When I think of wasps, I always think of my mom. I know. Weird, right? It’s funny how odd little things make us think of loved ones. You see, she was deathly allergic to red wasps. So much so that she was terrified to go outside her home to do any type of gardening or yard work. I’m not saying she was homebound or anything like that, but the fear of being stung by a red wasp definitely dictated many of the things she did outdoors. I sure do wish we had known about Terminator Termite and Pest Control’s innovative wasp prevention because it seems like those wasps can search out and find the people that are allergic to them.
There are approximately 3,500 known species of cockroaches worldwide, but, fortunately, only six species are found in Arkansas. Those species are the German cockroach, the brown-banded cockroach, the American cockroach, the Smokybrown cockroach, the Oriental cockroach and Woods cockroach. It doesn’t matter what species invades your home, they are unwelcome nonetheless.
Just because the summer months are coming to an end doesn’t mean summer insects are ending anytime soon. Unfortunately, we still have a few weeks left for those summer pests. Here are a few that you are likely to see still hanging around for a while longer and how to avoid them:
Cockroaches are not just a pest you don’t want anywhere near your home, they carry germs because they love to live near sewers, drains, and garbage. They are also known for carrying pathogens in their bodies that cause serious diseases such as Salmonella Typhi (causes Typhoid), Poliomyelitis (causes Polio) and Dysentery, which is severe diarrhea that may include bleeding. Needless to say, a cockroach problem is something you do not want. Their slim, flat bodies allow them to hide easily and to top it off, they are fast runners.
Summer is the time for all things outdoors from hiking to cookouts to late summer nights around the campfire. Unfortunately, summer is also a time for fleas. Fleas are especially problematic if you have pets that run around the yard and then come inside. Fleas have a way of making their way into your home via the family pet and it seems as if a flea infestation can appear overnight. That is why it is extremely important to have your house and yard sprayed by a professional exterminator.
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