Summer Pest Issues

Summer Heat

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Pest control

Services is tough enough during the course of the year.  However, summer heat brings on a new type of problem. 


Heat magnifies pest problems.  Most insects multiply under the right conditions such as humidity, warmth and dampness.   It is important to remove all sources for insect survival especially during the months when it is hot.  Insects will try to seek shelter from the heat in the shelter of your home. 

Remember practicing green pest control will keep your environment clear of pest as it is common sense approach to pest control.



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Ticks on Comming!

Image result for TicksTicks  are tiny pesky insects mainly present in shady, wet, brushy, wooded, or grassy locations.  Ticks usually do not fall from trees, fly, or jump; myths that crop up 

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simply because they can often be discovered biting up high on our bodies.  They cannot jump or fly and generally climb onto a host from the ground, shrubbery, or low dangling branches.  Ticks have a complex, 2-3 year lifecycle.  The perimeters of woodlands and foliage litter are high-risk. . 

Ticks is most active from May through July in the mid-west areas.  Ticks have four stages to their lifecycle, namely egg, larva, nymph, and adult.  Ticks are bugs that feed on the blood of mammals, birds, and reptiles.Ticks are extremely challenging to take out because of the superglue-like substance they excrete and barbs that allow them to adhere to one place.  And they bite-which usually triggers the spread of disease.  Lyme disease ,  The ticks that hold  these diseases are endemic towards the northeastern and upper midwestern United  States.  

The highest chance of being bitten exists early in the year, summer, and fall.   On the other hand, ticks will also be out seeking a host during the the winter season, whenever  temperatures are above freezing.Lyme disease starts in as much as 60 to 80% of individuals as a slowly broadening reddish rash referred to as "erythema migrans", generally 3 to 32 days following the bite of the infectious tick.  This rash, which might not be apparent on dark-skinned people, generally begins at the spot that the tick attached and grows slowly to several inches in diameter prior to disappearing within Three or four weeks. 

What can you do to minimize bites from ticks.  First, do stay away from tick hangouts like high grasses, leaf piles, or brush while in the woods.  Second, you will find insecticides (e.  acaricide) that especially get rid of ticks and they can be bought and need only 1 yard application during spring (April Tick was very easy to collect on deer.  They is macerated in 1 mL of cell .When getting ready for enjoying the outdoors as well as perhaps taking a stroll in the woods apply your self with DEET or other high-quality repellant.  Be sure that your dog has tick protection which can be found from any veterinarian.


Enjoy your yard.  Call Truly Green Pest Service to Rid of Ticks...


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Do I spray for Ants?

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To spay for ants or not to spray for ants is the question of the month.  Ants are in abundance due to the rainny season thus far. 

When you see a large colony of ants, it is very tempting to spay them immedietely because you will see instant results.  However, spraying them will disrupt their work pattern of following each other on a phermone trail.

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Where Do Ants Go for The Winter

ant undergroundDuring peak season from spring to autumn, you will see ants foraging back and forth from their your kitchen and back down the driveway. You have probably noticed where the ants are going. You notice ants moving in and out of a hole or maybe under some rocks and leaves. Winter causes ants to seal off their nest with them in it to hibernate.

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How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

BedbugBed Bugs are nearing plague proportions in many areas ranging from residential homes to 5 star hotels.

Bed bug control should be dealt with quickly and immediately by a Truly Green Pest Service. a Kansas City Bed bug control company, to ward off a plethora of uninvited conditions including disease, frightening, sleeplessness and serious mental distress.

