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Going back to school in Columbus, Ohio?? Prevent Bringing Bed Bugs back to your dorm room.

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Dorm Move in bed bug Inspection

-Before considering buying “secondhand” furniture, properly inspect for bugs to insure that there isnt a pest problem, such as bed bugs. If you see anything questionable, do not bring it to campus.
-Extensively inspect your suitcases prior to re-packing for a return to school. Particularly if you have traveled during the summer break. Make sure all your clothes that may have been previously packed in the suitcase have been washed and dried in hot temperatures .
-Before unpacking and putting your sheets on your dormitory bed, inspect the mattress seams, particularly at the corners, for stains or spots. Also thoroughly inspect the entire dorm room, pay attention to the headboard and in sofas/chairs.

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Are you escaping Columbus Ohio one last time before the end of summer?

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Bug Free Living

Bug Free Living

Can you believe our summer is almost over? If your thinking about taking advantage of one last summer vacation get away to enjoy the weather, don’t forget to protect your home from bugs as well.

To help our customers avoid a variety of pest problems while away and send those unexpected bugs packing for this last get away, we have put together the following pest prevention to-do list.

• Cut trees and bushes away from your home to keep insects, especially ants, from using them as a highway into your home.
• Remove or drain sources of standing water in your yard that could be a breeding ground for mosquitoes including kiddie pools, birdbaths and buckets. Also consider cleaning out rain gutters to prevent water from standing in the drains.
• Using airtight containers to store leftover food especially sweets can prevent ant infestations.
• Remove all garbage prior to leaving for vacation and be sure any last minute garbage is removed or placed in well-sealed trash cans so as not to attract any critters.
• Sealing clothes in large plastic bags in your suitcase and keep them sealed during your hotel stay to prevent beg bugs from hiding within you suitcase. When you get home, inspect and vacuum all suitcases and bags before bringing them inside and wash all clothing in hot water.
• Pack snacks for your road trip in airtight containers to ensure ants do not travel with you on vacation.

We hope this checklist allows you and your family to enjoy your last escape from Columbus Ohio together knowing your home is protected from all types of intruders!

Columbus Ohio Pest Exterminator

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Columbus Ohio Roaches may be in your Chocolate craving.

Monday, April 16th, 2012
Columbus Ohio Cockroaches

Columbus Ohio Cockroaches

According to ABC News Allergy sufferers who react to chocolate might be shocked to learn their allergy could be linked to something other than the cocoa bean: an allergy to cockroaches.

An average of 8 insect parts are found in a chocolate bar and deemed safe, according to the FDA’s guidelines.

“Most foods have natural contaminants in them, but there are levels which the FDA deems safe,” said allergist Dr. Morton M. Teich. “Anything more than 60 insect pieces per 100 grams of chocolate is rejected by the FDA. ”

Trace amounts of insect parts that are ground into the food and can affect people with allergies and asthma. Some side effects include migraines, cramps, itching or hives.

Chocolate isn’t the only food product to blame for contamination, other foods like peanut butter, macaroni, fruit, cheese, popcorn, wheat and some cheese also contain this material.

Source: ABCnews.com

Columbus Ohio Roach Control

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Above Columbus Ohio there are Millions of Pest.

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

A fantastic animation about the many insects flying above our heads. A great educational piece for teachers as well as a fantastic story for kids and adults alike who find the world of insects as fascinating as we do.

Columbus Ohio Pest Control

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Bat Bugs are commonly mistaken for Bed Bugs

Thursday, January 12th, 2012
Bat Bug

Bat Bug

Customers have been making mistakes being concerned with an infestation of bed bugs when in reality they had bat bugs issue.  Only microscopic examination can distinguish the two.   The main physical difference between the two are Fringe hairs on upper thorax which are as long as the with of the bat bug’s eye.

Feeding habits of bat bugs are to feed on bats, however when bats are removed, they have been know to take residents in beds and frames like bed bugs.

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Cockroach infestation clean out, Columbus Ohio

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Went to a clients apartment complex and with complaints of cockroaches. We were very surprised by not only the size of the cockroaches but also the amount occupying this apartment. It goes to show that landlords should probably inspect their apartments at least every year or more before this type of bug infestation gets out of hand. Luckily we were able to take care of the problem.

Big Roach

Big Roach

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Interesting article about Bed Bugs in Columbus Ohio

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Bed Bug Tracking In Columbus: “a Fraction of the Actual bed bug infestations”

by Renee Corea on December 15, 2009

in Statistics

It’s amazing how much the Central Ohio Bed Bug Task Force has been able to accomplish without any significant funding. The latest example is this presentation from the recent Central Ohio Bed Bug Summit: Bed Bug Distribution through Greater Columbus, 2007 – 2009 (PowerPoint).

The task force presents data from calls received at Columbus Code Enforcement, the Franklin County Board of Health and also from a survey of pest management firms in the Columbus area (3 firms responded):

Bed bug distribution in Columbus, 2009 - source: COBBTFBed bug distribution in Columbus, 2009 – source: COBBTF

The bottom line:

No part of the metro area is bed bug free

And, not surprisingly:

Bed bug calls are straining the resources of CCE [Columbus Code Enforcement], FCBH [Franklin County Board of Health], and most social services agencies in our city

This type of data collection is essential and here it is properly contextualized. Very often bed bug statistics are misunderstood. Valuable indicators, but by no means the extent of the problem.

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