Trapping is an effective rodent control method. House mice are relatively easy to trap, but trapping rats requires somewhat more skill and labor. Trapping is the method to try first in situations where only a few rodents are present, but it may be too time-consuming in situations with severe situations. The simple, inexpensive, wood-based snap trap is effective. Set traps close to walls, behind objects, in dark corners, and in places where evidence of rodent activity is seen. Place snap traps so that rodents will pass directly over the trigger as they follow their natural course of travel, usually close to a wall. Cover all areas of escape with traps.
Bedbugs are small, oval insects that feed by sucking blood from humans or animals. Bedbugs do not fly. Bedbugs can live anywhere in the home. They can live in cracks in furniture or in any type of textile, including upholstered furniture. Each bedbug egg takes 10 days to hatch and another five to six weeks for the offspring to develop into an adult. So an infestation can get out of hand pretty quick if not taken care of in a timely fashion. There is a lot of DIY sites and products on the market today. But the best and easiest way to rid your Fort Smith home from bedbugs would be to call Manning Pest Services and let one of our trained techs come out and inspect and set up a treatment plan to rid your Fort Smith home in the river valley of bed bugs. Check out our helpful guide on bedbugs at http://www.chasethebugs.com/bed-bugs.html. Check us out on Facebook. If you have any other questions about any of our services for your home or business contact your Fort Smith pest and Oklahoma pest control experts at Manning Pest Services by calling or by filling out our online contact form.
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Most people have had an unforgettably painful experience with stinging insects so that the sight of such an insect causes fear. However, only a few of the 35,000 species of bees and wasps can inflict a sting painful to man. Many stinging species, such as honey bees, bumble bees, yellowjackets, paper wasps, and many ants, live together in colonies. Their painful sting is used to obtain prey and to defend themselves and their colony. However, most bees and wasps live a more solitary lifestyle and do not aggressively attack intruders. Soli- tary wasps, such as mud-daubers, cicada-killers, and potter wasps, use venom from their sting to paralyze their insect or spider prey, which they feed to their young. Even if they do sting a person, which is quite rare indeed, it is usually not very painful, as the venom is more suited for paralyzing their insect prey than causing pain to man. In contrast, the stinging wasps inject a venom with powerful pain-causing agents into their victims. Individual responses to a sting may vary from a brief swelling of the immediate area of the sting to a more severe, and potentially fatal, allergic response involving the entire body. If you are having an infestation of wasps in your Fort Smith home then give us a call today!
Information from OSU extension.