The terror of bed bugs eating on you or your children can present virtual lunacy since bed bug bites are not merely terrifying, they are also agonizing, unhygienic and can cause relentless itching and distress. A pest service technician can add a great peace of mind.Bed bugs can fit into the smallest of concealed areas requiring a thorough and powerful management designed for complete eradication of bed bugs.Bed BugBed bugs hide in all sorts of cracks and crevices including: Mattresses, bed sheets, baseboards, electrical outlets, picture frames, and furniture. Bed bugs feed on blood and their bites can leave scratchy, bloody welts on the skin that can cause allergic reactions.A single female bed bug lives up to 2 years and can lay up to 500 eggs with all female offspring laying up to 500 more! They crawl on the ceiling and plummet down on you to fill up on your blood while you and your children are sleeping.To kill bed bugs is a difficult task, it takes persistence backed by a certified pest control technician to ensure that the bugs go away and never reinfect! An integrated pest management (IPM) approach that involves multiple tactics, such as preventive measures, sanitation, and materials applied to targeted sites.Hire the services of a trained pest control operator. Qualified companies know where to look for bed bugs, and have an assortment of management tools at their disposal. Owners and occupants will need to assist the professional in significant ways. Affording access for inspection and service is important, and excess clutter must be removed. In certain cases, infected mattresses and box springs will need to be discarded.Since bed bugs can move up and down a building, it is necessary to inspect adjoining rooms and apartments Service bed bugs with Rubbing Alcohol, this kills them on contact. Use the rubbing alcohol to kill the visible eggs. Then call an pest control operator.Bed%2BBug%2BSymptomsBag and wash (120F minimum) or discard bug-ridden bedding or garments, since these items cannot be treated with insecticides. Smaller items that cannot be washed can on occasion be DE-infested by heating. Individual items can be wrapped in plastic and placed in a warm, sunny location for at least a few days (the 120F minimum target temperature should be monitored with a thermometer). Bedbugs also will die in to frigid temperatures below freezing, however, the chilling period must be maintained for at least two weeks. Attempts to rid an entire home or apartment of bed bugs by raising or lowering the thermostat will be entirely unsuccessful. So don't try it.Bed Bug biteVacuum the house to remove bugs and eggs from mattresses, carpet, walls, and other surfaces. Pay specific attention to seams, tufts and edges of mattresses and box springs, and the perimeter edge of wall-to-wall carpets. Next, dispose of the vacuum contents in a sealed trash bag. Steam cleaning of carpets is also beneficial for killing bed bugs and eggs that vacuuming could have missed. Patch-up cracks in plaster and glue down loosened wallpaper to eliminate bed bug harborage sites.Remove and do away with wild animal roosts and bird nests. Consider using insecticides. Residual insecticides (usually pyrethroidsbefallare applied as spot treatments to cracks and crevices where bed bugs are harboraging. Insecticide is potent when dirt and debris are moved from cracks and crevices. Many readily accessible aerosol pesticide sprays will cause bed bugs to scatter making eradication more challenging. Dust formulations could be used to service wall voids and attics. Repeat insecticide applications if bed bugs are there two weeks after the original service since it is hard to find all harboraging places and hidden eggs might have hatched.Prevention Be wary of acquiring used beds, bedding, and furniture. Such items must be examined carefully before being brought into the home. Examine beds and headboards for symptoms of bed bugs while traveling, and place luggage off the floor. Be aware that warehouses, storage space facilities, trucks and railroad cars could be infected so common bed bugs can overrun homes by stowing away on new furniture.Call a licensed Kansas City pest control operator. This is a messy job that you would be sorry you tried yourself!

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How To Get Rid of Ants

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Ant Control Begins by taking a few simple steps. Have you ever woken up, wandered into your kitchen, to find a trail of Ants 5 feet long extending to a piece of food that was left out on your kitchen counter overnight?

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Ticks and Center of Disease Control

mosquito-illustration_360x2861The Center of Disease Control  will be monitoring the nation's tick population  along with the diseases these predator ticks carry.  With the harsh winter we've had this year, you can count on a heavy tick season this year. 

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World Largest Bee?

Giant BeeThis bee is supposed to be the world largest bee. Thank God it’s not here in Kansas City, MO. Not to worry. It is not in the states. This rare bee was spotted on an Island in Indonesia. Very nice...not to close to home.

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