Home » Insects


in Insects

Facts About Mosquitoes

in Insects

Flee the Flea!

in Insects



Before getting a treatment for fleas – here are some tips from our chemical manufacturer to help ensure success.

  1. Vacuum all rugs, carpets and furniture – especially between and under all cushions.  (Then seal and dispose of the vacuum bag.)
  2. Clear and clean al floors, even closets. Mop all tile and vinyl floors. Sweep all concrete floors.
  3. Remove all decorative items, pillows, pet food, water dishes, and children’s toys – be sure to check for items under the beds and furniture.
  4. Remove all pets. Fish bowls and aquariums may remain if properly covered and the air pump is shut off during treatment.
  5. Wash or dispose of all pet bedding. If laundering, wash pet bedding separately from other linens.
  6. Mow your lawn and make sure everything on the ground has been removed.
  7. Show your pest control professional where your pets sleep, rest and eat.


After the flea treatment

  1. Give the treatment time to work.  Do not resume vacuuming until 24 hours after the treatment.
  2. Once you start vacuuming, do so every 3-4 days for 2-3 weeks (to get up all the dead fleas & stimulate the pupae to hatch and be exposed to the insecticide.
  3. Within about 3 weeks – you should be enjoying a flea free home. Keep your pets treated with a good flea/tick treatment to avoid bring back an infestation.


Fleas have 4 life cycles – egg, larvae, pupa, and adult.  It is important that the flea treatment handle all stages effectively.  We use a multi-layered flea treatment that stops fleas in the adult stage, and treat deeply to prevent pre-adult fleas from maturing into breeding, biting adults.  Plus, you do not have to worry about lingering odors, staining or unsightly residue.

Facts About Termites

in Insects


  1. Though a pest and pain to homeowners – they serve an important role in the ecology by breaking down plant fibers and dead trees into soil.  They also help aerate the soil through extensive tunneling.  The problem is we build much of our homes out of – wood!
  2. Termites do not have natural enzymes in their digestive track to break down their food like we do, so they need micro-organisms to help break down these fibers.Theirs is a symbiotic relationship – beneficial to both the termite and the micro-organism.
  3. Termites will eat each other’s feces.  The purpose? To load up on the needed micro-ogranisms.
  4. The males in a termite colony help parental duties of feeding the young pre-digested food.
  5. There are 3 classes in a termite colony – workers, soldiers, and reproducers.  Only the reproducers have functional eyesight – the rest are almost always blind.
  6. SOS is not unique to people, termite soldiers send warning signals by tapping.  The tapping is made by banging their heads against the tunnel walls.
  7. Smell is a huge part of communication among termites. They produce pheromones – special chemical scents – to talk to one another, leave trails to follow, and identify one another.
  8. New reproducers (kings and queens) have wings and can fly.  Once they find a mate and a place to settle down, the wings break off and they set up home.
  9. Termites make an effort to stay clean and well groomed.  Cleanliness is  matter of life and death because it keeps parasites and harmful bacteria under control.
Page 1 of 11