How safe are you and your loved ones this holiday season, from Bed Bugs? The holiday season generates a lot of traffic in and out of the home. The transportation rate of Bed Bugs during these winter months and holiday times are at an all time high.
That guest or guests that just entered into your home, has bug activity at their home. Now they have come into your safe, pest free environment. That person or persons has taken at least one, if not all of these items off at your house: coat(s), hat(s), scarf(s) and glove(s). These items were hung up or laid on your furniture (bed(s), couch(s), chair(s) etc. That Bed Bug or Bed Bugs has made its way off of the clothing and into your home to settle, mate and lay eggs. One female Bed Bug is capable of laying 1 – 12 eggs per day.
The Domestic Centipede has a total of 30 legs. If contacted by a predator, any of these legs can be detached. Moist conditions inside a structure’s foundation during winter, can contribute to a infestation. These pests are nocturnal. Points of interest are: kitchen cabinets, bathrooms and basements just to name a few. Centipedes do bite, but the bites are not poisonous.
Moist conditions under tree debris surrounding a foundation can be the cause of an infestation during winter months. Those centipedes that were living just outside of that home or business for the summer, are now seeking refuge inside for warmth.
In addition to the cold air and freezing temperatures that winter brings, it’s also partially responsible for the incline in rodent activity in homes and businesses. The drop in temperature causes the rodents to run inside for warmth, shelter and food.
By sealing any hole or holes that are visible, you are decreasing the chances of any activity. However, sometimes this just isn’t enough. Some points of entry are small and hidden. These pests have no bones, making it easy to come into a home or business and flourish.
Stink Bugs are triangular in shape, with six legs and grayish-brown in color. The fall season causes these bugs to migrate from the exterior of the home or business, to the interior of the structure. Unless treated, these bugs will remain in the property for the duration of the fall and winter months. When crushed or disturbed, these bugs release a very unpleasant odor. One female Stink Bug, can lay 20 – 30 eggs.
During the spring and summer months, these bugs feed on fruits and vegetables. This can create a great financial burden for the agricultural industry. Garden growers have been affected since the late 1990’s, when these pest were first discovered in this country.