make sure you clean up your rooms and don’t leave clutter in your home. Rodents love chaos, and the clutter gives them a unique opportunity to bread and hide.
Let the landscaping around your home run wild and not maintaining a clean yard. Rodents like roof rats take advantage of tree branches touching your residents, so make sure to trim the trees.
Leaving standing water around your home and yard. Puddles and the water around your gutters give rodents the opportunity to thrive outside your home.
As you implement these best practices this winter, don’t forget to talk about your issues with Pest Management to monitor results and ask for additional tips. Communication is key for the prevention of rodents, and useful documentation can help you identify weaknesses in your residence. If you have any question, please contact us so we can help. Thank you and have a rodent less winter.